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wordsworth and keats                                               csulosangeles
                                                        english 492

Schedule

 

For Wordsworth selections, page numbers in parentheses
refer to the starting page number of the selection

Assignment

9/20

Course Introduction: “Old Man Travelling” and the Problem of Wordsworth

 

9/25

Wordsworth, “An Evening Walk” (1)

 

9/27

Wordsworth, selections from Lyrical Ballads [1798]: Advertisement (591), “Lines Left Upon a Seat” (29), “Goody Blake and Harry Gill” (56), “Simon Lee” (85), “Anecdote for Fathers” (81), “We are Seven” (83), “Lines Written in Early Spring” (80), “The Thorn” (59), “The Last of the Flock” (88), “Expostulation and Reply” (129), “The Tables Turned” (130), “Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” (131)

 

10/2

Selections from Lyrical Ballads, in Two Volumes [1798] (continued)

 

10/4

Wordsworth, selections from Lyrical Ballads, in Two Volumes [1800]: Preface (595), “The Brothers” (155), “Strange Fits of Passion” (148), “Song (‘She dwelt among th’ untrodden ways” (147), “A slumber did my spirit seal” (147), “The Waterfall and the Eglantine” (214), “Lucy Gray” (149), “The Idle Shepherd Boys” (217), “The Two Thieves” (216), “The Two April Mornings” (140), “The Fountain” (138), “Nutting” (153), “Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower” (154), “The Old Cumberland Beggar” (49), “Poems on the Naming of Places” (199), “Michael” (224)

 

10/9

Selections from Lyrical Ballads, in Two Volumes [1800] (continued): emphasis on "Michael"

 

10/11

Wordsworth, selections from Poems, in Two Volumes [1807] (see list of poems below—only poems marked with an asterisk are required reading)

Presentations on Wordsworth

10/16

Selections from Poems, in Two Volumes [1807] (continued): emphasis on "Resolution and Independence" and "Ode: Intimations of Immortality"

 

10/18

Wordsworth, “The Ruined Cottage” (31), “Essay, Supplementary to the Preface (1815)” (640)

 

10/23

Keats, “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” (8), selections from Poems [1817] (13-45), “Leigh Hunt attacked ...” (62-73), “Letter to George and Tom” (76-78)

First Paper Due

10/25

Keats, early poetry (continued)

Presentations on Keats

10/30

Keats, “Letter to Fanny Keats” (186-190), “Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, August 1818” (193-199), “Letter to George and Georgiana Keats” (237-255)  

Stillinger, “The ‘story’ of Keats” (online)

 

11/1

Keats, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems [1820]: “Lamia” (289-312)

 

11/6

Keats, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems [1820]: “Isabella” (312-332)

 

11/8

Keats, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems [1820]: “Ode to a Nightingale” (354-357), “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (358-360)

 

11/13

Keats, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems [1820]: “Ode to Psyche” (360-363), “Fancy” (363-367), “To Autumn” (367-368), “Ode on Melancholy” (368-371)

Presentations on Keats

11/15

Keats, selections from posthumous publications: “When I have fears that I may cease to be” (97), “This living hand” (285-286), “La Belle Dame Sans Mercy” (419-422), “Bright Star” (430); last letters (417-433)

Presentations on Keats

11/20

Keats, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems [1820]: “The Eve of St. Agnes” (338-353)

11/27

Individual Conferences 

Draft of Second Paper Due

11/29

Individual Conferences 

Draft of Second Paper Due

12/4

Final Examination 4:30-7:00pm

Final Draft of Second Paper Due

wordsworth and keats                                               csulosangeles
                                                        english 492