E212: British Literature since 1760

Syllabus Page for Spring 2003

Alfred J. Drake. Office: 423 University Hall
Hours: MW 11-12 | 714-434-1612 | ajdrake@ajdrake.com

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Course Policies and Required Texts (Please review this information.)

Papers: First (due 3/7); Second (5/30) with early draft or notes included.

General: College | Internet | Lit. Theory | Sample | Grammar | Deductive | Citation | Analysis | Editing | Plagiphrasing | Bad English | Rubric | Links

C19 Period: Intro | Characteristics | Liberalism | Topics | Backgrounds Milton | Metaphor | Nature | What Good is Poetry? | Marx

Questions: Blake | Wollstonecraft | Wordsworth | Shelley | De Quincey | Carlyle | Mill | Dickens | Tennyson | Stevenson | Hopkins | Wilde | Housman | Sassoon | Owen | Yeats | Woolf

Audio Note: Lectures were posted online after class. [Audio has been removed since the class is no longer current.]

WEEK 1 (*Norton introductions to authors/periods are assigned.)

02/03. Intro to class and to Romantic period.
02/05. Blake. From Songs of Innocence.
02/07. Blake. From Songs of Experience.

WEEK 2

02/10. Blake's Experience; Intro. Wollstonecraft's "Vindication...."
02/12. Wollstonecraft. "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman."
02/14. Wordsworth. "Preface to Lyrical Ballads."

WEEK 3

02/17. Holiday; no class. (Presidents' Day.)
02/19. Wordsworth. "Preface" (continued) and "...Tintern Abbey."

02/21. Wordsworth. "Tintern" and "Intimations of Immortality"; also assigned: "The Solitary Reaper"; "She dwelt among the untrodden ways"; "I wandered lonely as a cloud;" "Lucy Gray."

WEEK 4

02/24. Shelley. from "A Defence of Poetry."
02/26. Shelley. Defence (cont.); begin "Ode to the West Wind."

02/28. Shelley, (continued). "Ode to the West Wind"; "To a Sky-Lark"; "Ozymandias"; "Mutability"

WEEK 5

03/03. Shelley (cont.); De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.
03/05. De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.

03/07. De Quincey, Confessions; "...Macbeth"; "Pope"; "Literature of Knowledge and ... Power." [Final Draft of Paper #1 Due in Class Today]

WEEK 6

03/10. Intro. to Victorian period.
03/12. Carlyle. From Portraits; from Sartor Resartus.
03/14. Carlyle. From Sartor Resartus.

WEEK 7

03/17. Carlyle. Sartor ("Natural Supernaturalism"), The French Revolution.
03/19. Carlyle. From French Revolution and Past and Present.
03/21. Midterm Exam in class.

WEEK 8

03/24. Mill. From On Liberty.
03/26. Mill. From On Liberty (cont.); From Autobiography.
03/28. Mill. from Autobiography (cont.); Dickens intro. Hard Times.

WEEK 9

03/31. Spring Break; no classes.
04/02. Spring Break; no classes.
04/04. Spring Break; no classes.

WEEK 10

04/07. Dickens. Hard Times, Part 1.
04/09. Dickens. Hard Times, Part 2.
04/11. Dickens. Hard Times, Part 3.

WEEK 11

04/14. Tennyson. From In Memoriam A.H.H. Prologue, 1-5, 7, 11, 14-15, 28, 30, 34, 39, 54-56, 75, 108, 118, 123-24, 126, 130-31, Epilogue.

04/16. Tennyson. From In Memoriam A.H.H. (cont.)

04/18. Tennyson. "The Lady of Shalott"; ... "The Lotos-Eaters"; "Ulysses"; "The Eagle"; "Tears, Idle Tears"; "Crossing the Bar."

WEEK 12

04/21. Stevenson. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
04/23. Stevenson. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
04/25. Hopkins. All Norton selections.

WEEK 13

04/28. Hopkins. All Norton selections.
04/30. Wilde. "The Critic as Artist."
05/02. Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest (film in class)

WEEK 14

05/05. Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest (film in class)
05/07. Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest.
05/09. Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest.

WEEK 15

05/12. A.E. Housman. All Norton selectons.
05/14. Sassoon / Owen. All Norton selectons.

05/16. Yeats. "The Lake Isle of Innisfree".... "Easter 1916"; "The Second Coming"; "Sailing to Byzantium"; "Leda and the Swan"; "Byzantium"; "Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop"; "Among School Children"; "Under Ben Bulben."

WEEK 16

05/19. Yeats.... "Sailing to Byzantium"; "Byzantium"; "Leda and the Swan"; "Crazy Jane Talks..."; "Among School Children"; "Under Ben Bulben."

05/21. Woolf. "A Room of One's Own."
05/23. Woolf. "A Room of One's Own."

FINALS WEEK

05/30. Friday, 9:30-11:20 a.m. In-class exam, comprehensive but with main emphasis on post-midterm texts. [Also, Paper #2 due in class today.]