Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Renaissance and Neo-Classical Literature

Code: 308
Title: Renaissance and Neo-Classical Literature
Rating: 3 Credit hours
Type: Compulsory
Pre-requisites:
The students are expected to have proficiency in spoken and written English.
Introduction:
This course is dedicated to the literature of the English Renaissance and Neo-Classicism which will be analyzed in the historical, religious and political context.
Objectives:
To introduce the aesthetics and sensibilities of the Renaissance and Neo-Classical period.
To analyze the selected texts as a reflection of the Spirit of the age.
To practice verbal communication through class participation and written communication through essay writing.
Contents:
Francis Bacon:
Of Truth, Of Death, Of Revenge, Of Adversities, Of Simulation and Dissimulation, Of Parents and Children, Of Great Place, Of Nobilitie, Of Superstition, Of Friendship, Of Ambition, Of Studies.
Jonathan Swift:  Gulliver’s Travels
Alexander Pope:  The Rape of the Lock
Outcome:
After successful completion of the course, the students will be able to:
identify major literary trends in the Renaissance and Neo-Classical Literature.
decipher the relationship between the literary trends and the socio-political development of the Renaissance and Neo-Classical period.
explain Renaissance and Neo-Classicism as a period in history as well as a movement in art and literature.
Credit hours/ Marks:- 03

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