British Literature in the Core

These classes DO NOT need to be taken in order.

ENGL 2230 Survey of British Literature Before 1789

British FlagThis course focuses on the principal literary works created in Great Britain from the Anglo-Saxons to the late-eighteenth century, many of which are considered to be the foundational texts of British Literature.

Requirements: Course requirements will vary by instructor but may include a mid-term and a final examination, short and/or major written assignments, in-class presentations, and quizzes.

Readings: Readings will vary by instructor, but will be drawn from works and authors from the Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration and eighteenth century periods. These texts and authors could include Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Geoffrey Chaucer, Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser, Amelia Lanyer, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Lady Mary Wroth, John Milton, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, and Frances Burney.


ENGL 2240 Survey of British Literature After 1789

British FlagThis course focuses on the principal literary works created in Great Britain from the late-eighteenth century to the present, and the significance of these works to the social, historical, intellectual, issues central to British cultural experiences both past and present.

Requirements: Course requirements will vary by instructor but may include a mid-term and a final examination, short and/or major written assignments, in-class presentations, and quizzes.

Readings: Readings will vary by instructor, but will be drawn from works and authors from the Romantic, Victorian, Twentieth-Century and Contemporary periods. These texts and authors could include William Blake, Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, John Keats, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, W. B. Yeats, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett.

For more information

Susana Morris

Susana Morris, Associate Professor
Coordinator of Core Literature
smm0006@auburn.edu
9004 Haley Center
(334) 844-9004

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 11-12:30
  • Thursday 11-12:30

Last Updated: October 23, 2013