ENGL 262: British Literature from 1660 to 1900 (Winter 2015)
The readings below are in the Broadview Anthology of British Fiction (Volumes III, IV & V, henceforth BABL), except Paradise Lost, Frankenstein and Silas Marner.The schedule below may undergo slight changes over the course of the semester; please check this page regularly for updates. [Most recent update: March 9, 2015]
Having the books is in many ways preferable, but you are under no obligation to purchase them; alternative editions and anthologies are acceptable; also, all readings are in the public domain and available online (see links below). For the novels (Frankenstein and Silas Marner), however, a hard copy is strongly recommended and probably cheaper than printing.
No matter what format you choose, you must bring a hard copies (books or printouts) of the readings to lecture and tutorial.
Jan. 7 . Introduction; John Milton, Paradise Lost (“The Verse” [pg 1] & Book I.1-26)
Jan. 12. John Milton, Paradise Lost (Book I).
Jan. 14: Paradise Lost (Book IX.192–959). ***Tutorials begin***
Jan. 28: Jonathan Swift, “The Lady’s Dressing Room” , (BABL III.379-382); Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, “The Reasons That Induced Dr. S. to Write a Poem Called ‘The Lady’s Dressing Room'” (BABL III.605-606). ***In-tutorial essay***
Feb. 4: Gulliver’s Travels (con’t); Hannah More, “Slavery: A Poem” (BABL III.830).
Feb. 9: Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (BABL IV.102) & Chapter 5 of Maria; or, The Wrongs of Woman (BABL IV.120-129); Paradise Lost, the creation of Eve (Book VIII.379-490).
Feb. 18: Wordsworth, “Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey” (BABL IV.221).
Mar. 4: Shelley, Frankenstein (to end of Volume II, page 160 in Broadview edition); Paradise Lost, creation of Adam (Book VIII.249-333).
Mar. 9. Shelley, Frankenstein (to end of novel)
Mar. 25. Silas Marner
Mar. 30. Silas Marner.
Exam: April 22 from 14:00-17:00. (This is not the official exam schedule: please be sure to check your official exam schedule on MyConcordia.)