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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 10359. Section C. MTR 8:00-10:20 a.m., McCarthy Hall (MH) 617. Instructor: Alfred J. Drake, Ph.D. Office hours: Tuesday 10:30-11:30 in University Hall 329. e212_at_ajdrake.com. Catalog: "major periods and movements, major authors, and major forms since 1760." Units (3). Satisfies requirements for General Education (GE) Category III.B.2 with grade of C or better. red:I will use +/- grading.

Required Texts at Titan Bookstore

Abrams, M. H. et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 2006. ISBN Package 2 (Vols. DEF) 0-393-92834-9.

Austen, Jane. Persuasion. Eds. Deidre Shauna Lynch and James Kinsley. 2nd. Edition. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004. ISBN 0-192-80263-1.

Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-142-43734-4.

Optional Resources: Instructor and Student Blogs | Class Sessions in MP3 Audio | Guides | Offsite Links.

Course Policies. Please review early in the semester.

Presentations Requirement. Students will sign up for three 5-minute in-class presentations on authors of their choosing (if possible). I will provide presenters with specific questions from the online journal questions and will post a schedule on the Presentations page. Each session will feature several presentations. Required: at least one week before you present, contact me to discuss your ideas. After you have given your in-class presentation, email me a version of your comments and I'll post it as a new entry to the appropriate collective students' blog. Other students may, if they wish, access the entries as they're added by visiting the appropriately named link on the Course Blogs Index Page. Your emailed version should resemble your class comments, but need not be identical. (Please don't use "fancy" formatting -- avoid indentation and bulleted lists.) 20% of course grade.

Journals Requirement. Responses to a choice of questions on each author. Due by email anytime on class day Week 3 and Final Exam Day. Electronic format required. (30%)

Term Paper Requirement. By July 19th (Week 4), a one-paragraph description addressing the topic and argument of the projected paper will be due by email. (Full rough drafts are also encouraged.) Not providing this description on time may affect the final draft grade. Please read the term paper instructions carefully since they contain the prompt and advance draft comments. I reserve the right to require proof of the final paper's authenticity, such as notes or an early draft. Final draft (5-7 pages) due by exam day or as specified towards the bottom of the syllabus page. Follow MLA guidelines. Research is purely optional; see CSUF Library. See Resources/Guides/Writing Guides: MLA, Grammar, Deductive, Citing, Analyzing, and Editing. (30%)

Final Exam Requirement. The exam will consist of substantive id passages, mix-and-match questions (match phrase or concept x to author/text y), and short questions requiring a few paragraphs in response. There will be more choices than required responses. Books and notes allowed for all sections. Exam date: see below. (20%)

Emailing Journals/Paper/Presentations to e212_at_ajdrake.com. Email journals, presentations, and term paper as attachments. Don't send more than one document in the same email. Label subject lines appropriately: "E212 Journal 1, Jane Smith" etc. You can paste journal sets into a regular email or send them as an attachment. (Journal "sets" include responses to questions about several authors; do not send entries on each author in a given set separately -- responses on the relevant authors should be combined into one document.) Contact me if you don't receive an email confirmation within approximately three days.

Questions: Blake | Wordsworth | Coleridge | Shelley | Keats | Austen | Carlyle | Arnold | Tennyson | Hopkins | D. G. Rossetti | C. Rossetti | Wilde | WWI | Yeats | Joyce.



06/25. Course Introduction.

06/26. William Blake. Songs of Innocence and of Experience (81-97).

06/28. William Wordsworth. "Preface to Lyrical Ballads" (262-74),"Three years she grew" (275-76),"I wandered lonely as a cloud" (305-06), "The Solitary Reaper" (314-15), "Tintern Abbey" (258-62).


07/02. S. T. Coleridge. Biographia Literaria (474-85), Lectures on Shakespeare (485-88), The Statesman's Manual (488-91), "The Eolian Harp" (426-28), "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (430-46), "Kubla Khan" (446-48), "Frost at Midnight" (464-66), "Dejection: an Ode" (466-69).

07/03. P. B. Shelley. "Defence of Poetry" (837-50); "Mutability" (744); "To Wordsworth" (744-45); "Mont Blanc" (762-66); "Ozymandias" (768); "England in 1819" (771); "Ode to the West Wind" (772-75); "To a Sky-Lark" (817-19).

07/05. John Keats. "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" (880-81); "The Eve of St. Agnes" (888-98); "Ode to a Nightingale" (903-05); "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (905-06); "To Autumn" (925-26); Letters (940-55).


07/09. Jane Austen. Persuasion. (Film)

07/10. Jane Austen. Persuasion, Vol. 1. (Separate text.)

07/12. Jane Austen. Persuasion, Vol. 2. (Separate text.) Journal Set 1 Due.


07/16. Thomas Carlyle and Matthew Arnold. Carlyle's Sartor Resartus (1005-1024). Arnold's "The Buried Life" (1356-58); "Dover Beach" (1368-69); "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse" (1369-74); "Preface to Poems" (1374-84).

07/17. Alfred Tennyson, G. M. Hopkins, Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti. Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott" (1114-18); "The Lotos-Eaters" (1119-23); "Ulysses" (1123-25); from In Memoriam A.H.H. (1138-88) Prologue, 1-5, 54-56. Hopkins' "God's Grandeur" (1516); "As Kingfishers Catch Fire" (1517); "The Windhover" (1518); "Pied Beauty" (1518); "Duns Scotus's Oxford" (1520); "I Wake and Feel . . ." (1522-23); "That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire . . ." (1523). D. G. Rossetti's "The Blessed Damozel" (1443-47). Christina Rossetti's "Song -- When I am dead . . ." (1461); "In an Artist's Studio" (1463); "Winter My Secret" (1464-65); "No Thank You, John" (1478).

07/19. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest (1698-1740).


07/23. WWI Poetry. Voices of World War I Section -- Sassoon (1960-64); Gurney (1965-66); Rosenberg (1966-70); Owen (1971-80); Cannan (1981-84); Graves (1984-89).

07/24. W. B. Yeats. "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" (2025); "The Second Coming" (2036-37); "Leda and the Swan" (2039); "Sailing to Byzantium" (2040); "Among School Children" (2041-42); "Byzantium" (2044-45); "Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop" (2045-46); "Under Ben Bulben" (2047-50); "The Circus Animals' Desertion" (2051-52).

07/26. James Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. (Film)


07/30. James Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Parts 1-3 (1-158). (Separate text.)

07/31. James Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Parts 4-5 (159-276). (Separate text.)


08/02. Final Exam. Also Journal Set 2 Due and Term Paper Due.


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