Spring Semester 2014 - Erciyes University

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ERCIYES UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF LETTERS
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE DEPARTMENT
ELL 308 The 19th Century Literature II
Spring Semester 2014
Evening B
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Class Meetings: As indicated in the weekly schedule.
Instructor: Res. Asst. Yiğit Sümbül
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 33815
Office Hours: Right before class meetings
IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!
All information and dates in this
syllabus are subject to change. All
changes will be announced during
class time. It is the student's
responsibility to learn about any
changes and to obtain missed
assignments, handouts, etc.
Note: All students are required to obtain a copy
of this Course Syllabus from the internet or
Faculty’s Copy Shop at the beginning of the semester. All students are responsible for knowing and
following all of the policies and instructions in this syllabus.
Aims
THIS COURSE AIMS:
1. to introduce students to a range of works derived from the 19th Century Victorian Poetry;
2. to distinguish the Victorian poetry from the other poetic works in terms of emotional, political and artistic
value;
3. to evaluate the contents of the works studied.
Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. demonstrate a knowledge of the Victorian poetry of the 19th Century;
2. demonstrate an awareness of political factors which conditioned and/or gave rise to the movement, and
its content and outlook on man and life;
3. demonstrate an awareness to distinguish what is Victorian poetry and its basic relations to nationalism,
industrial revolution, dramatic monologue and Victorian values, etc.
ATTENDANCE INFORMATION & POLICIES
Attendance is required for this course. It is a regulation of Erciyes University that all students are required
to attend all courses. Five absences will definitely result in fail.
EXAM INFORMATION & POLICIES
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We will have one mid-term, and a final exam for this course. You will be responsible for the areas that
we have covered in class.
If a student is absent and misses an exam, s/he will automatically fail that exam.
PAPER WRITING INFORMATION & POLICIES
All students are required to obtain a copy of the "MLA Departmental Standards" handout and follow the
grammar and citation standards in this handout for every paper written in every course in the department.
COURSE GRADING
Course grades will be based on the following work:
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Class Participation and Attendance
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Midterm
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Final
10%
30%
60%
REQUIRED TEXTS
All course materials will be supplied by the instructor.
COURSE SCHEDULE
Week I:
Introduction to the course
Political and Literary Background of Victorian Age
Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, D.G. Rossetti,
C. Rossetti, G. Eliot, G.M. Hopkins, Hardy, E.B. Browning
Brooke,Sassoon, Owen, etc.
Week II:
Alfred Lord Tennyson
“The Splendor Falls”, “The Lotos Eaters”,
Week III:
Tennyson continued
“Ulysses”,
Extracts from “In Memoriam”,
“Charge of the Light Brigade”
Week IV:
Robert Browning
“My Last Duchess”, “Porphyria’s Lover”
Week V:
Matthew Arnold
“Dover Beach”, “Isolation: To Marguerite”,
“To Marguerite: Continued”,
Extracts from “Scholar Gypsy” and Culture and Anarchy
Week VI:
Pre-Raphaelite Poetry
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
“My Sister’s Sleep”, “The Woodspurge”
Christina Rossetti
“Goblin Market”
Week VII:
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Aurora Leigh”
George Eliot
“Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft”
Week VIII:
Mid-Term Exam
Week IX:
Gerard Manley Hopkins
“God’s Grandeur”, “The Windhover”, “Pied Beauty”
Week X:
Thomas Hardy
“Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave”, “Hap”,
Week XI:
British Imperialism
Thomas Hardy’s “Drummer Hodge”
Rudyard Kipling
“The White Man’s Burden”, “The Widow at Windsor”
Week XII:
Poetry of World War I
Rupert Brooke
“The Soldier”, “The Dead”
Sigfried Sassoon
“Glory of Women”, “The Rear-Guard”
Week XIII:
Wilfried Owen
“Strange Meeting”, "Dulce Et Decorum Est",
“The Parable of the Old Man and the Young”
Week XIV:
Final Exam
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