2006B--The Study of Literature
This is a survey course in which close attention is paid to a limited number of texts. The course is designed to give students familiarity with several literary genres and to enable students to appreciate the works examined in relation to the historical, social and philosophical milieu which informs each. Attention will be given to the use of genre and to various literary devices. The overall aim is to give students ease in literary analysis, in the critical evaluation of texts.
Authors to be considered include Blake, Shelley, Keats, Browning, Conrad, Hardy, Hopkins, Joyce, Lawrence, Eliot, Beckett and Findley.
Abrams, M.H. and
Stephen Greenblatt (eds), The Norton Anthology of English Literature,
Major Authors, Volume B
o Romantic poetry
- Blake, Shelley, Keats essay - 10%
I interpret your enrollment in this course as a sign of your intention to do assigned readings, to attend class regularly and to participate actively. Frequent and unexplained absences can earn a failing grade. And since the aim of writing essays is to learn to express yourself effectively rather that to write the perfect paper the first time, you are welcome to rewrite any paper.