2013: Summer of Spice

Week 1: Medieval and Poetry
FRAMING: ERICA

  • Tuesday, June 4
    • The Stories of English (Adrienne); Critical Difference (Teresa); Aristotle (Teresa)
  • Thursday, June 6 - Medieval Poetry (-Piers)
    • Beowulf (Erica); Sir Gawain & the Green Knight (Erica); Marie de France (Erica); Troilus & Criseyde (Amanda); Canterbury Tales (Erica, Elizabeth, Janet, Porter)
  • Sunday, June 9 - Poetry / the sonnet
    • Wyatt (Adrienne); Sidney (Amanda); Spenser (Erica); Shakespeare — sonnets (Adrienne); Donne (Erica). Criticism: Plato (Erica); Sidney (Erica)

Week 2: Medieval Continued
FRAMING: Emmy

Tuesday, June 11

Piers Plowman, Julian, Second Shepherds' Play, Everyman, York Cycle (Helen)
Criticism: Ernst Robert Curtius (Erica); Auerbach (Elizabeth)

Thursday, June 13 - Drama

Shakespeare — plays (Elizabeth, Adrienne, Teresa)

Week 3:
FRAMING: Janet

Tuesday, June 18

Marlowe (Helen); Herbert (Emmy); Jonson — plays (Elizabeth); Behn (Elizabeth)

Thursday, June 20

Webster (Teresa); Marvell (Teresa); Jonson — poetry (Teresa); Paradise Lost (Helen);
“Lycidas” (Amanda)

Week 4: 17th – 18th c.
FRAMING: Teresa

Tuesday, June 25

Dryden (Helen); Congreve (Amanda, Elizabeth); Gay (Elizabeth); Defoe (Janet)

Thursday, June 27

Richardson (Amanda); Gray (Erica); Burke (Porter); Burney (Amanda)
Criticism: Burke (Emmy)

Week 5: NOVELS—also, some poetry
FRAMING: Elizabeth

Monday, July 1

Fielding (Amanda); Sheridan (Dena); Pope (Dena); Swift (Dena)
Criticism: Kant (Emmy)

Wednesday, July 3

Sterne (Porter); Johnson (Porter); Blake (Adrienne); Wollstonecraft (Dena)
Criticism: Johnson (Porter)

Week 6: Romantic, Victorian
FRAMING: ERICA

Tuesday, July 9- Romantics
Wordsworth (Porter); Coleridge (Porter); Keats (Helen); Shelley (Janet, Adrienne);
Criticism: Wordsworth (Porter); Coleridge (Porter); Hegel (Dena)

Thursday, July 11 - Victorians
George Eliot (Amanda); Dickens (Dena); Barrett Browning (Porter); Arnold (Janet); C. Rossetti (Amanda)
Criticism: Arnold (Amanda); Eliot (Amanda)

Week 7:
Framing: Adrienne

Tuesday, July 16 - More Victorians

Austen (Janet); Brontë (Teresa); Boucicault (Emmy); Tennyson (Erica, Helen); Browning (Amanda); Hopkins (Adrienne); Hardy (Emmy, Porter); Wilde (Elizabeth);
Criticism: Lukacs (Janet)

Thursday, July 18 - Early American

Edwards (Helen); Bradstreet (Teresa); Taylor (Teresa); Autobiography of Ben Franklin (Dena); Lincoln (Janet)

Week 8: American
Framing: Helen

Tuesday, July 23

Emerson (Porter); Thoreau (Porter); Hawthorne (Amanda); Whitman (Erica); Melville (Erica, Adrienne); Stowe (Amanda); Douglass (Dena)

Thursday, July 25

Dickinson (Adrienne); James (Adrienne); Twain (Teresa); Wharton (Amanda); Cather (Amanda, Janet)
Criticism: Shklovsky (Porter)

Week 9: MODERNISM
Framing: Amanda

Tuesday, July 30

Conrad (Janet, Dena); Yeats (Teresa); Synge (Amanda), Shaw (Elizabeth); DH Lawrence (Amanda)
Criticism: Nietzsche (Dena)

Thursday, August 1

Joyce (Teresa); T.S. Eliot (Teresa); Auden (Adrienne); Woolf (Elizabeth); Larkin (Adrienne); Stein (Emmy); Pound (Dena); Faulkner (Erica, Helen); Hemingway (Janet)
Criticism: Eliot (Adrienne); Benjamin (Emmy)

Week 10: 20th C./Drama
Framing: Dena

Tuesday, August 6 -
Beckett (Elizabeth, Porter); Pinter (Elizabeth); Treadwell (Elizabeth); Walcott (Dena, Janet); Soyinka (Emmy); Churchill (Elizabeth); Coetzee (Emmy); Ishiguro (Janet)
Criticism: Szondi (Elizabeth); Said (Dena)

Thursday, August 8

Stevens (Adrienne); Frost (Erica); Moore (Dena); Ashbery (Adrienne); Bishop (Adrienne); Stoppard (Teresa); Wilder (Helen); O’Neill (Elizabeth); Williams (Elizabeth)
Criticism: Barthes (Helen); Foucault (Janet)

Week 11: More 20th C
Framing: Porter

Tuesday, August 13

Miller (Janet); Baldwin (Dena); Pynchon (Dena); Morrison (Janet); Kushner (Janet, Elizabeth); Parks (Elizabeth); Plath (Teresa); Merrill (Adrienne); Wright (Amanda)

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