EN 404 – 16th o 18th Century Literature

Course lecturer :

Dr. Hoda

Course assistant :

Ms Aya Ahmed

Course objectives :

The aim is to introduce students to 16th & 18th century literature and culture.

Course description :

The course covers the literature produced in the 16th, 17th and 18th century England. Shakespeare, John Donne an =d Jane Austen- among other prominent figures are going to be introduced and their work will be analyzed. The master pieces produced in these centuries will be linked to the cultural, social and political background. Prominent figures and distinctive features of this period will be discussed.

Course assessment :

1. Midterm Exam 20% 2. Year\’s marks 20% 3. Final Written Exam 60%

Recommended text books :

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Modern Library, 1995. Print. Eng: Penguin Books, 1967. Print.

Recommended refrences :

Tillyard, W.E. The Elizabethan World Picture. New York. The Macmillan Company, 1944