||Longinus, "On the Sublime" [packet]
Burke, from A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our
Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful [packet]
Kant, from the First Book, "Analytic of the Beautiful,"
from the Second Book "Analytic of the Sublime" in the
Critique of Judgement [packet]
Schlegel, from Critical Fragments; from Athenaeum
Fragments; from "On Incomprehensibility" [packet]
Lyotard, from Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime, Chapter
|Burke, from The French Revolution [packet]
Eagleton, from Heathcliff and the Great Hunger [packet]
Weiskel, "The Logic of Terror" [packet]
Cresap, "Sublime Politics: on the uses of an aesthetics of terror"
Hertz, "Medusas Head: Male Hysteria under Political Pressure"
|Weeks 4, 5, 6
||Wordsworth, in Romantic Poetry and Prose
The Lucy Poems
"Lines Composed a Few Miles AboveTintern Abbey"
"Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early
The Prelude, Books I, II, VI, XII, XIV
Weiskel, "The Ethos of Alienation: Two Versions of Transcendence"
Hertz, "The Notion of Blockage" [packet]
De Man, "The Rhetoric of Temporality" [packet]
Fry, from The Poets Calling in the English Ode [packet]
||Shelley, in Romantic Poetry and Prose
"Ode to the West Wind"
"To a Skylark"
Richardson, "Romanticism and the Colonization of the Feminine"
Ross, "Romantic Quest and Conquest" [packet]
|Keats, in Romantic Poetry and
"Ode to Psyche"
"Ode to a Nightingale"
"Ode on a Grecian Urn"
Letters (In Romantic Poetry and Prose)
Weiskel, "Absence and Identity in the Egotistical Sublime"
|Week 9 & 10
||Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Blanchot, The Writing of the Disaster
Lyotard, "Answering the Question: What is Postmodernism?"
Lyotard, from Lessons in the Analyltic of the Sublime, Chapter
Weeks 11 & 12
|Proust, Time Regained ; selections from
the other books of Remembrance of Time Past [handout]
Freud, "The Uncanny" [packet]
Benjamin, "The Image of Proust" [packet]
|Woolf, To the Lighthouse
Lyotard, from Lessons in the Analytic of the Sublime, Chapter 9
Requirements: thoughtful and sustained participation in the seminar; a
seminar project that will run concurrantly with the seminar and will result
in a lengthy scholarly essay of 15-25 pages or a work--creative or critical--of
similar weight and consequence.
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with the professor in order to make different aspectsof the course that
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