17th Century English Poetry and Prose
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wondered where phrases like "death be not proud" and "no man is an island" come from? Find out in this exploration of the great English writers of the 17th-century, from Shakespeare to Milton. Read and discuss Shakespeare's sonnets, John Donne's metaphysical poetry, Thomas Hobbes' writing on nature and the human condition, and the witty poetry of Andrew Marvell (To His Coy Mistress).
1. Shakespeare and early 17th-century poets
2. John Donne and his contemporaries
3. Great prose writers from Bacon to Hobbes
4. Late century poets from Vaughan and Herrick to Marvell
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. William Miller, Dean of Libraries at FAU, holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the University of Rochester (NY) and has been teaching English courses since 1969.
||1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
||Wednesdays, October 30; November 6, 13, 20
||Wimberly Library, 1st Floor, Room 136, Boca Raton Campus
||$34 member / $54 non-member