HIS422H1: Early Modern English Popular Culture, 1500-1800

Hours: 
24L

Deals with issues of orality, literacy, gender, class, cultural bricolage and vernacular epistemology – the constituents of popular, as opposed to elite knowledge - through the study of folklore, magic, religion, drink, sex, riot and festivity in early modern England. Some background in medieval and/or early modern history or literature is highly recommended. Extensive work will be undertaken with primary printed sources.

Prerequisite: 
Exclusion: 

HIS496H1 (Topics in History: Early Modern English Popular Culture, 1600-1800), offered in Summer 2018

Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)