English 262 Dr. Morillo
Beyond Britain: British Literature II  T, Th 9:50-11:05 Tompkins G123
Spring 2002 Office=Tompkins 103; phone: 515-4163
email = morillo@unity.ncsu.edu
web page syllabus = http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/m/morillo/public/26202s.html
Office Hours M 10-12; 1-2:30 W 10-12 F 10-12, and by appointment


English 262: Beyond Britain

The class will introduce you to some of the major authors from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, with texts ranging from 1668 to 1992. We will examine the way England worked to define itself as a nation and a people with a distinct culture. This developing idea of England as unique becomes especially visible in its literature about other places and peoples, including the Greeks and Romans, the Scots, Irish, French and Indians. Such works by the English about others forms the focus of this course. The course is designed to illustrate the way England's literature enlists imagination in its peoples' ongoing attempt to define their personal and cultural identity.

Required Texts.  All are available in NCSU bookstore

Course pack: Beyond Britain: Readings for Eng. 262 sect. 005
Norton Anthology of British Literature vol. II, 7th ed., paperback
Swift, Gulliver's Travels (Norton)
Equiano, Narrative of the Life of Olaudiah Equiano (Norton)
Forster, A Passage to India (Harcourt Brace)
Ondaaje, The English Patient (Vintage)

Course Requirements:
2 papers (40%: paper 1, 4-6pp=15%; paper 2, 6-8pp=25%);  Quizzes: 10% Midterm =15% ; Final=25% ; Participation & Attendance = 10%
Participation includes your coming to class prepared, having done the readings and being able to talk about them intelligently. You must complete all the required work to pass the class. I grade plus/minus.

You are allowed 3 absences. If you are absent, unexcused, more than 3 times over the course of the semester, your absences will count progressively against your final grade.

Anyone convicted will receive an F for the paper, or the course at my discretion. And yes, I have caught people in the past.

Late Papers: Papers received ONE class session late will be accepted but docked a full grade. No late papers accepted after one class session late.


T Jan 8 Introduction
Th Jan 10 Defoe, The True-Born Englishman, A Satyr (Course pack)

T Jan 15 Dryden, An Essay of Dramatick Poesie (Course pack)
Th Jan 17 Dryden, Dramatick Poesie cont.

Th Jan 24 Swift, Gulliver's Travels Bk. I (Norton paperback)

T Jan 29 Swift, Gulliver Bk. II
Th Jan 31 Swift, Gulliver Bk III

T Feb 5 Swift, Gulliver Bk. IV
Th Feb 7 Pope, Windsor-Forest (Course pack item 3) PAPER 1. DUE START OF CLASS

T Feb 12 Johnson, A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (Course pack, from Elgin p. 23 to Inch Kenneth, p. 164)
Th Feb 14 Equiano, Narrative of the Life of Equiano (paperback)

T Feb 19 Equiano, Narrative of the Life cont.
Th Feb 21 Byron, The Giaour (Course pack)

T Feb 26  Byron, The Giaour cont.
Th Feb 28

T March 5 The Giaour cont.
Th March 7 MIDTERM


T March 19  Barbauld, Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (Course pack)
Th March 21 Barbauld, Eighteen Hundred and Eleven (Course pack)

T March 26 Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (online: www.lib.ncsu.edu-->alphabetical list of databases-->e-->English Poetry, 600-1900-->search in the Poet category for "Fitzgerald, Edward" --> in Letters and Literary Remains, pick the 4th [1879] edition of the Rubaiyat)

T April 2 Forster, A Passage to India (paperback)
Th April 4 A Passage to India cont.

T April 9 A Passage to India cont.
Th April 11 A Passage to India cont.

T April 16 Ondaaje, The English Patient (paperback) PAPER 2. DUE START OF CLASS
Th April 18 The English Patient

T April 23 The English Patient
Th April 25 The English Patient

T April 29 The English Patient
Th May 3 The English Patient

FINAL EXAM.  Tuesday, May 14, 8 a.m.

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