English and American Literature Course Outline Second Semester SY 2013-2014

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I. Old English – Beowulf

II. Middle English Literature – Geoffrey Chaucer “The Canterbury Tales”

III. Renaissance Literature – “Paradise Lost”

The major literary figures in the English Renaissance include:

IV. Elizabethan Era –

William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Anthony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, English Sonnet

V. Jacobean Literature – Miguel De Cervantes ” Don Quixote

VI. Caroline and Cromwellian Literature – John Milton “Paradise Lost”

VII. Restoration Literature – John Bunyan “Pilgrim’s Progress

VIII. Augustan Literature – Jonathan Swift “Gulliver’s Travel

IX. 18th Century Age of Renaissance – Isaac Newton’s “Principia Mathematica”

X. Romanticism –

Jean Jacques Rosseau’s “Emile”

William Wordsworth “She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways”

Lord Byron “She Walks in Beauty”

Percy Bysshe Shelly “Ozymandias”, “Ode to the West Wind”

Mary Shelly”Frankenstein”

Sir Walter Scott “Ivanhoe”

Jane Austen “Pride and Prejudice”

XI. Victorian Literature

Charlotte Bronte “Jane Eyre”

Emily Bronte “Wuthering Heights”

Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

Robert Louis Stevenson “Treasure Island”

XII. Modernism

William Butler Yeats “Second Coming”

Virginia Woolf “To the Lighthouse”

D.H. Lawrence “Piano”

T.S. Eliot “Portrait of a Lady”

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The Canterbury Tales

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