Syllabus/achievement requirements

Primary texts in Norton Anthology, 2 vols, 9th edn, except where otherwise indicated. The Literature Online database, ProQuest is available to all students through the University subscription

[1300 pages, including primary and secondary literature but excluding KnowledgeNotes™]

Novels (in the editions specified):

  • Jane Austen (1775—1817), Northanger Abbey (1818), ed. Susan Fraiman (Norton Critical Edition, 2004) [170 pp.]
  • Charlotte Brontë (1816—55), Villette (1853), ed. Herbert Rosengarten and Margaret Smith, with an Introduction and notes by Tim Dolin (Oxford World’s Classics, 2000, reissued 2008) [470 pp.]
  • Virginia Woolf (1882—1941), Mrs Dalloway (1925), EITHER in the Norton Anthology OR ed. David Bradshaw (Oxford World’s Classics, 2000) [110 pp.]

Short fiction:

  • James Joyce (1882—1941), ‘The Dead’ [30 pp.]

Plays:

  • William Shakespeare (1564—1616), Julius Caesar, ed. S. P. Cerasano (Norton Critical Edition, 2012) [77 pp.]
    • (NB: Shakespeare must be read in a single-play edition—not in the many Collected Works available. The more ambitious students are encouraged to explore the scholarly editions in the Arden, Cambridge, Oxford, and Penguin series.)

  • Tom Stoppard (1937—), Arcadia (1993) [68 pp.]

Prose:

  • Jonathan Swift (1667—1745), ‘A Modest Proposal’ [8 pp.]

Poems:

  • Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343—1400), The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales [20 pp.]
  • William Shakespeare (1564—1616), sonnet 18 (‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’)
  • John Donne (1572—1631), ‘The Sun Rising’; ‘Death be not proud’ (Holy Sonnets, X)
  • John Milton (1608—74), from Paradise Lost: Book 1, lines 1—270, and Book 4 (entire) [28 pp.]
  • William Wordsworth (1770—1850), ‘The Thorn’; ‘The world is too much with us’ [7 pp.]
  • John Keats (1795—1821), ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ [1 p.]
  • William Butler Yeats (1865—1939), ‘Leda and the Swan’ [1 p.]
  • Wilfred Owen (1893—1918), ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ [1 p.]
  • W. H. Auden (1907—73), ‘The Shield of Achilles’ [1 p.]
  • Philip Larkin (1922—1985), ‘MCMXIV’ [1 p.]
  • Seamus Heaney (1939—2013), ‘The Grauballe Man’, ‘Punishment’ [2 pp.]
  • Carol Ann Duffy (1955—), ‘Prayer’ (Literature Online database, ProQuest) http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&res_id=xri:lion&rft_id=xri:lion:ft:po:Z200593189:2

Secondary material (NB! Like the secondary works, this is obligatory reading):

  • Dominic Rainsford, Studying Literature in English (London: Routledge, 2014), ISBN: 978-0415699235 [for purchase] [178 pp.]
  • Sarah Shute, gen. ed., KnowledgeNotes ™ Student Guides (Literature Online database, ProQuest) on Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales’ (NB: this electronic resource, to which the University subscribes for all UiO users, is accessible through the UiO network: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&res_id=xri:lion&rft_id=xri:lion:ft:ref:EALKN040:0
  • Sarah Shute, gen. ed., KnowledgeNotes ™ Student Guides (Literature Online database, ProQuest) on John Milton’s Paradise Lost, sections relevant to Book 1, lines 1—270, and Book 4 (entire) (NB: this electronic resource, to which the University subscribes for all UiO users, is accessible through the UiO network: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&res_id=xri:lion&rft_id=xri:lion:ft:ref:EALKN120:0
  • Stephen Greenblatt et al., eds.,  Norton Anthology of English Literature, 2 vols, 9th edn (New York: Norton,  2012). Editorial Introductions to the seven periods [ca. 150 pp.] and headnotes to the individual authors on the course syllabus.
  • Vol. I: The Middle Ages (to ca. 1485) (pp. 3—25)
    • The Sixteenth Century (1485—1603) (pp. 531—561)
    • The Early Seventeenth Century (1603—1660) (pp. 1341—1367)
    • The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century (1600—1785) (pp. 2177—2205)
  • Vol. II: The Romantic Period (pp. 3—27)
    • The Victorian Age (pp. 1017—1041)
    • The Twentieth Century and After (pp. 1887—1910)
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