Tentative Syllabus English 7500

August 22, 2016 Monday

introduction, course handouts including Gissing and Michael Field, Attila, My Attila!

August 24, 2016 Wednesday

Watch YouTube video of Attila, My Attila!; Richard Dietrich, British and Irish Drama 1890-1950, chaps. 1 and 2, online at chuma.cas.usf.edu/~dietrich/britishdrama.htm; Attila, My Attila! text

August 29th, 2016 Monday

Report on Michael Field, Attila, My Attila!; discussion with actors

August 31st, 2016 Wednesday

Report on Gissing’s life; contemporary reviews (handout); George Gissing, The Odd Women, 1st half

First online posting Friday September 2nd, a response to class discussion of the Attila performance Monday August 29th

September 5th, 2016 Monday

Labor Day

September 7th, 2016 Wednesday

Essay from Christine Huguet and Simon James, George Gissing and the Woman Question; George Gissing, The Odd Women, 2nd half

September 12th, 2016 Monday

Mona Caird, “The Morality of Marriage,” Daughters of Danaus, 1st half

September 14th, 2016 Wednesday

Mona Caird, Daughters of Danaus, second half

September 19th, 2016 Monday

Selection from Arthur Symons, The Decadent Movement in Literature; poetry by Arthur Symons and Lionel Johnson from Paul Wiley, ed. British Poetry 1880-1920.

September 21st, 2016 Wednesday

Report on Oscar Wilde; Oscar Wilde, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”

2nd online posting due Friday September 23rd

September 26th, 2016 Monday

Selections from Angela Leighton and Margaret Reynolds, eds. Victorian Women Poets, Rosamund Marriott Watson, Mary Coleridge

September 28th, 2016 Wednesday

Selections from Leighton and Reynolds, poetry by May Probyn, Constance Naden, and Charlotte Mew

3rd online posting due Friday October 14th  

October 3rd, 2016 Monday

Report on Vernon Lee; Vernon Lee, “A Wicked Voice” and “Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady”

October 5th, 2016 Wednesday

Victorian Socialism: chapter 3 on radical drama, Elizabeth Miller, Slow Print; Florence Boos, “The Socialist League,” BRANCH; William Morris, The Tables Turned

October 10th, 2016 Monday

Oral narrative and investigative journalism: Florence Boos, “Collaboration and Oral Narrative in a Working-Class Autobiography” (pdf online); Annie Wakeman and Elizabeth Dobbs, The Autobiography of a Charwoman

October 12th, 2016 Wednesday

To be determined

3rd online posting due Friday October 14th 

October 17th, 2016 Monday

Report on George Moore; George Moore, Esther Waters, 1st half

October 19th, 2016 Wednesday

George Moore, Esther Waters, 2nd half

October 24th, 2016 Monday

Report on Sarah Grand; Sarah Grand, The Beth Book, 1st half

 October 28th, 2013 Wednesday

Sarah Grand, The Beth Book, 2nd half

4th online posting due Friday October 29th

October 31st, 2016 Monday

Report on Thomas Hardy; essays from The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy, poetry

November 2nd, 2016 Wednesday

Report on A. E. Housman; recording, A. E. Housman, “A Shropshire Lad”; A. E. Housman, “A Shropshire Lad”

November 7th, 2016 Monday

To be determined

November 9th, 2016 Wednesday

Report on Dorothy Richardson; handout of Lynn Aycock’s plot summary of Pilgrimage; skim Dorothy Richardson’s Pointed Roofs; Dorothy Richardson’s Dawn’s Left Hand, 1st half

5th online posting due November 11th Friday

November 14th, 2016 Monday

Dorothy Richardson, Dawn’s Left Hand, 2nd half

November 16th, 2016 Wednesday

Handout introduction on Woolf’s personal essays; Virginia Woolf, “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown”; “Moments of Being”

[Thanksgiving break November 21st-November 25th]

November 28th, 2016 Monday

This should be the target date for providing information on your final paper—ideally bibliography, rough outline, and abstract.

James Campbell, “Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First World War Poetry Criticism,” New Literary Criticism, 1999; First World War poets Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon

November 30th, 2016 Wednesday

Introduction by George Walter to the Penguin Book of First World War Poetry, Isaac Rosenberg, Sylvia Pankhurst and others

6th online posting due Friday December 2nd

December 5th, 2013 Monday

Report on Lewis Grassic Gibbon (Leslie Mitchell); Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, 1st half

December 7th, 2013 Wednesday

Discussion of movie version of Sunset Song if we are able to view it; Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, 2nd half

December 12th-13th-14th Monday-Wednesday

Students will present aspects of their final essay to the class; time to be chosen by class

December 16th, 2016 Friday

final 20 page papers due; final online postings all due (to be gathered in a packet). Please submit assignments in both electronic and printed form.