Instructor: James H. Donelan
Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-10:45
HSSB 1215 Enroll No.: 45229
Office Hours: Monday 9:00-10:00; Tuesday 2:00-3:00 or by appointment.
Office: Girvetz 1310
Literature Essay Topics
Bübner, German Idealist Philosophy
Vaughan, Romanticism and Art
A writing handbook (to be decided in class)
Books are available at the UCen book store.
A reader available at Graphikart in Isla Vista
Course Description: The course will allow students to refine their skills in scholarship and writing in several humanistic disciplines. Students will address the issues of evidence, interpretation, and critique within each individual discourse and as part of a general understanding of the humanities.
Requirements: The course requires regular attendance, active participation in class discussion and activities, and timely completion of all assignments, including reading journal entries, a short essay (5-6 pages), an annotated bibliography, and one longer essay (8-10 pages). Students will also give an oral presentation on a topic related to the longer essay.
In addition, please do your best to observe the following rules:
Introduction and Logistics
I: Poetry: The Wordsworths and the Shelleys
Vaughan, Chapter 1
Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book I
Wordsworth, The Prelude, Book VI
Lindenberger, "Images of Interaction in The Prelude
Hartman, "Via Natualiter Negativa"
Liu, "The History in ‘Imagination’"
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, Volume II
Library Visit—Room 1414C, Davidson Library
Darlington, "Reclaiming Dorothy Wordsworth’s Legacy"
Homans, "Introduction to Women Writers and Poetic Identity
Percy Shelley, "The Triumph of Life"
Abrams, "English Romanticism: The Spirit of the Age"
Rajan, "The Broken Mirror"
Essay on Poetry Due
II: Philosophy: German Idealism
Kant, Excerpt from Critique of Pure Reason and "Idea of a Universal History" in German Idealist Philosophy
Fichte, Introduction to Science of Knowledge
Excerpt from Hegel for Beginners (reader)
Hegel, Introduction to The Phenomenology of Spirit
Hegel, excerpt from The Philosophical History of the World
III: History and Culture
Vaughan, Chapter 3
Jacobus, "Geometric Writing and Romantic History"
Keegan, "Wellington: The Anti-Hero"
Hughes, "A Horse Foaled by an Acorn"
Annotated Bibliography Due
IV: Music: Beethoven
Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 Instructions for the Listening Assignment
Burnham, "Beethoven’s Hero"
V: Art: Constable, Turner, and Friedrich
Vaughan, Chapters 5 and 6
Kroeber, "Wordsworth and Turner"
Vaughan, Chapters 7 and 8
Rough Draft Due
Final Class. Evaluation and assessment of class.
Final Essay Due.
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