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(Before you begin studying, enjoy this satiric video on the perils of internet research:
Professor Wikipedia, via CollegeHumor.com)


Richard II

Richard III

The Taming of the Shrew & Elizabethan Comedy

As You Like It

Twelfth Night

The Merchant of Venice

Measure for Measure


King Lear

The Winter's Tale


Beowulf Study Guide

Sir Gawain Study Guide

The Canterbury Tales (Wife of Bath's Tale)

Castiglione's The Courtier

The Faerie Queene

Spenser's Epithalamion

Dr. Faustus Study Guide

Sonnets Reading Assignment and Guide

Sidney's Defense of Poetry

Ben Jonson: The Masque of Blackness

Ben Jonson: The Alchemist

Ben Jonson: Bartholomew Fair (synopsis only)

The Duchess of Malfi

John Donne's Poems

Neoclassical/Cavalier Poetry

Paradise Lost Reading assignment and study guide

Oroonoko Reading Assignment and Guide

Pope's "Essay on Man" -- Study Guide

Gulliver's Travels Study Guide

Joseph Andrews assignment, Study Guide and Plot Synopsis 


Dr. McDermott's Grading Criteria & Essay Codes

"Writing About Drama" Guide

Writing Critical Essays: A Guide

Structuring the Compare/Contrast paper

An excellent example of a dramatic PLOT ANALYSIS


Film Critique Guide



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