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A guide developed to assist students with library resources related to British Literature I


You will be exposed to several texts from the 10th Century up to 1485 in the first half of this course. Compose a 1500-2100 word essay (5-7 pages) that utilizes two scholarly academic sources to inform your own original interpretations and analysis. You will research an author and text using the library catalog and databases, specifically JSTOR and the Literature Resource Center.


Your Assignments

You will be reading the following literary works:

  • Dream of the Rood
  • Caedmon's Hymn
  • Beowulf
  • Lanval
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • Mort D'arthur
  • Canterbury Tales General Prologue, Miller's Tale Pardoner's Tale, and Wife of Bath's Tale (Geoffrey Chaucer)
  • Book of Margery Kempe
  • Piers Plowman
  • Everyman
  • Faerie Queen (Edmund Spenser)

Other works by:

  • Sir Philip Sidney
  • Christopher Marlow
  • William Shakespeare (sonnets & the play Twelfth Night)
  • John Donne
  • Andrew Marvell
  • John Milton
  • Alexander Pope
  • Thomas Gray


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Getting started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

For additional help using library resources, explore the library's Library Research Skills guide

For writing help, see the Taft College Learning Center for information about getting help from a writing tutor.