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Presentation schedule

Oct 4Kathryn Eagleson
resp: Katrina Schurter
Boehrer, Bruce. “‘Lycidas’: The Pastoral Elegy as Same-Sex Epithalamium.” PMLA 117.2 (2002): 222-36. online access
Oct 7Sarah Langford
resp: Christina Sabatino
Shaw, W. David. “Elegy and Theory: Is Historical and Critical Knowledge Possible?” Modern Language Quarterly 55.1 (1994): 1-16. online access
Oct 18Marsena Henderson
resp: Laura Couperthwaite
Smith, Eric. “Shelley — Adonais.” By Mourning Tongues: Studies in English Elegy. 1977. 55-78. <on reserve in library>
Oct 21---
Oct 25Rebecca Croxall
resp: Dana Wilson
Smith, Eric. “Tennyson — In Memoriam.” By Mourning Tongues: Studies in English Elegy. 1977. 100-34. <on reserve in library>
Oct 28Katrina Schurter
resp: Katelyn Coughlin
Kennedy, Ian H. C. “In Memoriam and the Tradition of Pastoral Elegy.” Victorian Poetry 15.4 (1977): 351-66. online access
Nov 1Kaitlin Cameron
resp: Karli Marshall
McSweeney, Kerry. “Hardy’s Poems of 1912-13: A Presence More than the Actual.” Victorian Poetry 33.2 (1995): 191-220. online access
Nov 4Alanna Cracknell
resp: Jennifer Morrison
Ramazani, Jahan. “Hardy and the Poetics of Melancholia: Poems of 1912-13 and Other Elegies for Emma.” ELH 58.4 (1991): 957-77. online access
Nov 8Kerry Counahan
resp: Kathryn Eagleson
Zeiger, Melissa. “‘A Muse Funereal’: The Critique of Elegy in Swinburne’s ‘Ave Atque Vale.’” Victorian Poetry 24.2 (1986): 173-88. online access
Nov 11Melissa Dietrich
resp: Rebecca Croxall
McDiarmid, Lucy S. “Poetry’s Landscape in Auden’s Elegy for Yeats.” Modern Language Quarterly 38.2 (1977): 167-77. online access
Nov 15Laura Couperthwaite
resp: Jenna Parent
Brady, Andrea. “The Rhetoric of Grief.” English Funerary Elegy in the Seventeenth Century. 2006. 32-61. <on reserve in library>
Nov 18Katelyn Coughlin
resp: Alanna Cracknell
Edmundson, Mark. “‘Lilacs’: Walt Whitman’s American Elegy.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 44.4 (1990): 465-91. online access
Nov 22Jennifer Morrison
resp: Kerry Counahan
Cross, J. E. “On the Genre of The Wanderer.” Neophilologus 45.1 (1961): 63-75. online access
Nov 25Dana Wilson
resp: Melissa Dietrich
Vickery, John B. “Bridges and Housman as Elegists: The Modern Threshold.” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 48.4 (2005): 404-19. online access
Nov 29Christina Sabatino
resp:Sarah Langford
Ramazani, Jahan. “Introduction.” Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney. 1994. 1-31. <on reserve in library>
Dec 2Karli Marshall
resp: Marsena Henderson
Schenck, Celeste M. “Feminism and Deconstruction: Re-Constructing the Elegy.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 5.1 (1986): 13-27. online access
Dec 6Jenna Parent
resp: Kaitlin Cameron
Ramazani, Jahan. “W. H. Auden: Elegy and Imitation.” Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney. 1994. 176-204. <on reserve in library>
Dec 9---

Class schedule

Sep 13Introduction
Sep 16Theocritus, first idyll
Bion, “Lament for Adonis”
Sep 20Moschus, “Lament for Bion”
Virgil, eclogue V and X
Sep 23Spenser, “November”
Sep 27Spenser, “Astrophel”leader: Sarah Langford
Sep 30Class cancelled
Oct 4Milton, “Lycidas”leader: Karli Marshall
Oct 7Behn, “On the Death of the Late Earl of Rochester”
Pope, “Winter: The Fourth Pastoral; or, Daphne”
leader: Alanna Cracknell
Oct 18Shelley, “Adonais”leader: Rebecca Croxall
Oct 21Arnold, “The Scholar-Gipsy”
Arnold, “Thrysis”
leader: Katelyn Coughlin
leader: Kaitlin Cameron
Oct 25Tennyson, In Memoriamleader: Kerry Counahan
Oct 28Tennyson, In Memoriamleader: Jennifer Morrison
Nov 1Hardy, Poem of 1912-13
Nov 4Hardy, Poem of 1912-13leader: Christina Sabatino
Nov 8Swinburne, “Ave atque vale”
Swinburne, “A Sequence of Sonnets on the Death of Robert Browning”
leader: Melissa Dietrich
Nov 11Auden, “In Memory of W. B. Yeats”
Heaney, “Casualty”

leader: Marsena Henderson
Nov 15Philips, “The Third Pastoral”
Philips, “The Fourth Pastoral”
Gay, “Friday; or, The Dirge”
leader: Dana Wilson
Nov 18Whitman, “O Captain My Captain”
Whitman, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”
Nov 22“The Wanderer”
“The Seafarer”
leader: Katrina Schurter
Nov 25Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”
Housman, “To an Athlete Dying Young”
Housman, “Is my team ploughing?”
Housman, “Shot? so quick, so clean an ending?”
leader: Laura Couperthwaite
Nov 29Lawrence, “Elegy”
Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Thomas, “Elegy”
Dec 2Williams, “The Widow’s Lament in Springtime”
Williams, “An Elegy for D. H. Lawrence”
Clampitt, “A Procession at Candlemas”
Dec 6Auden, Song IX from “Twelve Songs”
Auden, “In Memory of Sigmund Freud”
Hill, “September Song”
Dec 9Walker, “For Malcolm X”
Jordan, “In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Salter, “John Lennon”
leader: Jenna Parent
leader: Kathryn Eagleson
term essay due

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