Περιεχόμενο/ ύλη μαθήματος Λογ6-260
Session 1. The Middle Ages: Feudal society; love and marriage; the role of the church. View video by Johanna Alemann*. Read: Derrek Brewer, “The Social Context of Medieval English Literature” (in e-class) and “Middle English Literature” along with “Medieval English” (in Norton Anthology, 9th ed pp. 13-24).
Session 2. Thomas of England, Le Roman de Tristran; background on Romance, pp. 140-142; Marie de France, “Chevrefoil”; Capellanus, The Art of Courtly Love, trans. John Parry, pp. 28-36 & 184-186. (The first three are in Norton, 9th ed; the last one in e-class).
Session 3. Introduction to Chaucer & The Canterbury Tales (9th ed of Norton, pp. 238-243); Chaucer, “The Franklin’s Tale” (in Norton, 6th ed, & in e-class). Review session.
Session 4. The Early Modern Age: Renaissance Humanism, Protestant Reformation, Tudor monarchy, political absolutism, court & administration, social change, literature and drama, development of English. Read: Introduction to the 16th Century in Norton Anthology, 9th edition, pp. 531-544; An Homily Against Disobedience; Queen Elizabeth, “Tilbury speech”; Castiglione, “Ladder of Love” in his Book of The Courtier; Dod-Cleaver & Smith, Household Government; Erasmus, “Woman in childbed.” (The first three texts are in Norton, 9th ed.; the last two are provided in e-class.)
Session 5. The Elizabethan Sonnet: Sidney, Astrophil and Stella (sonnets 1, 6, 9, 37, 41, 71); Spenser, Amoretti
(sonnets 1, 37, 64, 67, 74, 75); Shakespeare, Sonnets, 18, 130, 138; patrarchism and neo-Platonism.
Session 6. Elizabethan Theatre: Romeo and Juliet; view film: Shakespeare in Love.
Session 7. Romeo and Juliet (con’t)
Session 8. Romeo and Juliet (con’t). Review session.
Session 9. The Early 17th Century: from female to male monarch, navigations & colonial aspirations, scientific discoveries, changes in mood and literary style; gender debates. Read: Introduction to the early 17th century in Norton Anthology, 9th ed, pp. 1341-1355; excerpt from A Brief and True Report by Hariot (in Norton 6th ed.); Bacon, “Of Plantations” (Norton, 9th); “A Homily of the State of Matrimony,” excerpt (in e-class); Swetnam, The Arraignment of Women; Speght, A Muzzle for Melastomus; [The last two are in the 9th ed of Norton.]
Session 10. Change in literary styles; metaphysical poets. Donne, "The Flea," “Batter my Heart,” and “The Good Morrow”; Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress”
Session 11. The Civil War and the Republic. Genesis, from the King James Bible (in e-class); Milton, Paradise Lost (Book IV, lines 285-535, 610-775; & Book IX, lines 494-833)
Session 12. Milton, Paradise Lost (Book X, lines 641-1104, & Book XII, lines 466-649); Review session.
Session 13. The Restoration & the 18th Century: political & social changes after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Read: Introduction to the Restoration & the 18th Century in Norton, 9th ed.; Steele, Addison, “The Royal Exchange”; Pepys, “The Deb Willet Affair” in his Diary; Anne Finch, “Introduction. (All of these texts are included in the 9th ed of Norton.)
Important Note: The materials included in this syllabus can be found either in The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol 1, Ninth edition, or in the course’s e-class under “Documents.”
*Video by Johanna Alemann, Europe in Transition, available from: https://archive.org/details/EuropeInTransition
Recommended films to view:
Shakespeare in Love (1998), dir John Madden
Tristan and Isolde (2006), dir Reynolds, (produced by Ridley Scott)
Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία για μελέτη
ON THE CULTURAL, SOCIAL, POLITICAL & RELIGIOUS SITUATION
Aries, Philippe and Georges Duby. A History of Private Life, vol. 2: Revelations of the Medieval World. Harvard University Press, 1987. Pages 509-630. (GT400.H5713)
Hattaway, Michael. A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003. (PR411.C66)
Hattaway, Michael. Renaissance and Reformations: an Introduction to Early Modern English Literature. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. (PR421.H27)
MacDonald, Russ. The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare. Boston : Bedford Books, 1996. (PR2894.M385)
Stone, Lawrence. The Family, Sex and Marriage 1500-1800. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1977. (HQ613.S76)
ON THE SONNET
Cruttwell, Maurice. The English Sonnet. London: Longmans, 1969. (PR509.S7.C83)
Ferry, Anne. The ‘Inward Language’: Sonnets of Wyatt, Sidney, Shakespeare. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983. (PR 539.S7F47)
More, Mary. Desiring Voices: Women Sonneteers and Petrarchism. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. (PN1514.M58)
Schiffer, James. Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Critical Essays. New York: Garland Publishing, 2000. (PR2848.S46)
ON ROMEO AND JULIET
Callaghan, Dympna. The Wayward Sisters: Shakespeare and Feminist Politics. Wiley-Blackwell: 1994. Ch. 4 on the Ideology of Romantic Love in R&J) (PR 2991.C34.)
Courtney, Richard. Shakespeare’s World of Death. Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1995. (PR 2983.C68)
Laroque, Francois. “Tradition and Subversion in Romeo and Juliet.” In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: Texts, Contexts, and Interpretation. Ed. Jay L. Halio. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1995. (PR2831.A2H27)
Paster, Gail Kern. “Romeo and Juliet: A Modern Perspective.” In Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. Eds. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. The New Folger Library Series, 1992. Pages 253-265. (PR2831. A2M69)