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romanticism and realism                                                                   csulosangeles
        in 19th century britain                                                english 510

Schedule

Please note that most of the texts assigned for the first three class meetings can be found in the Longman Anthology of British Literature, Volume 2A. If the text is identified as "online only", use the hyperlink below to view the text. (Two lengthy readings for 10/8, "The Brothers" and "The Waggoner", are only available online.)

Date Reading Notes
9/24 Romantic Poetry: Wordsworth and the Lyrical Ballads

William Wordsworth, “Simon Lee”, “Anecdote for Fathers”, “We are seven”, “Lines written in early spring”, “The Thorn”, “Expostulation and Reply”, “The Tables Turned”, “Old Man Traveling”, “Animal Tranquility and Decay” (1800)” (online only), “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”, “Preface to Lyrical Ballads”, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Chapter 14 from Biographia Literaria

 
10/1 Romantic Poetry: Byronic Romanticism

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
George Gordon, Lord Byron, Manfred
Percy Bysshe Shelley “Ode to the West Wind”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Chapter 17 from Biographia Literaria

 Short Paper (2 pages) Due
10/8 Romantic Poetry: Wordsworthian Realism

William Wordsworth, “There was a boy”, “The Brothers” (online only), “Three years she grew in sun and shower”, “It was an April morning” (online only), “There is an eminence” (online only), “A narrow girdle of rough stones and crags” (online only),  “Michael”, “The Waggoner” (online only)

 
10/15 Gothic Critique: Austen, Northanger Abbey  
10/22 Gothic Realism: Brontë, Jane Eyre First Paper Due
10/29 Jane Eyre and Esther Summerson

Finish Jane Eyre
Dickens, Bleak House (chapters 1-10)

 
11/5 Gothic and Real: Dickens, Bleak House (chapters 11-38) Short Paper (2 pages) Due
11/12 Gothic and Real: Dickens, Bleak House (chapters 39-67)  
11/19 Comic Realism: Gaskell, Cranford  
11/26 Wordsworthian Realism: Eliot, "The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton" (pdf)  
12/3 No Class Meeting Second Paper Due in my office or in my mailbox by 6pm
12/5   Take-home Final Due in my office or in my mailbox by noon; or by email

romanticism and realism                                                                   csulosangeles
        in 19th century britain                                                english 510