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LABL: Longman Anthology of British Literature
online: Available on Handouts page of this web site (password required to download text)

 

 

Reading Assignment

1

4/4

Pope, An Essay on Man, Epistle 1—Of the Nature and State of Man, with Respect to the Universe (online)

Williams, "Ideas of Nature" from Problems in Materialism and Culture (online)

Price, "Thirteen Ways of Seeing Nature in LA" (online)

2

4/11

"The Rights of Man and the Revolution Controversy" (LABL 108-169)

Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (LABL 203-216)

Wollstonecraft, selections from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (LABL,304-326)

Blake, Visions of the Daughters of Albion (LABL 217-224)

Keller, "Gender and Science" (online)

Heise, "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ecocriticism" (online)

3

4/18

Class Cancelled due to Campus Closure

4

4/25

Wordsworth, "Preface" to Lyrical Ballads (LABL 433-445), selections from Lyrical Ballads (LABL 412-433, 446-468)

Wordsworth, "Poems on the Naming of Places" (online)

Fry, "Green to the Very Door? The Natural Wordsworth" (online)

Hutchings, "Ecocriticism in British Romantic Studies" (online)

5

5/2

Coleridge, "The Eolian Harp," "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison," "Frost at Midnight," The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (LABL 626-651), "Kubla Khan" (LABL 669-671)

McKusick, "Coleridge and the Economy of Nature" (online)

Evernden, "Beyond Ecology: Self, Place, and the Pathetic Fallacy" (online)

6

5/9

"The Sublime, the Beautiful, and the Picturesque" (LABL 34-54, 61-65)

Wordsworth, "Ode: Intimations of Immortality" (LABL 552-558), The Prelude, Book First, lines 306-502 (LABL 485-489), Book Sixth, lines 488-657 (LABL 507-510), Book Eleventh, lines 243-397 (LABL 531-534), Book Thirteenth (LABL 535-541)

Hartman, "A Poet’s Progress: Wordsworth and the Via Naturaliter Negativa" (online)

7

5/16

Austen, Mansfield Park

Garden designs by Humphrey Repton, Capability Brown, and Alexander Pope
<http://www.georgianindex.net/garden/Gardens.html>

Cosgrove, "England: Prospects, Palladianism and Paternal Landscapes" from Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape (online)

8

5/23

Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

Byerly, "The Uses of Landscape: The Picturesque Aesthetic and the National Park System" (online)

Cosgrove, "Sublime Nature: Landscape and Industrial Capitalism" from Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape (online)

9

5/30

Thoreau, Walden

Cronon, "The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature" from Uncommon Ground (online)

10

6/6

Shelley, Frankenstein

ˇi˛ek, "Unbehagen In Der Natur" [Uneasiness in Nature] from In Defense of Lost Causes (online)

6/13

Seminar Paper Due

7:30pm-10pm

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