English 246D: The Seventeenth Century through Milton

Instructor: Professor Joanna Picciotto

A straightforward survey of seventeenth-century literature, emphasizing breadth not depth and reading rather than writing. Poetry will be our focus, but we’ll also sample some prophetic and political literature of the civil war period.

Readings will be available on the course site. Authors include John Donne, Robert Herrick, Lucy Hutchinson, Andrew Marvell, John Milton, Anna Trapnell, Gerard Winstanley, and Mary Wroth. You’ll have a choice of short assignments.

  • Elective Requirement: This course fulfills an elective requirement for the DE in REMS.