Spring 2009 not offered
A study of intertextuality, the relations between literary texts, focusing on the epic tradition from Homer to Milton. We will examine the kinds of meaning created when one poet borrows, adapts, revises, alludes to, or imitates a precursor's work in the same genre. We will also question the relation between allusion and influence.
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Homer, THE ILIAD AND ODYSSEY
Vergil, THE AENEID
Milton, PARADISE LOST
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Three papers of varying length.
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This course will fulfill the Pre-1800 requirement for the English major.
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