Course Descriptions

Benefit from a wide scope of courses.

Benefit from a wide scope of courses, considering continental authors as well as British and American writers as you integrate the study of literature with the traditions of Western thought and culture. Refine your judgment by taking part in discussions focused upon the chief works of major authors, and study the continuity of literary traditions through genre courses in epic, tragedy, comedy, and lyric.  

Courses include, but are not limited to:
Classical Epic Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid
Dante The Divine Comedy and selected works
Tragedy and Comedy Greek and Shakespearean drama
Milton Paradise Lost and other major works
Chaucer The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, The Book of the Duchess
Shakespeare Comedies, Tragedies, Roman Plays, History Plays
Augustan Literature Dryden, Pope, Swift, Johnson
Romantic Poetry Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats
Victorian Literature Essays, poetry and fiction by major Victorian writers
Faulkner Major novels and short stories
Southern Literature Poetry, fiction, and criticism by Southern writers of the twentieth century
Twentieth-Century Literature Major modern writers of fiction and poetry in England and America
Studies in the Novel Major 18th and 19th century British and Continental novelists
Russian Novel Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevski
Menippean Satire Lucian, Petronius, Apuleius, Rabelais, Cervantes, Swift, Sterne, Lewis Carroll, Joyce, John Barth
Literary Criticism Theories of both the interpretation and the nature of poetic knowledge 

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