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English 4405 schedule, fall 2022

Updated 9/3/22

This schedule of readings and assignments is tentative.

Meeting Dates Readings Assignments
Thursday, August 11 Course syllabus
2000-4000 grades and grading

 
Tuesday, August 16 Drop/add ends
Thursday, August 18 @4:00

The Romantic Era
Romanticism

Mary Wollstonecraft overview  
Wollstonecraft headnote: 208-11   
  A Vindication of the Rights of Woman 211-39

Critical response
Thursday, August 25 tba

William Blake overview
Blake headnote 112-16
  "All Religions Are One" 116
  

  "There Is No Natural Religion" (a & b) 116-17

From Songs of Innocence and Experience:
  "Introduction" & "Introduction" 118-19, 125
  "The Lamb" & "The Tyger" 120, 129-30
  "The Chimney Sweeper" (both) 121-22, 128  
 
"The Divine Image" 122
  "A Divine Image" 135
  
"The Garden of Love" 131
   "
The Human Abstract" 133  
  "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" 148-59

Critical response

Thursday, September 1 William Wordsworth overview
Wordsworth headnote 270-72
  "Preface to Lyrical Ballads" 292-304
  "Simon Lee" 275-78
  "We Are Seven" 278-79
  "Lines Composed . . . Tintern Abbey" 288-92
  "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" 335-41
  "The world is too much with us" 347
 
"My heart leaps up" 335
  "Michael" 320-30
 

Critical response

Thursday, September 8

Samuel Taylor Coleridge overview
Coleridge headnote 437-39    

  "The Eolian Harp" 439-41   

  "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison" 441-43   

  "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" 443-59 

  "Frost at Midnight" 477-79

  "Kubla Khan" 459-62

Critical response corrections

Critical response

Thursday, September 15

Percy Bysshe Shelley overview
Shelley headnote 748-51
  "Mutability" 751-52
  "Mont Blanc" 770-73
  "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty" 773-76
  "Ozymandias" 776
  "Stanzas Written in Dejection" 778-79

Critical response
Thursday, September 22

Percy Shelley:
  "A Defence of Poetry" excerpt 856-69
  "The Mask of Anarchy" 779-89
  Online:  "A Song: 'Men of England'
  "England in 1819" 790
  "Ode to the West Wind" 791-93
  "To a Sky-Lark" 834-36

Critical response
Thursday, September 29 Mary Shelley overview
Frankenstein
Vol 1-Vol 2, ch. 4
Critical response
Thursday, October 6 Frankenstein Vol 2, ch. 5-end Critical response
Assign midterm exam
Saturday, October 8   Midterm exam
Wednesday, October 12 Last day to withdraw 
with "W" grade
Thursday, October 13 Keats headnote 901-3    
  "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" 904
  "Sleep and Poetry" 904-6  
  "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" 906
  Endymion excerpts 906-10
  "The Eve of St. Agnes" 912-22
  Letters 965-74
Critical response
Thursday, October 20 John Keats:
  "La Belle Dame sans Merci" 923-24
  "Ode to Psyche" 925-27  
  "Ode to a Nightingale" 927-29
  "Ode on a Grecian Urn" 930-31

Paper assignment

Thursday, October 27 John Keats:
  "Ode on Melancholy" 931-33
  "Ode on Indolence" 933-34
  "Lamia" 935-50
  "To Autumn" 951-52

Seminar paper proposal

Thursday, November 3 Wuthering Heights chs. 1-8  
Thursday, November 10 Wuthering Heights chs. 9-14

Seminar paper

Thursday, November 17 Wuthering Heights chs. 15-23  
Thursday, December 1 Wuthering Heights chs. 24-34  
Final exam
December 5 or 6 tba
  Final exam
Seminar paper corrections