The latest upload to my English Readings channel on YouTube:
Some notes on my lecture are available under Learning Materials on Blackboard.
INTRODUCTION TO VICTORIAN POETRY (ENL1012M)
Week 2, Wednesday, 4 October, 10.00 – 11.00, DCB1101:
The following are the poems to which I refer in my lecture on Introduction to Victorian Poetry. All except “The Leper” by Swinburne* are contained within The Norton Anthology The Victorian Age (Volume E). They are also easily available in secondhand collections and anthologies, and online. Please take a look at them beforehand.
“Stanzas from the Grand Chartreuse”, Matthew Arnold
“Dover Beach”, Matthew Arnold
“Sonnet 17”, from Later Life, Christina Rossetti**
“No Coward Soul Is Mine”, Emily Bronte
“My Last Duchess”, Robert Browning
“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, Robert Browning
“The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”, Edward FitzGerald**
“Jabberwocky”, Lewis Carroll
“The Jumblies”, Edward Lear
“Jenny”, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
“The Leper”, Algernon Charles Swinburne
* A copy can be found online – http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Leper
This short podcast will give you an outline of the class system in the nineteenth century.