English 1200 A18
REpresentative Literary Works
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.
--Reminder: on Tuesday Sept. 18, class will meet in the Great Hall at University College for novelist Tristan Hughes' reading.
Resources and links
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.
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
Section I: Romanticism and the Gothic
11 Thomas Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (Broadview).
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.
25 Frankenstein, continued.
27 Frankenstein, continued.
2 Frankenstein, continued.
4 William Blake, “The Marriage of Heaven & Hell,” online facsimile edition of copy D at
9 William Wordsworth, “Lines Composed a Few Miles AboveTintern Abbey”
11 John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn”; “Ode to a Nightingale” (Broadview).
16 Christina Rosetti, “Goblin Market” (Broadview).
18 “Goblin Market,” continued.
23 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (Broadview).
25 In-class essay.
30 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
1 Dorian Gray, continued.
6 Dorian Gray, continued.
Section II: Modernism: the Shock of the New
8 F. T. Marinetti “The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism.” Online at societyforasianart.org.
13 No Class.
15 No Class.
20 W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming” (Broadview). Guillaume Apollinaire, “Du
Coton dans les Orielles” (handout).
22 Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway.
27 Mrs. Dalloway, continued.
29 Mrs. Dalloway, continued.
4 Mrs. Dalloway, continued.
6 Ezra Pound, “In a Station of the Metro”; William Carlos Williams, “The Red
Wheelbarrow” and “This is Just to Say” (all Broadview). Out-of-class Essay #1 due.