ENGL 3346
The Romantics
January - April 2019
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Lecture schedule

Jan 8Introduction
Jan 10Blake, from Songs of Innocence (1789)
Jan 15Blake, “Proverbs of Hell” (1793)
Blake, from Songs of Experience (1794)
Jan 17Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790)
Barbauld, “Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq., on the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade” (1791)
Barbauld, “On the Expected General Rising of the French Nation in 1792” (1825; written c. 1792)
Barbauld, “The Rights of Woman” (1825; written 1793)
Jan 22Radcliffe, A Sicilian Romance (1790)
Jan 24Radcliffe, A Sicilian Romance (1790)
Jan 29Wordsworth, “The Thorn” (1798)
Wordsworth, “Expostulation and Reply” (1798)
Wordsworth, “The Tables Turned” (1798)
Jan 31Wordsworth, “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads (1800)
Wordsworth, “London, 1802” (1807)
Wordsworth, from The Prelude (1805)
Feb 5Wordsworth, “Lines ... Tintern Abbey” (1798)
Wordsworth, “The Solitary Reaper” (1807)
Feb 7Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1798)
Feb 12Coleridge, “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison” (1800)
Coleridge, “The Eolian Harp” (1828)
Feb 14Mid-term test
Feb 26Coleridge, “Dejection, an Ode” (1802)
Wordsworth, “Ode [Intimations of Immortality]” (1807)
short essay
Feb 28Shelley, “A Defence of Poetry” (1821; 1840)
Mar 5Shelley, “Mutability” (1816)
Shelley, “Mont Blanc” (1817)
Shelley, “Ozymandias” (1818)
Mar 7Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind” (1820)
Shelley, “To a Skylark” (1820)
Mar 12Clare, “The Lament of Swordy Well” (1935; written 1821-24)
Byron, “She Walks in Beauty” (1815)
Byron, “The Destruction of Sennacherib” (1815)
Mar 14Byron, “The Prisoner of Chillon” (1816)
Byron, “Darkness” (1816)
Byron, “Prometheus” (1816)
Mar 19Austen, Persuasion (1818)
Mar 21Austen, Persuasion (1818)
Mar 26Keats, “On Seeing the Elgin Marbles” (1817)
Keats, “Bright star” (1838; written 1819)
Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1820)
term essay
Mar 28Keats, “Ode to a Nightingale” (1820)
Keats, “To Autumn” (1820)
Keats, “La Belle Dame sans Merci” (1848; written 1819)
Apr 2Landon, “Lines of Life” (1829)
Landon, “The Factory” (1835)
Apr 4Review

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