Course Descriptions

Integrate literary studies within the traditions of Western thought and culture. 

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 

News

UD Launches Reading Initiative, Partners with Local Schools

During the course of the 2018-19 academic year, the university will sponsor a series of lectures, art exhibits, panel discussions and other activities centered around All the Light We Cannot See, the first chosen book for this new community reading initiative, culminating in author Anthony Doerr's visit to campus as the 2019 Eugene McDermott lecturer.

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