personal experiences, assumptions and predispositions.

personal experiences, assumptions and predispositions.

This week addresses the third learning objective: Produce an original opinion based on assigned literature.
Many of the pieces we have read have social, cultural and political underpinnings and influences. Select one author or one piece of literature we have read thus far and discuss how your own personal experiences, assumptions and predispositions impacted how you read the piece.

Reading
• Romanticism
• Wordsworth
o Lyrical Ballads, Volume 1 (all) http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8905
o Lyrical Ballads, Volume 2 (selected poems listed below)
? “We Are Seven”
? “Lines Written in Early Spring”
? “The Tables Turned”
? “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey”
? “Strange fits of passion have I known”
? “She dwelt among the untrodden ways”
? “Michael”
? “I wandered lonely as a cloud”
• Coleridge
o “The Eolian Harp”
o “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison”
o “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”
o “Kubla Khan”
o “To William Wordsworth”

The Victorian Period

Wuthering Heights

Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

o An Introductionto Modernism
? Virginia Woolf Biography
o Virginia Woolf
? “The Mark On The Wall”
? “A Room of Ones Own”
o Katherine Mansfield
? “The Daughters of the Late Colonel”
? “The Garden Party”
o W. Somerset Maugham “The Razor’s Edge”