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Open to students in grade(s): 11 12
|British and Irish Literature||019A||2 Credits|
|British and Irish Literature/Honors||019B||2 Credits|
This survey course includes selections of British and Irish Literature from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the present, with a strong emphasis on the literary diversity of twentieth century. Class readings span several genres: medieval myth and epic, Shakespearean tragedy, comedy and satire, lyric poetry, modern drama, short fiction, and essay. The course texts include Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales, Much Ado About Nothing, Cavalier and Metaphysical poetry, Pride and Prejudice, Romantic and Victorian poetry, Mrs. Dalloway, short stories by Joyce and modern and contemporary Irish poetry. Novels are also included as group readings. In addition to discussing and writing about the literature, students learn about its historical and cultural context and trace the development of the English language.
Curriculum Map for British and Irish Literature