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ENGL BC3159 The English Colloquium. 4 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Reason and Value (REA)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Ethics and Values.

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to Barnard English majors.

In the Renaissance colloquium we will examine English and European imaginative and intellectual life from the sixteenth to mid-seventeenth centuries. Defined by humanism, the Protestant Reformation, and revolution, this was a period of ideological struggle on many levels. Long-held ways of ordering the world came under increasing strain-and sometimes ruptured irreparably. Writers discussed and debated the aims of human knowledge, retooled old literary forms for new purposes, scrambled to take account of an expanded awareness of the globe, and probed the tension between belief and doubt. Throughout this process, they experimented with new literary styles to express their rapidly changing worldviews. This is an intensive course in which we will take multiple approaches to a variety of authors that may include Petrarch, Erasmus, Machiavelli, Castiglione, More, Rabelais, Luther, Calvin, Montaigne, Spenser, Bacon, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Milton, and Behn, among others.

Fall 2019: ENGL BC3159
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENGL 3159 001/08064 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
404 Barnard Hall
Christopher Baswell 4 6/12
ENGL 3159 002/08065 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
405 Barnard Hall
Rachel Eisendrath 4 12/12
ENGL 3159 003/08066 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
404 Barnard Hall
Ross Hamilton 4 11/12
ENGL 3159 004/08067 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
403 Barnard Hall
Timea Szell 4 11/12


Barnard College

...count towards the minor. Colloquia Substitutions ENGL BC3159 and ENGL BC3160 are required of English...