E211 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1760, CAL STATE FULLERTON SUMMER 2003

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Note: all links have been removed from this archival copy, but the author questions (bundled according to subject/period) and study guides referenced below can be found in relevant sections of the Resource Gallery. Instructions pages for journals, presentations, etc. were similar to those available in my current courses. MP3 audio of class sessions for selected courses is still available in the Audio Archive. My blog entries for most courses are available from the Blogs Index.


Required Texts (Titan Bookstore)

Abrams, M. H. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vols. 1A-C. 7th. ed.

Catalog Information. "This course meets a GE Disciplinary Learning requirement in Category III.B.2, Introduction to the Humanities."


Course Policies. (Please review this information early in the semester.)

Paper Instructions. (25% of grade, due 8/14, draft or notes included.)

Journal Instructions. (Journal is 20% of grade; review instructions.)

General: College Success | Sample Essay | Grammar | Deductive Essays | Citation | Analysis | Editing | Plagiphrasing | Orwell | Rubric | Links

Guides: Chaucer's English | Medieval Humours | Renaissance Soul | Typology | Great Chain | Allegory | Renaissance Lyric | Epic Conventions | Petrarchan Sonnet | Poets & Gospel | Shakespeare Review | P.L. Arguments | P.L. Guide | P.L. Chronology | P.L. Modes | Divine Right | Renaissance Rhetoric

Questions: Chaucer | Wakefield | More | Hoby | Wyatt | Surrey | Sidney | Spenser | Marlowe | Shakespeare | Donne | Bacon | Herbert | Herrick & Crashaw | Vaughan | Milton | Pope


SCHEDULE: WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WORKS ON THE DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

07/14. Course Introduction.

07/15. Geoffrey Chaucer. "General Prologue" lines 1-164, 625-860 from The Canterbury Tales.

07/16. Geoffrey Chaucer. "The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale" from The Canterbury Tales.

07/17. Wakefield Master. The Second Shepherds' Play.

WEEK 2

07/21. Thomas More and Thomas Hoby. More: from Utopia. Hoby: from The Courtier.

07/22. Sir Thomas Wyatt and William Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. Wyatt: "The Long Love," "My Galley," "Madam, Withouten Many Words," "Whoso List to Hunt," "My Lute, Awake!," "They Flee from Me," "Divers Doth Use," "Blame Not My Lute," "Forget Not Yet," "Who List His Wealth and Ease," "Mine Own John Poins." Surrey: "Love, That Doth Reign," "The Soote Season," "O Happy Dames," "Martial...," "Wyatt Resteth Here," "So Cruel Prison."

07/23. Sir Philip Sidney. "A Defence of Poesy."

07/24. Edmund Spenser and Christopher Marlowe. Spenser: "Epithalamion." Marlowe: "Hero and Leander," "The Passionate Shepherd." Journal Set 1 Due.

WEEK 3

07/28. William Shakespeare. King Lear. (Film in class)

07/29. William Shakespeare. King Lear. (Film in class, cont.)

07/30. William Shakespeare. King Lear. (Text)

07/31. John Donne. "The Flea," "The Good Morrow," "Song -- Go and Catch a Falling Star," "The Canonizaton," "A Nocturnal upon Saint Lucy's Day," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "Holy Sonnets" (all), "Good Friday, 1613: Riding Westward," from Devotions, and selection from "Death's Duel."

WEEK 4

08/04. Sir Francis Bacon. All Norton selections: from Essays, from The Advancement of Learning, from Novum Organum, from The New Atlantis.

08/05. George Herbert, Francis Vaughan, William Crashaw, Robert Herrick. Herbert: "The Altar," "Redemption," "Easter," "Easter Wings," "Affliction (I)," "Prayer (1)," "Jordan (1)," "Denial," "Jordan (2)," "Time," "The Bunch of Grapes," "The Pilgrimage," "Discipline," "Death." Vaughan: "The World." Crashaw: "On the Wounds of Our Crucified Lord," "The Flaming Heart." Herrick: "Corinna's Going A-Maying," "The Hock-Cart, or Harvest Home," "Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast."

08/06. John Milton. Paradise Lost, Books 1-2.

08/07. John Milton. Paradise Lost, Books 3-4.

WEEK 5

08/11. John Milton. Paradise Lost, Books 5-8.

08/12. John Milton. Paradise Lost, Books 8-10.

08/13. John Milton, Paradise Lost. C18 introduction.

08/14. Final exam in class: essay-based. Books and notes allowed.