Students are expected to select a topic from the list below and come to class prepared to "teach" the class on that day. What this means is that you will be prepared to discuss all relevant background--historical and biographical--information and present a thoughtful and critical explanation of the reading, one that moves beyond simple plot summary and instead addresses the text's important themes, arguments, literary techniques, etc., including, if necessary, an explanation of the text's connection to other works that we might have read or other significant works of the period. Your ability to provide thoughtful responses to questions from your classmates and/or instructor will also be an important factor.
As I mentioned in class, if two people sign up for the same day, it would be best if you did in fact work together and cover all the material for the day.
||Equiano and Prince
|6||Blake, "The Little Black Boy"
WW, "To Toussaint L'Ouverture"
"September 1, 1802"
||Wollstonecraft, from Vindication of the Rights of Woman|
|11||Dorothy Wordsworth, Grasmere Journals
WW, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
||Percy Shelley, "from A Defence of Poetry"
||PBS, "Ode to the West Wind"
"To a Sky-Lark"
||Frankenstein, Introduction and Preface
||Frankenstein, Vol. 2||Amber|
|| Keats, "Endymion"
||Keats "Ode to a Nightingale"
"Ode on a Grecian Urn"