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SYLLABUS FOR E212 BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1760, CAL STATE FULLERTON FALL 2002

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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.


Required Texts (Titan Bookstore)

Abrams, M. H. et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 7th ed. Vol. 2ABC.

Wilde, Oscar. "The Decay of Lying," electronic text.

Catalog Information. "This course meets a GE Disciplinary Learning requirement in Category III.B.2, Introduction to the Humanities."

Course Policies. (Please review this information.)

General: College Success | Using Internet | Literary Theory | Sample Paper | Grammar | Deductive Essays | Citation | Analysis | Editing | Plagiphrasing | Orwell | Rubric | Writing Resources

Specific: C19 Characteristics | British Liberalism | Romantic Topics | Romantic Backgrounds | Milton's Influence | Organic Metaphor | Romantic Nature | What Good is Poetry? | Coleridge | Adam and Eve | Marx on Commodites | Millais' 1851 "Mariana" | Waterhouse's 1888 "...Shalott" | Wilde's "Decay..." PDF | Wilde's "Decay..." HTML | Modernism Intro

Study Questions: Blake | Wordsworth | Coleridge | Shelley, P.B. | Shelley, Mary | Carlyle | Mill, J.S. | Ruskin | Tennyson | Arnold | Browning | Rossetti, D.G. | Rossetti, Chr. | Swinburne | Hopkins | Pater | Wilde | Conrad | Joyce | Yeats


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

WEEK 1

Note: please consider the Norton introductions to our authors and periods as assigned material.

08/27. Introduction to class and to the Romantic period.

08/29. Blake. From Songs of Innocence & of Experience.

WEEK 2

09/03. Blake. The Marriage of Heaven & Hell; Letters.

09/05. Wordsworth. "Preface" to Lyrical Ballads; "Expostulation and Reply"; "The Tables Turned"; begin discussing "Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey."

WEEK 3

09/10. Wordsworth. "Expostulation and Reply"; "The Tables Turned"; "She dwelt among the untrodden ways"; "A slumber did my spirit seal"; "Lucy Gray"; "Three years she grew"; "Resolution and Independence"; "I wandered lonely as a cloud;" "My heart leaps up"; "The Solitary Reaper"; "Sonnet composed upon Westminster Bridge, 1802"; "Intimations of Immortality."

09/12. Coleridge. From Biographia Literaria XIII-XIV, XVII; from The Statesman's Manual; "The Eolian Harp"; "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"; "Kubla Khan"; "Frost at Midnight"; "Dejection: an Ode."

WEEK 4

09/17. Shelley. from "A Defence of Poetry"; "Mutability"; "To Wordsworth"; "England in 1819"; "Ode to the West Wind"; "To a Sky-Lark."

09/19. Shelley, continued. Keats. "Ode on a Grecian Urn"; Letters on pp. 889-90, 894.

WEEK 5

09/24. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

09/26. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

WEEK 6

10/01. Intro. to Victorian period; from Carlyle's Portraits; from Sartor Resartus.

10/03. Carlyle. From Sartor Resartus and Past and Present. Final Draft of Paper #1 Due.

WEEK 7

10/08. Mill. From On Liberty; from The Subjection of Women; from Autobiography.

10/10. Ruskin. From Modern Painters; from The Stones of Venice; "The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century, Lecture 1."

WEEK 8

10/15. Midterm Exam in class.

10/17. 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.

WEEK 9

10/22. Tennyson. "The Lady of Shalott"; "The Lotos- Eaters"; "Ulysses"; "Tithonus"; "Mariana," "The Eagle"; "Tears, Idle Tears"; "The Charge of the Light Brigade"; "Crossing the Bar."

10/24. Arnold. "Preface" to Poems 1853; "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time"; "The Buried Life"; "Dover Beach"; "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse."

WEEK 10

10/29. Browning. "The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church"; "Caliban upon Setebos." D. G. Rossetti. "The Blessed Damozel"; "The Woodspurge"; "~NP~The Sea-Limits"~/NP~; "Sonnets" from The House of Life.

10/31. Rossetti, Christina. all except "Goblin Market." Swinburne. "Hymn to Proserpine"; "Ave Atque Vale."

WEEK 11

11/05. Hopkins. All Norton selections.

11/07. Pater and Wilde. Pater's "Preface" and "Conclusion" to The Renaissance; Wilde's "The Decay of Lying" (PDF format, course web).

WEEK 12

11/12. Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

11/14. Intro. to Twentieth Century. Thomas Hardy -- read the shorter poems.

WEEK 13

11/19. Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

11/21. Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

WEEK 14

11/26 -- Thanksgiving Holiday; no class.

11/28 -- Thanksgiving Holiday; no class.

WEEK 15

12/03. Joyce's "The Dead."

12/05. Yeats. "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"; "Easter 1916"; "The Second Coming"; "Sailing to Byzantium"; "Leda and the Swan"; "Byzantium"; "Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop"; "The Circus Animals' Desertion"; "Under Ben Bulben."

WEEK 16

12/10. Dylan Thomas. All Norton selections.

12/12. Doris Lessing. "To Room Nineteen." Final Draft of Paper #2 due.

FINAL EXAM

12/19. Thursday, 9:30-11:20 a.m. I will be in class during this time so you can turn in your take- home final exam. You may also turn it in at an earlier date if that would be more convenient for you; I'll be giving out the exam instructions early enough to make that feasible.


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