ENGB02Y: English Literature: Historical Survey

Reading Schedule (Mid-Term to End of Term)

Week 7

Feb 25

Robert Browning, "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" (p. 1206)

Week 8

Feb 28

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, from In Memoriam A. H. H. (p. 1084)
group 1: poems 1, 3, 7, 27, 54-56
group 2: poems 95; 105; 107; 119; 124

 

March 1

The Role of the Humanities:
Matthew Arnold,
from "Preface to Poems (1853)" (pp. 1379-1381, to "is painful also")
from "The Function of Criticism" (pp. 1395-98, from "But Burke" to "true and fresh ideas")
John Henry Cardinal Newman, The Idea of a University: section 10 (pp. 981-2)

 

 March 3

The Later Victorians (pp. 898-902)
Pre-Raphaelites: [slides of paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Holman Hunt; John Millais]
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "Nuptial Sleep" (p. 1468); "Willowwood-3" (p. 1469); "The Woodspurge" (p. 1467)

Week 9

March 6

"The Role of Women" (pp. 902-4)
"The Woman Question" (pp. 1595-1597)
Coventry Patmore, from The Angel in the House (p. 1599)
Christina Rossetti, "In an Artist's Studio" (p. 1476)

 

March 8

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, from Aurora Leigh (p. 1034)
Book 1: lines 251-312; 385-465
Book 2: lines 343-497
Book 5: lines 139-222

 

March 10

Christina Rossetti, "Goblin Market" (p. 1479)

Week 10

 March 13

Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession (p. 1714)

 

 March 15

Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession (p. 1714)

 

 March 17

Fin de Siècle: Aestheticism and Decadence
[slides: James McNeill Whistler; Aubrey Beardsley]
Walter Pater, Conclusion to The Renaissance (p. 1532)
Oscar Wilde, "Impression du Matin" (p. 1618)
Ernest Dowson, "Cynara" (p. 1680); "They Are Not Long" (p. 1681)

Week 11

 March 20

Modernism [slides: Picasso; Matisse; Cezanne]
Virginia Woolf, "Modern Fiction" (p. 1921)

 

 March 22

Virginia Woolf, "Professions for Women" (pp. 1986-90)
from "A Sketch of the Past" (pp. 1990-97)

 

 March 24

Virginia Woolf, "The Legacy" (p. 1998)

Week 12

 March 27

D.H. Lawrence, "The Horse-Dealer's Daughter" (p. 2097)

 

 March 29

T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (p. 2140)

 

 March 30

T.S. Eliot, "Tradition and the Individual Talent" (p. 2170)
Overview and Review

 

 

 

 

 

 Final Examination, Time TBA