Monday, September 11, 2006

What I did this summer

So today I turned in my quals list -- the list of poems, plays, essays, novels, etc. that I can be examined on (my test is the 21st).

Here's what I read this summer:

Beowulf (ca. 700-1000)

Geoffrey Chaucer
Canterbury Tales (ca. 1386-1395)
“The General Prologue”
“The Miller”
“The Reeve”
“The Wife of Bath”
“The Clerk”
“The Pardoner”
“The Nun’s Priest”
“The Retraction”

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (ca. 1350-1400)

Sir Philip Sidney
The Defense of Poesy (ca. 1579)

Francis Bacon
“Of Negotiating” (1597)
“Of Marriage and Single Life” (1612)
“Of Superstition” (1612)
“Of Truth” (1625)
“Of Studies” (1625)

John Milton
Areopagitica (1644)

Christopher Marlowe
The Jew of Malta (ca. 1592)

John Webster
The Duchess of Malfi (1613/1623)

William Shakespeare:
Merchant of Venice (Q 1600)
Hamlet (Q2 1604-5; F 1623)
Twelfth Night (F 1623)
Othello (F 1623)
King Lear (Q 1608; F 1623)
Tempest (F 1623)

Sir Thomas Wyatt
“The long love that in my thought doth harbor” (1557)
“Whoso list to hunt” (1557)
“Farewell, Love” (1557)
“My Galley” (1557)
“Divers doth use” (1557)

Sir Philip Sidney (From Astrophil and Stella, 1591, 1598)
#1: “Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show”
#7: “When Nature made her chief work, Stella’s eyes”
#31: “With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the skies”
#49: “I on my horse, and Love on me doth try”

William Shakespeare
#1: “From fairest creatures we desire increase” (1609)
# 18: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” (1609)
#55: “Not marble, nor the gilded monuments” (1609)
#116: “Let me not to the marriage of true minds” (1609)
#130: “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” (1609)
#138: “When my love swears that she is made of truth” (1599)

John Milton
Paradise Lost (1674)
Books I, II, III, IV, IX

John Donne
From Songs and Sonnets (1633)
“The Sun Rising”
“A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning”
“The Flea”
“Song: Go and catch a falling star”
“Song: Sweetest love, I do not go”
“Elegy 19. To His Mistress Going to Bed”
“The Relic
From Holy Sonnets (1633)
#14: “Batter my heart, three-personed God”

Andrew Marvell
“Bermudas” (1681)
“To His Coy Mistress” (1681)

Queen Elizabeth
“The doubt of future foes” (1568, 1589)
“On Monsieur’s Departure” (1582)
“To Sir Amyas Paulet” (1586)
“To Henry III, King of France” (1587)
“Speech to the Troops at Tilbury” (1588)
“The ‘Golden Speech’” (1601)

John Locke
“An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” (1690, 1700) (Norton excerpts)

Jonathan Swift
“An Essay on Modern Education” (1728)
“A Modest Proposal” (1729)

Samuel Johnson
Preface to Shakespeare (1765)

William Wycherley
The Country Wife (1672)

William Congreve
The Way of the World (1700)

Alexander Pope
“Essay on Criticism” (1711)
“Rape of the Lock” (1717)
“Eloisa to Abelard” (1717)

Thomas Gray
“Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (1751)

William Blake
Songs of Innocence (1789)
“The Little Black Boy”
“The Chimney Sweeper”
“Little Lamb”
Songs of Experience (1794)
“The Chimney Sweeper”
“The Tyger”

Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe (1719)

Jonathan Swift
Gulliver’s Travels (1726, 1735)

Samuel Richardson
Pamela (1740)

Laurence Sterne
A Sentimental Journey (1768)

Aphra Behn
Oroonoko (1688)

Mary Wollstonecraft
Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)
(Excerpts in the Norton)

William Wordsworth
“Preface to Lyrical Ballads” (1802)

John Ruskin
Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice
(Excerpts in the Norton)

Matthew Arnold
Culture and Anarchy (1868, 1869)
(Excerpts in the Norton)

George Eliot
“Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft” (1855)
“Silly Novels by Lady Novelists”

William Wordsworth
“Strange fits of passion have I known” (1800)
“Lucy Gray” (1800)
“I wandered lonely as a cloud” (1807)
“My heart leaps up” (1807)
“The world is too much with us” (1807)
“Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802” (1807)
John Keats
“On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” (1816)
“On Seeing the Elgin Marbles” (1817)
“On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again” (1838)
“Ode on a Grecian Urn” (1820)
“Ode on Melancholy” (1820)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
“Mariana” (1830)
“The Lady of Shalott” (1832, 1842)
“Ulysses” (1842)
In Memoriam (1850)
54: “O, yet we trust that somehow good”
55: “The wish, that of the living whole”
56: “ ‘So careful of the type?’ but no”
57: “Peace; come away; the song of woe”
“The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1854)

Robert Browning
“Porphyria’s Lover” (1836, 1842)
“My Last Duchess” (1842)
“Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister” (1842)
“Fra Lippo Lippi” (1855)
“Caliban upon Setebos” (1864)

Christina Rossetti
“After Death” (1862)
“An Apple-Gathering” (1862)
“Winter: My Secret” (1862)
“Goblin Market” (1862)
“In an Artist’s Studio” (1896)

Gerard Manley Hopkins
“God’s Grandeur” (1918)
“As Kingfishers Catch Fire” (1918)
“The Windhover” (1918)
“Pied Beauty” (1918)
“Spring” (1918)

Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility (1811)

Mary Shelley
Frankenstein (1818)

Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre (1847)

Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights (1848)

Elizabeth Gaskell
North and South (1855)

Charles Dickens
Our Mutual Friend (1864-5)

D. H. Lawrence
Studies in Classic American Literature (1923)
T.S. Eliot
“Tradition and the Individual Talent” (1919)
“The Metaphysical Poets” (1921)

Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895/1899)

Tom Stoppard
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1966, 1967)

T.S. Eliot
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915)
“The Waste Land” (1922)
“Journey of the Magi” (1927)

William Butler Yeats
“The Lake Isle of Innisfree” (1890)
“Easter 1916” (1916)
“The Second Coming” (1920)
“Leda and the Swan” (1924)
“Sailing to Byzantium” (1927)
“Byzantium” (1930)

W.H. Auden
“Musée des Beaux Arts” (1940)
“Lullaby” (1940)
“In Memory of W.B. Yeats” (1940)
“The Unknown Citizen” (1940)
“The Shield of Achilles” (1955)

Philip Larkin
“Church Going” (1955)
“Talking in Bed” (1964)
“Sad Steps” (1974)
“High Windows” (1974)
“Aubade” (1977)

Seamus Heaney
“Digging” (1966)
“Death of a Naturalist” (1966)
“Blackberry Picking” (1966)
“Punishment” (1975)
“The Skunk” (1979)

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness (1902)

James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916)

D.H. Lawrence
Women in Love (1920)

Virginia Woolf
Mrs. Dalloway (1925)

J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur
Letters from an American Farmer (1782) Excerpts from the Norton:
Letter III: “What Is an American”
Letter IV: “Description of the Island of Nantucket, with the Manners, Customs, Policy, and Trade of the Inhabitants”
Letter IX: “Description of Charles-Town; Thoughts on Slavery; on Physical Evil; A Melancholy Scene”
Letter X: “On Snakes; and on the Hummingbird”
Letter XII: “Distresses of a Frontier Man”

Washington Irving
“Rip Van Winkle” (1819)
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (1820)

Edgar Allen Poe
“The Imp of the Perverse” (1842)
“The Philosophy of Composition” (1846)
“The Poetic Principle” (1850) (Excerpts from the Norton)

Henry David Thoreau
Walden, or Life in the Woods (1846, 1850) Selections:
“Where I Lived, and What I Lived For”

Herman Melville
Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866)
“The Portent”
“The March Into Virginia”
“A Utilitarian View of the Monitor’s Flight”
“The House-top”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“A Psalm of Life” (1838)
“The Slave’s Dream” (1842)
“The Fire of Driftwood” (1849)
“The Jewish Cemetery at Newport” (1854)
“My Lost Youth” (1855)

Charles Brockden Brown
Wieland (1798)

Edgar Allen Poe
“The Fall of the House of Usher” (1839)
“The Tell-Tale Heart” (1843)
“The Purloined Letter” (1844)

Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Scarlet Letter (1850)

Herman Melville
Moby Dick (1851)

Walt Whitman
“Preface to Leaves of Grass” (1855)

Henry James
“The Art of Fiction” (1884)

Mark Twain
“How to Tell a Story” (1897)

Emily Dickinson
#324: “Some keep the Sabbath going to Church⎯” (1864)
#448: “This was a Poet⎯It is That” (1929)
#465: “I heard a Fly buzz⎯when I died⎯” (1896)
#709: “Publication⎯is the Auction” (1929)
#712: “Because I could not stop for Death⎯” (1890)
#754: “My Life had stood⎯a Loaded Gun⎯” (1929)
#1129: “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant⎯” (1945)

Robert Frost
“Mending Wall” (1914)
“Home Burial” (1914)
“After Apple-Picking” (1914)
“The Wood-Pile” (1914)
“Birches” (1916)

Wallace Stevens
“The Emperor of Ice Cream” (1923)
“Disillusionment of 10 o’clock” (1931)
“Sunday Morning” (1915, 1923)
“Anecdote of the Jar” (1923)
“Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” (1931)

William Carlos Williams
“Portrait of a Lady” (1920, 1934)
“Queen-Anne’s-Lace” (1921)
“Spring and All” (1923)
“The Red Wheelbarrow” (1923)
“This is Just to Say” (1934)
“Lear” (1948)
“Landscape of the Fall of Icarus” (1962)

Stephen Crane
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893)

Kate Chopin
The Awakening (1899)

William Faulkner
As I Lay Dying (1930)

Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)

Ralph Ellison
“Twentieth-Century Fiction and the Black Mask of Humanity” (1953)
“Change the Joke and Slip the Yoke” (1958)
“Stephen Crane and the Mainstream of American Fiction” (1960)

Tom Wolfe
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968)

Elizabeth Bishop
“The Map” (1935, 1946)
“The Fish” (1940, 1946)
“The Armadillo” (1957, 1965)
“Crusoe in England” (1971, 1976)
“One Art” (1976)

Sylvia Plath
“Metaphors” (1960)
“Mirror” (1961, 1971)
“Blackberrying” (1962, 1965)
“Daddy” (1963)
“Lady Lazarus” (1965)
“Morning Song” (1965)

Sandra Cisneros
“Preface” to My Wicked, Wicked Ways (1987)
“My Wicked Wicked Ways” (1987)
“Love Poem for a Non-Believer” (1994)
“I am So Depressed I Feel Like Jumping in the River Behind My House But Won’t Because I’m 38 and Not 18”
“You Bring Out the Mexican in Me” (1994)
“Loose Woman” (1994)

Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)

Sandra Cisneros
House on Mango Street (1984)

Don DeLillo
White Noise (1985)

Eudora Welty
“Death of a Traveling Salesman” (1936)
“A Piece of News” (1941)
“Why I Live at the P.O.” (1941)
“A Worn Path” (1941)

Tennessee Williams
A Streetcar Named Desire (1947)

Wendy Wasserstein
Uncommon Women and Others (1977)

J.M. Coetzee
Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life (1997)

Derek Walcott
In a Green Night (1962)
“A Far Cry from Africa”
“Ruins of a Great House”
The Castaway and Other Poems (1965)
“The Castaway”
“Crusoe’s Island”
“Crusoe’s Journal”
Sea Grapes (1976)
“Sea Grapes”
“New World”
“Adam’s Song”

Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart (1958)

J. M. Coetze
Foe (1987)

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