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English 2122.04 schedule, fall 2017

Updated 9/11/17

Note that this schedule of readings and assignments is tentative.  I will make additions and adjustments as need arises, giving ample notice in class and on the web when making changes in the schedule.

Day/Date Assignments due Readings due In class
Monday, August 14  

Course syllabus
21XX syllabus supplement
2000-4000 grades and grading

Introduction to course
Simple Stuff
The Romantic Era  
Romanticism

Wednesday, August 16 Student info (online)

Golden rules
William Blake overview
Blake headnote 43-46  

  "There Is No Natural Religion" (a & b) 46-47

  Songs of Innocence 48-54

 
Thursday, August 17 Drop/add ends    
Monday, August 21   Nuggets
Blake: Songs of Experience 54-64
  "The Book of Thel" 64-68
 
Wednesday, August 23   Quotations
Samuel Taylor Coleridge overview
Coleridge headnote 250-52    

  "The Eolian Harp" 252-54
 
"This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison" 254-56   
  "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" 256-72 

  "Frost at Midnight" 290-92

 
Friday, August 25 Terminology test (D2L quiz) Elements of fiction
Elements of poetry
 
Monday, August 28  

Word problems
William Wordsworth overview
Wordsworth headnote 124-27
  "Preface to Lyrical Ballads" 135-47
  "We Are Seven" 127-28
  "The Tables Turned" 130-31
  "Lines Composed . . . Tintern Abbey" 131-35
  "Michael" 163-73 
  "I wandered lonely as a cloud" 177-78
 
"My heart leaps up" 178
  "The world is too much with us" 185-86

 
Wednesday, August 30 Writing matters test (D2L quiz) Class canceled Class canceled
Monday, Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday Labor Day holiday 
Labor Day holiday
Wednesday, Sept. 6   Percy Bysshe Shelley overview
Shelley headnote 376-78
  "Mont Blanc" 380-83
  "Ozymandias" 386
  "A Song: Men of England" 386-87
  "England in 1819" 387
  "Ode to the West Wind" 388-90
 
Monday, Sept. 11 Class canceled MGA closed for Irma Class canceled
Wednesday, Sept. 13   On plagiarism
Mary Shelley overview

Frankenstein iii-x, 1-54
Paper 1 assigned
Monday, Sept. 18   Frankenstein 54-114  
Wednesday, Sept. 20 Paper proposal Frankenstein 114-66  
Monday, Sept. 25  

Introduction to Victorians
Alfred, Lord Tennyson overview 
Tennyson headnote 613-16
  "The Lady of Shalott"  618-22

  "The Lotos-Eaters" 623-24 

  "Ulysses" 624-25
  "Locksley Hall" 628-34
  "The Charge of the Light Brigade" 681-82

Discuss midterm
Wednesday, Sept. 27

  

  Midterm exam
Monday, October 2 Paper 1 due

E. B. Browning headnote 585-87
  "The Cry of the Children" 587-90
  Sonnets 590-92
  "
The Runaway Slave . . ." 592-98
  "From Aurora Leigh" 598-612

 
Wednesday, October 4   Wuthering Heights v-vi, 1-53  
Monday, October 9   Wuthering Heights 53-125  
Wednesday, Oct. 11 Last day to withdraw 
with "W" grade
 
Wuthering Heights 125-79  
Monday, October 16   Wuthering Heights 180-248  
Wednesday, Oct. 18   Robert Browning overview
Robert Browning headnote 709-12
  "Porphyria's Lover" 713-14    

  "Soliloquy of the Spanish..." 714-16    

  "My Last Duchess" 716-17    

  "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" 723-29
 
Monday, October 23   Oscar Wilde overview
Wilde headnote 874-77
  The Importance of Being Earnest 886-929
 
Wednesday, Oct. 25   Hardy headnote 986-87
  "Hap" 988
  "Neutral Tones" 988
  "The Darkling Thrush" 989-90
  "Channel Firing"991-92
  "The Convergence of the Twain" 992-93
  "Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave?" 993-94
  "He Never Expected Much" 995
 
Monday, October 30 Paper 1 corrections Joseph Conrad overview
Conrad headnote 996-99  

  Heart of Darkness 999-1057
 
Wednesday, November 1   W. B. Yeats overview
Yeats headnote 1057-60   

  "No Second Troy" 1066  

  "September 1913" 1067-68    
  "Easter 1916" 1068-70    

  "The Second Coming" 1073-74    

  "Leda and the Swan" 1076-77
  "Sailing to Byzantium" 1077-78 
Paper 2 assigned
Monday, November 6   Virginia Woolf overview
Woolf headnote 1095-97
  "The Mark on the Wall" 1097-1102
  "Professions for Women" 1217-20
James Joyce overview
Joyce headnote 1221-23
  "Araby" 1223-27
 
Wednesday, November 8 Paper proposal James Joyce: "From Ulysses" 1256-64
Handout: Ulysses excerpt: "Lestrygonians"
 
Monday, November 13   T. S. Eliot overview
Eliot headnote 1298-1301
  "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" 1301-5
  "The Waste Land" 1305-1319
  "The Hollow Men" 1320-22
  "Journey of the Magi" 1322-23
 
Wednesday, November 15 Paper 2 due

Samuel Beckett overview
Beckett headnote1353-55
Handout: Happy Days

 
Monday-Saturday,
November 20-25
Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday

Monday, November 27

  W. H. Auden headnote 1411-12
  "Lullaby" 1412-13
  "Musee des Beaux Arts" 1415
  "The Unknown Citizen" 1418
  "September 1, 1939" 1419-21
Dylan Thomas headnote 1428-29
  "Poem in October" 1430-31
  "Fern Hill" 1431-32
  "Do Not Go Gentle . . ."1433
 
Wednesday, November 29   Philip Larkin 1433-40
Seamus Heaney headnote 1469-70
  "Digging" 1471
  "The Forge" 1471-72
  "Punishment" 1473-74
  "Clearances" 1480-83
 

Monday, December 4

Paper 2 corrections Margaret Atwood headnote 1485-86
  "Death by Landscape" 1486-98
  "Miss July Grows Older" 1498-1500
Discuss exam 
       
Final exam
Wednesday, December 6
1:00-3:00