Date

Topics

Readings

Assignments

Week One

M 8/31

Intro to Course

W 9/1

Intro to Medieval Period

Norton 1-21 Beowulf pg 34-51 (line 835)

Reading Quiz

F 9/3

Relationships between kinsmen and Beowulf

Beowulf pg 51-69 (line 1650)

Reading Quiz

Week Two

M 9/6--NO CLASS

No class

W 9/8

Beowulf (continued)

Norton 69-86 (line 2509)

Reading Quiz

F 9/10

Beowulf (continued)

Norton 86-end

Reading Quiz

Week Three

M 9/13

Chivalry and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Read all of Sir Gawain (Norton 160-213)

Reading Quiz

W 9/15

Sir Gawain (continued)

F 9/16

Chivalry Continued

Morte Darthur 438-456

Reading Quiz

Week Four

M 9/20

Chivalry and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer pg 213-218. The General Prologue" p218-238 "The Knight's Tale" Handout

Reading Quiz

W 9/22

Lust and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

The Miller's Prologue and Tale 239-255

Reading Quiz

F 9/24

A woman's view of love and Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

"The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale" 257-284

Reading Quiz

Date

Week Five

M 9/27

Religious devotion and Everyman

Everyman 463-484

Reading Quiz

W 9/29

Transition between the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Norton 485-512 Elizabethan World Picture Handout

Reading Quiz

F 10/1

Petrarchan conventions and the blazon Wyatt, Queen Elizabeth and Spenser

Wyatt's "Farewell Love" p 596 and "The Lover Showeth How He is Forsaken" p 600, Spenser's "Sonnet 64" p 904, and Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 p1063 and Sonnet 130 p1074

Reading Quiz

Week Six

M10/4

Relationship between Queen Elizabeth and her subjects

Queen Elizabeth, p 687, "Speech to the House of Commons" p690, "Speech to the Troops at Tilbury" p699 and "On Monsieur's Departure" pg 695

Reading Quiz

W 10/6

Religious Struggles and Christopher Marlowe

Dr. Faustus 1022-1057

Reading Quiz

F 10/8

Dr. Faustus (continued)

Dr. Faustus

PAPER ONE DUE

Week Seven

M 10/11

Forbidden love and Othello

Othello (you must have the entire play read by today)

Reading Quiz

W 10/13

Othello (continued)

F 10/15

Othello (continued)

Week Eight

M 10/18

Mixing the Sacred and Profane John Donne

Norton 1235-1259 and Donne: Holy Sonnets--14,18, 19--p1297-1299

Reading Quiz

W 10/20

Webster The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malf--p1461-1542 Have the entire play read by today

Reading Quiz

F 10/22

Webster The Duchess of Malfi (continued)

Week Nine

M 10/25

Catch up day

Catch up day

W 10/27

MIDTERM MIDTERM PART I

MIDTERM PART I

MIDTERM

F 10/29

MIDTERM PART II

MIDTERM PART II

MIDTERM

Week Ten

M 11/1

Carpe Deim poems Donne, Robert Herrick and Andrew Marvell.

Robert Herrick: "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" p1659 Andrew Marvell: "To his Coy Mistress" p 1703, and Donne "The Flea" p1263 and "The Bait" p1274

Reading Quiz

W 11/3

Mourning

Milton "Lycidas" 1805

F 11/5

Restoration Drama

The Way of the World pg 2228 (read the whole play for today)

Reading Quiz

Week Eleven

M 11/8

18th Century Prose

Norton 2057-2082 Addison's "The Aims of the Spectator" pg 2473 and "The Royal Exchange" pg 2479

Reading Quiz

W 11/10

Samual Johnson

Johnson's "On Spring" pg 2675, "On Idleness" pg 2678, "On Fiction" pg 2743 Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson p 2781

Reading Quiz

F 11/12

Humphry Clinker

pg 10-67

Reading Quiz

Week Twelve

M 11/15

Humphry Clinker

pg 67-115

Reading Quiz

W 11/17

Humphry Clinker

pg 115-171

Reading Quiz

F 11/19

Humphry Clinker

pg 171-225

Reading Quiz

Week Thirteen

M 11/22

Humphry Clinker

225-277

Reading Quiz

W 11/24 NO CLASS

NO CLASS

11/26--NO class

NO CLASS

Week Fourteen

M 11/29

Humphry Clinker

277-331

Reading Quiz

W 12/1

Humphry Clinker

331-392

Reading Quiz

F 12/3

Jonathan Swift

Swift: "A Modest Proposal"p 2462 and "A Description of a City Shower" pg 2303

Reading Quiz

Week Fifteen

M 12/6

Slavery and Olaudah Equiano

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah p2851

Reading Quiz

W 12/8

Mourning and Thomas Gray

"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" p2867

Paper Two Due

Week Sixteen

Final Exam Monday, December 13, 2010 9-11:00

FINAL EXAM