About the course
A survey of early modern European literature and history through key books from 1600-1900. Books covered:
- Spenser's Faerie Queene (Book 1)
- Metaphysical Poets
- Milton's Paradise Lost
- Pope's poetry
- Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France
- Romantic Poets
- Austen's Pride and Prejudice
- Victorian Poets
- Dickens' David Copperfield
- Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov
It is required that the student purchase and watch the video series "Old Western Culture: Early Moderns" from Roman Roads Media along with this class but they are not required to do the readings for that series, just gain the background given in the lectures. (See more about the required Early Moderns video series here: <https://romanroadsmedia.com/early-moderns>).
Most of the reading materials will be included with the purchase of the video series. The student should have already studied medieval literature and history before taking this class.