ENGL 3362 History of World Lit II Spring 2017

Tim Morris

1400-1450 MWF, 200 Preston Hall

Tim Morris office hours: 1300-1400 MWRF, 420 Carlisle Hall


office mailbox 203 Carlisle Hall

mailing address Box 19035, UTA 76019

Required texts:

note: OPEN days have no initial scheduled class meeting but may become class days if we have intervening ice days

Wed 18 Jan: Introductions

Fri 20 Jan: work with blank maps & timelines

Mon 23 Jan: NO CLASS MEETING; Hermanns Lectures

Wed 25 Jan: lecture: nations

Fri 27 Jan: lecture: languages

Mon 30 Jan: lecture: late 17th century

Wed 1 Feb: crowdsource: early drama

Fri 3 Feb: *Molière, The Miser

Mon 6 Feb: lecture: early 18th century

Wed 8 Feb: crowdsource: early 18th century

Fri 10 Feb: *Holberg, Jeppe of the Hill

Mon 13 Feb: lecture: late 18th century

Wed 15 Feb: crowdsource: late 18th century


Mon 20 Feb: crowdsource: Romantics

Wed 22 Feb: *Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

Fri 24 Feb: OPEN

Mon 27 Feb: lecture: early 19th century

Wed 1 March: crowdsource: the big novel

Fri 3 March: *Droste-Hülshoff, The Jews' Beech-Tree

Mon 6 March: lecture: late 19th century

Wed 8 March: *Ibsen, An Enemy of the People


Mon 20 March: crowdsource: lyric poetry

Wed 22 March: *Rilke, "Evening," "The Panther," "Portrait of My Father as a Young Man," "Archaic Torso of Apollo," "The Flamingos"


Mon 27 March: lecture: prewar & WWI

Wed 29 March: lecture: colonial & postcolonial; Latin America

Fri 31 March: *Borges, "Borges and I," "The Library of Babel," "Three Versions of Judas"

Mon 3 April: lecture: interwar & WWII

Wed 5 April: *Dürrenmatt, The Judge and His Hangman

Fri 7 April: NO CLASS MEETING; EGSA Conference

Mon 10 April: lecture: postwar

Wed 12 April: crowdsource: Europe 1900-89

Fri 14 April: OPEN

Mon 17 April: lecture: Ireland

Wed 19 April: crowdsource: postcolonial

Fri 21 April: *García Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Mon 24 April: lecture: post-'89

Wed 26 April: crowdsource: "minor" nations

Fri 28 April: *Beckett, Endgame

Mon 1 May: crowdsource: contemporary Europe

Wed 3 May: *Lakhous, Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio

Fri 5 May: OPEN

Mon 8 May (1400-1630): FINAL EXAM

syllabus: The effective version of the syllabus is always at http://www.uta.edu/english/tim/courses/3362sp17/3362mainsp17.html. If you are looking at a print or .pdf version, please make sure to consult the online version for updates.


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