Choose a work of British Literature from 1785 to the present that is NOT on our syllabus and write an essay in which you argue that I should include this new text the next time I teach 2320.

• This paper must be at least 3 double-spaced pages plus an additional and
accurate Works Cited or References page (you can use either MLA or APA format for the style of the paper and documentation). The Writing Center and SLAC Lab have resources that can help with documentation.
• In addition to quoting from the text you choose (which is required), you must have at least 2 outside sources that help you make your argument. For outside sources, you can use books or articles that come from the library’s databases. If one or both of your sources come from a general search on the web (Wikipedia, Sparknotes, or the like), it will likely harm your argument (and your grade).
NOTE: One last thing, we’ll be checking each paper to see that it is your own work. If you use material from elsewhere, you must cite it in the paper. See syllabus for rules on academic honesty.
You DO NOT have to answer the questions listed below, but these questions may help if you need some options for what to discuss in your paper:
• What do you think a future class would gain from reading/discussing your choice? Why?
• How does this work “fit in” with the other writers/topics that we talked about? Or does it offer something we failed to cover in class?
• What do scholars have to say about the work you chose?
Due Date: You’ll turn in a printed copy on April 11th in class!

needs a 4th page of work cited!

works that are in the syllabus that we cannot use are as follows
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen o ISBN 978-0-14-143979-2
• Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw o ISBN 978-1-4165-0040-7
• Regeneration by Pat Barker
o ISBN 978-0-452-27007-7
• The Children of Men by P.D. JamesJan 19
Intro to Course/Syllabus Discussion
Feb 2
From Line: “In Seville was he born” to “And whispering ‘I will ne’er consent’” Byron Don Juan “Canto I” (TRACS – Stanzas 118-187)
From Line “’Tis said that Xerxes” to Line “And liking not the inside, lock’d the out”
Mar 2
Christina Rossetti “Goblin Market” (TRACS)
22 The Enlightenment/Romanticism 24 Romanticism, cont.
William Wordsworth “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early
Childhood” (Reading on TRACS) 26 Wordsworth cont./Lord Byron: Bio
29 Byron Don Juan “Dedication” and “Canto I” (TRACS – Stanzas 1-7) 31 Byron Don Juan “Canto I” (TRACS – Stanzas 8-117)
5 Byron Don Juan “Canto I” (TRACS – Stanzas 188-222) From “Here ends this canto” to end of Canto I
7 Austen Northanger Abbey
“Advertisement by the Authoress” and Volume I – Chapters I-VIII (3-58)
9 Austen Northanger Abbey – Complete Volume I – Chapters IX-XV (59-119)
12 Austen Northanger Abbey Volume II – Chapters I-VIII (123-178)
14 Austen Northanger Abbey Complete Volume II – Chapters IX-XVI (179-235) 16 Exam 1 Review
19 Exam 1
21 The Victorians
Robert Browning “My Last Duchess” (TRACS) 23 Doyle “A Scandal in Bohemia” (TRACS)
26 Dickens “A Christmas Carol” (TRACS – Staves 1, 2 & 3) 28 Dickens “A Christmas Carol” TRACS – Staves 4 & 5)
5 Tennyson “Charge of the Light Brigade” (TRACS) 7 Research Topics Out to Class – Discussed
9 Research Paper Tips
12-16 No class – Spring Break
19 Stevenson Bio “The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde” (TRACS – “Story of the Door”; “Search For Mr. Hyde”; “Dr. Jeckyll was Quite Ill at Ease”; “The Carew Murder Case”)
21 Stevenson Bio “The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde” (TRACS –
“Incident of the Letter”; “Remarkable Incident of Doctor Lanyon”; “Incident at the Window”; “The Last Night”; “Dr. Lanyon’s Narrative”;
23 Stevenson Bio “The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde” (TRACS –“Henry Jeckyll’s Full Statement of the Case”;
Exam 2 Review
26 Exam 2
28 The Moderns
30 Shaw Pygmalion – Act I & 2 (11-65)
Apr 2 4 6
9 11 13
16 18 20
23 25 27
30 FINAL: (EXAM 3)
Shaw Pygmalion – Act, III, IV, V (67-133) Shaw Pygmalion – Sequel (135-151) Research Paper Help Day
Woolf; Chapter from A Room of One’s Own (TRACS)
Research Paper Due; Eliot “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (TRACS) Siegfried Sassoon Poems (TRACS)
Wilfred Owen Poems (TRACS)
Regeneration, Chapters 1-3
Regeneration, Chapters 4-9 Regeneration Chapters 5-15 Regeneration, Chapters 16-23
Children of Men, Chapters 1-9 Children of Men, Chapters 10-21 Children of Men, Chapters 22-33
Exam 3 Review, Course Evaluations

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