History of British Culture
Brother Anthony (An Sonjae)
Spring Semester 2011 Wednesday, Friday 13:30
This course is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the history and culture of Britain and the development of the literature written in England.
The main text book (available in PDF by clicking on the title) should be printed out by each student and used in class :
History of English culture and literature, by Brother Anthony
Grading: The two Reports and the two Exams (midterm and final) will have equal value.
If you have questions you may write emails to Brother Anthony
There are many Internet resources available. See my page of links.
Class topics and linked materials
Week 2 (March 9, 11) Anglo-Saxon England
Week 3 (March 16, 18) The Middle Ages
Week 4 (March 23, 25) The Renaissance
Week 6 (April 6, 8) Shakespeare
Week 7 (April 13, 15) Early 17th century
Week 8 (April 20, no class 22) The Civil War
Week 9 Midterm examsWeek 10 (May 4, 6) The Restoration & 18th century
Week 11 (May 11, 13) The Age of Reason
Week 12 (May 18, 20) Romanticism
(May 25, 27) The Victorian age
Week 14 (June 1, 3) 20th
(June 8, 10) Britain today
Week 16 Exams
Assignments : Each student will prepare two reports:The first report will be on: The changing culture of the middle ages and renaissance, (social classes, literature, education, religion, architecture, philosophy, music . . .) using some pictures to illustrate if possible. The report is due by Monday May 2.