History of British Culture
Brother Anthony (An Sonjae)
Spring Semester 2013 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 below) should be printed out by each student and used in class :
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
Class topics and linked materials
Week 6 (April 10, 12) Shakespeare
7 (April 17, 19) Early 17th
century -- John Donne
Week 8 (April 24, April 26) Midterm exams
Week 9 (May 1, 3) The Civil War -- John MiltonWeek 10 (May 8, 10) The Restoration & 18th century
Week 11 (May 15, no
class Buddha's Birthday) The Age of Reason --
Week 12 (May 22,24) Romanticism -- William Wordsworth
14 (June 5, 7) 20th century
Week 15 (June
12, 14) Britain today
Week 16 Exams
Assignments : Each student will prepare two reports:The first report will be on: Describe in detail some of the main features of British society and culture that characterize (a) the Middle Ages and (b) the Renaissance, and write about the most important changes that mark the passage from one to the other. The report is due by Monday April 29.