ENGL 201: Non-Departmental Survey of English Literature 2
MW (Fridays until conferences start) - 10:35-11:25
Professor Marianne Stenbaek
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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