English 205:
Lectures

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; Marlowe, Dr. Faustus

Lecture 7: The Sixteenth Century; Shakespeare, King Lear

Lecture 8: The Seventeenth Century; The Metaphysical Poets

Lecture 9: The Seventeenth Century; Webster, The Duchess of Malfi

Lecture 10: The Seventeenth Century; Defoe, Roxana