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.

Novels (in the editions specified):

  • Jane Austen (1775—1817), Emma (1815), ed. George Justice, 4th edn (Norton Critical Edition, 2012)
  • Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1898),
  • Virginia Woolf (1882—1941), Mrs Dalloway (1925)
  • Martin Amis (1949—), Money (1984), the current Vintage paperback (ISBN-13: 978-0099461883)
  • Penelope Lively (1933—), Moon Tiger (1987), the current Penguin Modern Classics paperback (ISBN-13: 978-0141188317)

Short fiction:

  • James Joyce (1882—1941), ‘The Dead’
  • Katherine Mansfield (1888—1923), ‘The Garden Party’
  • Alice Munro (1931—), ‘Walker Brothers Cowboy’

Plays:

  • William Shakespeare (1564—1616), Julius Caesar, ed. S. P. Cerasano. (Norton Critical Edition, 2012) ISBN-10: 039393263X ISBN-13: 978-0393932638). (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 various scholarly editions in the Arden, Cambridge, Oxford, and Penguin series.)
  • Tom Stoppard (1937—), Arcadia (1993)

Poems:

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

TEXTBOOK:

  • Dominic Rainsford, Studying Literature in English: An Introduction (London: Routledge, 2014), ISBN-10: 0415699231 ISBN-13: 978-0415699235 [for purchase
  • 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:)
  • 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)
  • Stephen Greenblatt et al., eds.,  Norton Anthology of English Literature, various volume formats, 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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