Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Early English Literature Syllabus
Fall 2024

English 370
Section 01 [H]
Fall 2024
SLN 07351
MWF 1:10 – 2:00pm.
Avery 12

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

August 26 — Beowulf.
August 28 — Mabinogion: Culhwch and Olwen.
August 30 — Medieval Music.

[September 2 — Holy Day.]
September 4 — The Art of Courtly Love.
September 6 — Middle English Lyrics.

September 9 — Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
September 11 — Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
September 13 — Medieval Food.

September 16 — Chaucer, The General Prologue.
September 18 — Chaucer, The General Prologue.
September 20 — Who Murdered Chaucer?

September 23 — Chaucer, The Miller’s Prologue and Tale.
September 25 — Chaucer, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale.
[September 27 — Conference. No Class.]

September 30 — Chaucer, The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale.
October 2 — Chaucer, The Tale of Sir Thopas.
October 4 — Chaucer, The Nun’s Priest’s Tale.

October 7 — Chaucer, Retraction and Disappearance; Review.
October 9 — Writing Matters.
October 11 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]

October 14 — Medieval/Renaissance Transition: Malory excerpt, Renaissance Sonnets.
October 16 — Renaissance Poetry: Petrarch and English.
October 18 — Madrigals, “Thule, The Period of Cosmography.”

October 21 — Poem Presentations. [Surrey, Sidney, Shakespeare, et al.]
October 23 — Poem Presentations.
October 25 — Shakespeare Mysteries.

October 28 — Marlowe, Dr. Faustus.
October 30 — Marlowe, Dr. Faustus.
November 1 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.

November 4 — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act I.
November 6 — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Acts II & III.
November 8 — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Acts III & IV.

[November 11 — Holiday.]
November 13 — Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act V.
November 15 — Perspective Art and Other Art(s). [Zoom.]

November 18 — Shake-speare’s Lucrece.
November 20 — Review. [Zoom.]
December 22 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay. [Remote.]

[November 19 – 23 — Thanksgiving Holiday.]

December 2 — Literaturarama 2023. Points!
December 4 — 624, The Virgin Volta, Shakespeare’s Invention of the Art of Railing. [Zoom.]
December 6 — The rest is silence.

Renaissance Index