ENGLISH 335: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD

SPRING 1999

Steven Jones

Crown Center 462     508-2792


Some helpful Web pages:


Romantic Circles

Romantic Chronology

Voice of the Shuttle (Romantics)

Women Romantic-Era Writers


BOOKS:

Romanticism: An Anthology, Ed. Duncan Wu

Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley (Broadview)

The Victim of Prejudice, Mary Hays (Broadview)

[other readings on the Web, as assigned from this page]


SCHEDULE:

January
19 INTRODUCTION

21 Cowper, "Sweet Meat has Sour Sauce"; Barbauld, "Epistle to William Wilberforce"

26 Yearsley, from The Inhumanity of the Slave Trade; Crabbe, "Peter Grimes"

28 No class

February
2 Robinson, Letter to the Women of England; Williams, from Letters Written in France; Mackintosh, from Vindiciae Gallicae

4 Price; Burke, from Reflections on the Revolution in France; Paine, from Rights of Man; Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; (cf. Romantic Chronology for 1789-1792)

9 Hays, The Victim of Prejudice

11 cont'd.
16 Blake, Songs of Innocence & of Experience (cf. Blake Archive)

18 cont'd.

23 Blake, Book of Urizen (cf. Blake Archive)

25 Burns; Smith; Bowles

March
2 Wordsworth, "Goody Blake and Harry Gill," "Simon Lee," "We are Seven," "Lines Written in Early Spring," "Expostulation and Reply," "The Tables Turned," "Old Man Travelling," "Strange Fits of Passion," "A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal," "Three Years She Grew," "The World is Too Much With Us"

4 Wordsworth cont'd., "Daffodils"; Dorothy Wordsworth

March 8-14 Spring Break

16 Wordsworth, "Tintern Abbey," "Resolution and Independence"

18 Wordsworth, "Intimations Ode," The Prelude

23 Coleridge, "Eolian Harp," "Dejection: An Ode," "Frost at Midnight," "France: An Ode"

25 Coleridge, "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "Kubla Khan,"

30 Byron, from Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, "She Walks in Beauty," "Prometheus," "Darkness"

April
1 Byron, from Don Juan; Lady Caroline Lamb, "A New Canto"

6 Shelley, "To Wordsworth," "Hymn to Intellectual Beauty," "Mont Blanc," "Ode to the West Wind," "Adonais"

8 Hone and Cruikshank, The Political House that Jack Built; Shelley, "England in 1819," "The Devil's Walk," The Mask of Anarchy, from Prometheus Unbound

13 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

15 Mary Shelley cont'd., "The Mourner," "The Mortal Immortal"

20 Keats, "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer," "Sonnet: When I Have Fears," "La Belle Dame Sans Merci," "The Eve of St. Agnes"

22 Keats, "Ode to Psyche," "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode on Melancholy," "To Autumn," "The Fall of Hyperion: A Dream"

27 Hunt; Lockhart; Hemans; L.E.L. (cf. hypertext edn.); Barrett

29 Final class: review



ASSIGNMENTS

In addition, class participation (and therefore keeping up with the readings) is required.

Grades will be assigned approximately as follows:

  • Presentation and class participation ................. 30%
  • All written work ..................................... 50%
  • Final exam ........................................... 20%