English 1200 A18

REpresentative Literary Works


 From William Blake's "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell," Copy D.

From William Blake's "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell," Copy D.


Welcome to the web page for English 1200 A18.  This page will serve as a supplement to the course outline that was handed out at the beginning of class. If you have lost your course outline, you can find a copy of it here.

News and announcements

Please check this space for updates to our class reading schedule and announcements about events, assignments and resources for further study.

Remember the Frankenreads Winnipeg event will be happening all day on October 31 on U of M Campus! See here for details.

Resources and links

Purdue Online Writing Lab.

This website is an invaluable companion for writers of research essays.  Check out their sections on "The Writing Process" and "Academic Writing" as well as their clear explanations of how to avoid common grammar mistakes.  The OWL also has excellent advice on how to format your essay in MLA style.


This website contains many excellent poems, contemporary and historical, plus good biographies of poets.  Several of our readings in the class are from this website.


With daily poem updates, plus classic poems from the past, this website is a great way to explore the possibilities of poetry.

centre for creative writing and oral culture

This U of M research centre has resources for creative writers, such as a workshop and a writer-in-residence (this year's resident writer is novelist Tristan Hughes). 

Reading Schedule for Term 1


6          Introduction


Section I: Romanticism and the Gothic


11        Thomas Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (Broadview). Presentation: Evelyn.

13        Samuel Taylor Coleridge, “Kubla Khan” and “Frost at Midnight” (Broadview).

18        Tristan Hughes reading. Class meets at the Great Hall, University College.

20        Mary Shelley, Frankenstein. Presentation: Claire.

25        Frankenstein, continued. Presentation: Michael.

27        Frankenstein, continued. Presentation: Manjot.


2          Frankenstein, continued. Presentation: Victoria.

4          William Blake, “The Marriage of Heaven & Hell,” online facsimile edition of copy D at

            Wikimedia.org. A text-only version of the poem (easier to read) is available at

Wikisource.org. Presentation: Lyle.

9          William Wordsworth, “Lines Composed a Few Miles AboveTintern Abbey”

            (Broadview). Presentation: Pamela.

11        John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn”; “Ode to a Nightingale” (Broadview). Presentation:


16        Christina Rosetti, “Goblin Market” (Broadview).

18        “Goblin Market,” continued.

23        Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (Broadview). Presentation: Mariah.

25        In-class essay

30        Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.


1          Dorian Gray, continued. Presentation: Carol-Ann.

6          Dorian Gray, continued. Presentation: Devon.


Section II: Modernism: the Shock of the New


8          F. T. Marinetti “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism.”  Online at societyforasianart.org.

Presentation: Anna.

13        No Class.

15        No Class.

20        W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming” (Broadview). Guillaume Apollinaire, “Du

            Coton dans les Orielles” (handout— also available online here). Presentation: Molly.

22        Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway. Presentation: Adia.

27        Mrs. Dalloway, continued. Presentation: Thora.

29        Mrs. Dalloway, continued. Presentation: Elisabeth.


4          Mrs. Dalloway, continued. Presentation: Apoorv.

6          Ezra Pound, “In a Station of the Metro”; William Carlos Williams, “The Red

            Wheelbarrow” and “This is Just to Say” (all Broadview).  Presentation: Robert. Out-of-

class Essay #1 due.