Fall 2011

Major English Writers I

Listed in: English, as ENGL-340

Formerly listed as: ENGL-38


Ingrid L. Nelson (Section 01)


[before 1800]  Readings in the literature of the British Isles from the medieval and early modern periods.  We will read masterpieces of English literature by Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton alongside lesser-known works by anonymous authors, chroniclers, and women.  Our focus will be on the emergence of a distinctly “English” literature, defined by shifting ideas of language, nation, and world from the seventh through seventeenth centuries.

Fall semester.  Professor Nelson.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2013