ENRN 4500 001 Afterlives of the Epic 19703 Spring 2018

Latest version (working links) at http://www.people.virginia.edu/~jdk3t/ern4500sp18.htm

Class meets 2-315 TR Bryan 330; Exam Schedule Th May 10 9-12
Class email address 18sp-enrn-4500-001@collab.its.virginia.edu
Dan Kinney 413 Bryan 4-6664
Office hrs. TR 11-1230 & by appt.
Last updated 3/29
J 18 R Introduction
  23 T Homer, Iliad I-V // Comparative Openings
  25 R " IX, XII-XIII, XVI-XVII
30 T " XVIII-XX, XXII-XXIV
F 1 R Homer, Odyssey I-VI // Comparative Openings
   6 T " VII-XII
   8 R " XIII-XVIII
  13 T " XIX-XXIV
  15 R Virgil, Aeneid I-III (pdf download) // Comparative Openings
  20 T " IV-VI; cf. the Res Gestae (Deeds) of Augustus
  22 R " VII-XII (7.1-600, 8.66-731, 10.1-11.250, 12.1-952 [Kline, pp. 157-74, 182-201, 224-51, 273-98])
  27 T Dante, Inferno I-XI // Comparative Openings
M 1 R " XIV-XV, XVII, XXIV-XXXIV
 Spring Break
  13 T Milton, Paradise Lost Book I // Gen. 1-3 // Milton's De Doctrina
  15 R Milton, Paradise Lost Book II // Special Pleadings in Milton
  20 T " Books III-IV // Accountability Moments in Paradise Lost
  22 R " Away-Day for conference
  27 T " Books V-VIII // Excess in Moderation: "Hasten Slowly"
  29 R " Books IX-X
A 3 T " Books XI-XII // Milton on the purpose of poetry
   5 R Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
  10 T "
  12 R "
  17 T Pope, Peri Bathous and Rape of the Lock
  19 R " The Dunciad
  24 T "
  26 R Eliot, The Waste Land
M 1 T " ; Summary and Review
Class requirements: lively participation including brief email responses, 1 short and 1 longer paper (due-dates Tues. Feb. 27 and Tues. May 1), and a final exam (brief discussion of 5 out of 7 supplied passages; grade weighting for papers and exam/participation: 25% + 50% + 25% incl. participation). Please ask me in advance anytime that you need an extension.

A note on brief email responses: On 8 different occasions and on 8 or more different assigned texts, please email to us all some considered reactions to any especially telling or puzzling developments in whatever text you're addressing. BWR's should emerge fairly readily from your reading, and should not take you long (even 15 min. or so may suffice); please post them by an hour or thereabouts before class (to 18sp-enrn-4500-001@collab.its.virginia.edu), and please make sure you log 8 in all by the last day we meet.

Some Generally Useful Web-References:
Authors:
Homer--Homer Homepage 1 & 2 / Epic Cycle Poems / Pope's Iliad and Odyssey / Ian Johnston's Iliad & Odyssey / parallel renderings of the Odyssey / Dimock essay / Gregory Nagy's The Best of the Achaeans / Simone Weil's Iliad essay pdf / Vernant-Detienne, Cunning Intelligence / Hobbes's Homer / Perseus Homer
Virgil--A Virgil Homepage (basic but user-friendly); Donatus' "Life of Virgil"; Suetonius' "Life of Augustus"; Aeneid roadmap or outline; two Aeneid translations & a review of translations Aeneid Latin
Ovid--Ovid Illustrated; many versions including Sandys (1632)--translation and commentary
Dante--the-orb, greatdante.net, Princeton & Dartmouth Dantes, & The World of Dante / Dante's [?] Letter to Can Grande / Wikipedia Inferno / Doré's Inferno
Milton--Etexts [Masson 1910] & Dates // Lewis' Preface to PL / Hartman's "Milton's Counterplot" / Fish's "Transmuting the Lump" // PL book-by-book (may load text.shtml and notes.shtml separately)
Defoe--Robinson Crusoe (1719) / Latin / Selkirk & additl. links / Woolf on RC etc. // Locke's 2nd Treatise of Govt. (1698), searching "improve" & "all the world was America" // Blake, Jerusalem 10, searching "must create" // Thurber, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
Pope--The Rape of the Lock Homepage, The 1743 Dunciad in Four Books (verse alone, or with many of Pope's notes [1736 1749 facsimile]) & Online Dunciad Criticism // (Wikipedia entry on The Dunciad) // Swift's Battle of the Books (1704 edition) and Tale of a Tub (1710 edition)
Eliot--The Waste Land / Exploring TWL / "Ulysses & Myth" & additl. links 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 * 8 // Pound, "Canto I" etc.
Critics:
Cambridge Companions to Homer, Virgil, Dante, Eliot, etc. * ( * U.Va. servers only)
Archetypal heroics (Terry Gunnell of Iceland)  //  Foundation Texts & Tales
Nietzsche's seminal On the Use and Abuse of History for Life
The Iliad game / Reckonings with S. Weil on the Iliad
Horace's Art of Poetry, tr. Golden or Smart, with Latin & notes
Longinus and Burke on the Sublime // Seneca on imitation ("on gathering ideas"), Latin and English // Erasmus on Thinking Twice / "Hasten[ing] Slowly"
Writers' Guides:
Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of [Classical] Rhetoric
UVic Writer's Guide (with a tolerably good entry on epic)
Virtual Salt Handbook of Literary Terms (ditto) and Rhetorical Devices
All-in-one Sites:
HyperEpos // Archived Intro. to Epic (Gorney [alt. URL])
http://www.luminarium.org 16th- & 17th-c. English Authors
Voice of the Shuttle English Renaissance links
Continental connections: http://etext.virginia.edu/kinney/out.html