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CLASS SESSION AUDIO FOR E211 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1760, CSU FULLERTON FALL 2010 (12/09/10)

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SESSION SCHEDULE: FOLLOWING WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

08/23. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO.

08/25. Bede, Anonymous. From Bede's Ecclesiastical History (24-27). Anonymous author's "The Dream of the Rood" (27-29). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2

08/30. Geoffrey Chaucer. From The Canterbury Tales "The Wife of Bath's Prologue" (256-75). SESSION AUDIO.

09/01. Geoffrey Chaucer. From The Canterbury Tales. "The Wife of Bath's Tale" (275-84). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 3

09/06. Labor Day Holiday. Campus closed.

09/08. Thomas Malory. From Malory's Morte Darthur (438-56). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 4

09/13. Sir Thomas Wyatt. "The long love" (594); "Whoso list to hunt" (595); "My galley" (597); "Divers doth use" (598); "Madam, withouten many words" (599); "They flee from me," both versions (599-600); "My lute, awake!" (600-01); "Forget not yet" (601-02); "Blame not my lute" (602-03); "Who list his wealth and ease retain" (603-04); "Mine Own John Poins" (604-06). SESSION AUDIO.

09/15. Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Philip Sidney. Elizabeth I's "A Speech to a Joint Delegation of Lords and Commons, Nov. 5, 1566" (692-94); "A Letter to Sir Amyas Paulet, August 1586" (697); "A Letter to King James VI of Scotland, February 14, 1587" (697-98); "Verse Exchange between Elizabeth and Sir Walter Ralegh" (698-99); "Speech to the Troops at Tilbury" (699-700); "Golden Speech" (1700-03). Sidney's "The Defense of Poesy" (953-68 only). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 5

09/20. Edmund Spenser and Christopher Marlowe. Spenser's "Epithalamion" (907-16). Marlowe's "Hero and Leander" (1004-22). SESSION AUDIO.

09/22. Sir Walter Ralegh, Thomas Hariot. Ralegh's "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" (917-18); "What is our life? (918); "...to His Son" (918-19); "The Lie" (919-21); "Farewell, False Love" (921); "Methought I saw the grave where Laura lay" (921-22); "Nature, that washed her hands in milk" (922-23); "The Author's Epitaph..." (923); from The discovery of the large, rich, and beautiful Empire of Guiana (923-26) and The History of the World (926). Hariot's Report on Virginia (938-43). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 6

09/27. William Shakespeare. Coriolanus. Acts 1-3. (Folger edition, separate paperback.) SESSION AUDIO.

09/29. William Shakespeare. Coriolanus. Acts 4-5. (Folger edition, separate paperback.) SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7

10/04. John Donne. "The Flea" (1263); "The Good-Morrow" (1263-64); "The Sun Rising" (1266); "The Canonization" (1267-68); "A Nocturnal upon Saint Lucy's Day" (1272-73); "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" (1275-76); "The Ecstasy" (1276-78); from "Holy Sonnets" (1295-99), "Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward" (1299-1300); from Devotions upon Emergent Occasions and "Death's Duel" (1303-08). SESSION AUDIO.

10/06. Ben Jonson. The Masque of Blacknesse (1326-34); "On My First Son" (1430); "On Lucy, Countess of Bedford" (1430); "Inviting a Friend to Supper" (1431-32); "To Penshurst" (1434-36); "Song: To Celia" (1436); from "A Celebration of Charis in Ten Lyric Pieces" (1437-38); "To the Memory of my Beloved, The Author, Mr. William Shakespeare" (1444-46); from Timber, or Discoveries (1448-51). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 8

10/11. Sir Francis Bacon. Essays (1552-63) and Novum Organum (1565-69). SESSION AUDIO.

10/13. George Herbert. "The Altar" (1607) "Redemption" (1607), "Easter" (1608), "Easter Wings" (1609), "Affliction (I)" (1609), "Prayer (1)" (1611), "Jordan (1)" (1611), "Denial" (1613), "Jordan (2)" (1615), "Time" (1616), "The Bunch of Grapes" (1617), "The Pilgrimage" (1618), "The Pulley" (1620), "The Flower" (1621), "Discipline" (1623), "Death" (1624). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 9

10/18. John Milton. "Sonnets" (1826-29) and "Areopagitica" (1816-25). SESSION AUDIO.

10/20. John Milton. Paradise Lost, Book 1 (1830-50). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10

10/25. John Milton. Paradise Lost, Books 2-3 (1850-87). SESSION AUDIO.

10/27. John Milton. Paradise Lost, Books 4, 9 (1887-1908, 1973-98). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 11

11/01. Alexander Pope. The Rape of the Lock (2513-32). SESSION AUDIO.

11/03. Alexander Pope. "Eloisa to Abelard" (2533-40); from "Essay on Criticism" (2496-2513). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 12

11/08. John Gay. The Beggar's Opera (2611-56). SESSION AUDIO.

11/10. John Gay. The Beggar's Opera (2611-56). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 13

11/15. Jonathan Swift. From "A Tale of a Tub" (2315-23). SESSION AUDIO.

11/17. Joseph Addison and Sir Richard Steele. "The Aims of the Spectator" (2473-75); "Inkle and Yarico" (2476-78); "The Royal Exchange" (2478-81) "Wit: True, False, Mixed" (2481-85); "Paradise Lost: General Critical Remarks" (2485-88); "The Pleasures of the Imagination" (2488-90); "On the Scale of Being" (2490-92). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 14

11/22. Fall Recess. No Classes.

11/24. Fall Recess. No Classes.

WEEK 15

11/29. Samuel Johnson. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (2680-2743). SESSION AUDIO.

12/01. Samuel Johnson. The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia (2680-2743); Rambler #4 "On Fiction" (2743-46); "Preface to Shakespeare" (2755-66). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 16

12/06. James Boswell. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (2778-2810). SESSION AUDIO.

12/08. Frances Burney. Journal and Letters. (2810-27). SESSION AUDIO.

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