October 24: Introduction to the Victorian ERa

Victorian Contexts: Evolution, and Imperialism (1048-1066)

Charles Darwin, From The Origin of Species (1272) - Ansley

Rudyard Kipling, The White man's Burden (1777) - Angelica

Tennyson, "Ulysses" (1170), "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1235) 

Entertaining links: Little Rascals, The Blind Side, Wax cylinder recording of Tennyson himself

 

GREAT EXPECTATIONS 1

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, Chapters 1 to 5 


October 31: Victorian Poetry

Robert Browning, "Porphyria's Lover," (1325) - Rossio, "My Last Duchess" (1328) 

G.M. Hopkins, "Pied Beauty" (1704) - Elizabeth, "No Worst, There Is None" (1708)

Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market (1650), "When I am Dead, MY Dearest" (1644) - Keshia, "In an Artist's Studio" (1647)

 

GREAT EXPECTATIONS 2

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, Chapters 5 to 10 - Ashley

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Celebrate with some articles & videos:

Literary Obituaries


November 7: THE WOMAN QUESTION

Coventry Patmore, "The Angel in the House" (handout) - Radeyah

John Ruskin, "Of Queens's Gardens" (1544)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "The Cry of the Children" (1140) - Luis, "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point" (1148), Sonnets from the Portuguese 43: "How do I love thee?" (1148) 

 

GREAT EXPECTATIONS 3

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, Volume I, Chapter 10 to Volume II, Chapter 18  

 

Election Day: Don't forget to vote today! Polls close at 9pm.


November 14: PRE-RAPHAELITISM

D.G. Rossetti, "The Blessed Damozel" (1612), "Jenny" (1622) 

Robert Buchanan: The Fleshly School of Poetry: Mr. D.G. Rossetti (link). Please print at least pg. 893 for class. - Bridget

William Morris, "The Defense of Guinevere" (1667) 

 

AESTHETICISM, DECADENCE & THE FIN DE SIECLE

Oscar Wilde, Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray (1828) - Mena

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (1829) - Adora (focus on pages 1829-1837)

Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1780) 

 

Links for procrastination: Pre-Raphaelite paintings with memes and Video on the Aesthetic Movement


November 21: Thanksgiving Holiday (no class)

Finish Great Expectations over the break

Draft your paper (Paper topics here)

Bring Anthology 2C next week!