ENGL 262: British Literature from 1660 to 1900 (Fall 2014)
The readings below are in the Broadview Anthology of British Fiction (Volumes III, IV & V, henceforth BABL), except Paradise Lost, Frankenstein and Silas Marner. 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.
Note that, no matter what format you choose for the readings, you must bring a hard copy (either book or printout) of the readings to lecture and tutorial.
Readings preceded by a single * are recommended but optional.
Sept. 3. Introduction
Sept. 10. Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (Chapters 3 & 4 [BABL III.309-323])
Sept. 15. Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (Chapters 5 & 6 [BABL III.323-336]).
Sept. 22. Aphra Behn, “The Disappointment” (BABL III.197-199); 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).
Sept. 29. Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (Book IV, to end [BABL III.490-519]).
Oct. 1. Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Intro + Chapter II [BABL IV.102]); Anna Laetitia Barbauld, “Washing Day” (BABL IV.27); *Paradise Lost, the creation of Eve (Book VIII.379-490).
Oct. 13. no class.
***Poem comparison due in tutorial***
Oct. 27, 29. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein + *Paradise Lost, the creation of Adam (Book VIII.249-333)
Nov. 12. Eliot, Silas Marner.
Nov. 17. Silas Marner. Nov. 19. Silas Marner + Walter Pater, Conclusion of The Renaissance (BABL V.636) ***Essay due in tutorial***
Exam: December 11, 2014, 9:00 am (tentative date/time)