E206: British Literature II
Dr. Vail

Texts:    Norton Anthology of English Literature, 6th edition (1 vol. Major Authors ed.)
             Lord Byron: Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)
             Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Norton, 3rd. ed.)

Reading Schedule

7/14: Introduction to Course & Eighteenth century historical/cultural background

7/15: Introduction to Pope--Essay on Man (pp. 1097-1103) & Essay on Criticism

7/16: Pope--The Rape of the Lock

7/17: Introduction to Swift--Gulliver's Travels

7/18: Swift--Gulliver's Travels

7/21: Introduction to Johnson--Rasselas

7/22: Johnson--Rasselas, Rambler no. 4

7/23: Napoleonic era historical/cultural background

7/24: Introduction to Blake--The Marriage of Heaven and Hell  (*PAPER 1 DUE*)

7/25: Blake--Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience

7/28: Introduction to Wordsworth--"Prospectus" to The Recluse, "Ode: Intimations of Immortality"

7/29: Wordsworth--"Lines: Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey," "I wandered lonely as a cloud," "My heart leaps up," "Expostulation and Reply," "The Tables Turned"

7/30: Wordsworth--"The Ruined Cottage," sonnets (pp. 1393-1396), "Elegaic Stanzas..."

7/31: Introduction to Coleridge--"Kubla Khan," "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

8/1: *EXAM*

8/4: Coleridge--"Christabel," "Dejection: An Ode"

8/5: Introduction to Byron--"The Prisoner of Chillon"  (*PAPER 2 DUE*)

8/6: Byron--Manfred, "Darkness"

8/7: Byron--Don Juan, Canto I (pp. 1599-1624)

8/8: Shelley--"Ozymandias," "To a Sky-Lark," "Ode to the West Wind," Defence of Poetry

8/11: Introduction to Keats--"Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode on a Grecian Urn"

8/12: Keats--"Ode on Indolence," "The Eve of St. Agnes," "Ode to Psyche"

8/13: Introduction to Emily Bronte--Wuthering Heights

8/14: Wuthering Heights  (*PAPER 3 DUE*)