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Graham Drake

Professor of


Welles 217A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Graham Drake

Graham Drake has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1989.

Faculty Information


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Houghton College
Fall 2016 Classes

ENGL 310:
Med Lit:Medieval & British Lit

    Medieval Literature concentrates on literature from AD 500-1500, with Old English literature (in translation) and Middle English Literature (some in translation, most in original texts). The course pr
    esents specifically medieval genres, such as : epic poetry, sermons and chronicles); Middle English debate poetry, devotional poetry, romances (Arthurian and non-Arthurian), frame narratives, mystical writing, and the drama of the mystery and morality plays. These readings will closely consider aspects of Old English and Middle English grammar and also the intertextuality of medieval British literature in two senses: with non-literary and non-British works (the Bible, medieval European literature, historical documents and images, medieval commentaries) and in the reception of literature through modern scholarship.(May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203
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ENGL 366:
Con-ErlyLit:Brit LitBefore1700

    A course charting the historical movement of literature in the British Isles from earliest Anglo-Saxon documents to the Restoration. The major periods of Anglo-Saxon/Early Celtic, Anglo-Norman, Middle
    English, and Early Modern anchor a survey of representative works and authors (e.g. Beowulf, Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, Malory, Spenser, Donne, Milton). The course emphasizes historical, political and cultural events through which this literature was produced; the development of genres and poetics over time; and changes in language, especially in the ways that English has changed from Old English to Early Modern. (May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203
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HUMN 220:
H/Western Humanities I

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from the beginnings to 1600. The course is factual as w
    ell as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered.
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