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Sample Syllabus: Modern British Lit

 

Required Texts:  Kermode and Hollander, eds.  Modern British Literature

                           Forster, Howards End

                           Woolf, To the Lighthouse

 

W Aug. 24            Introduction

 

M Aug. 29            Hardy: Hap (13-14); Darkling Thrush (16-17); The Schreckhorn (19);                                     The Convergence of the Twain 21-22); Wessex Heights (22-23); I                                     Found Her Out There (23-24); The  Voice (24)

 

W Aug. 31            Hardy: Channel Firing (25); The Oxen (26); During Wind and Rain (26-                                    27); In Time of "The Breaking of Nations" (27); "And There Was a                                     Great Calm" (29-30); Snow in the Suburbs (30)

 

M Sept. 5            Hardy: (cont.); Conrad: Heart of Darkness (108-171)

 

W Sept. 7            Conrad (cont.)

 

M Sept. 12            Yeats: The Sorrow of Love (both versions) (175-176); The Two Trees                                     (176-178); Adam's Curse (178-179); No Second Troy (179-180); To a                                     Friend . . . (180)

 

W Sept. 14            Yeats: The Magi (181); The Scholars (185); Easter 1916 (188-190); The                                     Second Coming (191)

 

M Sept. 19            Yeats: Sailing to Byzantium (193-194); Ancestral Houses (194-195); Leda                                     and the Swan (196-197); Among School Children (197-200)

 

W Sept. 21            Yeats: Byzantium (203-204); Lapis Lazuli (206-208); The Circus Animal's                                     Desertion (211-212); Autobiographies (213-227)

           

M Sept. 26            Joyce: The Dead (231-260)

 

W Sept. 28            Lawrence: The Prussian Officer (309-326)

 

M Oct. 3            Lawrence: St. Mawr (326-432)     Paper Due

 

W Oct. 5            Lawrence: St. Mawr (cont); Pornography and Obscenity (449-460);                                     Apocalypse (460-461)

 

M Oct. 10            Fall Break

 

W Oct. 12            Lawrence: Poems (432-449)

 

M Oct. 17            Lawrence: Poems (432-449)

 

W Oct. 19            Mid-Term

 

M Oct. 24            Owen (542-545); Rosenberg (548-550); Kipling: Mary Postgate (531-                                    541)

 

W Oct. 26            E. Thomas (545-548); D. Jones: King Pellam's Launde (552-559)

 

M Oct. 31            Shaw: St. Joan (34-104)

 

W Nov. 2            Forster: What I Believe (623-630); Howards End

 

M Nov. 7            Forster: Howards End (cont.)

 

W Nov. 9            Woolf: To The Lighthouse

 

M Nov. 14            Woolf: To The Lighthouse (cont.)

 

W Nov. 16            Auden: The Watershed (586-587); Lullaby (590-591); Song (591-593); In                                     Memory of Sigmund Freud (593-596); In Memory of W.B. Yeats                                     (596-598)

 

M Nov. 21            Spender (607-608); Orwell: England Your England (633-652); Thomas                                     (614-620)

 

W Nov. 23            Thanksgiving

 

M Nov. 28            Thomas (cont.)

 

W Nov. 30            Larkin, Davie, Amis, Gunn (665-672)          Paper Due

 

 

Tests: Midterm,  W Oct. 19 (15% of the course grade); Final, Th Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m. (25%)

 

Papers: Two (30% each), due classtime, M Oct. 3 and W Nov. 30, typed and signed with the honor pledge.  

 

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