Tuesday, March 3rd

Finish Persuasion 

Thursday, March 5th

Essay Workshop: online office hours


First Essay Due by Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 PM. See assignment for instructions on electronic submission.

March 9th through March 13th / Spring Break

CLASSES SUSPENDED: You’ll see that I’ve taken dates off of all of the remaining reading days. Over the next few days, I’ll be revising the semester to reflect a shift to online coursework (if necessary). (dated March 15th)


Victorian Era Railway Scene

Over Spring Break read Broadview Introductions to both the Victorian and Modern Periods (BABL B 580-623; 1277-1308; 1626-1647)

Thomas Carlyle, from Past and Present: “Midas,” “Democracy,” and “Captains of Industry” (BABL B: 632-635, 640-646, 646-650)

Literary Terms: apostrophe, stanza, ode, non-fiction prose


Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “The Cry of the Children” (BABL B 786-788)

Tennyson,  “Ulysses” (BABL B 830-831)

Literary Terms: dramatic monologue/persona poem/dramatic poem


William Beal, “Locksley Hall, that in the distance overlooks the sandy tracts,” c. 1880-1892

 “Locksley Hall” (BABL B 830-831, 837-842)


Browning, “Fra Lippo Lippi” (BABL B 920-925)

Literary terms: dramatic monologue/persona poem/dramatic poem


Elizabeth Gaskell, “The Manchester Marriage” (BABL B 893-907)

Literary Terms: short story


Second Semester Exam

Second Essay Assigned. Due date to be determined.


World War I, Trench Warfare

Matthew Arnold, “Dover Beach,” “East London” and “West London” (BABL B 1019-1020)

Thomas Hardy, “The Darkling Thrush” and “Channel Firing” (BABL B 1092-1093, 1095-1096)


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