Pensum/læringskrav

All texts in Norton Anthology, 2 vols, 8th edn, except where otherwise indicated. LION is the Literature Online Database (Chadwyck-Healey), to which all students have access through the University subscription.

Secondary/textbook material, obligatory reading:

  • Stephen Greenblatt et al., eds., Norton Anthology of English Literature, 2 vols, 8th edn (NY: Norton, 2006). Editorial Introductions to the six post-medieval periods. [Ca. 130 pp.]

  • Vol. I: ‘The Sixteenth Century (1485—1603)’ (pp. 485—511); ‘The Early Seventeenth Century (1603—1660)’ (pp. 1235—57); ‘The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century (1600—1785)’ (pp. 2057—80)

  • Vol. II: ‘The Romantic Period’ (pp. 1—22); ‘The Victorian Age’ (pp. 979—99); ‘The Twentieth Century and After’ (pp. 1827—47)

Novels:

  • Jane Austen (1775—1817), Pride and Prejudice (ed. Donald Gray, Norton Critical Edition, 3rd edn, 2001)
  • Charles Dickens (1812—70), Great Expectations (ed. Edgar Rosenberg, Norton Critical Edition, 1999)
  • Virginia Woolf (1882—1941), Mrs Dalloway (1925), ed. David Bradshaw (Oxford World’s Classics, 2000)

Short fiction:

  • James Joyce (1882—1941), ‘The Dead’ Katherine Mansfield (1888—1923), ‘The Garden Party’
  • Salman Rushdie (1949—), ‘The Prophet’s Hair’

Prose:

  • Jonathan Swift (1667—1745), ‘A Modest Proposal’

Plays:

  • William Shakespeare (1564—1616), Julius Caesar (ed. David Daniell, Arden 3, 1998, or ed. Marvin Spevack, Cambridge Shakespeare, updated edn 2004)
  • Tom Stoppard (1937—), Arcadia (1993)

Poems:

  • William Shakespeare (1564—1616), sonnet 130 ‘(My mistress’eyes are nothing like the sun’)
  • John Donne (1572—1631), ‘The Sun Rising’; ‘Death be not proud’ John Milton (1608—74), Paradise Lost I.1—49
  • Alexander Pope (1688—1744), The Dunciad in Four Books, I.1—84, IV.627—56
  • William Wordsworth (1770—1850), ‘The world is too much with us’; ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’
  • John Clare (1793—1864), ‘Decay’ (‘Amidst the happiest joy a shade of grief’) (LION) http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctxver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:resver=0.2&resid=xri:lion&rftid=xri:lion:ft:po:Z300313795:3
  • John Keats (1795—1821), ‘When I have fears that I may cease to be’; ‘Ode on Melancholy’
  • Robert Browning (1812—89), ‘My Last Duchess’
  • William Butler Yeats (1865—1939), ‘Leda and the Swan’
  • T. S. Eliot (1888—1965), ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’
  • Wilfred Owen (1893—1918), ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’
  • W. H. Auden (1907—73), ‘The Shield of Achilles’
  • Tony Harrison (1937—), ‘A Kumquat for John Keats’ (LION) http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctxver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:resver=0.2&resid=xri:lion&rftid=xri:lion:ft:po:Z400598886:4
  • Seamus Heaney (1939—), ‘Punishment’
  • George Szirtes (1948—), ‘Preston North End’ (from An English Apocalypse, Bloodaxe 2001; online text available at Poetry Archive: http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/singlePoem.do?poemId=227 )
  • Carol Ann Duffy (1955—), ‘Prayer’ (LION) http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctxver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:resver=0.2&resid=xri:lion&rftid=xri:lion:ft:po:Z200593189:2

[Recommended secondary literature (NB not obligatory):

  • James Fenton, An Introduction to English Poetry (Penguin, 2002)
  • Jeremy Hawthorn, Studying the Novel, 5th edn (Hodder Arnold, 2005)]

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