Writing the English Revolution: Literature and Politics in Milton and Marvell

Module code: EN3193

This module covers the literary culture of the English revolution with a particularity focus on major writings from Andrew Marvell and John Milton. The English revolution is an era that precedes one of the most vibrant and innovative periods of English literature – the restoration of young Charles II.  This module will examine the historical, political and religious contours of the English Revolution and how these relate to literary conventions, and the print and manuscript culture of this period. You will be introduced to the ‘’Cambridge School’’ a mode of interpretation that is a more rigorous, philosophically-informed approach that goes beyond what you have thus far understood by "context" or "background".

Learning

  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 130 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)