About English 340

For detailed guidelines and grading rubrics for your blogs in the course, click here.

Our course outline is on Google Drive. Here’s an excerpt from my description:

English 340 is a survey course of the most influential texts and writers of English literature from the Anglo-Saxon era to the twentieth century, or Beowulf to Virginia Woolf. Over 26 weeks, we will read texts by more than sixteen writers from all six volumes of the Norton Anthology of English Literature, 9th edition. We will make critical arguments about these texts and their sources, influence, performances, and adaptations.

By the end of this course, you will know the characteristic qualities and genres of every major period of English literary history, and be able to compare unfamiliar texts to those we have read. You will be ready to criticize the criteria that exclude texts and writers from this canon, particularly on the grounds of race, gender, and class.

Here is the Research Project description:

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