ENG 201 The English Literary Tradition II

Andrea Stone, T Th 1:00 PM-2:20 PM
Michael Gorra, M W 9:00 AM-10:20 AM

We’ll follow the fragmenting narrative of English literature from the Romantic period up to some point in the decades after World War II, looking at both lyric poetry and the novel, and with some attention to drama as well.  Our reading list will remain in flux, but expect something like the following:

Poems by Coleridge and Wordsworth, including “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” and excerpts from The Prelude

Poems by Keats

Dramatic monologues by Browning and Tennyson, and excerpts from the latter’s In Memoriam A.H.H.

A selection of other Victorian lyrics

20th century poetry: Yeats, Eliot, Auden, and Larkin

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Novels:  George Eliot, Adam Bede; Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse, along with some essays; and probably Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

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Plays: Wilde’s  Importance of Being Earnest; Beckett’s Endgame