English 491: History of Literary Criticism
Syllabus for Fall 2003
Al Drake | 520 Hum. Tu/Th 1:30-2:30 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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General: College Success | 4 Theory Coordinates | Sample Paper | Grammar Guide | Essay-Writing Guide | Citing Sources | Analyzing Texts | Editing Drafts | Plagiphrasing | Bad English | Rubric | Links | Neoclassicism and Romanticism | Restoration and C18 | *Organic Metaphor | *Romantic Nature | *Victorian Intro. | Marx Intro.
5-7 Page Term Paper (Rough draft due Nov. 13, I'll return it by Dec. 4; final draft due on day of final exam, Dec. 18th.)
Journal Instructions. (Journals due in class Thursday of Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, and 16. You may email them by the end of those evenings, if necessary.
Questions: Plato | Aristotle | Horace | Longinus | Quintilian | Augustine | Aquinas | Dante | Maimonides | Sidney | Corneille | Dryden | Pope | Johnson | Hume | Kant | Schiller | Hegel | Wordsworth | Coleridge | Shelley | Marx-Engels | Arnold | Baudelaire | Pater | Mallarmé | Nietzsche | Unassigned
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Week 1 (All titles refer to the Norton Anthology of Criticism and Theory)
Tu. 08/26. Introduction to class.
Tu. 09/02. Plato. Republic, Books II, III, VII, X.
Tu. 09/09. Aristotle. Poetics.
Tu. 09/16. Longinus. On the Sublime.
Tu. 09/23. Augustine / Aquinas / Dante.
Sidney. "An Apology for Poetry."
Tu. 10/07. Pope. "An
Essay on Criticism."
Hume. "Of the Standard of Taste."
Tu. 10/21. Kant. Critique..., Bk
of the Sublime."
Tu. 10/28. Hegel. "Master-Slave
11/04. Wordsworth. "Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802)."
Tu. 11/11. Coleridge. Statesman's
Marx/Engels. German Ideology; Grundrisse; Preface....
Tu. 11/25. Holiday Recess.
Tu. 12/02. Baudelaire. The Painter
of Modern Life.
Tu. 12/09. Nietzsche. "On
Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense."
Th. 12/18. 2:30-4:20, usual location. Cumulative in-class final exam will be open-note, open-book, short-paragraph and essay-based. [Paper--Final Draft Due]