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

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Required Texts (Titan Bookstore)

Abrams, M. H. et al. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volumes 2A-C. 7th edition. ISBN 2A = 0393975681, 2B = 039397569X, 2C = 0393975703.

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

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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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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. AUDIO OF SESSION

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

WEEK 14

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

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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). AUDIO OF SESSION

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