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Sep 13Introduction
Sep 15“The Middle Ages”
Taliesin, “The War-Band’s Return”
Sep 20Beowulf, III
Sep 22“Judith”
“Wulf and Eadwacer”
“The Wife’s Lament”
Sep 27“The Dream of the Rood”
“The Wanderer”
Sep 29“Spring”
“I Sing of a Maiden”
“Jesus, My Sweet Lover”
Oct 4“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” (Parts 1 and 2)
Oct 6“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” (Parts 3 and 4)first essay due
Oct 18Chaucer, “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”
Oct 20Chaucer, “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”
Oct 25Mid-term test
Oct 27Library lecture: meeting at the library
Nov 1“The Early Modern Period”
Sidney, “The Apology for Poetry” (selections)
Nov 3Spenser, Amoretti, 75
Sidney, Astrophil and Stella, 1
Shakespeare, Sonnets, 18
Shakespeare, Sonnets, 20
Wroth, Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, 39
library assignment due
Nov 8Donne, “The Sun Rising”
Donne, “The Canonization”
Nov 10Marvell, “The Garden”
Herbert, “The Collar”
Nov 15Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1
Nov 17“The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century”
Behn, “The Disappointment”
Swift, “The Lady’s Dressing Room”
critical essay assignment due
Nov 22Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, Part 4 (selections)
Nov 24Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, Part 4 (selections)
Nov 29Pope, The Rape of the Lock (Cantos 1-2)
Dec 1Pope, The Rape of the Lock (Cantos 3-5)second essay due
Dec 6Cowper, “The Cast-away”
Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”
Dec 8Review

Marc R. Plamondon, Ph.D. Department of English Studies Nipissing University