|Fall Term 2019 John Donne and the Metaphysical Poets - 5210 - ENG 441
Prerequisites/Notes: ENG 250 or ENG 260, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Catalog Description : This lecture/discussion class will explore the rich historical, sexual, and religious tensions of 17th century British poet, courtier, and Anglican priest, John Donne. We will also explore the same tensions, manifested very differently, in the poetry of Donne's contemporary poet-priest, George Herbert. Students will write short weekly papers and a substantial final paper. In addition to Donne and Herbert, we will also read works by Sir Thomas Wyatt, Andrew Marvell, and others.
Attributes: Humanities Div GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Advanced Course