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; 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