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Graham Drake

Professor of

English

Welles 217A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5266
drake@geneseo.edu

Graham Drake

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

Faculty Information

Education

  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Houghton College
Fall 2015 Classes

ENGL 366:
Con-EarlyLit:BritLitBefore1700

    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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