EN 785 Stuart Literature and Culture (Spring: 3)

This course explores the early 17th century in Britain through canonical and non-canonical materials. Our central focus will be the changing representation of the body in competing discourses of this period—medical, juridical, political, and aesthetic. Topics may include the gendered body; appetite and its regulation; virginity; deviance; the reproductive body; colonial bodies and foreign "tongues;" anatomical practices; melancholy; prayer, penance, and political martyrdom. Readings will include works by Donne, Shakespeare, Herbert, Harvey, Milton, and Charles I. One presentation and two papers required.
Amy Boesky

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