This is a senior elective course which surveys the literature of the English language, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the Twentieth Century. This historical survey is especially important for students who intend to study English literature in post-secondary institutions.
Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.
Adventures in English Literature (Harcourt) (Athena Edition)
She Stoops to Conquer (Signet Classic Edition)
The Tempest (Shakespeare)
Major Barbara (Shaw)
A dictionary is recommended for this course. Either The Canadian Senior Dictionary (Gage) or The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (Oxford University Press) can be used. However, The Canadian Oxford Dictionary is preferable for senior students as it is recent (1998), complete, and appropriate for use in the student’s post-secondary studies. In its completeness, however, it includes words in common usage that some parents and students might find objectionable.
Module 1: The Middle Ages and The Renaissance/Elizabethan Age
Section 1: The Anglo-Saxon Period
Section 2: The Medieval Period
Section 3: Introduction to Elizabethan Literature
Section 4: The Tempest
Section 5: The Tempest (Second Reading) The Language of the Bible
Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.
Module 2: The Renaissance and The Enlightenment
Section 1: The Renaissance in the 17th Century: The Jacobean Age
Section 2: The Renaissance in the 17th Century: The Puritan Age
Section 3: Introduction to the Restoration and The Enlightenment
Section 4: The Enlightenment (continued)
Section 5: Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer
Section 6: The Enlightenment (concluded)
Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.
Module 3: The Romantic Age
Section 1: Wordsworth
Section 2: Coleridge, Austen, and Lord Byron
Section 3: Shelley and Keats
Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.
Module 4: The Victorian Age and The 20th Century
Section 1: Introduction and Tennyson
Section 2: The Brownings, Brontë, Arnold, and Hardy
Section 3: Shaw’s Major Barbara
Section 4: The Early 20th Century
Section 5: The Late 20th Century
Section 6: Review of English Literature 12
Module 4 Test covers the WHOLE COURSE.
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