This course explores the dialogue and interrelation between contained spaces ("home") and spaces on the outside ("world"), beginning first with domestic spaces, and then moving outward to such realms and concepts as "community," "nation," "national language(s)," "race," and "other worlds," quite literally. Primary readings: ballads ("Lady and the Blackamoor" and "Good Fellows Frolick"); the anonymous Arden of Faversham; Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor; Deloney's Jack of Newbury; Jonson's Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue and its sequel, For the Honor of Wales; Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller; Marlowe's Jew of Malta together with Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice; "Miles Philips put on shore in the West Indies" together with Raleigh's "Discovery of Guiana"; and Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Office and Office Hours
South Hall 2635
TH, 2:00 PM4:30 PM
William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Signet Classics)
William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Penguin-Pelican edition)
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (Signet Classics)
Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta (New Mermaid)
Two Readers available from UCSB Bookstore: one is a duplicate of an Arden of Faversham edition; the other is a compilation of articles, chapters from books, and some primary readings.
An Anthology of Elizabethan Prose Fiction, ed. Paul Salzman (Oxford World Classics): contains Thomas Deloney's Jack of Newbury and Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller
10% Regular Attendance and Participation
10% Two Oral Reports
10% Book Report
10% Research Project-in-Progress
50% Research Paper