English 205:

On these pages, you will find links to the lectures that go along with the readings. Please read them carefully, and try to answer all the questions (in your head; no need to write down answers).

Lecture 1: Introduction to English Literature

Lecture 2: Old English Literature; Beowulf

Lecture 3: The Middle Ages; Sir Gawain

Lecture 4: The Middle Ages; Chaucer

Lecture 5: The Middle Ages; Malory, Morte Darthur

Lecture 6: The Sixteenth Century; More, Utopia

Lecture 7: The Sixteenth Century; Marlowe, Dr. Faustus

Lecture 8: The Sixteenth Century; Shakespeare, King Lear

Lecture 9: The Seventeenth Century; The Metaphysical Poets

Lecture 10: The Seventeenth Century; Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

Lecture 11: The Seventeenth Century; Milton, Paradise Lost

Lecture 12: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century; Locke and Defoe

Lecture 13: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century; The Beggar's Opera

Lecture 14: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century; Swift, Gulliver's Travels