English 261. Queens, Kings, Poets and Playwrights: Early Modern British Literature and Culture
Elizabeth I inspired work from England’s greatest poets, and she adored plays. In this course we will, consider whether having a female monarch influenced gender-prescribed behavior. We will examine how colonial expansion, the Atlantic slave trade, and capitalism’s start could have influenced Shakespeare, Sidney, Marlowe, Donne, and Lady Mary Wroth, among others.