ENGL 4527: Theories of the Dramatic Monologue: January - April 2013
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Jan 11Introduction
Browning, “Porphyria’s Lover”
Browning, “My Last Duchess”
Jan 18Browning, “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister”
Browning, “The Laboratory”
Browning, “The Bishop Orders his Tomb”
Browning, “Caliban upon Setebos”
Browning, “Confessions”
• Sessions, Ina Beth. “The Dramatic Monologue.” PMLA 62.2 (June 1947): 503-16. online access: <www.jstor.org/stable/459275>
presenter: Andrew
resp: Leah
Jan 25Browning, “Fra Lippo Lippi”
Browning, “A Toccata of Galuppi’s”
Browning, “Master Hugues of Saxe-Gotha”
Browning, “Andrea del Sarto”
• Rader, Ralph W. “The Dramatic Monologue and Related Lyric Forms.” Critical Inquiry 3.1 (Autumn 1976): 131-51. online access: <www.jstor.org/stable/1342876>
Feb 1Tennyson, “Ulysses”
Tennyson, “Œnone”
Tennyson, “St Simeon Stylites”
Tennyson, “Tithonus”
Tennyson, “Rizpah”
• Rader, Ralph W. “Notes on Some Structural Varieties and Variations in Dramatic ‘I’ Poems and Their Theoretical Implications.” Victorian Poetry 22.2 (1984): 103-20. online access: <www.jstor.org/stable/40002960>
leader: Ryan
presenter: Brandon
resp: Katelyn
Feb 8Coleridge, “The Nightingale”
Coleridge, “Frost at Midnight”
Coleridge, “This Lime Tree Bower My Prison”
Wordsworth, “Lines, Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey”
Clare, “The Lament of Swordy Well”
• Tucker, Herbert F. “Dramatic Monologue and the Overhearing of Lyric.” Lyric Poetry: Beyond New Criticism. Ed. Chaviva Hosek and Patricia Parker. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1985. 226-43.
leader: Taylor
presenter: Leah
resp: Andrew
Feb 15Morris, “The Defence of Guenevere”
Swinburne, “Hymn to Proserpine”
Swinburne, “The Garden of Proserpine”
Arnold, “Dover Beach”
Rossetti, “Jenny”
• Langbaum, Robert. “The Dramatic Monologue: Sympathy versus Judgment.” The Poetry of Experience: The Dramatic Monologue in Modern Literary Tradition. 1957. Norton, 1963. 75-108.
leader: Janelle
presenter: Taylor
resp: Ryan
Mar 1Hemans, “Properzia Rossi”
Barrett Browning, “The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point”
Levy, “Xantippe”
Levy, “A Minor Poet”
Levy, “Magdalen”
• Byron, Glennis. “Rethinking the Dramatic Monologue: Victorian Women Poets and Social Critique.” Victorian Women Poets. Ed. Alison Chapman. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2003. 79-98.
presenter: Janelle
resp: Brandon
Mar 8Webster, “Medea in Athens”
Webster, “Circe”
Webster, “The Happiest Girl in the World”
Webster, “A Castaway”
Webster, “A Painter”
• Ingersoll, Earl G. “Considerations of Gender in the Dramatic Monologue.” The Modern Language Review 86.3 (July 1991): 545-52. online access: <www.jstor.org/stable/3731002>
leader: Brandon
Mar 15La Traviata, “È strano! è strano! / Ah, fors’è lui che l’anima”
Il Trovatore, “Soli or siamo / Condotta ell’era in ceppi”
Der Fliegende Holländer, “Johohohe! Johohohe! Johohohe! Johohe!”
Eugene Onegin, “Puskai pogibnu ya”
Elektra, “Allein! Weh, ganz allein”
• Culler, A. Dwight. “Monodrama and the Dramatic Monologue.” PMLA 90.3 (May 1975): 366-85. online access: <www.jstor.org/stable/461625>
leader: Andrew
presenter: Ryan
resp: Janelle
Mar 22Mew, “The Farmer’s Bride”
Mew, “Madeleine in Church”
Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
Eliot, “Portrait of a Lady”
Howard, “1915: A Pre-Raphaelite Ending”
• Shaw, W. David. “Lyric Displacement in the Victorian Monologue: Naturalizing the Vocative.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 52.3 (Dec 1997): 302-25. online access: <www.jstor.org/stable/2933997>
leader: Leah
presenter: Katelyn
resp: Taylor
Apr 5Ai, “The Kid”
Ai, “False Witness”
Ai, “Blood in the Water”
Duffy, “Psychopath”
Duffy, “Circe”
Duffy, “Frau Freud”
Duffy, “Salome”
leader: Katelyn
Apr 9Mansfield, “The Lady’s Maid”
Mansfield, “The Canary”
Petersen, “Salsa Madre”

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