30 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: Pastoral literature is writing that focuses on the lives of shepherds and other rural workers, or that concerns itself with nature more generally. Over the millennia, writers have used the pastoral mode as a means of addressing a wide variety of topics: innocence versus experience, nature versus art, simplicity versus sophistication, not to mention the religious and political problems of their times. This online module focuses on the pastoral mode as it was used and understood during the Renaissance, whether in poetry, prose or drama, but also permits students to apply its principles to writing from other periods.

Staff Contact: Michelle Wegrzynska
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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