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SYLLABUS FOR E212 BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1760, CSU FULLERTON SUMMER 2008 (UPDATED 7/22/08)
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Course Information. English 212, Course Code 10382. Section C. MTR 8:00-10:20 a.m., McCarthy Hall (MH) 617. Course runs from June 23 - August 01. Instructor: Alfred J. Drake, Ph.D. Office hours: M-Tu-Th. 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. I will use +/- grading. Students who need special accommodations should contact the Disabled Student Services Office in UH 101 or call (714) 278-3117.
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.
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Course Policies: Link to Full Instructions. Please review early in the semester.
Presentations Requirement: Link to Full Instructions. At the beginning of the course, students will sign up for two or three (depending on class size) three-to-five-minute in-class presentations on authors of their choosing (if possible). I will provide presenters with specific questions to address (from among those on the author questions pages) and within a few days after sign-up I will post a schedule on the Presentations page. Each session will feature several presentations. Required: Several days before you present, email me as full a draft as possible of what you intend to say in class. I will email you back with advice. I will post your original draft to the students' blog for this course, but if in my comments I suggested developing the remarks further, you should also send me a revised version within one week after your in-class presentation so that I can post the new version. Other students may, if they wish, access the written entries as they're added by visiting the appropriately named link on the Course Blogs Index Page. 20% of course grade.
Journals Requirement: Link to Full Instructions. Responses to a choice of questions from the study questions page for each author. Due by email anytime on class day Week 3 and Final Exam Day. Electronic format required. (30%)
Term Paper Requirement: Link to Full Instructions. By July 20th (Sunday of 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 general prompt, suggested topics, 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 Resources/Guides/Writing Guides: MLA, Grammar, Deductive, Citing, Analyzing, and Editing. (30%)
Final Exam Requirement: Link to Full Instructions. The exam will consist of substantive id passages, mix-and-match questions (match phrase or concept x to author/text y), and essay and/or short-essay questions. There will be more choices than required responses. Books and notes allowed for all sections, but no laptops. 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 | Mill | Ruskin | Arnold | Pater | Tennyson | Browning | Hopkins | D. G. Rossetti | C. Rossetti | Wilde | WWI | Yeats | Joyce.
SCHEDULE: WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WORKS ON THE DATES INDICATED
06/23. Course Introduction.
06/24. William Blake. Songs of Innocence and of Experience (81-97).
06/26. 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).
06/30. 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).
07/01. 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).
07/03. 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).
07/07. Jane Austen. Persuasion. (Film)
07/08. Jane Austen. Persuasion, Vol. 1. (Separate text.)
07/10. Jane Austen. Persuasion, Vol. 2. (Separate text.) Journal Set 1 Due.
07/14. Thomas Carlyle, John Stuart Mill, John Ruskin, Matthew Arnold, Walter Pater. Carlyle's Sartor Resartus (1005-1024). Mill's Autobiography (1070-77). Ruskin's The Stones of Venice (1324-34). Arnold's "The Buried Life" (1356-58); "Dover Beach" (1368-69); "Preface to Poems" (1374-84). Pater's "Conclusion" to The Renaissance (1511-13).
07/15. Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, G. M. Hopkins, D. G. & Christina Rossetti. Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott" (1114-18); "The Lotos-Eaters" (1119-23); "Ulysses" (1123-25); from In Memoriam A.H.H.; Prologue (1138-39), 1-5 (1140-42), 54-56 (1157-59). Browning's "The Bishop Orders His Tomb. . ." (1259-62); 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).
07/17. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest (1698-1740). Term Paper Topic Description Paragraph Due by Sunday, July 20.
07/21. 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).
07/22. 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).
07/24. James Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. (Film)
07/28. James Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Parts 1-3 (1-158). (Separate text.)
07/29. James Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Parts 4-5 (159-276). (Separate text.)
07/31. Final Exam Thursday, 8:00-9:50 a.m. Also Journal Set 2 Due and Term Paper Due.