English 212-01/04 Syllabus
Instructor: Prof. Marilyn M. Lombardi
Office: 120 McIver Bldg.
Office Hours: MWF 9-10
Office phone: ext. 4-4692
British Authors: Romantic to Modern introduces the great writings of British literature set against the backdrop of major historical events and shifting cultural concerns.
All course information, materials, communication tools, and links to required readings are available online at bb.uncg.edu. You have the option to purchase the Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol.2 or to access all readings for free online. Should you choose the second option, please make a hard copy of each reading and bring your copy with you to class. Students are expected to keep up with the reading schedule and come to class prepared for discussion.
First One-Hour Exam: 25% of course grade
Second One-Hour Exam: 25% of course grade
Final Exam: 40% of course grade
Attendance/Class Participation: 10% of course grade
Make-up exams will be given only in cases of illness, verified with a note from your physician or from student health services.
Schedule of Readings
August 20 (M) Introduction to Course
August 22 (W) Blake: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
August 24 (F) Blake: "The Lamb," "The Tyger," "London"
August 27 (M) Blake (cont'd)
August 29 (W) Wordsworth: "Tintern Abbey"
August 31 (F) Wordsworth: "Tintern Abbey"
Sept. 3 (M) Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 5 (W) Coleridge: "Eolian Harp," "Frost at Midnight"
Sept. 7 (F) Coleridge: "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Sept. 10 (M) Coleridge: "Kubla Khan"
Sept. 12 (W) Byron: Manfred
Sept. 14 (F) P. Shelley: "Mont Blanc"
Sept. 17 (M) P. Shelley: "Mont Blanc"
Sept. 19 (W) Nightmare: Birth of Victorian Horror (video)
Sept. 19 (F) Mary Shelley: "1831 Author's Introduction" to Frankenstein
Sept. 24 (M) M. Shelley: Frankenstein (cont'd)
Sept. 26 (W) M. Shelley: Frankenstein (cont'd)
Sept. 28 (F) Keats: "Ode to a Nightingale"
Oct. 1 (M) Keats: "Ode to a Nightingale" (cont'd)
Oct. 3 (W) First One-Hour Exam
Oct. 5 (F) Introduction to Victorian Age
Oct. 8 (M) Fall Break
Oct. 10 (W) Tennyson: "Lady of Shalott"
Oct. 12 (F) Tennyson: "Ulysses"
Oct. 15 (M) Browning: "Porphyria's Lover"
Oct. 17 (W) Browning: "My Last Duchess"
Oct. 19 (F) Christina Rossetti: "Goblin Market"
Oct. 22 (M) Arnold: "Sweetness and Light" from Culture & Anarchy
Oct. 24 (W) Arnold: "Dover Beach"
Oct. 26 (F) Hopkins: "God's Grandeur"
Oct. 29 (M) Hopkins: "The Windhover," "Carrion Comfort"
Oct. 31 (W) Second One-Hour Exam
Nov. 2 (F) Conrad: Heart of Darkness
Nov. 5 (M) Conrad: Heart of Darkness
Nov. 7 (W) Conrad: Heart of Darkness
Nov. 9 (F) Yeats: "The Second Coming"
Nov. 12 (M) Yeats: "Lapis Lazuli"
Nov. 14 (W) Yeats: "Lapis Lazuli"
Nov. 16 (F) Eliot: "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Nov. 19 (M) Eliot: "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
Nov. 21 (W) Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 23 (F) Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 26 (M) Eliot: The Wasteland
Nov. 28 (W) Eliot: The Wasteland
Nov. 30 (F) Joyce: "The Dead" from The Dubliners
Dec. 3 (M) Joyce: "The Dead" from The Dubliners
Dec. 5 (W) Pinter: The Dumb Waiter
Dec. 7 (F) Pinter: The Dumb Waiter
Dec. 10 (M) Last day of classes: Review for final exam