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SYLLABUS FOR E212-R BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1760, CSU FULLERTON SPRING 2006

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Note: all links have been removed from this archival copy, but the author questions (bundled according to subject/period) and study guides referenced below can be found in relevant sections of the Resource Gallery. Instructions pages for journals, presentations, etc. were similar to those available in my current courses. MP3 audio of class sessions for selected courses is still available in the Audio Archive. My blog entries for most courses are available from the Blogs Index.


Course Information. English 212, Course Code 12796. Thursday 7-9:45 p.m., McCarthy Hall (MH) 685. Office hours: Thursday 6-7 in University Hall 329. e212-r_at_ajdrake.com. Catalog: "major periods and movements, major authors, and major forms since 1760." Units (3). Satisfies General Ed. requirements GE Category III.B.2 with grade of C or better. I will use +/- grading.

Required Texts (Titan Bookstore)

Abrams, M. H. et al. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vols. 2ABC. 7th ed. New York: Norton, 2000. ISBN 2A = 0393975681, 2B = 039397569X, 2C = 0393975703.

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Oxford: Oxford UP, repr. 2005. ISBN 0192802380.

Turning in Journals/Papers: 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: "E212-R 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 three 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 of about one short paragraph's length to a choice of questions on each author. Due in class Weeks 4, 8, 12, and Final Exam Day, May 25th. Electronic format. 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 1- or 2-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 7:30-9:20 p.m. 25%.

Questions: Blake | Robinson | W. Wordsworth | D. Wordsworth | Coleridge | Shelley | Keats | Austen | Carlyle | Newman | Tennyson | Mill | Ruskin | Arnold | Fitzgerald | Hopkins | C. Rossetti | Pater | Wilde | WWI | Yeats | Eliot | Rhys | Graves | Pinter

Site Features: Contact Instructor | MyTiki Admin | Wiki Home Page | Set Preferences | Set Modules | View FAQs | Blogging | MP3 Audio] | Office Chat | View Guides] | View Links


SCHEDULE: WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WORKS ON THE DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

02/02. Introduction to Course and to Wiki Features.

WEEK 2

02/09. William Blake, Mary Robinson. Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience (43-59) and 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).

WEEK 3

02/16. William and Dorothy Wordsworth. William's "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). Dorothy's Alfoxden and Grasmere Journals (383-97).

WEEK 4

02/23. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Robinson. Coleridge's 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). Robinson's "To the Poet Coleridge" (98-99) and "The Haunted Beach" (96-97). Journal Set 1 Due.

WEEK 5

03/02. Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats. Shelley's "Mutability" (701), "Mont Blanc" (720-23), "Ozymandias" (725-26), "Ode to the West Wind" (730-32), "To a Sky-Lark" (765-67), "Defence of Poetry" (789-802). Keats' "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" (826-27), "The Eve of St. Agnes" (834-44), "Ode to a Nightingale" (849-51), "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (851-53), "To Autumn" (872-73), "Letters" (889-903).

WEEK 6

03/09. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice (2005 Film version starring Keira Knightley; 2:09 hrs).

WEEK 7

03/16. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice (Oxford edition).

WEEK 8

03/23. Thomas Carlyle and John Henry Newman. Carlyle's Sartor Resartus (1077-1103). Newman's The Idea of a University (1119-27), Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1128-35), and Liberalism (1135-37). Journal Set 2 Due.

WEEK 9

03/30. Spring Recess -- no classes all week.

WEEK 10

04/06. Alfred Tennyson. Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott" (1204-08), "The Lotos-Eaters" (1208-13), "Ulysses" (1213-15), and In Memoriam A.H.H. (1230-80); read at least the following: Prologue (1231), 1-3, 5, 7, 11, 14-15, 28, 34, 39, 54-56, 75, 108, 118, 123-24, 126, 130-31, Epilogue.

WEEK 11

04/13. John Stuart Mill, John Ruskin, Matthew Arnold. Mill's Autobiography (1166-73). Ruskin's The Stones of Venice (1432-42) and The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century (1443-51). Arnold's "Preface to Poems" (1504-14); "The Buried Life" (1480-82), "The Scholar Gypsy" (1485-91), "Dover Beach" (1492-93), "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse" (1493-98).

WEEK 12

04/20. Edward Fitzgerald, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Christina Rossetti. Fitzgerald's "The Rubaiyat of Omar Kayyam" (1304-18). Hopkins' "God's Grandeur" (1651), "As Kingfishers Catch Fire" (1652), "The Windhover" (1652), "Pied Beauty" (1653), "Binsey Poplars" (1654), "Duns Scotus' Oxford" (1654), "Carrion Comfort" (1656), "I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day" (1657), "That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire..." (1658), "Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord" (1658). Rossetti's "Song -- She sat and sang alway" (1584), "Song -- When I am dead, my dearest" (1584), "After Death" (1585), "In an Artist's Studio" (1586), "Winter: My Secret" (1588), "No, Thank You, John" (1601), "Sleeping at Last" (1604). Journal Set 3 Due.

WEEK 13

04/27. Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde. Pater's The Renaissance (1636-44), Appreciations (1645-48). Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest (1761-1805).

WEEK 14

05/04. Voices of World War I Section -- read all selections: Brooke, Thomas, Sassoon, Gurney, Rosenberg, Owen, Cannan, Jones (2048-84).

WEEK 15

05/11. William Butler Yeats and T. S. Eliot. Yeats' "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" (2092); "Easter 1916" (2104); "The Second Coming" (2106); "Sailing to Byzantium" (2109); "Leda and the Swan" (2110); "Among School Children" (2111); "A Dialogue of Self and Soul" (2113); "Byzantium" (2115); "Crazy Jane... " (2116); "After Long Silence" (2117); "The Circus Animals' Desertion" (2120); "Under Ben Bulben" (2121); from Reveries over Childhood and Youth and The Trembling of the Veil (2124-31). Eliot's The Waste Land (2368-83); "Tradition and the Individual Talent" (2395-2401).

WEEK 16

05/18. Jean Rhys, Robert Graves, and Harold Pinter. Rhys' "Mannequin" (2437-42). Graves' Graves' "Down, Wanton, Down!" (2445); "Love Without Hope" (2446); "The Cool Web" (2446); "The Reader Over My Shoulder" (2446); "To Juan at Winter Solstice" (2447); "The White Goddess" (2448); "The Blue-Fly" (2449); "A Slice of Wedding-Cake" (2450). Pinter's The Dumb Waiter (2594-2616).

FINAL EXAM

Final Exam Date Thursday, May 25th 7:30-9:20 p.m. Also due: Journal Set 4 and Term Paper. (I must turn in grades by Friday, June 2nd, 2006.) For other courses, see CSUF's Final Exam Schedule.


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