Contesting Marriage in Early Modern England|
Spring 2007 not offered
This course examines the struggle to define and regulate marriage and sexuality in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, focusing on the emergence of modern marriage and marriage and its doubles, broken nuptials and prostitution.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Chaucer, WIFE OF BATH'S PROLOGUE AND TALE
Shakespeare: TAMING OF THE SHREW, MERCHANT OF VENICE, ROMEO AND JULIET, OTHELLO
Anonymous, ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM
Heywood, WOMAN KILLED WITH KINDNESS
Webster, DUCHESS OF MALFI
Middletown, WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
Selections from sixteenth- and seventeenth- century conduct books, sermons, letters, pamphlets, and other non-literary sources.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Research paper required.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course meets the English department's pre-1800 requirement.
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