CLT 541: ENGLISH LITERATURE
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CLT 541:       ENGLISH LITERATURE

An overview of historical and socio-political events that influenced and shaped the different literary movements and periods of English Literature: Anglo-Saxon origins of English literature.   English oral literature.   The influence of Christianity on English literature. The Norman Conquest and English legends.  Chaucer and the early Renaissance.  The Elizabethans. Shakespeare and his contemporaries.  The Enlightenment and the rise of the novel. The Emergence of realism. Classicism. Romanticism and English poetry. The Victorian novel. Modernism and 20th Century English literature.  English literature after World War II. Multiculturalism and the literature of immigrant writers.  Literary analysis of representative works of these periods and of different genres (prose, poetry and drama).