This course explores the historical arc of nearly 1,500 years of literature in English, considering especially innovations and continuities in language, culture, aesthetics, and technologies. Students will read exemplary works from various literary periods, movements, and locations, representing an assortment of genres and forms, in order to locate those works in history and discover the transhistorical connections among them. Prerequisite: ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing. Grade only. Offered annually.