SYLLABUS FOR E212 BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1760, CSU FULLERTON SUMMER 2004
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Course Information. Summer 2004 E212, Segment B. MWTH 1-3:20, McCarthy Hall 617. Code 11169. July 6 - August 12 (final exam).
Catalog Information. "This course meets a GE Disciplinary Learning requirement in Category III.B.2, Introduction to the Humanities."
Required Texts (Titan Bookstore)
Abrams, M. H. et al, eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 7th edition. Vols. 2A-C. ISBN 0-393-15114-X.
Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-142-43734-4.
Peacock, Thomas L. Electronic text of "The Four Ages of Poetry."
Scott, Walter. Ivanhoe. New York: Signet, 2001. ISBN 0-451-52799-2.
Course Policies. Please review early in the semester.
Term Paper Requirement. 5-7 pgs, with draft or notes. Due 8/12. View Instructions.
Journal Requirement. Please view instructions. Two separate journal sets based on your choice of study questions due on July 26 and Aug. 12.
General: College | Lit. Theory | Sample | Grammar | Deductive | Citation | Analysis | Editing | Plagiphrasing | Bad English | Links | Newspapers
C19 Period: Intro | Characteristics | Liberalism | Topics | Backgrounds | Milton | Metaphor | Nature | Poetry? | Marx | Rubaiyat Intro
Questions: Wordsworth | Coleridge | Keats | Shelley | Landor | Lamb | Hazlitt | Peacock | Scott | Carlyle | Ruskin | Mill | Arnold | Tennyson | Hopkins | Lear | Carroll | Rossettis | Fitzgerald | Morris | Wilde | Joyce
SCHEDULE: WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WORKS ON THE DATES INDICATED
07/07. Intoduction to class and to romanticism.
07/08. Wordsworth. "Preface" to Lyrical Ballads, "The Solitary Reaper," "She dwelt among the untrodden ways," "I wandered lonely as a cloud," "Lucy Gray," "Three years she grew."
07/12. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley. WW: "Tintern Abbey." Coleridge: "Frost at Midnight," "Dejection: an Ode." Shelley: "Ode to the West Wind."
07/14. Shelley, Keats, Landor. Shelley: "To a Sky- Lark," "Ozymandias," "Mutability." Keats. "Ode on a Grecian Urn." Landor: "Mother...," "Rose Aylmer," "Past Ruined Ilion" Twenty Years Hence."
07/15. Lamb, Hazlitt, and Peacock. Lamb: "Christ's Hospital Five-and-Thirty Years Ago." Hazlitt: "On Gusto," "My First Acquaintance with Poets." Peacock: "The Four Ages of Poetry" Electronic Text.
07/19. Scott's Ivanhoe. (A&E film version, discussion) Please begin reading this novel well before this date; it is too long to read in one week.
07/21. Scott's Ivanhoe. (film)
07/22. Scott's Ivanhoe. (film, discussion)
07/26. Carlyle and Ruskin. Carlyle: from Sartor Resartus. Ruskin: "The Nature of Gothic" from The Stones of Venice. Journal 1 due.
07/28. Mill and Arnold. Mill: from Autobiography. Arnold: "Dover Beach," "The Buried Life," "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time."
07/29. 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.
08/02. Hopkins. All Norton selections. Lear: "The Jumblies," "Cold are the Crabs"; Carroll: "Jabberwocky" and Humpty Dumpty's Explication, "The Walrus and the Carpenter."
08/04. D. G. and Christina Rossetti, Fitzgerald, Morris. D. G. Rossetti: "The Blessed Damozel," "The Woodspurge"; Christina Rossetti: "Song" (both), "After Death," "In an Artist's Studio," "An Apple-Gathering," "Winter: My Secret," "No, Thank You, John," "Cardinal Newman," "Sleeping at Last"; Fitzgerald: "The Rubaiyat of Omar Kayyam"; Morris: "The Haystack in the Floods."
08/05. Wilde. "The Critic as Artist."
08/09. Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. (Film by Joseph Strick, 1977)
08/11. Joyce. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
08/12. Final exam, in class. Regular time, i.e. 1 p.m.