Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Early English Literature Syllabus
Fall 2023

English 370
Section 01 [H]
Fall 2023
SLN 06107
MWF 1:10 – 2:00pm.
Spark 333

Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355
Washington State University
Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu


August 21 — Introductions and Images.
August 23 — Caedmon’s Hymn, The Battle of Brunanburg, The Dream of the Rood, Riddles.
August 25 — The Wanderer, half of Beowulf.

August 28 — Beowulf.
August 30 — Mabinogion: Culhwch and Olwen.
September 1 — Medieval Music.

[September 4 — Holy Day.]
September 6 — The Art of Courtly Love.
September 8 — Middle English Lyrics.

September 11 — Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
September 13 — Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
September 15 — Medieval Food.

September 18 — Chaucer, The General Prologue.
September 20 — Chaucer, The General Prologue.
September 22 — Who Murdered Chaucer?

September 25 — Chaucer, The Knight’s Tale.
September 27 — Chaucer, The Miller’s Prologue and Tale.
September 29 — Chaucer, The Tale of Sir Thopas.

October 2 — Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale.
October 4 — Chaucer, The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale.
October 6 — Chaucer, The Nun’s Priest’s Tale.

October 9 — Chaucer, Retraction and Disappearance; Review.
October 11 — Writing Matters.
October 13 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]

October 16 — Medieval/Renaissance Transition: Malory excerpt, Renaissance Sonnets.
October 18 — Renaissance Poetry: Petrarch and English.
October 20 — Madrigals, “Thule, The Period of Cosmography.”

October 23 — Poem Presentations. [Surrey, Sidney, Shakespeare, et al.]
October 25 — Poem Presentations.
October 27 — Shakespeare Mysteries.

October 30 — Marlowe, Dr. Faustus.
November 1 — Marlowe, Dr. Faustus.
November 3 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.

November 6 — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act I.
November 8 — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Acts II & III.
[November 10 — Holiday.]

November 13 — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Acts III & IV.
November 15 — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act V.
November 17 — Perspective Art and Other Art(s). [Zoom.]

[November 21 – 25 — Thanksgiving Holiday.]

November 27 — Shake-speare’s Lucrece.
November 29 — Review. [Zoom.]
December 1 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay. [Remote.]

[December 4 — Cancelled.]
December 6 — Literaturarama 2023. Points!
December 8 — 624, The Virgin Volta, Shakespeare’s Invention of the Art of Railing. [Zoom.]

Renaissance Index