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May 3Introduction
“The Middle Ages” (3-10)
Taliesin, “The War-Band’s Return”
May 5Beowulf, III
May 10“The Dream of the Rood”
“The Wanderer”
Library research, essay writing, and MLA usage
May 12“The Middle Ages” (10-25)
“Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”
May 17Chaucer, “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale”first essay due
May 19“The Cuckoo Song”
“I Sing of a Maiden”
Mid-term test
May 24“The Early Modern Period”
Sidney, “The Apology for Poetry” (selections)
Spenser, Amoretti, 75
Sidney, Astrophil and Stella, 1
Shakespeare, Sonnets, 18
research assignment due
May 26Donne, “The Canonization”
Marvell, “The Garden”
Herbert, “The Collar”
May 31Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1critical essay assignment due
Jun 2“The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century”
Behn, “The Disappointment”
Swift, “The Lady’s Dressing Room”
Swift, “A Modest Proposal”
Jun 7Pope, The Rape of the Locksecond essay due
Jun 9Cowper, “The Cast-away”
Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

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