British Literature II PCM Reading List Study Abroad

Associate Adjunct Professor Becky Villarreal

The Victorian Period | The Twentieth Century Moderns

from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 2
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The Romantic Period (1785-1830) :

Introduction to the Romantic Period

Literary Writing and Terms

William Blake (1757-1827) : "To Autumn"; from Songs of Innocence: "The Lamb"; "The Little Black Boy"; "The Chimney Sweeper"; "The Tyger"; " "The Garden of Love" (YouTube); "London" (YouTube); "I asked a thief" (audio)

Robert Burns (1759-1796) : "To a Mouse"--YouTube; (in English); "A Red, Red Rose"; "Auld Lang Syne"; "Tam O'Shanter"; "Address to a Haggis" (in English)

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797): "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman"

William Wordsworth (1770-1850): "Strange fits of passion have I known"; "She Dwelt among the untrodden ways" (YouTube); "Three years she grew"

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) : "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) :"She walks in beauty " (You Tube); "When we two parted"; Don Juan, Canto I; "The Prisoner of Chillon"

P. B. Shelley (1792-1822) : "Ode to the West Wind" (YouTube); "England in 1819"; "Ozymandias"

John Keats (1795-1821) : "When I have fears that I may cease to be"; "Ode on a Grecian Urn"; "To Autumn" ; "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (YouTube)

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) (VOD): Frankenstein (not in text)

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832): The Pirate (recommended)

Jane Austen (1775-1817) : Sense and Sensibility (not in text)

William Thackeray (1811-1863): Vanity Fair (recommended)

Victorian Age (1830–1901)

Introduction to the Victorian Age

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) : "The Cry of the Children"; "How do I Love Thee" (YouTube)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) : "Ulysses" ; "The Woman's Cause is Man's"

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) : "A Visit to Newgate"

Robert Browning (1812-1889) : "Porphyria's Lover"; "My Last Duchess" (YouTube); "The Bishop Orders His Tomb"

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855): "On The Death Of Anne Brontë "; "Momento"; Jane Eyre (recommended film or novel)

Branwell Bronte (1817-1848): "O God! while I in pleasure's wiles"; "Peaceful Death and Happy Life"; "Lines"

Emily Bronte (1818-1848): "No Coward Soul is Mine"; "High Waving Heather 'Neath Stormy Blasts Bending"; "To Imagination"; Wuthering Heights (recommended)

Anne Bronte (1820-1849): "A Voice from the Dungeon"; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (recommended)

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) : "Song" (YouTube); "After Death"

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889): "God's Grandeur"; "Spring"; "Pied Beauty" (YouTube); "Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord" (YouTube)

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) : "Jabberwocky" (YouTube)

Robert Lewis Stevenson (1850-1894): Kidnapped (recommended)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930): The Hound of the Baskervilles (recommended)

Modernism (1901-Present)

Introduction to the Twentieth Century and After

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939): "When You are Old"; "Leda and the Swan"

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) : "A Room of One's Own"

James Joyce (1882-1941) : "Araby"

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930): "Piano"; "The Snake" (You Tube); "The Horse Dealer's Daughter"

Dame Daphne du Maurier (1901-1989): *Jamaica Inn (recommended novel or film)

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) :"Musee des Beaux Arts" (audio); "In Memory of Yeats"; "Funeral Blues" (YouTube)

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) :"The Hunchback in the Park"; "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night" (audio)

Doris Lessing (b. 1919) :"To Room Nineteen"

Derek Walcott (b. 1930) : "A Far Cry from Africa"; "the Glory Trumpeter" (audio #4)

Hanif Kureishi (b. 1954): "My Son the Fanatic" (not in text)

Jhumpa Lahiri (b. 1967): "Hell-Heaven" (not in text)

Note: All readings are required unless indicated and will be covered in the quizzes, bulletin board assignments, and Midterm Exam.


William Blake 

Mary Wollstonecraft

Jane Austen
Emily Bronte

Robert Browning
Charles Dickens

George Eliot
D. H. Lawrence
Oscar Wilde

Virginia Woolf
Derek Walcott

Note: All readings are required unless indicated and will be covered in the quizzes, bulletin board assignments, and Midterm Exam.

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Created by Becky Villarreal, Austin Community College 2003