Lecture and Reading Schedule

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.

Week 1

Jan. 7 . Introduction; John Milton, Paradise Lost (“The Verse” [pg 1] & Book I.1-26)

Week 2

Jan. 12. John Milton, Paradise Lost (Book I).

Jan. 14: Paradise Lost (Book IX.192–959). ***Tutorials begin***

Week 3        

Jan. 19: Aphra Behn, “The Disappointment” (BABL III. 197); Daniel Defoe, from Robinson Crusoe (BABL III.309). Jan. 21: Defoe, from Robinson Crusoe.

Week 4        

Jan. 26: Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, Epistle 1 and Epistle 2 (BABL III.579); Paradise Lost, on vain and fruitful knowledge (Book VIII.1-178)

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***

Week 5

Feb. 2: Swift, “A Modest Proposal” &  Gulliver’s Travels, Book IV (BABL III.523, 484 ).

Feb. 4: Gulliver’s Travels (con’t); Hannah More, “Slavery: A Poem” (BABL III.830).

Week 6        

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. 11: William Wordsworth, “My Heart Leaps Up” (BABL 245); Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Frost at Midnight” (BABL IV.412).

Week 7        

Feb. 16: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Frost at Midnight” (BABL IV.412); Shelley, “England in 1819” (BABL IV.760); Wordsworth, “London, 1802” (BABL IV.244).

Feb. 18: Wordsworth, “Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey” (BABL IV.221). 


Week 8        

Mar. 2: Coleridge, “Kubla Kahn” (BABL IV.438); Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind (BABL IV.736); Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (Preface & Letters I–IV). ***Poem comparison due***

Mar. 4: Shelley, Frankenstein (to end of Volume II, page 160 in Broadview edition); Paradise Lost, creation of Adam (Book VIII.249-333).

Week 9        

Mar. 9. Shelley, Frankenstein (to end of novel)

Mar. 11. Keats, “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer,” “Bright Star” & “Ode to a Nightingale” (BABL IV.809, 824, 827).

Week 10      

Mar. 16: Tennyson, “Ulysses” & In Memoriam: Prelude, 3, 27, 54, 55, 56, 118, 131 (BABL V. 184, 197).

Mar. 18. Darwin, from The Origin of Species (BABL V.263-272); Matthew Arnold, “Dover Beach” (BABL V.465).

Week 11      

Mar. 23. George Eliot, Chapter 17 of Adam Bede (BABL V.422) and Silas Marner (to end of Chapter 4, pg 31)

Mar. 25. Silas Marner

Week 12      

Mar. 30. Silas Marner.

Apr. 1. Silas Marner; Pater, Conclusion to The Renaissance (BABL V.636); Wilde, from The Decay of Lying + Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray (BABL V.697, 698). ***Essay due

Week 13      

Apr. 6. No class. Apr. 8: Rossetti,  “Goblin Market” & In an Artist’s Studio” (BABL V.546, 562).

Week 14        

Apr. 13. Meredith, Modern Love (#1, 4, 6, 17 & 30; BABL V.492); Hopkins, “The Windhover” (BABL V.668)

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.)





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