Instructor: Kamholtz  Days: Thursday  Time: 9:30am – 12:20pm

Location: Uptown Campus West

Approaches to Early Modern Studies works with the literary culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a discipline as well as a chronological period. We will be thinking about literature in the context of material culture, the rise of empire, and a culture’s conception of space, from domestic to global. We will study literature’s strategies in representing and asserting self hood. We will be thinking of a culture in terms of its idolatries and iconoclasms. We will explore the changing nature of writing, reading, and distributing texts. In the end, we will know more about a series of texts and more as well about just what a text is. Readings likely to be drawn from such figures as Wyatt, More, Gascoigne, Spenser, Shakespeare, Sidney, Donne, and many others.