EL 102 Syllabus

EL 102

SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

Dr. Ethan Guagliardo

Tuesday 12:00, EF 06     Thursday 12:00, M 1152
Friday 12:00, M 1171
Problem session: Tuesday, 4:00, M2231

Office Hours: Thursday 1:00-3:00; Friday 2:00-3:00; 5:00-5:50, and by appointment (preferred).

These two courses are designed as a general introduction to English Literature. EL 101 covers the Early and Middle English periods, the English Renaissance and the first half of the 17th Century up to the Restoration (1660). EL 102 continues the survey from the Restoration to the present, covering the Augustan Age, the Romantics, the Age of Victoria and the 20th Century. The courses are offered in the form of introductory lectures for each literary period followed by the reading and discussion of individual texts. Each course is independent and EL 101 is not a prerequisite for EL 102.

Class Policies:

  • Attendance is required. Students must attend 75% of all class hours for the semester. If you fail to meet this attendance requirement, you will not be admitted to the Final Exam.
  • There will be one midterm and a final exam each semester. All students are required to take the midterm exam; if a student is legitimately excused from the midterm, a make-up exam will be arranged through his or her instructor. There will also be several announced and unannounced quizzes. (There will be no make-up exams for the quizzes.)
  • The texts to be studied as well as the background reading materials have been compiled and are available at Doğa Kırtasiye.
  • You are welcome to see your instructor during his or her designated office hours and at other times. Please make an appointment before you come in.
  • You should regularly check the bulletin board across the stairs on TB fourth floor and your instructor’s office door for announcements, assignments, etc.

Grading:

* Participation, Attendance, Quizzes, Assignments: 20%

* Midterm: 35%

* Final Exam: 45%

EL 102 Survey of English Literature Syllabus Spring 2017
WEEK ONE

Feb. 7    Tues Introduction: Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
9             Th Introduction, continued
10           F Introduction, continued

WEEK TWO

Feb. 14  T Dryden, “Mac Flecknoe”; “To Dr. Charleton”
16           Th Pope, “An Essay on Man”
17           F Pope, Continued.

WEEK THREE

Feb. 21   T Swift, “A Modest Proposal”
23            Th Johnson, “Rambler No. 5,” “A Short Song of Congratulation”
24            F Introduction: The Romantics

WEEK FOUR

Feb. 28     T Introduction: The Romantics
March 2   Th Blake,  “The Lamb,” “The Tiger,” “The Chimney Sweeper” (2x); “Nurse’s      
Song” (2x); “The Little Black Boy”
3                 F    Wordsworth, “Westminster Bridge,” “It Is a Beauteous Evening,”; London 1802″; “The World Is Too Much with Us”; From Preface to Lyrical Ballads

WEEK FIVE

March 7     T Coleridge, “Frost at Midnight,” “Kubla Khan”; From Biographia Litera
9                  Th Byron, “Prometheus,” “She Walks in Music,” “Stanzas for Music”
10                 F Shelley, “Ozymandias,” “England 1819,” “To a Skylark”; “Ode to the West Wind”

WEEK SIX

March 14    T Shelley (cont.) / Keats, “La Belle Dame”; “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer”
16                 Th Keats (cont.), “Ode on a Grecian Urn”; “On the Sonnet”
17                  F Introduction: The Victorians

WEEK SEVEN

March 21      T Introduction: the Victorians
23                   Th Tennyson, “Ulysses”; “Tears, Idle Tears”
24                   F Browning, “My Last Duchess”; “Meeting at Night”

WEEK EIGHT

March 28     T Arnold, “Dover Beach,” “To Marguerite-Continued”; “Isolation”
30                   Th Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden”; Emily Bronte, poems
31                    F D. G. Rossetti, poems; Ruskin, The Pathetic Fallacy

WEEK NINE

April 4            T C. Rossetti, “Song,” “Echo,” “A Better Resurrection”; Hopkins, “Pied Beauty,” “Spring and Fall”; “God’s Grandeur”
6                       Th Introduction: the Twentieth Century
7                       F Introduction: the Twentieth Century

WEEK TEN

April  11          T Hardy, “Hap,” “God-Forgotten,”; “The Man he Killed” AND “At Tea
13                     Th S. Sassoon, “Suicide in the Trenches” [in supplemental readings]; R. Brooke, “The Soldier”; W. Owen, “Dulce et Decorum Est”
14                     F Yeats, “The Second Coming,” “Sailing to Byzantium”

WEEK ELEVEN

April 17-22: Spring Break

WEEK TWELVE

April 25           T T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”; Pound, “In a Station at the Metro”
27                     Th T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”; Pound, “In a Station at the Metro”
28                      F Joyce, Dubliners “Araby”; “Eveline”

WEEK THIRTEEN

May 2               T Joyce, Dubliners “Araby”; “Eveline”
4                        Th Orwell, “Shooting an Elephant”
5                         F Woolf, “A Room of One’s Own”

WEEK FOURTEEN

May 9               T Smith, “Not Waving But Drowning”; Auden, “Musee des Beaux Arts,” “Epilogue”
11                       Th Larkin, “An Arundel Tomb,” “Ambulances”
12                        F Heaney, “Digging,” Dunn, “The Clothes Pit,” “Modern Love”; Hughes,  “The Thought-Fox,” Harrison, “Book Ends”

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