Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What I'm reading this semester in grad school...

This semester I am taking Graduate Seminar in British Literature: Written Revolutions.

We are in week 4 and I can say already this is an interesting topic.

Here's some of what we've read already:

  • Section from Milton's Paradise Lost
  • A number of 18th Century poems
  • The Rover by Aphra Behn
  • The Beggar's Opera by John Gay
What we're reading this week:
  • A section from A Vindication of the Rights of Men by Mary Wollstonecraft
  • A section from Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
  • A section from The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
  • and other selected works by all Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and Richard Price
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Some of what we will be reading:
  • Poems of the Romantic Poets
  • Readings about the abolition of slavery
  • Gender issues in Victorian Society
  • Writings on the Industrial Revolution
  • Works of Moderism from James Joyce, Virginia Wolfe and T.S. Elliot
Unlike last semester I don't have access to our full reading list a head of time, just selected readings. It makes it kind of hard to be on top of things, so I'm already dragging behind in other nonwork related readings. Kind of upsetting but this looks like an interesting topic and I'm looking forward to the Romantic Poets!

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