2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 143 - Terrible Beauty: The Art of Tragedy


This course examines the historical evolution of tragedy and its central place in Western literary expression. Beginning with the three classical exemplars, Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, we trace tragedy through Roman closet drama (Seneca), Renaissance masters (Shakespeare) and European interpretations (Racine, Schiller), to both modern experimental tragedy (Miller) and modern attempts to revive the classical model (Eliot). For undergraduate English majors this course satisfies either the the Genre (C-2) or Period (D-1) requirement but does not double count.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically