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ENGL 210 - 19th & 20th Century English Literature

3 Credits: (3 lecture)

Course Description
This course is a survey of the writing of English authors from 1798 through the 20th Century, with the principal emphasis upon recognized masterpieces of literature. This course meets the General Education competency of Critical Thinking (CT).

Note Spring semester only.

Prerequisite ENGL 101 or permission of instructor.


Text
Required
Greenblatt, Stephen. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. 2. 10th ed. Norton 2019.

Recommended
Holman, Hugh C. and William Harmon. A Handbook to Literature. 10th ed. Pearson 2006.

Objectives
The student will be able to: 

A. Evaluate a diverse collection of evidences related to a specific British Literature question/thesis. (CT) 

B. Synthesize the evidence and draw conclusions regarding by citing evidence of literary forms (genres) prominent in each era. (CT) 

C. Compile a written, verbal, or visual response to the evidence that acknowledges alternative explanations and views. (CT) 

D. Identify and explain some of the influences of the social, political, scientific, historical, religious, or artistic worlds that manifest themselves in the literature produced in each era. 

E. Identify and explain the ways in which the literature of each era has been influenced by the literature of previous eras. 

F. D. Write critical papers and participate in oral discussions in which he demonstrates his ability to think critically about literature through analyzing and synthesizing the ideas presented in the works he reads. 

G.  Write papers and participate in oral discussions in which he will demonstrate his own understanding of what the authors he has read believe is the nature of mankind. 

Content
A. Romantic Period (1798-1832):  1) William Blake; 2) William Wordsworth; 3) Samuel Taylor Coleridge; 4) George Gordon, Lord Byron; 5) Percy Bysshe Shelley and 6) John Keats. 

B. The Victorian Age (1832-1901):  1) John Henry Newman; 2) Alfred, Lord Tennyson; 3) Robert Browning; 4) Matthew Arnold; and 5) Gerard Manley Hopkins. 

C. The Twentieth Century:  1) Thomas Hardy; 2) Joseph Conrad; 3) William Butler Yeats; 4) James Joyce; 5) D. H. Lawrence; 6) T. S. Eliot; 7) Dylan Thomas; and 8) S. Rushdie. 

 

Student Evaluation
A. Critical Essay 

B. Quiz/Exam 

C. Presentation and/or Critical Essay 

D. Critical Essay 

E. Critical Essay 

Bibliography
Adams, Robert M.  A. The Land and Literature of England:  Historical Account. W. W. Norton, 1983. 

Adams, W. Davenport. Dictionary of English Literature. 2nd ed. Cassel, Petter, and Galpin, 1966. 

Altick, Richard Daniel. Victorian People and Ideas. Norton, 1973. 

Baker, Ernest A.  A History of the English Novel. 10 Vols.  Barnes and Nobel, 1924. 

Bateson, F. W., ed. The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, Vol. III: 1800-1900. Cambridge University Press, 1966. 

Beers, Henry A.  A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century. Gordian Press, 1966. 

Bloom, Harold, ed.  T. S. Eliot’s The Wasteland.  Modern Critical Interpretations.  Chelsea House, 1986. 

Daiches, David. A Critical History of English Literature. Vol. II. The Ronald Press, 1960. 

Donoghue, Denis. The Ordinary Universe.  Macmillan, 1968. 

Drabble, Margaret., ed. The Oxford Companion to English Literature5th ed. Oxford University Press, 1985. 

Fulghum, W. B.  A Dictionary of Biblical Allusions in English Literature. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965. 

Kenner, Hugh.  A Colder Eye: The Modern Irish Writers. Knopf, 1983.  

Morrison, Claudia C. Freud and the Critic. U of North Carolina P, 1968. 

Routh, Harold Victor.  English Literature and Ideas in the Twentieth Century. Russell and Russell, 1970. 

Stevenson, Lionel.  The Pre-Raphaelite Poets. U of North Carolina P, 1972. 

Taylor, John Russell. The Angry Theatre: New British Drama. rev. Hill and Wang, 1969. 

Tindall, William York. Forces in Modern British Literature:1885-1956. Vintage Books, 1956. 

Wagenknecht, Edward. Cavalcade of the English Novel. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1954. 

Ward, A. W. and A. R. Waller, eds. The Cambridge History of English Literature. Vols. 11-15.  Cambridge University Press, 1963.