E212: British Literature since 1760

Syllabus Page for Summer 2004

Alfred Drake. Office: 423 UH | W 12-1 | ajdrake@ajdrake.com

Note: My Portal. Past E212's: Spr 2003, Fall 2002. These earlier versions offer study questions on some authors/texts not covered this semester.

Course Particulars: Summer 2004 E212, Segment B. MWTH 1-3:20, McCarthy Hall 617. Code 11169. July 6 - August 12 (final exam).

Policies: Course Policies and Required Texts (Please review.)

Paper: 5-7 pgs. with draft or notes. Due 8/12. View Instructions.

Journal Requirement: Please view instructions. Two separate journal sets based on your choice of study questions due on July 26 and Aug. 12.

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

C19 Period: Intro | Characteristics | Liberalism | Topics | Backgrounds | Milton | Metaphor | Nature | Poetry? | Marx | Rubaiyat Intro

Questions: Wordsworth | Coleridge | Keats | Shelley | Landor | Lamb | Hazlitt | Peacock | Scott | Carlyle | Ruskin | Mill | Arnold | Tennyson | Hopkins | Lear | Carroll | Rossettis | Fitzgerald | Morris | Wilde | Joyce

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

07/07. Intoduction to class and to romanticism.

07/08. Wordsworth. "Preface to Lyrical Ballads," "The Solitary Reaper," "She dwelt among the untrodden ways," "I wandered lonely as a cloud," "Lucy Gray," "Three years she grew."


07/12. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley. WW: "Tintern Abbey." Coleridge: "Frost at Midnight," "Dejection: an Ode." Shelley: "Ode to the West Wind."

07/14. Shelley, Keats, Landor. Shelley: "To a Sky-Lark," "Ozymandias," "Mutability." Keats. "Ode on a Grecian Urn." Landor: "Mother...," "Rose Aylmer," "Past Ruined Ilion" Twenty Years Hence."

07/15. Lamb, Hazlitt, and Peacock. Lamb: "Christ's Hospital Five-and-Thirty Years Ago." Hazlitt: "On Gusto," "My First Acquaintance with Poets." Peacock: "The Four Ages of Poetry E-Text."


07/19. Scott's Ivanhoe. (A&E film version, discussion) *Please begin reading this novel well before this date--it is too long to be read in one week.

07/21. Scott's Ivanhoe. (film)

07/22. Scott's Ivanhoe. (film, discussion)


07/26. Carlyle and Ruskin. Carlyle: Sartor Resartus. Ruskin: "The Nature of Gothic" from The Stones of Venice. [Journals.]

07/28. Mill and Arnold. Mill: Autobiography. Arnold: "Dover Beach," "The Buried Life," "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time."

07/29. 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.


08/02. Hopkins. All Norton selections. Lear: "The Jumblies," "Cold are the Crabs"; Carroll: "Jabberwocky" and Humpty Dumpty's Explication, "The Walrus and the Carpenter."

08/04. D.G. and Christina Rossetti, Fitzgerald, Morris. D.G. Rossetti:"The Blessed Damozel," "The Woodspurge"; Christina Rossetti: "Song" (both), "After Death," "In an Artist's Studio," "An Apple-Gathering," "Winter: My Secret," "No, Thank You, John," "Cardinal Newman," "Sleeping at Last"; Fitzgerald: "The Rubáiyát of Omar Kayyám"; Morris: "The Haystack in the Floods."

08/05. Wilde. "The Critic as Artist."


08/09. Joyce. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. *Please begin reading this novel well before this date. [Film by Joseph Strick, 1977].

08/11. Joyce. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

08/12. Final exam, in-class. Regular time--i.e. 1 p.m.