EN 450 Romanticism in Literature
FA 2006 HO
Assistant Professor of English
BA: Missouri State University, EnglishMA, University of Texas, Creative WritingABA: Univerisity of Missouri at Kansas City, Literature/History
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August 2006 to December 2006
12:25 - 1:40 PM
Textbook: 4 texts are required: The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Vol. 2A: Romantics and Their Contemporaries, Oronoko, by Aphra Behn, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Oladudah Equiano, and Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Listed Below are 6 websites that provide extensive background for Romanticism. You will be required to peruse these sites over the semester.
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Educational Philosophy: In this class, we will examine the development and practice of Romanticism, and how it appeared in various genres of literature. We will read poetry, political essays, autobiographies and novels written from the romantic tradition. The class will focus primarily on representation of political protest in British and American Romanticism. We will critically "interrogate" Romantic views of civil (dis)order, “natural rights” and its role in shaping images of race, gender and class in romantic literature and political movements.Literature is meant to be shared, and reading it is essentially a "community" activity in my class. This means I expect each and every student to participate in class conversation. I will start each class with a mini lecture, then will open the floor for discussion and debate. I want to hear your opinions and reactions to the texts. Your voice will provide insight and ideas, and make this class interactive and interesting.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses will include a Core Assessment with rubric. This will include ¾ of the Core Learning Outcomes listed above. The Core Assessment in this course will be a major critical paper of no fewer than 5 pages, which will include research and MLA documentation. The project will be completed in the final quarter of the term.
The rubric for this assignment is published so the student can see the expectations.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Assessment will be based on attendance, class participation, response papers, an 8-12-page critical research essay, individual class presentation and a final exam.
Grading: Total Points: 500
Late Submission of Course Materials: No late papers will be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Due to my health this semester, I may be required to occasionally cancel class; however, if I cancel class, I will post an assignments on e-Companion (part of e-College) and each student is required to log onto that site and complete the assignment before the next class. This will require you to become familiar with online class format: you can visit the computer help-desk to learn how to use this feature. You also need access to your pirate email account as I will email notification to you of all class cancellations. I may do this the morning when the class meets, so check your email before each class. I will not email a student's private email address. Also, if you are sick, please do not attend class, and check the website for postings of my lectures or missed class assignments.
INTRODUCTION TO ROMANTIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE
Aug 25: click on one of the websites provided under "Additional Resources" and read about romantic history and literature
Aug 28-Sept 1
RACE AND ROMANTICISM
Aug 28 and Sept 1: Behn, Oronoko, entire text
THROWING POLITICAL PUNCHES
Sept 4 (Labor Day, no class)
Sept 8: Edmund Burke
CROSSFIRE: POLITICAL DEBATE AND REPUBLICANISM
Sept 11: Thomas Paine, “Rights of Man”
Sept 15: no class: check e-Companion for class assignment
NATURAL RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND "OTHERS"
Sept 18: Wollenstonecraft: “Rights of Women”
Sept 22: Equiano, first part
Sept 22: 1st response paper due: How have the political messages of the last 5 texts apply to current American democracy and nationalist ideology? Chose 2 or 3 of the texts to include in your response, and center on a main theme found in each to help narrow your focus. Be sure to quote and refer to the readings.
TRAVEL NARRATIVE AND THE BIRTH OF ETHNOGRAPHY
Sept 25: Equiano, second part
Sept 29: William Blake. “Daughters of Albion”
HUMAN NATURE AND THE ELEGANT PASTORAL
Oct 2: Blake, “Marriage of Heaven and Hell”
Oct 6: Wordsworth, “Preface to the Lyrical Ballads”
Oct: 6 proposal of critical research essay due.
LIONS AND TIGERS AND BLAKE, OH MY!
Oct 9: Wordsworth, Tintern Abby”
Oct 13: Blake, "The Lamb," "The Tyger," "Black Boy,"The Chimney Sweeper"
Oct 13: 2nd response paper: How is "human nature" represented in the Equiano, Blake and Wordsworth texts? Define a romantic concept of “human nature” and use the texts to defend this concept of human nature. Be sure to quote and refer to the texts.
FALL BREAK, start reading Jane EyreR
THE CAPRIOUSNESS OF NATURE AND THE HUMAN HEART
Oct 23: Coleridge, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
Oct 27: Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind,” and “Ode to a Skylark.”
Oct 27: Practice draft due of critical essay: 5 pages or more.
Oct 30-Nov 3
Oct 30: Keats: “Ode to a Nightingale,” “Ode to a Grecian Urn”
Nov 3: Keats: Work in groups of 2: chose a Keats poem that you explain in class.
Nov 3: 3rd response paper due: How has the view of nature changed from Wordsworth? How do these views of nature appear in modern American culture? Chose a visual and textual representation of nature -- an ad out of a magazine or on TV, or a "nature" film or documentary -- to respond to this question. Be sure to quote and refer to the texts read in this course.
THE CREEPY GOTHIC NOVEL
Nov 6: C. Bronte, first 150 pages.
Nov 10: No class, Veteran's Day.
ANGEL IN THE HOUSE AND MADWOMAN IN THE ATTIC
Nov 13: C. Bronte, next 150 pages (300 pgs)
Nov 17: 4th Response paper due: Define how childhood is formed and shaped by Romantic belief and representation. How has that view changed or remained the same in modern American culture? Chose a current book, TV show or movie to help you define representations of American, “romanticized” (or not) childhood. Be sure to quote and refer to the texts read in the course.
THE INDEFAGIABLE FEMALE PROTAGONIST
Nov 20: C. Bronte, third set of 150 pages (450 pgs)
Nov 25: No class, Thanksgiving
Nov 27-Dec 1
A HAPPY ENDING?
C. Bronte, end of book
Nov 27: final draft of critical research essay due.
Dec 1: Individual Class Presentation on Critical Research Essay.
Individual Class Presentations on Critical Research Essay, cont'd.
Monday, Dec 11, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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