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Welcome to English 2800 JFA Spring 2017

English 2800 covers the first half of a global and historical span of literature, with works ranging from Ancient Greek Epic to Renaissance Drama.  The goal of this course is to set major literary works in their social historical, religious, economic, and political contexts, while covering a truly global range of cultures. Courses compare and contrast cross-cultural conceptions of the relationship between the human and divine, and examine joint human concerns as voiced through timeless works of literature.