ENGL 4322 16th & 17th Century British Literature Fall 2015

Tim Morris

1300-1350 MWF, 210 Preston Hall

Tim Morris office hours: 11-1150am weekdays, 420 Carlisle Hall


office mailbox 203 Carlisle Hall

mailing address Box 19035, UTA 76019

Required texts: Marlowe, Doctor Faustus (ed. Barnet), Signet; Revised edition (2010) ISBN-13: 978-0451531612; Milton, Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained (ed. Ricks), Signet; Reprint edition (2010) ISBN-13: 978-0451531643

Fri 28 Aug: introductions

Mon 31 Aug: what

Wed 2 Sept: do we (about the 16th & 17th centuries)

Fri 4 Sept: know (about John Milton)

Mon 7 Sept: no class meeting; Labor Day

Wed 9 Sept: Genesis Chapters 1-3

Fri 11 Sept: Adam & Eve in art

Mon 14 Sept: sonnets

Wed 16 Sept: Lycidas*

Fri 18 Sept: epic: the locus amœnus, arms, prophecy*

Mon 21 Sept: Dante, hell*

Wed 23 Sept: Dante, purgatory*

Fri 25 Sept: Dante, heaven*

Mon 28 Sept: Marlowe, Doctor Faustus, acts 1-3*

Wed 30 Sept: Marlowe, Doctor Faustus, acts 4-5*

Fri 2 Oct: the Arguments*

Mon 5 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 1*

Wed 7 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 2*

Fri 9 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 3*

Mon 12 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 4*

Wed 14 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 5*

Fri 16 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 6*

Mon 19 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 7*

Wed 21 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 8*

Fri 23 Oct: no class meeting; Hermanns Lectures. 20 points extra credit for attending any one Hermanns Lecture today

Mon 26 Oct: summary discussion

Wed 28 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 9*

Fri 30 Oct: Paradise Lost, Book 10*

Mon 2 Nov: Paradise Lost, Book 11*

Wed 4 Nov: Paradise Lost, Book 12*

Fri 6 Nov: summary discussion

9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 Nov: invention panels

23, 30 Nov, 2, 4, 7, 9 Dec: research panels

Thurs 17 Dec, noon: term papers due (e-mail to tmorris@uta.edu is best)

syllabus: The effective version of the syllabus is always at http://www.uta.edu/english/tim/courses/4322f15/4322mainf15.html. If you are looking at a print or .pdf version, please make sure to consult the online version for updates.

grading: There will be 1,080 possible class points with another 20 of extra credit, for 1,100 total.

Your final grade will be A if you earn 900 or more points; B if you earn 800-899; C if you earn 700-799; D if you earn 600-699; and F if you fail to earn 600.

Points are available as follows:

In many cases, such as attendance or card-and-question exercises, these point opportunities will be effectively all-or-nothing affairs. But on any given opportunity, I will award partial credit for partial achievement. The panels and final papers in particular will be graded conventionally, with better results earning more points (ie, think of 216 points and above on the term paper as a grade of A, and so forth).

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