||British poetry covered an enormous range of poetic styles, genres, and themes in the course of the seventeenth century. From the late Elizabethan and Jacobean context to the Interregnum and the Restoration period, from the late works of Shakespeare and the poetry of Ben Jonson through what Jonson derisively called the 'metaphysical poetry' of John Donne, George Herbert or John Milton, to the Restoration poets and the beginnings of classicist verse, this century is among the richest and most productively innovative that British literary history has on offer. This seminar will familiarize students with the main currents of British poetry of that period and help to understand the social and cultural relevance of poetry at the time.
PLEASE NOTE: The first meeting for those students accepted for this seminar is on 6 July 2007, 12-14; H19.
All important information (relevant literature etc.) will be provided on this occasion and the semester plan will be finalized. Failure to appear at this first meeting without prior written notification and substantial reason entails exclusion from the seminar.
DEADLINE for submission of seminar papers: Monday, 17 December 2007.