ENGL 202 Reading and Assignment Schedule, Spring 2011

This schedule is tentative and may change at any time at the discretion of your professor.  Changes will be announced in class, and you are responsible for making note of any and all changes.  Bring a copy of this schedule to EVERY class.

When a text is discussed in class, you should already have read it.  So, for example, you will need to have read Blake’s “The Lamb” and “The Chimney Sweep”  from Songs of Innocence, and “The Tyger” and “The Chimney Sweep” from Songs of Experience before class begins on Friday, January 14.

W 1/12 — Introduction to class, review of syllabus
F 1/14 — Introduction to Romanticism, Blake’s “The Lamb” and “The Chimney Sweep” from Songs of Innocence, and “The Tyger” and “The Chimney Sweep” from Songs of Experience

M 1/17 — No class (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
W 1/19 — Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
F 1/21 — Shelley’s Frankenstein through chapter IV

M 1/24 — Shelley’s Frankenstein through chapter X
W 1/26 — Shelley’s Frankenstein through chapter XVI
F 1/28 — Shelley’s Frankenstein through chapter XX; discuss essay writing

M 1/31 — Shelley’s Frankenstein through the end of the novel; ESSAY 1 DUE
W 2/2 — Wordsworth’s “Emotion Recollected in Tranquillity,” “The world is too much with us,” and “She dwelt among the untrodden ways”
F 2/4 —  Book 1 of Wordsworth’s The Prelude

M 2/7 — Byron’s “Stanzas Written on the Road Between Florence and Pisa” and Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
W 2/9 —  EXAM 1
F 2/11 — Introduction to the Victorian age, E.B. Browning’s sonnet 22 and sonnet 32 (links to the poems provided; click on the poem to find its full text)

M 2/14 — R. Browning’s “My Last Duchess”  and “The Laboratory” (available via Poetry Foundation; click on the poem’s name)
W 2/16 — Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and Arnold’s “Dover Beach
F 2/18 — Meredith’s Modern Love 1,  Modern Love 17, and Hopkins’ “Spring and Fall: to a young child”

M 2/21 — Lear’s “Jumblies” and Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” (click on the poem’s name to access a link to the text of the poem).
W 2/23 — Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde (to the end of Chapter 7, “Incident at the Window”)
F 2/25 — Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde (to the end)

M 2/28 — Conan Doyle’s “The Man With the Twisted Lip” (click on story name to find online text of the story)
W 3/2 — Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemia” (click on story name to find online text of the story)
F 3/4 — Introduction to later Victorian literature, Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, act I

M 3/7 — Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, act II
W 3/9 —  Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, act III
F 3/11 — Introduction to the early twentieth century, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, section 1

M 3/14 — Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, section 2
W 3/16 —  Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, section 3
F 3/18 — Houseman’s “When I was One and Twenty,” Gurney’s “To His Love,” and Owen’s “Dulce Et Decorum Est”

M 3/21 — EXAM 2
W 3/23 — Yeats’s “Easter 1916”  and “The Second Coming”
F 3/25 — Woolf’s “Professions for Women”


M 4/4 — Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
W 4/6  — Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language
F 4/8 — Essay 2 workshop

M 4/11 — Thomas’s “The Force that Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower” and “Do Not Go Gentle”
W 4/13 — Larkin’s “Talking in Bed,” “Homage to a Government,” and “This Be the Verse
F 4/15 — Gaiman’s Coraline. CRITERION ESSAY due

M 4/18 — ESSAY 2 DUE . Gaiman’s Coraline, continued
W 4/20 — Gaiman’s Coraline to the end
 F 4/22 — Course evaluations, review for final

M 4/25 — TBA

1:00 PM on T 4/29 — FINAL EXAM.  The final exam time is set by the college, so it is immovable.  Make sure to schedule your travel accordingly, because you will receive a zero on the final if you miss it.