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Reading (page numbers refer to Longman unless otherwise specified)


Course Introduction
Barbauld, "The Mouse’s Petition to Dr. Priestley" (62-63); Blake,  "The Tyger" (182-183), "London" (184); Wordsworth, "London 1802" (437-438), "Three years she grew in sun and shower" (413-414), "A slumber did my spirit seal" (409), "Old Man Traveling" (handout); Shelley, "England in 1819" (783)


The Rights of Man and the French Revolution
"The Rights of Man and the Revolution Controversy" (104-161)
Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (188-201)
Wordsworth, The Prelude, Books IX and X (475-490)
Hobsbawm, "The French Revolution" (The Age of Revolution 53-76)
Emsley, "Ideas" (Britain and the French Revolution 9-20) (online)


The Rights of Woman and the Revolutionary Spirit
Wollstonecraft, Selections from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (288-310)
Blake, Visions of the Daughters of Albion (202-209)
(recommended) Colley, "Womanpower" (Britons 237-281)


Godwin, Caleb Williams, or Things As They Are
Emsley, "War" (Britain and the French Revolution 53-69) (Adobe Acrobat icon online)
Hobsbawm, "War" (The Age of Revolution 77-98)


The Revolution in Poetry
Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems (1798) (LB 47-161)
Wordsworth, "Preface" to Lyrical Ballads, 1800 and 1802 (LB 286-314)
"Some Contemporary Criticisms" (LB 371-382 with additions Adobe Acrobat icon online)


Violence and Sublimity
"The Sublime, the Beautiful, and the Picturesque" (34-46)
Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book XI (492-496), "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" (513-519)
Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1817 Version) (567-582)


Conservation and Conservatism
Scott, Marmion (Adobe Acrobat icon online)
Wordsworth, selections from "Sonnets Dedicated to Liberty" (online)  

Barbauld, Eighteen Hundred Eleven (68-76)
(recommended) Colley, "Manpower" (Britons 282-319)

First Paper Due


A New World Order
Austen, Persuasion
(recommended) Colley, "Victories" (Britons 321-363)


The Postwar Sublime
Byron, Manfred (647-683), "[Napoleon Bonaparte]", from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto III (687ff), selections from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto III (699-707)
Shelley, "The Mask of Anarchy," "Ode to the West Wind" (SH)


Revolutionary Closure
Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale" (911-913), "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (913-915), "Ode to Melancholy" (917-918), "To Autumn" (918-919)

Shelley, Prometheus Unbound (SH)


Final Exam 7:30-10:30

Second Paper Due


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