In addition to graduate courses, Special Topics courses (239, 387), and advanced undergraduate courses (500-level), we regularly offer twelve undergraduate courses in medieval and early modern literature:
- Shakespeare for majors (205) and for non-majors (311);
- Old English Language and Prose (401) and Old English Poetry (403);
- Middle English Literature: Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (405) and other works (406);
- Early Tudor Literature (409) and Elizabethan Poetry and Prose (410);
- Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose (411) and Restoration Literature (431); and
- Elizabethan Drama (412) and Seventeenth-Century Drama (413).
These core courses on key writers and texts are presented through interdisciplinary approaches such as those offered by post-colonial theory, rhetorical theory, performance studies, socio-historical studies, textual studies, feminist theory, natural history and museum studies, queer theory, and gender studies. Our courses use innovative methods such as studies abroad and intensive work with the University’s Special Collections, including the Osborne Collection of rare books and manuscripts.