EL 102

EL102 is the second of two courses designed as a general introduction to English Literature and is a survey from the Restoration Period to the present, covering the Augustan Age, the Romantics, the Age of Victoria and the 20th Century. The course is offered in the form of introductory lectures for each literary period followed by the reading and discussion of individual texts.

Office Hours: Tues 10:00-11:30 & Thurs 10-11:30 (TB 440); Please email for appointment.

Syllabus/Course Policies




Course information

Timelines (NEW: 20th Century & Modernism)

Historical Introductions

Texts (Not in reader) (NEW: War & Patriotic Poetry)

Essay Writing: Exam Preparation


The Victorian Period

The Victorians

Alfred Lord Tennyson: Biography

Robert Browning: My Last Duchess

Rudyard Kipling: White Man's Burden (1899)


The 20th Century

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928): Bio & Wessex

W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) (Radio) Poetry Reading, Biography

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) Reading "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

Stevie Smith (1902-1970) Poems & Not Waving But Drowning (NEW)

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) Musee des Beaux Arts (NEW)

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) Do No Go Gentle (NEW)

Philip Larkin (1922-1985) An Arundel Tomb (NEW)