English Literature from the Restoration until 1890 (Az angol irodalom a restaurációtól 1890-ig) in spring 2015
Komáromy Zsolt, Mon 10:30–12:00, R423/a, host: DES (R338)
3-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-ANG-112
description & set texts
This seminar is a survey course complementing the lecture series in the subject, which means that we will be sampling several facets and periods of the literature of these eras (rather than offering an in-depth analysis of any one of them) by devoting each class to a representative work. The seminars aim to provide students with first-hand experience of various modes and genres, and will be conducted through the open discussion of the assigned texts. Reading: DRAMA: Wycherley: The Country Wife, Byron: Manfred. FICTION: Defoe: Moll Flanders; Sterne: A Sentimental Journey; Dickens: Great Expectations. POETRY: Dryden: Mac Flecknoe; Pope: The Rape of the Lock; Gray: Elegy written in a country church-yard; Blake: The Lamb, The Tyger; Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey; Tennyson: The Lady of Shalott
requirements & assessment
Assessment is based on a) participation—i.e. reading the texts assigned for each week; failure to do so counts as absence, of which three are allowed; b) an end-term test based on a number of critical essays (cc. 60 pages in all) on subjects discussed in the seminars; OR, volunteering students may write a home-essay on a work featuring on the reading list for the exam (the essay is to be 6-8 pages long, and should contain at least three critical references). Thus, students signing up for this seminar should be prepared to do a fair bit of reading throughout the term.