ENG 4285Y

Romanticism and British Colonialism

A.J. Bewell

Selected Bibliography

Etexts and Related Web Sites

September 17 William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Ann Yearsley, "A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave-Trade"
William Cowper, "The Negro's Complaint" and "Pity the Poor Africans"
Mary Prince, "The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave" (sel.)
Olaudah Equiano, "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African" (sel.)
September 24 William Blake, "Visions of the Daughters of Albion"

Related Reading:
Edward Soja. Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory. London: Verso Press, 1989.
Interesting Site: Stories and Maps: Postmodernism and Professional Communication. Johndan Johnson-Eilola, Purdue University
October 1 William Blake, America, Europe, "The Song of Los", "And did those feet in ancient time..." from Milton
October 8 Charlotte Smith, "Elegiac Sonnets" (sel.), "The Emigrants"--Book I and Book II , "Beachy Head"
October 15 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", 1795 Lecture on the Slave-Trade, 1795 lecture "On the Present War"
Robert Southey, "The Sailor, Who Had Served in the Slave Trade"
October 22 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Kubla Khan"
William Wordsworth, "Salisbury Plain," "Adventures on Salisbury Plain" and Incidents Upon Salisbury PLain
October 29 William Wordsworth, The Discharged Soldier passage from Book IV of The Prelude, "The Ruined Cottage" (or Book I of The Excursion
November 5 William Wordsworth, "The Brothers," "When first I journey'd hither, to a home,"
November 12 William Wordsworth, Book VII, The Prelude
November 19 Robert Southey, The Curse of Kehama
November 26 Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh
December 3 Lord Byron, "The Giaour"
January 7 Lord Byron, Don Juan, Cantos I and II
January 14 Lord Byron, Don Juan, Cantos III and IV
January 21 P.B. Shelley, "Queen Mab"--pointers to other Shelley poems accessible from this site.
January 28 P.B. Shelley, "Zeinab and Kathema," "Alastor", "Mont Blanc", "To the Nile", "Ozymandias"
February 4 P.B. Shelley, "Prometheus Unbound"
February 11 P.B. Shelley, "Triumph of Life"
Thomas Medwin, "The Pindarees"
February 25 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein--this is a great site with pointers to the Godwins, P.B. Shelley and other 'Romantic' sites
March 4 Mary Shelley, The Last Man
Robert Southey, The Tale of Paraguay
March 11 John Keats, "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer", Endymion
March 18 John Keats, "Isabella," "To Autumn,"
Letters to ... J.H. Reynolds, 21 September 1819; To George and Georgiana Keats, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 September 1819
P.B. Shelley, "Adonais"
April 1 Thomas DeQuincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater
April 8 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Cholera cured before-hand"

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