Renaissance lit…

Renaissance lit scholars, help? For my women & lit. survey class, I'm planning to touch very briefly (lightly, lightly, as a bird might) on women in the Petrarchan love poem tradition. I can only spare two 50-minute class periods for this; my plan was to show them some classic examples written by men in the first class (Donne? Shakespeare?), and then follow up with a women writer or two (Barrett Browning? anyone else?) in the second.

Is this a good plan? It seems to make sense to me, but I admit, I am way outside my field for this particular topic, and am mostly drawing on grad school classes from fifteen years ago. It's all a bit fuzzy.

Any suggestions welcome, esp. of particular poems to consider and/or lecture notes available online that I might review.

Next week, we'll move on to how women are treated in the Matter of Britain, an area where I stand on much more solid footing. :-)

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