SYLLABUS FOR E335 VICTORIAN LITERATURE, CHAPMAN U SPRING 2003
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Required Texts (Chapman Bookstore)
Mermin, Dorothy and Herbert Tucker. Victorian Literature: 1830-1900. Heinle & Heinle / Harcourt, 2001-02. ISBN: 0-155-07177-7.
Hardy, Thomas. Jude the Obscure. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998. ISBN: 0-192-83379-0.
Wilde, Oscar. Lady Windermere's Fan. Dover, 1998. ISBN: 0-486-40078-6.
Wilde, Oscar. Salome: A Tragedy in One Act. Dover, 1997. ISBN: 0-486-21830-9.
Course Policies. Please review this information.
Paper 1 (due 3/12 -- please note change; was 3/5)
Paper 2 (due on Wed. 5/14, i.e. day of final exam)
General: College | Internet | Lit. Theory | Sample | Grammar | Deductive | Citation | Analysis | Editing | Plagiphrasing | Bad English | Rubric | Links
C19 Period: Intro | Characteristics | Liberalism | Topics | Backgrounds | Milton | Darwin | Organicism | Nature | What Good is Poetry? | Marxism
Questions: Carlyle | Newman | Mill | Tennyson | Ruskin | Darwin | Arnold | Rossetti, D.G. | Rossetti, C. | Hopkins | Wilde
SCHEDULE: WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WORKS ON THE DATES INDICATED
01/29. 1st. half: Introduction to the Victorian Period.
02/05. 1st half: Thomas Carlyle. "Signs of the Times." 2nd half: Thomas Carlyle. From On Heroes.
02/12. 1st: Thomas Carlyle. From Past and Present. 2nd: John Henry Newman. From The Idea of a University; from Apologia Pro Vita Sua.
02/19. 1st: John Stuart Mill. From On Liberty. 2nd: John Stuart Mill. From On the Subjection of Women; from Autobiography.
02/26. 1st: Alfred Tennyson. From In Memoriam A.H.H. 2nd: Alfred Tennyson. From In Memoriam A.H.H.
03/05. 1st: Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Sonnets from the Portuguese; "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point." Also Harriet Martineau, all Mermin/Tucker selections, and Florence Nightingale -- from Cassandra; from Notes on Nursing.
03/12. 1st: John Ruskin. From The Stones of Venice; from Unto this Last; from "The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century"; from Praeterita. (Paper 1 Due.)
03/19. 1st: Midterm Exam. 2nd: Charles Darwin. From The Voyage of the Beagle; from The Origin of Species; from The Descent of Man; from Autobiography. As introductory science material, read also Charles Lyell (50-52) and Robert Chambers (58-62).
03/26. 1st: Matthew Arnold. "Preface to Poems, 1853"; "The Buried Life"; "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse"; "Dover Beach." 2nd: Matthew Arnold. "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time."
04/02. 1st: D. G. Rossetti. All Mermin/Tucker selections. "Damozel"; "Woodspurge"; House of Life. 2nd: Christina Rossetti. All Mermin/Tucker selections.
04/09. 1st: Gerard Manley Hopkins. All Mermin/Tucker selections. 2nd: Gerard Manley Hopkins. All Mermin/Tucker selections.
04/16. 1st: no class, spring break.
04/23. 1st: Oscar Wilde. "The Decay of Lying." 2nd: Oscar Wilde. "The Decay of Lying" (cont.); Lady Windermere's Fan.
04/30. 1st: Oscar Wilde. Lady Windermere's Fan; Salome.
05/07. 1st: Thomas Hardy. Jude the Obscure.
05/14. 4:15-6:45 PM Wednesday May 14, same location. Paper 2 Due.