17th Century

Weeks 11-15

Week 11

Tuesday, November 9: Milton, Book 1; Lady Mary Wroth, all. [CN: damnation, suicidal ideation]

Thursday, November 11: Milton, Book 3 lines 1-134, Book 4; Andrew Marvell’s β€œTo His Coy Mistress.” [CN: misogyny, sexual coercion]

Gustave Dore engraving of Satan flying to Earth, 1882

Week 12

Tuesday, November 16: Milton, Book 9

Thursday, November 18: Milton, Book 12, lines 466-649 ; Wollstonecraft‘s Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Chap. II. “The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed,” para. 1-8. [CN: misogyny]

Week 13

Tuesday, November 23: Cavendish, “It is Hard to Believe There Are Other Worlds in this World” and “Similizing the Brain to a Garden.” No Questions or Reflections are due this week.

Thursday, November 25: No class!

Week 14

Tuesday, November 30: Cavendish’s The Blazing World, 1-59; [CN: colonization]

Thursday, December 2: Cavendish’s The Blazing World, 60-160. [CN: colonization]

Week 15

Tuesday-Thursday, December 7-9: No synchronous class meetings! Instead, book and attend a one-on-one Conference and a small group Peer Review for our Third Projects. No Questions or Reflections are due this week.

Third Projects due by the end of the day on Friday, December 10 (11:59 PM).

Finals, Week 16

Our final exam period will be Thursday, Dec 16 11:00 – 1:30 PM. We’ll be sharing our favorite projects from the semester and reflecting on the arc of the course. Individual presentations will be posted to WordPress as Reflections Posts.

All finalized posts are due by the end of the day on Friday, December 17 (11:59 PM).