E335: Literature of Victorian England
Syllabus Page for Spring 2003
Al Drake | Classroom | Wed. 3-4 | 714-434-1612
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Audio Note: Lectures were made available online after class. [Audio has been removed since the class is no longer current.]
Schedule of Assignments:
WEEK 1 (January 29)
1st. half: Intro to Course / Victorian Period
WEEK 2 (February 5)
1st half: Carlyle.
"Signs of the Times."
WEEK 3 (February 12)
1st: Carlyle. Past and Present.
2nd: Newman. Idea of University; Apologia.
WEEK 4 (February 19)
1st: Mill. On Liberty.
2nd: Mill. Subjection of Women; Autobiography.
WEEK 5 (February 26)
1st: Tennyson. In Memoriam.
2nd: Tennyson. In Memoriam A.H.H.
WEEK 6 (March 5)
1st: E. Barrett Browning. "Sonnets from the Portuguese"; "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point." Also Martineau -- all selections, and Nightingale -- Cassandra; Notes on Nursing.
WEEK 7 (March 12)
1st: Ruskin. Stones of Venice; Unto this Last; Storm-Cloud; Praeterita. [Paper #1 Due.]
WEEK 8 (March 19)
1st: Midterm Exam.
2nd: Darwin. Voyage of the Beagle; Origin of Species; The Descent of Man; Autobiography. As introductory science material, read also Lyell (50-52) and Chambers (58-62).
WEEK 9 (March 26)
1st: Arnold. "Preface to Poems, 1853"; "The Buried Life"; "Stanzas from the Grand Chartreuse"; "Dover Beach."
2nd: Arnold. "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time."
WEEK 10 (April 2)
1st: D.G. Rossetti. All selections. "Damozel"; "Woodspurge"; House of Life.
2nd: Christina Rossetti. All selections.
WEEK 11 (April 9)
1st: Hopkins. All selections.
2nd: Hopkins. All selections.
WEEK 12 (April 16)
1st: no class, spring break.
WEEK 13 (April 23)
1st: Wilde. "The Decay of Lying."
2nd: Wilde. "Decay" (cont.); Lady Windermere's Fan.
WEEK 14 (April 30)
1st: Wilde. Lady Windermere's Fan; Salome.
WEEK 15 (May 7)
1st: Hardy. Jude the Obscure.
FINALS WEEK (May 14)
4:15-6:45 PM Wednesday May 14, same location.