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The type of the course: Lectures and classes
Course completion requirements: written examination
Number of hours: 2
ECTS points: 14
Code: 09.2 LAN 12
Aims and requirements
First year English Literature History course comprises the following topics:
1. Anglo-Saxon poetry
2. Middle English Literature
3. Geoffrey Chaucer
4. Medieval drama
5. The Renaissance: humanist foundations
6. Renaissance poetry
7. Edmund Spenser and his followers
8. Elizabethan drama
9. The theater of William Shakespeare
10. 17th century poetry
11. Restoration drama
12. Philosophical foundations of the Age of Reason
13. Augustan poetry
14. The origins of the novel
15. 18th century drama
16. Pre-romanticism: Robert Burns and William Blake
17. First generation of romantic poets
18. Second generation of romantic poets
20. Realist fiction
21. Victorian novel
22. Victorian poetry
23. Late Victorian novel
24. The aestheticism of fin de siecle
During both semesters students will be given quizzes and tests. There are two tests per semester, the number of quizzes depends on the teacher. Students will also be assessed on the basis of terms papers, homework assignment as well as classroom discussions. More than two absences per semester are not allowed.
Sample examination tasks:
I. Choose one of the following topics (50 points):
- The treatment of crime and punishment in the history of English literature
- Evil minds revisited. The meaning and representation of evil in various
II. Answer the following questions:
1. Narrative elements in Victorian poetry (25 points). [min. 5 texts]
2. Define comedy and its elements in various literary texts (from the Middle
Ages to the Victorian period) (25 points) [min. 5 texts]
Old English Literature
Elegies: "The Wanderer", The Seafarer
Courtly poetry: "Deor's Lament"
Charms: "Charm for Unfruitful Land"
The Dream of the Rood
Middle English Literature
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
English Medieval Drama: Everyman or Mundus et Infans
Thomas Kyd: The Spanish Tragedy
Christopher Marlowe: Dr Faustus
Thomas Wyatt: selected sonnets
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey: selected sonnets
Edmund Spenser: The Fairie Queene (fragments)
William Shakespeare: Sonnets (2, 116, 130, 136, 141, 144, 147)
William Shakespeare: As You Like It or Mid Summer's Night Dream, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, (suggested reading not to be discussed in class) Romeo and Juliet (suggested reading not to be discussed in class), Henry V (suggested reading not to be discussed in class), The Tempest
Ben Jonson: Volpone (optionally, not to be discussed in class)
Philip Sidney: Apology for Poetry
John Donne: "Valediction: Forbidden Mourning", "The Flea", "Elegy XIX", "The Anniversary"
George Herbert: "The Collar", "The Pearl"
Andrew Marvell: "To His Coy Mistress", "The Definition of Love"
Alexander Pope: Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock
The beginnings of the novel:
Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels
Samuel Richardson: Pamela (fragments)
Henry Fielding: Tom Jones (fragments)
Lawrence Sterne: Tristram Shandy
One selected gothic novel : Horace Walpole The Castle of Otranto or William Beckford Vathek or Anne Radcliffe The Mysteries of Udolfo or Mary Shelley Frankenstein
Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice
Robert Burns: "To a Mouse", "Auld Lang Syne", "Tam O'Shanter"
William Blake: "The Lamb", "The Tyger", "The Little Vagabond", "Holy Thursday", "The Chimney Sweeper" (both from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience)
William Wordsworth: "The preface to Lyrical Ballads", "We are Seven", Tintern Abbey", "Lines Written in Early Spring" "The Prelude"- part I.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge: "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", "Kubhla Khan"
Biographia Literaria - chapter XIV
George Gordon Byron: Don Juan cantos I, II, X, XI "When we Two Parted"
Percy Bysshe Shelley: "Ode to the West Wind", "The Cloud"
John Keats: "Ode to a Nightingale", "Ode to a Grecian Urn"
Charles Dickens: Great Expectations
William Makepeace Thackerey: Vanity Fair
George Eliot: Mill on the Floss (not to be discussed in classroom)
Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights
Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre
Alfred Tennyson: In Memoriam (selected poems)
Robert Browning: "My Last Duchess"
Algernon Charles Swinburne: selected poems
The pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood:
Dante Gabriel Rossetti: "The Blessed Damozel"
Christina Rossetti: "Remember", "Uphill", "Echo"
Gerard Manley Hopkins: "Pied Beauty", "The Windhover"
Abrams, M.H. 1988. A Glossary of Literary Terms (Fourth Edition). Fort Worth: Holt, Reinhart and Winston. Inc.
Altenbernd, L. and Lewis L.L. 1966. A Handbook for the Study of Poetry. New York: Macmillan.
Beadle, R. (ed.) 1994. Medieval English Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ousby, I. (ed.) 1988. The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English. London: Guild Publishing.
Preminger, A. (ed.) 1965. Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetrics. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Sikorska, L. 1996. An Outline History of English Literature. Poznań: Bene Nati.
Zbierski, H. 1982. "Literatura Angielska", in: Floryan, W. (ed.) Dzieje Literatur Europejskich, vol. 2, part.1. Warszawa: PWN
Zbierski, H. 1988. William Shakespeare. Warszawa: Wiedza Powszechna.