Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011 Reading Schedule

We are still reading through the Renaissance, focusing now on the latter portion of the 16th century.  Continuing on through the 16th and into the 17-18th centuries, we will focus on the following literature, philosophy, religion, and poetry:
  • Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes (1547-1616)
  • The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser (1552-1599)
  • Essays by Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
  • Doctor Faustus by Christoper Marlowe (1564-1593)
  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
  • Sermons by John Donne (1572-1631)
  • Paradise Lost by John Milton (1608-1674)
  • The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1628-1688)
  • Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
  • Essays by Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Book links, backgound information, study notes, and other important information will be posted as soon as we finish up Sir Thomas More's, Utopia.