SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentJunior Class A, Department of English Junior Class B, Department of English Senior Class A, Department of English Senior Class B, Department of English
Course Name19th Century English Literature
InstructorCHEN YIN-I
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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1 Orientation

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The Romantic Period: (1) The French Revolution and the Spirit of the Age (2) the cult of sensibility and Romantic nature (from the picturesque to the sublime) (3) individualism (4) Gothic romance William Blake. Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience; The Marriage of Heaven and Hell;

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Romantic poetry William Wordsworth, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud; Preface to Lyrical Ballads; Tintern Abbey, The Solitary Reaper ;

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Romantic poetry Coleridge, Biographia Literaria, Kubla Khan; Jane Austen (student presentation on Pride and Prejudice)

Student presentation 1


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Romantic Poetry



Coleridge. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; Byron: SHe Walks in Bauty, Child Harold's Pilgrimage, Don Juan. Shelley: A Defence of Poetry, Ozymandias



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Romantic Poetry and Fiction



Shelley. Ode to the West Wind; the romantic sublime; Mary Shelley. Frankenstein. 2 student presentation



Student presentation 2


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Romantic poetry and prose



Keats. Letters. Ode to a Nightingale; Ode on a Grecian Urn. To Autumn. Romantic Prose: Charles Lamb, Old China.

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Romantic Prose



Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; Thomas De Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater; the Gothic and “strangeness in beauty;” Ann Radcliffe and Gothic Romance :The Mysteries of Udolpho



Student presentation 3


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Mid-term



Mid-term exam

 

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10




Victorian Period



The Victorian Age. Background: Miscellaneous era; (1) industrial progress; Protestantism and Bentham’s philosophy, laissez-faire; (2)class and gender problems; decline of religion and rise of natural and human sciences; the “Condition of England” issue – Carlyle, Arnold, Ruskin; the “Woman Question” – separate spheres, virgin and harlot, “New Woman”; Empire and decline; Brief survey of Victorian fiction, poetry, drama and prose.



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Victorian Poetry and Fiction



Victorian Poetry. Tennyson. Ulysses. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations



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Victorian poetry and fiction



Tennyson. In Memoriam. The Brontes. Mid-Victorian novels. Jane Eyre



student presentation 5


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Victorian poetry and fiction



Browning. My Last Duchess. Andrea del Sarto; Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights



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Victorian poetry and fiction



Arnold. Dover Beach. Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse. The Function of Criticism. CUlture and Anarchy. Eliot: Mill on the Floss. The Woman Question



student presentation 7


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Victorian poetry and fiction



Pre-Raphaelites. Rossetti. The Blessed Damozel. Pater. The Renaissance. Aestheticism. Late Victorians. Oscar Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray



student presentation 8


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Vicorian poetry and drama



Late Victorian poetry. Hopkins. The Windhover. Late Victorian drama. Wilde and Shaw. Mrs. Warren's Profession. popular fiction.



student presentation 9


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final



final exam


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

Record grades and help collect materials.


Requirement/Grading

Mid-term 30%



Final exam 30%



Report  30%



Mini exams 10%


Textbook & Reference

Norton Anthology of English Literature II


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