Religion, Literature, and Politics in Early Modern Britain

This course explores the protean expressions of religious belief, satire, and polemic in the literary cultures of early modern Britain by attending to the contested political and physical cultures in which they flourished. Through engagement with prose, theater, and music, students explore the diverse interrelationships of texts, images, and sacred architecture. On our visits to significant sites, we consider the ways in which literary and religious imaginations were woven together. We engage with and learn from some of the most creative and thoughtful literary, historical, and cultural scholars working on early modern Britain, who will help us to think in expansive and interdisciplinary ways about language, faith, and authority.

Also REL 725

This course requires an application by November 30; see DETAILS HERE.

Graduate Course #: 
670
M 3:30pm-5:20pm
Spring
New English Distribution: 
Renaissance Lit