(subject to change)

Week 1: Politics and Revolution
M 1/11: Introductions; overview of syllabus
W 1/13: Lecture for Unit 1 (Politics and Revolution)
F 1/15:  Milton, Paradise Lost (excerpt) A918-A932 (also on course reserves)

Week 2: Politics and Revolution, continued
M 1/18: No Class / MLK day
W 1/20: Milton, Areopagitica (excerpt) A910-A917
Hobbes, The Leviathan (excerpt) A856 (also on course reserves)
F 1/22: Katherine Philips, “Upon the Double Murder of King Charles” A893
“On the Third of September” A893-A894
John Wilmot, “A Satire on Charles II” A1196

Week 3: Politics and Revolution, continued & The Enlightenment
M 1/25: Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel A1041-A1056
W 1/27: Lecture for Unit 2 (The Enlightenment)
*Reflection Essay due
F 1/29: Pope, Essay on Man (excerpt) A1406-A1414
*Attend Professor Gillen Wood’s public lecture at 3:30pm in Millett Atrium

Week 4: The Enlightenment, continued
M 2/1: Defoe, A True Relation of the Apparition… A1209-1213
W 2/3: Johnson, the Rambler No. 4 (excerpt) A1483-1486
The Dictionary (excerpt) A 1495-1498
F 2/5: Swift, Gulliver’s Travels (excerpt: “A Voyage to Laputa”) ((on course reserves)

Week 5: Romanticism
M 2/8: Lecture for Unit 3 (Romanticism)
*Reflection Essay due
W 2/10: Keats, “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” B 434
“On Seeing the Elgin Marbles” B440
F 2/12: Preface to Lyrical Ballads (1802) B147-154

Week 6: Romanticism, continued
M 2/15: Wordsworth, “The Tables Turned” B144
“Tintern Abbey” B145-147
W 2/17: Burke, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry (excerpt is here)
F 2/19: Shelley, “Mont Blanc” B381-383

Week 7: Romanticism, continued
M 2/22: Coleridge, “Kubla Kahn” B206-207
Byron, “Prometheus” B311-312
W 2/24: review for Midterm Exam
F 2/26: Midterm Exam
* Attend Professor Sarah Tindal Kareem’s public lecture at 3:30pm in Millett Atrium

Week 8: The Rise of the Middle Class
M 3/7: Lecture for Unit 4 (The Rise of the Middle Class)
*Reflection Essay due
W 3/9: Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (excerpt from Ch. 4) A1218-1228
F 3/11: Cowper, The Task Book I A1572-A1575

Week 9: The Rise of the Middle Class, continued
M 3/14: Duck, “The Thresher’s Labor” (online)
W 3/16: Swift, “Description of a City Shower” A1257-A1258
Blake, “The Chimney Sweeper”
F 3/18: Engels, The Condition of the Working Class (excerpt) B581-584
Gaskell, Mary Barton (excerpt) B585-586

Week 10: Gender and Marriage
M 3/21: Lecture for Unit 5 (Gender and Marriage)
*Reflection Essay due
W 3/23: Eliza Haywood, Fantomina A1431-A1439
F 3/25: Eliza Haywood, Fantomina A1439-A1447

Week 11: Gender and Marriage, continued
M 3/28: Film: scenes from William Wycherly, The Country Wife A1144-1194
W 3/30: Swift, “The Lady’s Dressing Room” A1260-1262
Montagu, “Reasons that Induced Dr. Swift…” A1426-A1427
F 4/1: Work day – Professor at professional conference. Use class time to catch up on reading in preparation for final exam

Week 12: Gender and Marriage, continued
M 4/4: Aphra Behn, “The Disappointment” A1104-A1106
Mary Wortley Montagu, “The Lover: A Ballad” A1427-A1428
W 4/6: Austen, Pride and Prejudice (excerpt) B224-B230
F 4/8: Tennyson, “The Lady of Shallot” B640-B642
Rosetti, “Goblin Market” B810- B817
*Attend Professor Noah Heringman’s public lecture at 3:30pm in Millett Atrium

Week 13: Colonialism and Empire
M 4/11: Lecture for Unit 6 (Colonialism and Empire)
*Reflection Essay due
W 4/13: James Thompson, “Rule, Britannia” A1475
Jefferson, “Declaration” A1564-1567
F 4/15: Hemans, “Homes of England” B412-B413
Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden” B966-B967

Week 14: Colonialism and Empire, continued
M 4/18: Barbauld, “Eighteenth Hundred and Eleven” B33-B38
W 4/20: Prince, The History of Mary Prince B264-279
*Reflection Essay due
F 4/22: review

Finals Week:
M 4/25 12:30-2:30pm: final exam