SCHEDULE of READINGS & ASSIGNMENTS
English 149, Section 1 (Fall 2005)
Dr. Katherine D. Harris
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"Contemplation" Engraving from 1826 Forget Me Not

August  |  September October  |  November December

 Hypertext Review  |  Recitation/Explication Essay  |  Final Essay  |  Mid-Term Exam  |  Final Exam


 
Date Lecture/Discussion Reading Due Assignment Due
Thur 8/25 Introductions   Register for NASSR Listserv
Tue 8/30 18th Century Literary Legacy
  • General Introduction (1) -- See Lecture Notes
  • Baillie, "Lines for a Friend's Album" (496) - See Note
  • Images of Technology (In-Class Views)

Handout: How to Make Sense of a Poem & Romantic Poetic Forms
Note
: Albums, Pocketbooks & Female Genitalia
Email
: Canon Formation - What should be in our anthologies?

3 Questions
Discuss Hypertext Review, "How to Separate Good Data from Bad" article

 

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Thur 9/1 Romantic Beginnings: The Struggle to Be Heard
  • "French Revolution and Rights of Man" (9-12)
  • Burke, Reflections on Revolution in France (13)
  • Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Man (20)
  • Paine, Rights of Man (25)

Email: Hierarchies - Great Chain of Being

3 Questions

In-Class Essay: Nature vs. Rights of Man
Tue 9/6 The "Other" Sex: Do Women Have a Voice?
  • Polwhele, "The Unsex'd Females" (42)
  • Barbauld, "The Rights of Woman" (186)
  • Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: "To M. Talleyrand" (371)

Handout: Hemans & Polwhele (Masculine vs. Feminine)

3 Questions
Sign up for Recitation
Thur 9/8 Defining Romanticism: Beauty, Nature and the Sublime
  • Burke, "A Philosophical Enquiry" (134)
  • Coleridge, "Statesman's Manual" (147)
  • Hazlitt, "Lectures on English Poets" & "Table Talk" (149)
3 Questions
ICE Writing Tips
Tue 9/13 "High" Romanticism: Wordsworth & Coleridge
  • Wordsworth, Preface to Lyrical Ballads (573) & "We Are Seven" (566)
3 Questions
Give Turnitin: How To, Turnitin: Submitting & Password (in-class only)

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Thur 9/15  
  • Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads: "Lines Written a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey" (571)
3 Questions

HYPERTEXT REVIEW DUE
Tue 9/20  

Handout: Lyrical Ballads Tables of Contents
Email "Xanadu" in Oxford English Dictionary

3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Leslie, Lyrical Ballads, "Rime"
Thur 9/22 William Blake: Outside the Romantic Tradition (?)
  • Songs of Innocence: "Introduction" (277), "The Lamb" (278), "The Chimney Sweeper" (279), "Little Black Boy" (278)
  • Blake's Accompanying Plates online: The William Blake Archive
3 Questions
In-Class Essay: Blake's artwork vs. his text
Tue 9/27  
  • Songs of Experience: "Introduction" (299), "The Tyger" (301), "The Chimney Sweeper" (300), "The Sick Rose" (300)
  • Blake's Accompanying Plates online: The William Blake Archive
3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Emily, Blake, "London"
(2) Amy, Blake, "Human Abstract"
Thur 9/29 Poetic Forms: Borrowing from Pre-Cursors
  • Charlotte Smith, "Partial Muse" (227), "Unhappy Exile" (227), "To Fancy" (228), "To the Muse" (229), "Beachy Head" (244; especially ll672-731)
  • Wordsworth, "Scorn Not the Sonnet" (Online only)
3 Questions
In-Class Essay: Wordsworth vs. Smith
Tue 10/4 Poetic Forms: Women Skirting the Romantic Tradition 3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Elizabeth K., STC, "Ancient Mariner"
(2) Nicole, STC, "Kubla Khan"

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Thur 10/6 Images of London & Urban Landscapes
  • Wordsworth, "London" (599)
  • Robinson, "A London Summer Morning" (347)
  • Shelley, "Sonnet: England in 1819" (1166)
  • Blake, "London" (302)
3 Questions
In-Class Essay

Discuss Mid-Term Exam:
Study Guide

Mid-Term Course Evaluation
Tue 10/11 Hushed Voices: Slavery & the Working Class
  • Cowper, "The Negro's Complaint" (62)
  • Equiano, Interesting Narrative (192)
  • More, Cheap Repository Tracts (216)
  • Images of Race & Working Class (PowerPoint from class)
3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Philip, Cowper, "Pity"
Thur 10/13 MID-TERM EXAM (Bring exam booklets)
See Study Guide

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Tue 10/18 The Growth of Nature
  • Jeffrey, "Review" (157)
  • Coleridge, Biographia Literaria (745) & "The Eolian Harp" (760)
  • Online: The Aeolian Harp images (Online only)
3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Christina, Cowper, "NC"
(2) Unika, STC
(3) Diana, STC
Thur 10/20  
  • Wordsworth, "I Wandered" (601)
  • D. Wordsworth, The Grasmere Journals (663-667), "Thoughts on my Sick-Bed" (669)
  • Wollstonecraft, Letters Written (421)
3 Questions

In-Class Essay

Discuss FINAL ESSAY (Download Instructions here)
Tue 10/25 Later Romantic Writers: Poet as Statesmen
  • Shelley, A Defence of Poetry (1167), "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" (1065)
3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Raphael, Shelley, "HtIB"
(2) Serge, Shelley, "Ozymandias"
Thur 10/27 Later Romantic Writers: Beauty 3 Questions
In-Class Essay

THESIS STATEMENT DUE (emailed)
Tue 11/1 Late Romantic Writers: Rejecting the Ego
  • Lockhart, "Cockney School" (159)
  • Keats, Letters to George & Thomas Keats (1262), Letter to J.H. Reynolds (1263), "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (1297), "Ode to a Nightingale" (1296)

Handout: Shelley, Wordsworth & the Byronic Hero

3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Andrea, Keats, "Ode...Urn"
(2) Peter, Keats, "To Autumn"

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Thur 11/3 Byronic Hero, Science & the Novel
  • Byron, "Prometheus" (920), Dedication to Don Juan (1047)

Handout: Hints on Reading Fiction

3 Questions
In-Class Essay
Tue 11/8  
  • Barbauld, "On Novel-Writing" (171)
  • Mary Shelley, 1831 Introduction to Frankenstein (169) & Vol. I, Letters I-IV (7-17)

Handout: Gothic Novel & Frankenstein

3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Jamie, Barbauld "Epistle"
 
Thur 11/10  
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Vol. I, Chps. 107 (17-58)
3 Questions
Tue 11/15  
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Vol. II (all)
  • See Branaugh's birth scene
3 Questions
Thur 11/17  
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Vol. III, Chps. 1-6 (103-139)

Email: Dśmon (from OED)

3 Questions
In-Class Essay
Tue 11/22  
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Finish Vol. III

    NotePride & Prejudice, SJ Rep. Theater (11/26-12/30)
                *Student & Group Discounts
                *Post-show discussion w/actors after Matinee

3 Questions

FIRST DRAFT OF FINAL ESSAY DUE (emailed)

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Thur 11/24

Thanksgiving Holiday -- No Class

Tue 11/29 Debunking Masculine Tropes
  • Hemans, "Casabianca" (1227), "Evening Prayer" (1227), "Woman & Fame" (1247), "Brigand Leader & His Wife" (Online only), "Image in Lava" (1242)
3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Elizabeth M., Hemans, "Woman & Fame"
(2) Elizabeth F., Hemans, "Image in Lava"
Thur 12/1 The Female Keats and Byron (?)
  • Landon, "The Proud Ladye" (1379), "Felicia Hemans" (1401)
3 Questions
In-Class Essay

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Tue 12/6 Wordsworth's Last Word & the Victorians Enter
  • Wordsworth, The Prelude, Books 13 & 14 (652)

Handout: Transition to the Victorians, Final Exam Study Guide & NASSR Unsubscribe

Email: Where did "grim reaper" come from?

3 Questions

Recitations:
(1) Eryn, WW, "Stepping Westward"
(2) Leah, WW, "Solitary Reaper"
Thur 12/8 Presentations on Final Project
Review for Final Exam
NASSR Posting Due

FINAL DRAFT OF ESSAY DUE
(paper copy only)

FINAL EXAM
Wed, December 14, 9:45-12pm
(Bring exam booklets & pens)

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