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Julie Pesano - English


MAJOR BRITISH AUTHORS Neoclassical to Romantics 1660-1830

Hogarth Painting  Romantic Landscape Picture

Elit 46B Syllabus 2018

Norton Anthology of English Literature Supplemental Resources

Honors Project ELIT 46B

Elit 46B Presentations Winter 2018

Presentations 2018 with Names

Elit 46B Literary Response 2014 Directions Winter 2018

Sample Literary Response

Sample Lit Response 2016

Sample Lit Response 2017 - Joann , Hannah , Emma , Haris

Writing in Literature - The OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University is a great resource to read more about Literary Theory, Writing about Literature, and Close Readings

How and Why We Read by John Green;feature=g-high-u
Interesting Article about the value of literature:;WT.z_sma=HL_FBS_20131004&_r=1

Stay Awake in Class!
Stay Focused and Single Task

WEEK1: Introduction to Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
Guide to Poetry Scansion
Youtube Video of Restoration and Eighteenth Century Overview 
Video Questions

Neoclassical Literary Traits
Neoclassical Architecture
Georgian House, Bath, England
Inside Georgian House - Small replica
Classical Music - Mozart
More Classical Music - Mozart and Bach
Neoclassical Painting - 
-Hogarth's "Marriage a la Mode",_The_Toilette_-_William_Hogarth.jpg
- Hogarth's "Gin Lane"

Check out some interesting films:
1. The Libertine (2006) - Johnny Depp portrays a no-holds-barred version of John Wilmot Earl of Rochester
2. The Last King: The Power and Passion of Charles II (2004) - A great sense of King Charles personality as well as the historical and cultural challenges of the day.;list=PLE91912D502F55024
3. Restoration (1995) - Robert Downey Jr. shows the extravagance of King Charles' II court;feature=related
4. To Kill a King (2003) - Interesting dramatization of Cromwell's overthrow of King Charles I

Satyr on Charles II by The Earl of Rochester -
Literary Criticism - Handout on common approaches to analyze literature


WEEK 2: Dryden and Satire
Intro to Satire
Example of Political Cartoon Satire TrumpSatire
Example of Modern Satire:
Example of Modern Parody: SNL Commercial
The Onion,34924/

SNL Trump Satire with Alec Baldwin

Jimmy Fallon and Denzel Washington do dramatic reading of Greeting Cards - High Form/Style with Low Content

Cyrano de Bergerac: The nose insult scene illustrates the Neoclassicists love of elegant, refined language
John Dryden Discussion Questions
Dryden Group Presentation
Dryden's Classical Theory of Literature by Edward Pechter - Excellent analysis of Mac Flecknoe (scroll to page 160);printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_vpt_buy#v=onepage&q&f=false
The Augustan Poets

WEEK 3: Jonathan Swift and Political Allegory
Modest Proposal and Gulliver's Travels Discussion Questions
Group Presentation 2016

Aristotle's Poetics: Aristotle was the Greek philosopher who essentially introduced the Logical Argument - Deductive/Inductive Reasoning. Our classic Introduction, Thesis, Evidence, and Conclusion Essay is based on this logical reasoning. Swift uses this logical reasoning in "A Modest Proposal" to an ironic and satirical effect.

The Onion (Great example of Satire)
The Heroes Journey Steps Joseph Campbell - How much is Gulliver's Travels a classic Hero's Journey? 
Glove and Boots Summary of Hero's Journey

Perspectives on Gulliver's Travels by  K. M. Jan (Interesting analysis of Misogyny, Misanthropy, and Irony in the text)
Great Books Gulliver's Travels - A&E documentary

Gullivers Travels (Jack Black 2010)
Gulliver's Travels (Ted Danson 1996) 
Gulliver's Travels Article 1 "Utopia, Distopia, or Anti-utopia? Gulliver's Travels and the Utopian Mode of Discourse"
Gulliver's Travels Article 2 "Personations: The Political Body in Jonathan Swift's Fiction"
Gulliver's Travels Article 3 "Parody, Satire, and Sympathy in Don Quixote and Gulliver's Travels"
Gulliver's Travels Article 4 "The Square City-Palace in the State of Lilliput"
Gulliver's Travels Article 5 "The Brainwashing of Lemuel Gulliver"
Gulliver's Travels: Women as Burdens? by Cory Johnson

WEEK 4: Alexander Pope and the Height of Neo-Classicism
Pope Presentation 2013
"Pope Presentation 2012"

Norton Anthology Online 18th Century Paintings

Marriage a la Mode by William Hogarth This series of 6 paintings depicts a marriage of economics in the middle class in the 18th century. Similar to the scene of courtship and marriage prospects in "Rape of the Lock."

The Augustan Poets - Documentary on Dryden, Pope, and Johnson (I have full DVD in my office if you'd like to borrow)

Rape of the Lock Discussion Questions
The Dunciad (This online version has even more notes to help you understand this challenging text)
Analysis of Rape of the Lock (Dry buy informative lecture)

Arabella Fermor Picture

Sophia Coppola's Marie Antionette clip - Good idea of 18th century dressing table and over the top "puffs, powders, and patches"

Pope on Coffee (From the Paris Review)
Baroque Music - Clean, crisp, witty like Pope's style
Famous Paintings/Drawings of Rape of the Lock
Great Extra Credit Mock Heroic Poem

Interesting Articles about Rape of the Lock:
Commodity and Religion in Rape of the Lock by Alex Eric Hernandez
Rape of the Lock: Desire between Couple(t)s - a Counseling Intervention by Dennis Brown
Virgin idols and verbal devices:Pope's Belinda and the Virgin Mary by Corrinne Harol
Critical Essay on Rape of the Lock by Daniel Moran

WEEK 5 - Aphra Behn - The Rise of the Novel
Oroonoko Discussion Questions

Aphra Behn Presentation 2014 
Aphra Behn Impersonation
Norton Anthology - Slavery and the Slave Trade in Britain
Garden of Eden Painting - 1620
Oroonoko Article #1 Aphra Behn's Oroonoko and the "Blank Spaces" of Colonial Fictions
Oroonoko Article #2 The Narrator in Oroonoko
Oroonoko Article #3 Royalism and Honor in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko
Oroonoko Article #4 Trying to Frame the Unframable: Oroonoko as Discourse in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko
Oroonoko Article #5 Truth, Wonder, and Exemplarity in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko
More Detailed Hero's Journey Steps From Judy Hubbard's Mythology and Folklore Course

WEEK 6 Midterm
Midterm Checklist of Points 46B
46B Midterm Preview

WEEK 7 - Romanticism and William Blake

BBC Video - Overview of Romantics

William Blake Discussion Questions

Norton Anthology Online: Lots of Great Background and Context for Romanticism

Romantic Literary Traits

Romantic Theory:
Natural Supernaturalism by M.H. Abrams;printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
The Mirror and the Lamp by M.H. Abrams;source=gbs_book_other_versions

Neoclassicsim vs. Romantcism Introduction to Romantic Philosophy and Literature: Interesting comparison between John Locke's Empiricism (basis of Neoclassical thought) and Emmanuel Kant's Idealism (basis of Romanticism) 

Emmanuel Kant and Romanticism:

Online Etchings of Songs of Innocence and Experience:

Allen Ginsberg reciting Songs of Innocence and Experience

Romantic Painting:
1. Eugene Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People- French Revolution
2. Wanderer Above the Sea and Fog by Caspar David Friedrich - Isolation and Individual
3. The Cornfield by John Constable 1826 - Landscape painting
Romantic Music
1. Frederic Chopin
2. Felix Mendelssohn;feature=related

Interesting Articles:
Chimney Sweeper Article The Language of Speakers in Songs of Innocence and Experience
Critical Essay on The Lamb 1 by Bryan Aubrey
An Overview of The Typer by Derek Furr
Blake's Tyger as Miltonic Beast by Paul Miner

WEEK 8 - The Lake Poets: William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge
Norton Anthology Online - Romantic Landscape
Lyrical Ballads Discussion Questions
Wordsworth/Coleridge Group Presentation Powerpoint

Pandemonium 2001 Film about Wordsworth and Coleridge Video of Coleridge/Wordsworth Poetry discussion

Orson Welles Reading of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Interesting Articles:
Simone Lee Article
Speaker as Questioner in Lyrical Ballads

WEEK 9 - Later Romantics - George Gordon, Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley

Byron and Shelley Discusion Questions

Presentation 2014

Norton Anthology Online: Romantic Orientalism

Norton Anthology Online: The Satanic and Byronic Hero 
The Byronic Hero by Peter L. Thorslev

Interesting Films and Documentaries: 
The Scandalous Adventure of Lord Byron (with Rupert Everett)
Byron (2003 with Johnny Lee Miller)
Don Juan de Marco (Johnny Depp 1994)

Pandemonium 2001 (Opening Scene around 3:15 where Byron arrives surrounded by fans)

Dead Poet's Society 1989 - "She Walks in Beauty"

SNL Satire on Dead Poet's Society

She walks in beauty sung to Isaac Nathan's music

Interesting Articles:
The Byronic Hero by Etienne J. Sarfelli

WEEK 10 and 11 - The Gothic and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 
The Gothic: Norton Online 
Robert Walpole's Stawberry Hill - Picture of Gothic Architecture

Great Books -Frankenstein - Discovery Channel's documentary on the cultural and biographical context of the book

Drunk History Mary Shelley

Frankenstein Discussion Questions

Frankenstein Power Point (Thanks to Ellen!)

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) directed by Kenneth Branaugh
Frankenstein Film Questions - Extra Credit Option

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Justine Scene

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Creation Scene

Mary Shelley Comic

Literary Criticism:
Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Myth, and Her Monsters by Anne K. Mellor;
Madwoman in the Attic by Sara Gilbert and Susan Gubar;
The Surprising Effects of Sympathy: Marivaus, Diderot, Roussea, and Mary Shelley;
The Noble Savage in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Milton Milhauser
The Deceptive Other: Mary Shelley's Critique of Orientalism in Frankenstein
Frankenstein, Racial Science, and the Yellow Peril by Anne K. Mellor (Click on book then scroll down to page 173);pg

WEEK 12 Final Exam
Final Exam Preview
Final Exam Checklist of Points

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Last Updated: 3/15/18