William Blake, The Book of Thel and Visions of the Daughters of Albion are available online at www.blakearchive.org. Please use Copy J (Houghton Library) of Thel, and Copy G (Houghton Library) of Visions.
Week 1 Paradise Lost: The War in Heaven
1/5 John Milton, Paradise Lost, 1-2
1/5 John Milton, Paradise Lost, 3-4
Week 2 Paradise Lost: Adam, Eve, and the Angel
1/12 John Milton, Paradise Lost, 5-6
1/14 John Milton, Paradise Lost, 7-8
Week 3 Paradise Lost: The Fall and Aftermath
2/4 Alexander Pope, Rape of the Lock Week 6 Illuminated Poetry
2/9 William Blake, The Book of Thel
2/11 William Blake, Visions of the Daughters of Albion Week 7 Lyrical Ballads
2/16 S.T. Coleridge: “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
William Wordsworth: “The Female Vagrant”; “Goody Blake and Harry Gill”; “Simon Lee”; “Anecdote for Fathers”; “We are Seven”; “The Thorn”; “The Last of the Flock”; “The Mad Mother”; “Expostulation and Reply”; “The Tables Turned”; “Complaint of a Forsaken Indian Woman”
2/18 Coleridge: “The Nightingale”
William Wordsworth: “Tintern Abbey”; “A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal”; “Lucy Gray”; “Nutting”; “Three Years She Grew”; “The Old Cumberland Beggar”; “Michael”
Week 8 John Keats: Sonnets, Odes, and Romance
2/23 John Keats, “O Solitude”; “Why Did I Laugh Tonight?”; “A
Dream, After Reading … Paulo and Francesca” “On Seeing the Elgin Marbles”; “Ode to Psyche”; “Ode on a Grecian Urn”; “Ode to a Nightingale”; “Ode on Melancholy”; “Ode on Indolence”; “To Autumn”; “Bright Star”; “I Cry Your Mercy”;=
2/25 John Keats, “Isabella, or the Pot of Basil”; “The Eve of St. Agnes”; “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”; Lamia; “This Living Hand”
Week 9 Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus
3/1 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Preface, Introduction, vol. 1
3/3 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein , Vols. 2 & 3
Week 10 The Novel of Manners: Persuasion
3/8 Jane Austen, Persuasion, Vol. 1
3/10 Jane Austen, Persuasion, Vol. 2
Knowledge of a selection of major literary works in cultural context
Heightened sensitivity to the aesthetic qualities of language
Attendance at lecture and participation in discussion; you’ll be asked to contribute one written question. Please turn off computers and cell phones.
Active participation in section. No unexcused absences.
Four short papers, due weeks 3, 5, 8, 11, respectively:
Paradise Lost (5-6pp): You’ll be asked to incorporate canonical criticism on Milton’s poem to be distributed and discussed in section.
Behn, Dryden, Pope: (2-3pp): Imagine importing a character from one of these authors into a dramatic work by another: what would happen?
Blake, Wordsworth, or Keats (4-5pp): Close read a poem in support of a thesis.
Frankenstein or Persuasion (6-7pp) Discuss either novel in light of contextual material (choose one author or text) contained in the Broadview appendices.
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