This list relates to the time period Academic Year 2020/21 which does not start until 01/09/2020
  1. Essential Reading 39 items
    2012. The Norton Anthology of English Literature (9th edition), vol. 1, Greenblatt, S. et al, eds New York and London: W.W. Norton. Unless otherwise listed, the texts below are in this Anthology: Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Wife of Bath’, Prologue and Tale; Selected Renaissance lyric poems; John Milton, 'Paradise Lost' Book 1; John Milton, 'Paradise Lost' Book 2; Aphra Behn, 'Oroonoko' John Bunyan, 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (Abridged in Norton and Free Kindle Download at Amazon); John Gay, 'The Beggar’s Opera' Olaudah Equiano, 'Interesting Narrative of [his] Life'. Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra' is available as an e-book via the library website (see link below); other digitised versions are widely available online. The library also has hard copies of critical editions, helpfully supplemented with critical and explanatory notes.
    1. Antony & Cleopatra - Shakespeare, William 1891

      Document 

    2. Suggestions for critical reading 37 items
      1. Beowulf 4 items
        1. The cultural world in Beowulf - John M. Hill, Canadian Electronic Library (Firm) 1995

          Book 

      2. Geoffrey Chaucer 4 items
        1. Chaucer and the social contest - Peggy Ann Knapp 1990 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        2. The Cambridge companion to Chaucer - Piero Boitani, Jill Mann 2003

          Book 

      3. Renaissance poetry 6 items
        1. Lyric Forms - Heather Dubrow

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        2. John Donne: life, mind and art - John Carey 2008

          Book 

        3. John Donne, body and soul - Ramie Targoff 2008 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        4. Herbert and Pleasure - Michael Schoenfeldt 2016

          Article 

      4. Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra 7 items
        1. Shakespeare :"Antony and Cleopatra": A casebook - John Russell Brown 1988 (book)

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        2. Shakespeare's Rome: republic and empire - Paul Cantor 1976

          Book 

        3. Antony and Cleopatra - Carol Chillington Rutter 2020

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      5. John Milton 6 items
        1. The Cambridge companion to Milton - Dennis Danielson 1989

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        2. Surprised by sin: the reader in Paradise lost - Stanley Eugene Fish 1971 [c1967

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        3. The Oxford handbook of Milton - Nicholas McDowell, Nigel Smith c2009

          Book 

      6. John Bunyan 2 items
      7. Aphra Behn 3 items
        1. Aphra Behn - Susan Wiseman 2007 (electronic resource)

          Book 

      8. John Gay 2 items
      9. Olaudah Equiano 3 items