January 25th, 2010
Sonnet by Charlotte Smith
- Sonnets are always 14 lines, rythmying and structure.
Charolette smith - wrote to make money, she lived in a very unhappy
Writen in the church yard of middleton in sussex.
Reflection: she wis
English Midterm Study (Sept 5-Oct 7/14)
Part A: Definitions/Texts/Review of Course (25%)
The Homes of England (N)
o Felicia Dorothea Hemans
o Represents one side of England, the wealthy
o Turns a blind eye to the poverty and po
Engl 201 Sept 25
June 1816: Mary Godwin, Percy Shelley, George Gordon Byron,
Claire Clairmont, John Polidori-at Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva
Horror story competition
Conversation on galvanism
Percy Shelley: Mont Blac and Hymn to Inte
Engl 201 Oct 7
The Victorian Era Charles Dickens
Fri Oct 10, 1:30-2:30 PM, McIntyre Medical 522
Queen Victorias Reign (1837-1901)
Longest reigning British sovereign to date
Idea of the stiff upper lip
Urban scholar and the creation o
Engl 201 Sept 4
The literary canon: body of works considered to be the most
important and influential
Anthologies: suggest a certain fixity, obviousness
Literary celebrities: ebbs and flows
o Charles Dickens, L
Engl 201 Sept 5
Felicia Hemans (1793-1835)
Very popular in her time; 19 volumes of poetry published
Double standars: 19th c disparaging views of women poets
Cultural insights: the tastes of the age
Domestic themes, God and country
Engl 201 Nov 11
Tues Nov 18, Leacock 219 1pm-2 30pm
Continue Last lecture
The day they burned the books
What does the idea of book burning evoke and how does Rhys work
with this concept?
Why are English books important enough
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Engl 201 Sept 30
Friday October 10 1:30-2:30
o 25%: 5 Definitions (personality/literary/term/current/concept
etc.). Review course notes, power points, texts
o 75%: 1 essay. The topic will be one of three topics to be
ENGL 201: Non-Departmental Survey of English Literature 2
MW (Fridays until conferences start) - 10:35-11:25
Professor Marianne Stenbaek
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Office: AW 105
English 201 Survey of English Literature
Lecture 1 & 2- The Literary Cannon
The literary canon: body of works considered to be the most important and influential
An authoritative list, as of the works of an author and a basis for judgment, stand
February 15th, 2010 (conference notes)
The importance of Being Ernest
- Aesthetic movement 19th century movement. Emphasing aesthetic
values over moral themes is art. Decadence.
Oscar Wilde writers that we consider modernists in training.
Jan 4, 2010
Review of the Syllabus/Schedule handout:
Themes in the course include:
o The perception and importance of nature
o Evolution and its influence
o Religious Certainty/Uncertainty
o Women and Society
o Colonialism and Po
The Heart of Darkness Review Questions
1. Why is Marlowe telling us this story? What does he want to get out of it?
2. Does Marlowe's curiosity have a price?
3. What is madness like in Heart of Darkness? What brings it on? Is it innate, or
does the enviro
The Importance of Being Earnest Review Questions
1. By the end of the play, has Jack really learned the importance of being earnest? Why or
2. What is each of the four main characters relationship to reality? How do they cope,
romanticize, or esc
Emma Review Questions
1. Is Emma a unified novel? If so, where does the unity lie in the plot, the characters, the
setting, the theme, the style, the mood?
2. How does the fact that Jane Austen stretches out her climaxes relate to her concentrating her
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