English 2323: , to Present CRN: 29981 3 Contact Hours/Week Tues./Thurs 8:30-10:00 Regular 16 Week Session FAC 315 Lecture

Professor: Tamar LeRoy Office: FAC 321A [email protected] Office hours: After class/ by appointment

Catalog Description A critical study of major British writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course requires substantial reading, writing, and research. Students may take ENGL 2322 and ENGL 2323 in any order. Core Curriculum Course. Course Purpose To present a survey of British literature from the Romantic Period to the twentieth century. Through the presentation of selected readings from the major writers, the student is acquainted with the literary forms, the philosophical attitudes, and the political trends of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite ENGL 1302 Description of Course Content Major British authors of the Romantic Period, the Victorian Period, and the twentieth century are studied, such as , , , , , , and (Romantic Period); Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, , Thomas Carlyle, John Stuart Mill, , Christina Rosetti, and (Victorian Period); , William Butler Yeats, , , D. H. Lawrence, , , and (Twentieth Century). Readings include poetry, , , and expository or persuasive . A substantial proportion of the readings in English 2323 are poems, including a variety of lyric, dramatic, and narrative poetic forms. Concepts essential to the analysis of literature are studied and applied in lectures, class discussions, tests, and written assignments. Textbooks Required: Abrams, M. H., et. al. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. Vol. 2. (8th edition) New : Norton, 2006. Shelley, Mary. . New York: Norton, 1996. (This is the publication I am using; you can use another one, as long as you are prepared to follow along during class lecture and discussion.) Recommended: The Little Seagull Handbook, eds. Richard Bullock and Francine Weinberg. Materials: A two-pocket folder in which to keep all your homework and in-class writing assignments. A notebook for note-taking. A USB drive. A good university-level dictionary and thesaurus.

Student Learning Outcomes for ENGLISH 2323 1.) Explain and illustrate stylistic characteristics of representative works of major British writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Romanticism through the present); 2.) Connect representative works of major British writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to human and individual values in historical and social contexts; 3.) Demonstrate knowledge of various works of major British writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; 4.) Analyze critical texts relating to the works of major British writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; 5.) Critique and interpret representative literary works of major British writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. HCCS Literature Courses in the Core Curriculum All HCCS 2300-level literature courses satisfy the core curriculum requirement for 3 semester hours of literature (under Humanities and Arts in the Summary Distribution Requirements). A second 2300-level literature course may be taken to fulfill the core curriculum requirement for 3 semester hours in Cross/Multicultural Studies. In 2300-level literature courses, the student will gain increased capability in all six basic intellectual competencies in the HCCS Core Curriculum (reading, writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking, and computer literacy). Student progress in the core competencies will be measured in the activities outlined in the objectives and requirements section of this syllabus. Perspectives in the HCCS Core Curriculum: 2300-level literature courses help students attain the following: 1.) Establish broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which he or she lives and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world; 2.) Stimulate a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society; 3.) Develop personal values for ethical behavior; 4.) Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments; and 5.) Integrate knowledge and understanding of the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines. Class Policies  All out of class assignments must be typed, double-spaced in Times New Roman 12 pt. font and printed as a hard-copy. Students are responsible for saving electronic copies of any work turned in for grading. Students must also submit all major assignments on the same day to Turnitin.com, a plagiarism detection software program.  Students should turn in assigned work on time (paper-copy and to Turnitin.com). If you can not turn in an assignment on time because of extenuating circumstances, you must arrange with me for an extension.  Students are expected to attend class. In accordance with official HCCS policy, students with more than 6 hours of unexcused absence (4 classes for this class) can be dropped for excessive absence at my discretion; while such withdrawal is not automatic, excessive absences will affect your class participation grade. Keep in mind that whatever the reason for your absence, you will miss important class work. If you know you must be absent or if you have an emergency, please email me or discuss the situation after class or by appointment. The official withdrawal deadline (for a grade of W) for the Spring 2013 semester is April 1 at 4:30 PM. Merely ceasing to attend class does not count as a withdrawal and may result in a grade of FX, which can affect financial aid. If you are having any issues with completing this course, please contact me or withdraw before the deadline.  It is important to be on time for class since I’ll spend the first few minutes of class giving instructions, making assignments, explaining concepts, etc. Also, if you’re late, you may miss writing assignments that count as part of your grade. Quizzes, daily grades, and short in-class writing assignments can not be made-up due to absences or tardiness. While missing one in-class assignment will probably not affect your grade, missing many will.  You will want to exchange contact information with at least two other students in the class, so that if you miss class you will know what is required of you. Whether you are in class or not, you are responsible for the work that is due.  According to the Student Handbook for the Houston Community College System, scholastic dishonesty includes cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion. Plagiarism means using another person’s words or ideas and assimilating them into your own written work without quotation marks (if the exact words are used) or appropriate acknowledgment if borrowed material is summarized or paraphrased. Collusion is defined as “unauthorized collaboration,” such as working with another student on an assignment that should be done individually, such as a test. Plagiarism will result in a grade of 0 for the assignment. You will not be allowed to rewrite plagiarized assignments. You may also fail the course, or be recommended for probation or dismissal from the Houston Community College System (especially if plagiarizing for the second time).

Support Services Tutoring: Free tutoring is available in FAC 321B. Check with the English Department for exact times. Library: The library is in the Learning Hub (3rd floor) Open Computer Labs: Computers are available for word processing in the Learning Hub and the Computer Writing Lab in FAC 302. Check for open hours. You will need to present your student ID to use the open labs. Reasonable Accommodations: Students who require reasonable accommodations for disabilities are encouraged to report to Room 102 SJAC, or call (713) 718-6164 to make necessary arrangements. Faculty are only authorized to provide accommodations requested by the Disability Support Services Office.

HCC Grading System: A (90-100) = Exceptionally fine work B (80-89) = Above average work C (70-79) = Average quality work D (60-69) = Below average work F (0-59) = Failing work

Grade Percentages for this class:

Participation/Professionalism/Attendance: 10% In-class writing/Quizzes/Presentations (lowest grade dropped): 15% Essay # 1: Literary Analysis: 15% Midterm: 15% Essay # 2: Research Paper: 25% Final Exam: 20%

You should try to maintain at least a “C” average throughout the course. You can easily calculate your current average using free online grade calculators that will determine both your grade and what you need to make on your remaining assignments to earn a good final grade. If you feel you are falling behind, ask me about how you can improve your work in this class (such as: what strategies you can take to improve your reading, writing or test-taking, as well as information about what to focus on in the free tutoring services provided by the HCC Writing Lab, etc.). Course Calendar (This is a tentative calendar and is subject to change. It is your responsibility to keep on track. Changes will be be announced in class.)

Readings and out-of-class assignments should be completed by the corresponding class dates. For example, read "The Tyger" before Thursday, January 17. Some in-classing writing assignments and quizzes will be announced beforehand, some will be unannounced. Week 1 Jan./15 Introduction to Romanticism In-class diagnostic: Charlotte Smith (56 “The Sea View”) Jan./17 William Blake: excerpts from Songs of Innocence and of Experience (118 “Introduction”; 125 “Introduction”; 122 “Holy Thursday”; 127 “Holy Thursday”; 120 “The Lamb; 129 “The Tyger”; 128 “The Sick Rose”) Week 2 Jan./22 Slavery and Social Injustice: continue Blake (120 “The Little Black Boy”; 121 “The Chimney Sweeper”; 122 “The Divine Image”; 128 “The Chimney Sweeper”; 132 “”); Mary Robinson (79 “January, 1795”; 80 “London's Summer Morning”) Jan./24 William Wordsworth (278 “We are seven”; 305 “Strange fits of passion have I known”; 305 “She dwelt among untrodden ways”; 306 “Three years she grew”; 307 “I travelled among unknown men”; 334 “I wandered lonely as a cloud”)

Robert Burns (171 “To a Mouse”; 173 “Auld Lang Syne”) Week 3 Jan./29 William Wordsworth: “Tintern Abbey" (288 “Lines”); (344 ) Jan../31 The Gothic in Prose: (586 from ); William Beckford (594 from Vathek); (601 from ); Matthew Lewis (602 from The Monk) In-class writing: close reading Week 4 Feb./5 Poetry: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (459 “Kubla Khan”) Coleridge, (443 “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”) Feb./7 “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” Thomas De Quincey (565 excerpts from Confessions of an English Opium Eater) Week 5 Feb./12 Second Wave Romanticism: George Gordon, Lord Byron (616 “Written After Swimming from Sestos to Abydos”; 617 “She walks in beauty”; 618 “Darkness”; 620 “So, we'll go no more a roving”; 672 Don Juan, Canto 1) Feb./14 Byron (704 Don Juan, Cantos 2-4) Week 6 Feb./19 Percy Bysshe Shelley (776 “Ozymandias; 790 “ in 1819”; “To Sidmouth and Castlereagh”; 791 “ to the West Wind”; 832 “The Cloud”; 837 “To ------[Music, when soft voices die]”) Feb./21 John Keats (904 “On First Looking into Chapman's ”; 906 “On Seeing the Elgin Marbles”; 911 “When I have fears that I may cease to be”; 927 “”; 930 “”; 922 "Bright Star . . .") Week 7 Feb./26 John Keats (951 “”; 964 “This living hand, now warm and capable”; 923 "La Belle Dame Sans Merci") Feb./28 Mary Shelley Frankenstein Week 8 March/5 Frankenstein March/7 Midterm Exam

Week 9 ***Spring Break: No class March 12 and 14*** Week 10 The Victorian Period March/19 Tennyson (1161 “The Lady of Shallott; 1170 “”); Christina Rossetti (1490 “Song: When I am Dead, My Dearest”; 1493 “In an artist's studio”; 1493“A Birthday”); Freidrich Engels (1589 from The Great Towns); (1599 from Hard Times and Coketown); (1600 “Poverty Knock”) March/21 Essay # 1 due Elizabeth Barrett Browning, (1129 selections from Sonnets from the Portugeuse) Robert Browning (1278 “Porphyria's Lover”; 1282 “My Last Duchess”; 1292 “Love Among the Ruins”) Week 11 March/26 (1916 "On the Western Circuit"); Matthew Arnold (1387 “Dover Beach”); Oscar Wilde (1733 “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Act 1) March/28 Oscar Wilde (“The Importance of Being Earnest”) Week 12 April/2 Late Victorian/Early Modern: Joseph Conrad, (1951 ) April/4 Heart of Darkness Week 13 April/9 The Great War and the “Death of Chivalry”: selected poems of Siegried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenburg, Wilfred Owens, Robert Graves April/11 James Joyce: (2282 “The Dead”; 2278 “Araby”); T.S. Eliot (2524 “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”) Week 14 In-class writing April/16 Imagism (selected poems); D.H. Lawrence (2514 selected poems) April/18 Film: The Third Man Week 15 April/23 finish The Third Man April/25 Short essay on The Third Man (2698 "The Force That Through the Green Fuse . . ."); (2953 "Digging”; 2953 "The Forge"; 2954“The Grauballe Man”; 2955 "Punishment") Week 16 April/30 Conferences May/2 Essay # 2 due Last day class Review for Final

May/9 Final Exam

May/10 Grades Posted in Peoplesoft by 5:00 PM Grade Percentages for this class:

Participation/Professionalism/Attendance: 10% In-class writing/Quizzes/Presentations (lowest grade dropped): 15% Essay # 1: Literary Analysis: 15% Midterm: 15% Essay # 2: Research Paper: 25% Final Exam: 20%