RICHARD L. W. CLARKE


 

 

 

LITS2002 POETRY II 2009-2010

MODULE TWO: LATE ROMANTICISM AND VICTORIAN POETRY
 

WEEK SEVEN: PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822)
(Week of March 8)
 

REQUIRED READINGS

 

 

LECTURE 1 Summaries:
LECTURE 2 Summaries:
TUTORIAL  

RECOMMENDED READINGS

  • Watson, J. R.  "Shelley."  English Poetry of the Romantic Period, 1789-1830.  London: Longman, 1985.  299-337.

PHILWEB RESOURCES

COMMENTS
  • Read the overview (07) of Shelley's poetry on your own.  Bring copies of the relevant poems to the class in question.

WEEK EIGHT: SHELLEY CONTINUED
(Week of March 15)
 

REQUIRED READINGS

 

 

LECTURE 1 Summaries:
LECTURE 2 Summaries:
TUTORIAL  

RECOMMENDED READINGS

  • Abrams, M. H.  "Varieties of Romantic Theory: Shelley, Hazlitt, Keble, and Others."  The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition.  Oxford: OUP, 1957.  125-155.

    • "Shelley and Romantic Platonism."  126-132.

  • Wimsatt, William, and Cleanth Brooks.  "Peacock vs. Shelley: Rhapsodic Didacticism."  Literary Criticism: a Short History.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957.  412-431.

PHILWEB RESOURCES

COMMENTS
  • Print and bring the summary (08) of Shelley's literary theory to both lectures where we will read it carefully.

WEEK NINE: JOHN KEATS (1795-1821)
(Week of March 22)
 

REQUIRED READINGS

 

 

LECTURE 1 Summaries:
LECTURE 2 Summaries:
TUTORIAL
 

RECOMMENDED READINGS

  • Watson, J. R.  "Keats."  English Poetry of the Romantic Period, 1789-1830.  London: Longman, 1985.  338-374.

PHILWEB RESOURCES

COMMENTS
  • Read the overview (09) of Keats's poetry on your own.  Bring copies of the relevant poems to the class in question.

WEEK TEN: KEATS CONTINUED
(Week of March 29)
 

REQUIRED READINGS

 

 

LECTURE 1 Summaries:
LECTURE 2
  • Letters (1817-1818) (pp. 493-494 in Adams)
Summaries:
TUTORIAL  

RECOMMENDED READINGS

  • Abrams, M. H.  "Varieties of Romantic Theory: Shelley, Hazlitt, Keble, and Others."  The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition.  Oxford: OUP, 1957.  125-155.

    • "Longinus, Hazlitt, Keats and the Criterion of Intensity."  132-138.

PHILWEB RESOURCES

COMMENTS
  • Print and bring the summary (10) of Keats' literary theory to the second lecture where we will read it carefully.

WEEK ELEVEN: NEO-ROMANTICISM: GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS (1844-1889)
(Week of April 5)
 

REQUIRED READINGS

 

 

LECTURE 1 Summaries:
LECTURE 2 Summaries:
TUTORIAL
Read the following poems by Hopkins on your own: "The Windhover" (1877) / "[Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord]" (1889) / "[As Kingfishers Catch Fire . . .]" (1918) / "[Carrion Comfort]" (1918) / "[No Worst, There Is None]" (1918) / "[My Own Heart Let Me Have More Pity On]" (1918)
 

RECOMMENDED READINGS

PHILWEB RESOURCES

COMMENTS

WEEK TWELVE: WHAT IS ROMANTICISM?
(Week of April 12)
 

REQUIRED READINGS

 

 

LECTURE 1
  • TBA
Summaries:
  • Overview of Romanticism [TBA]
LECTURE 2
  • TBA
 
Summaries:
TUTORIAL
  • Use the tutorial to examine any poems listed not already discussed.
 

RECOMMENDED READINGS

PHILWEB RESOURCES

COMMENTS

END OF MODULE TWO

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