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WEEK 01

Tu. 01/29. First Meeting: Administrative matters and course introduction. SESSION AUDIO

Th. 01/31. Introduction to Victorian Period. Please read 979-99 in the Norton Anthology Vol. E. SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 02

Tu. 02/05. Thomas Carlyle. "Signs of the Times" (E-Text) SESSION AUDIO

Th. 02/07. Thomas Carlyle. Sartor Resartus (1006-24), Past and Present (1024-33). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 03

Tu. 02/12. John Stuart Mill. "What is Poetry?" (1044-51), from On Liberty (1051-61). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 02/14. John Stuart Mill. From The Subjection of Women (1061-70), from Autobiography (1070-77). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 04

Tu. 02/19. Alfred Tennyson. "Mariana" (1112-14), "The Lady of Shalott" (1114-18), "The Lotos-Eaters" (1119-23), "Ulysses" (1123-25). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 02/21. Alfred Tennyson. From In Memoriam A.H.H. (1138-88): read at least the following: Prologue, Lyrics 1-3, 5, 7, 11, 14-15, 28, 34, 39, 54-56, 75, 108, 118, 123-24, 126, 130-31, Epilogue. SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 05

Tu. 02/26. Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Money (Stierstorfer 3-73). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 02/28. Dion Boucicault. London Assurance. (Stierstorfer 77-143). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 06

Tu. 03/04. John Ruskin. From Modern Painters (1320-24), from The Stones of Venice (1324-34). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 03/06. John Ruskin and John Henry Newman. From Ruskin's "The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century, Lecture I" (E-Text). From Newman's The Idea of a University (1035-42). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 07

Tu. 03/11. Matthew Arnold. "The Buried Life" (1356-58); "Dover Beach" (1368-69); "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse" (1369-74); "Preface" to Poems (1374-84). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 03/13. Matthew Arnold. From "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time" (1384-97), from Culture and Anarchy (1398-1404). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 08

:Tu. 03/18. Spring Break, No Classes.

:Tu. 03/18. Spring Break, No Classes.

WEEK 09

Tu. 03/25. Charles Darwin and T. H. Huxley. Ch. 4 from Darwin's The Descent of Man (E-Text). Huxley's "On the Physical Basis of Life" (E-Text) SESSION AUDIO

Th. 03/27. Robert Browning. Robert's "Porphyria's Lover" (1252-53); "My Last Duchess" (1255-56); "The Bishop Orders His Tomb" (1259-62); "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" (1266-71), "Caliban upon Setebos" (1296-1303). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 10

Tu. 04/01. Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti. DGR's "The Blessed Damozel" (1443-47). Christina's Selected Poems: (1460-81): "Song: She sat . . ." (1460-61); "Song--When I am dead" (1461); "After Death" (1461); "Dead before Death" (1462); "Cobwebs" (1462); "A Triad" (1462-63); "In an Artist's Studio" (1463); "A Birthday" (1463); "An Apple Gathering" (1464); "Winter My Secret" (1464-65); "Uphill" (1465); "Goblin Market" (1466-78); "No Thank You, John" (1478); "Promises Like Pie-Crusts" (1479); "In Progress" (1479); "A Life's Parallels" (1480); "Sonnet 17" (1480); "Cardinal Newman" (1480-81); "Sleeping at Last" (1481). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 04/03. William Morris and A.C. Swinburne. Morris' "The Defence of Guenevere (1483-91), "How I Became a Socialist" (1491-94). Swinburne's "Hymn to Proserpine" (1496-98), "Ave Atque Vale" (1500-05). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 11

Tu. 04/08. Elizabeth Gaskell. Cranford. SESSION AUDIO

Th. 04/10. Elizabeth Gaskell. Cranford. SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 12

Tu. 04/15. Gerard Manley Hopkins. Selected Poems, from Journal (1516-26): "God's Grandeur" (1516); "The Starlight Night" (1516-17); "As Kingfishers Catch Fire" (1517); "Spring" (1517); "The Windhover" (1518); "Pied Beauty" (1518); "Hurrahing in Harvest" (1519); "Binsey Poplars" (1519); "Duns Scotus's Oxford" (1520); "Felix Randal" (1520-21); "Spring and Fall" (1521); "Carrion Comfort" (1521-22); "No Worst, There is None" (1522); "I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day" (1522-23); "That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire . . ." (1523); "Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord" (1524); also "The Wreck of the Deutschland" (E-Text). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 04/17. Walter Pater. From The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry (1507-13); excerpts from The Renaissance Ch. 6, "Leonardo da Vinci" (E-Text). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 13

Tu. 04/22. Oscar Wilde. "The Decay of Lying" (E-Text). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 04/24. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest (1698-1740). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 14

Tu. 04/29. Showalter, Elaine, ed. Selections from Daughters of Decadence: Ada Leverson's "Suggestion" (38-46), George Egerton's "A Cross Line" (47-68), Olive Schreiner's "The Buddhist Priest's Wife" (84-97). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 05/01. Showalter, Elaine, ed. Selections from Daughters of Decadence: Charlotte Mew's "A White Night" (118-38), Sarah Grand's "The Undefinable: a Fantasia" (262-87). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 15

Tu. 05/06. Rudyard Kipling. From War Stories and Poems: "The Drums of the Fore and Aft" (7-38), "The Mutiny of the Mavericks" (70-88). SESSION AUDIO

Th. 05/08. Rudyard Kipling. From War Stories and Poems.: "A Sahib's War" (163-80), "The Comprehension of Private Copper" (183-93). SESSION AUDIO

TEXTS USED

Gaskell, Elizabeth. Cranford. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998. ISBN-13: 978-0192832092.

Greenblatt, Stephen, et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume E: The Victorian Age. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0393927214.

Kipling, Rudyard. War Stories and Poems. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0192836861.

Showalter, Elaine, ed. Daughters of Decadence: Women Writers of the Fin de Siecle. Rutgers UP, 1993. ISBN-13: 978-0813520186.

Stierstorfer, Klaus, ed. London Assurance and other Victorian Comedies. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001. ISBN-13: 978-0192832962.

E-texts as noted on this page and in syllabus. See the reading list's "(E-Text)" links for selected works by Carlyle, Ruskin, Darwin, Huxley, Hopkins, Pater, and Wilde.

Technical Note: I record audio files in class with an Olympus DM-1 digital voice recorder, transfer them via USB to my laptop, edit them in Nero Wave Editor and convert them to 16 kbps mp3 files with Nero's mp3 Pro encoding feature. Then they are uploaded to a folder in this wiki and the final step is to provide hyperlinks on this page.


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