SYLLABUS E457 BRITISH ROMANTIC LITERATURE, CSU FULLERTON SPRING 2006
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Course Information. English 457, Course Code 12871. Thursday 12:00-2:45 p.m., Irvine/El Toro Campus 218. Office hours: Thursday 11-12 Irvine/El Toro Campus 254. e457_at_ajdrake.com. Catalog: "ENGL 457, The Romantic Movement in English Literature.... Prerequisites: survey of English, American or world literature; an upper-division literature course; or equivalent. Major writers such as Burns, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats. Units: (3)." I will use +/- grading.
Required Texts (El Toro/Irvine Campus bookstore)
Abrams, M. H. et al. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2A. 7th edition. ISBN 2A = 0393975681.
Austen, Jane. Persuasion. Ed. James Kinsley. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004. 0192802631.
Blake, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. New York: Dover, 1994. ISBN 0486281221.
Godwin, William. From Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, online selection from Book 4, Ch. 2: "Of Revolutions."
Hazlitt, William. Selected Writings. Ed. Jon Cook. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998. ISBN 0192838008.
Hogg, James. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999. ISBN: 0192835904.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe. Use the online Bartleby edition of The Cenci.
Turning in Papers/Journals: Email assignments as Word/WP attachments. Email them separately -- i.e. send one email with your term paper attached, and four separate emails for the four journal sets. Label subject lines appropriately: "E457 Journal 1, Jane Smith" etc. Copying-and-pasting is fine for journal sets, or you can send them as an attachment. Please contact me if you don't receive an email confirmation within two days.
Course Policies. Please review early in the semester.
Presentations Requirement. Undergraduates will sign up for several (usually three) 3-5-minute informal presentations (graduates 5-7 minute). On the first day, students will choose authors; I will add specific questions and post a schedule on the Presentations Page. Each session will feature several presentations and comments by the instructor and other participants. At least two days before you present, I require that you contact me to discuss your ideas. After you present, I require that you post a version to your blog. Your post should be similar to your class comments, but it need not be identical. See Blogging for instructions; Creating and Using a Blog (along with a class demonstration) will explain how to set up a blog. 25% of course grade.
Journals Requirement. Responses to a choice of questions on each author. Due in class Weeks 4, 8, 13, and Sunday May 28th. Electronic format required. 25%.
Term Paper Requirement. Rough draft suggested, final draft (5-7 pg / 10-15 grad) due by exam day or as specified towards the bottom of the syllabus page. Follow MLA guidelines. Graduate papers should respond to primary texts and secondary criticism; for undergraduates research is optional. See Resources/Guides/Writing Guides: MLA, Grammar, Deductive, Citing, Analyzing, and Editing. 25%.
Final Exam Requirement. The exam will consist of substantive id passages, short questions requiring paragraph responses, and one comparative essay. There will be more choices than required responses. Books and notes allowed for all sections. Exam date: Thursday, May 25th 12:00-1:50 p.m. 25%.
Questions: Blake | Robinson | Burke | Wollstonecraft | Paine | Godwin | Hazlitt | W.Wordsworth | D.Wordsworth | Coleridge | Byron | Austen | Shelley | Keats | De Quincey | Hogg
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SCHEDULE: WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WORKS ON THE DATES INDICATED
02/02. Introduction to Course and to Wiki Features.
02/09. William Blake and Mary Robinson. Songs of Innocence and of Experience (43-59), "The Book of Thel" (59-64), The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (72-84). Robinson's "London's Summer Morning" (92-93), "January, 1795" (93-94), "The Poor Singing Dame" (94-96), and "The Haunted Beach" (96-97).
02/16. Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Paine, William Godwin, William Hazlitt. Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (121-28). Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Men (128-33). Paine's Rights of Man (133-37). Godwin's Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, online selection from Book 4, Ch. 2: "Of Revolutions." Hazlitt's "The French Revolution" (84-98, Oxford edition).
02/23. William Wordsworth. "Preface" to Lyrical Ballads (238-51), "She dwelt among the untrodden ways" (252), "Three years she grew" (252-53), "Lucy Gray" (254-56), "I wandered lonely as a cloud" (284-85), "The Solitary Reaper" (293-94), "Tintern Abbey" (235-38); "Intimations of Immortality" (286-92). Journal Set 1 Due.
03/02. William and Dorothy Wordsworth. William's The Prelude (303-83). Dorothy's Alfoxden and Grasmere Journals (383-97).
03/09. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Biographia Literaria (467-86), Lectures on Shakespeare (486-89), The Statesman's Manual (489-92), "The Eolian Harp" (419-20), "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (422-38), "Kubla Khan" (439-41), "Frost at Midnight" (457-58), "Dejection: an Ode" (459-62).
03/16. Lord Byron. "Written after Swimming from Sestos to Abydos" (555-56), "She Walks in Beauty" (556-57), "Darkness" (559-60), "January 22nd. Missolonghi" (562-63), Manfred (588-621).
03/23. Lord Byron. Don Juan (621-89), Letters (689-98). Journal Set 2 Due.
03/30. Spring Recess -- no classes all week.
04/06. Jane Austen. Persuasion. (Film)
04/13. Jane Austen. Persuasion. (Oxford edition)
04/20. Percy Bysshe Shelley. Shelley's "Defense of Poetry" (789-802), "Mutability" (701), "Mont Blanc" (720-23), "Ozymandias" (725-26), "Ode to the West Wind" (730-32), "To a Sky-Lark" (765-67), "Adonais" (772-86).
04/27. Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Cenci electronic edition and Prometheus Unbound (732-62). Journal Set 3 Due.
05/04. John Keats. "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" (826-27), "The Eve of St. Agnes" (834-44), "Ode to Psyche" (847-49), "Ode to a Nightingale" (849-51), "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (851-53), "To Autumn" (872-73), Letters (889-903).
05/11. William Hazlitt, Thomas De Quincey. Hazlitt's "On Personal Identity" (190-202), "Originality" (270-77), "On the Elgin Marbles" (277-96). (Oxford edition). De Quincey's Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (529-43), "On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth" (543-46).
05/18. James Hogg. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. (Oxford edition)
Final Exam Date: Thursday, May 25th 12:00-1:50 p.m. Journal Set 4 and the Term Paper will be due by email attachment on or before Sunday, May 28th. (I must turn in grades by Friday, June 2nd, 2006.) For other courses, see CSUF's Final Exam Schedule.