English Reading

Topics: 1975, 1981, 1980 Pages: 3 (478 words) Published: September 9, 2013
Reading Schedule English 2301

Unit 1: Old English Literature

Week 1 (August 26th)
Class 1: Introductions and Syllabus
Class 2: Selections from Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Blackboard). “Introduction” to Old English Literature pp. 1-7, 19-21. “The Dream of the Rood” pp.24-26

Week 2 (September 2)
Class 1: Beowulf pp. 26-41 (MW class: stay on schedule. We will discuss both readings Wed.) Class 2: Beowulf pp. 41-58

Week 3 (September 9)
Class 1: Beowulf pp. 58-77
Class 2: Beowulf pp. 77-97

Unit 2: Middle English Literature

Week 4 (September 16)
Class 1: “Introduction” to Middle English Literature pp. 7-21 (Re-read19-21) Sir Gawain and the Green Knight pp. 112- 137
Class 2: Sir Gawain pp.137-154

Week 5 (September 23)
Class 1: Sir Gawain pp. 154-165
Class 2: Chaucer pp. 165-8 The Canterbury Tales “General Prologue” pp. 168-175 (l. 207)

Week 6 (September 30)
Class 1: Chaucer: “General Prologue” pp. 175- 190
Class 2: Chaucer: “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue” pp. 207-226

Week 7 (October 7)
Class 1: Chaucer: “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” pp. 226-234 Class 2: Mid-Term

Unit 3: The Renaissance

Week 8 (October 14)
Class 1: “Introduction” to the 16th Century
Sir Philip Sidney, “Astrophil and Stella,” pp.449-455
Class 2: Continue discussion of “Astrophil and Stella”

Week 9 (October 21)
Class 1: Shakespeare, Twelfth Night Acts 1-3
Class 2: Shakespeare, Twelfth Night Acts 4-5

Week 10 (October 28)
Class 1: George Herbert, pp. 659-665
Class 2: John Donne, Songs and Sonnets, pp. 603-615

Week 11 (November 4)
Class 1: Donne, Holy Sonnets and other late poems, 616-628
Unit 4: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Class 2: “Introduction to the Romantic Period” pp. 1363-1387, William Wordsworth: Introduction, “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”

Week 12 (November 11)
Class 1: John Keats, Introduction pp. 1820-1822, “When I have fears . . .” p. 1830, “Bright star. . . .” p. 1840, “Sonnet to Sleep”...
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