Lektüreliste Englische Literaturwissenschaft und Amerikanistik



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Lektüreliste Englische Literaturwissenschaft und Amerikanistik

(seit April 2007, verbindlich ab Sommersemester 2008)

Diese Lektüreliste dient als Leitfaden zum Erwerb von Überblickskenntnissen der Geschichte der englischen und irischen Literatur, der amerikanischen Literatur und Kultur sowie der New Literatures in English. Sie eignet sich auch als Orientierungshilfe bei der Vertiefung dieser Kenntnisse und der Bildung persönlicher Interessenschwerpunkte. Die mit Sternchen versehenen Titel sind zu verstehen als ein Fundament an Texten, die alle Anglist(inn)en kennen sollten und deren Kenntnis für die Zwischenprüfung vorausgesetzt wird. Bei Werken, deren Lektüre in Auszügen oder in Auswahl empfohlen wird, sollte sich diese an The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 2 vols. Eds. M.H. Abrams and Stephen Greenblatt. (New York: Norton, 71999), an The Arnold Anthology of British and Irish Literature. Eds. Robert Clark and Thomas Healy. (London: Arnold, 1997) sowie an The Norton Anthology of American Literature. 2 vols. Ed. Nina Baym et al. (New York: Norton, 51998) und an A More Perfect Union. 2 vols. Ed. Paul F. Boller and Ronald Story. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000) orientieren. In diesen Anthologien findet sich auch die Mehrzahl der aufgeführten Texte.



English Literature



MEDIEVAL LITERATURE







*Beowulf (in translation)

(c. 1375)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (translation)

William Langland (1380)

Piers Plowman (selected passages in translation)

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340-1400)

*The Canterbury Tales, “The General Prologue”, “The Knight’s Tale”, “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale”

Ballads

”Edward”, Thomas the Rhymer”, ”Sir Patrick Spense”

(c. 1430)

The Second Shepherd’s Play

(c. 1500)

*Everyman





  1. THE EARLY-MODERN PERIOD




Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542).

“Whoso list to hunt”; *“Some fowls there be that have so perfect sight” (1557)

Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)

Astrophil and Stella, sonnet 1 “Loving in truth” (1582)

Edmund Spenser (c.1552-1599)

*The Faerie Queene, Book 1 (1589); Amoretti, sonnet 79 “Men call you fayre” (1595)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

*Sonnets, sonnets 55 “Not marble, nor the gilded monuments”, 106 “When in the chronicle of wasted time”, 129 “Th’expense of spirit” (1609), 130 “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”

John Donne (1572-1631)

*“The Flea”, *“The Good-Morrow”, “The Sun Rising”, The Canonization”, Holy Sonnets, *sonnet 14 “Batter my heart” (1633)

George Herbert (1593-1633)

*“The Altar”, “The Collar”, “Church Monuments”, “The Windows”, “The Bunch of Grapes” (1633)

John Milton (1608-1674)

*Paradise Lost, Books 1 and 2 (1667); “Lycidas” (1638), “L’Allegro” (1645), “When I consider how my light is spent” (1673)

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)

“Bermudas”, *“To His Coy Mistress”, “An Horatian Ode”, “Upon Appleton House” (1681)




Thomas More (?1477-1535)

Utopia (1516)

Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)

(The Old) Arcadia (1581)

Thomas Nashe (1567-1601)

The Unfortunate Traveller (1594)




Thomas Kyd (1558-1594)

The Spanish Tragedy (1592)

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

Edward II (1594), *Dr Faustus (1604)

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Richard II (1595), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1600), *Twelfth Night (1601), *Hamlet (1602), Macbeth (1606), *The Tempest (1611)

Ben Jonson (1572/3-1637)

Volpone, or the Fox (1607)




  1. RESTORATION TO C1800




Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Essay on Criticism (1711)

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

“The Vanity of Human Wishes” (1749)

Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

*“Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” (1751)




William Wycherley (1641-1715)

The Country Wife (1675)

Aphra Behn (1640-1689)

The Rover (1681)

William Congreve (1670-1729)

*The Way of the World (1700)

Oliver Goldsmith (?1730-1774)

She Stoops to Conquer (1773)




Aphra Behn (1640-1689)

Oroonoko, or the History of the Royal Slave (1688)

The Tatler (1709-1711), The Spectator (1711-1712)

Selection of eight essays

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731)

*Robinson Crusoe (1719)

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

*Gulliver’s Travels, esp. Books 3 and 4 (1726)

Samuel Richardson (1689-1761)

Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740)

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

The Adventures of Joseph Andrews (1742), Tom Jones (1749)

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

Tristram Shandy (1765), A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1768)




  1. ROMANTICISM




William Blake (1757-1827)


Songs of Innocence, “The Little Black Boy” (1789), Songs of Experience, “The Chimney Sweeper”, “The Tyger”, *“London” (1794)

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

*“Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey” (1798), *“I wandered lonely as a cloud” (1807), “Surprised by Joy” (1815)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

*“Frost at Midnight” (1798), *“Dejection: An Ode” (1802), *“Kubla Khan” (1816)

George Gordon Byron (1788-1824)

“She walks in beauty” (1815), “So, we’ll go no more a roving” (1830)

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

“Mont Blanc” (1817), “Ozymandias” (1818), “Ode to the West Wind” (1820), “To a Sky-Lark” (1824), “England in 1819” (1839)

John Keats (1795-1821)

*“On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer” (1816), “Ode to a Nightingale” (1819), “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, “To Autumn” (1820), “Bright Star” (1838)

Felicia Hemans (1793-1835)

“Casabianca” (1826), “The Homes of England” (1827)




Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

*Preface to The Lyrical Ballads (2nd ed.) (1800)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Selected passages of Biographia Literaria (1817)




Horace Walpole (1717-1797)

The Castle of Otranto (1764)

Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)

The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)

M.G. Lewis (1775-1818)

The Monk (1796)

Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849)

Belinda (1801)

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

*Pride and Prejudice (1813), Emma (1816)

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

Waverley (1814)

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

*Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818)




  1. VICTORIAN PERIOD




Elizabeth Barrett-Browning
(1806-1861)

Sonnets From the Portuguese, sonnets 22 “When our two souls stand up erect and strong”, 43 “How do I love thee?” (1850)

Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)

“The Lady of Shalott” (1832), “Tears, idle tears” (1847), In Memoriam A.H.H., poems 7 “Dark house”, 30 “With trembling fingers”, 55 “The wish, that of the living whole” (1850), “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1854)

Robert Browning (1812-1889)

“My Last Duchess” (1842), “Home-Thoughts, from Abroad” (1845)

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

“The Buried Life” (1852), *“Dover Beach” (1867)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

“The Blessed Damozel” (1850)

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

“Song”, “Dead Before Death” (1862)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

“The Darkling Thrush” (1901), “The Walk” (1914)




Emily Brontë (1818-1848)

*Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855)

Jane Eyre (1847)


William M. Thackeray (1811-1863)

Vanity Fair (1848)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Hard Times (1854), *Great Expectations (1861)

Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1863)

North and South (1855)

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)

The Woman in White (1860)

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)

Can You Forgive Her? (1864)

George Eliot (1819-1880)

Middlemarch (1872)

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886)


George Gissing (1857-1903)

New Grub Street (1891)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

*Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891)

Herbert George Wells (1866-1946)

The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896)


Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

*Heart of Darkness (1902)



Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

*The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

*Mrs Warren’s Profession (1898), Major Barbara (1905)




  1. MODERNISM




T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)

*“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (1915), The Waste Land (1922), Four Quartets, “Little Gidding” (1943)

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

“The Lake Isle of Innisfree” (1892), “The Wild Swans at Coole” (1917), *“Sailing to Byzantium” (1927), “Under Ben Bulben” (1939)

W.H. Auden (1907-1973)

“Musée des Beaux Arts”, “Spain 1937”, *“In Memory of W.B. Yeats” (1940)

Louis McNeice (1907-1963)

“Sunday Morning” (1935), “Star-Gazer” (1963)




D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Sons and Lovers (1913)

James Joyce (1882-1941)

*Dubliners, “The Dead” (1914), Ulysses (1922)

E.M. Forster (1879-1970)

A Passage to India (1924)

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

*To the Lighthouse (1927)

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

*Brave New World (1932)

Ivy Compton-Burnett (1884-1969)

More Women Than Men (1933)

Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

The Death of the Heart (1938)




John Millington Synge (1871-1909)

The Playboy of the Western World (1907)

Sean O’Casey (1880-1964)

The Plough and the Stars (1926), The Shadow of a Gunman (1923)


6. AFTER WORLD WAR II


Philip Larkin (1922-1985)

“Church Going” (1955), “MCMXIV” (1964), *“High Windows” (1974)

Thom Gunn (b. 1929)

“Considering the Snail” (1956), “My Sad Captains” (1961)

Tony Harrison (b. 1937)

“National Trust” (1978), “Long Distance” (1981), “A Kumquat for John Keats” (1995)

Ted Hughes (1930-1998)

”Daffodils” (1998)

Geoffrey Hill (b. 1932)

Mercian Hymns, 7 “Gasholders”, 28 “Processes of Generation” (1971)

Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)

“Digging” (1966), “Casualty” (1979)

Paul Muldoon (b. 1951)

“Gathering Mushrooms” (1983)

James Fenton (b. 1949)

“A German Requiem” (1981)

Carol Ann Duffy (b. 1955)

“Stealing” (1987)

Linton Kwesi Johnson (b. 1952)

“Inglan Is a Bitch” (1991)




George Orwell (1903-1950)

*Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)

William Golding (1911-1993)

Lord of the Flies (1954)

Alan Sillitoe (b. 1928)

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958)

Margaret Drabble (b. 1939)

The Realms of Gold (1975)

Malcolm Bradbury (b. 1932)

Eating People is Wrong (1959)

David Storey (b. 1933)

Saville (1976)

Iris Murdoch (b. 1919)

The Sea, The Sea (1978)

Julian Barnes (b. 1946)

Flaubert’s Parrot (1984)

Angela Carter (1940-1992)

Nights at the Circus (1984)

Jeanette Winterson (b. 1959)

Oranges are not the Only Fruit (1985)

Peter Ackroyd (b. 1949)

Chatterton (1987)

Doris Lessing (b. 1919)

The Fifth Child (1988)

David Lodge (b. 1935)

Nice Work (1988)

Kazuo Ishiguro (b. 1954)

The Remains of the Day (1989)

A.S. Byatt (b. 1936)

Possession (1990)

Martin Amis (b. 1949)

Time’s Arrow (1991)

Ian McEwan (b. 1948)

Black Dogs (1992), *Enduring Love (1998)




Samuel Beckett (1906-1989)

*Waiting for Godot (1955)

John Osborne (1929-1994)

*Look Back in Anger (1957)

Harold Pinter (b. 1930)

The Birthday Party (1958), The Caretaker (1960)

John Arden (b. 1930)

Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance (1959)

Edward Bond (b. 1934)

Saved (1965), Lear (1971)

Tom Stoppard (b. 1937)




Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead (1966), *Travesties (1974)

Joe Orton (1933-1967)

What the Butler Saw (1969)

Peter Shaffer (b. 1926)

Equus (1973)

Caryl Churchill (b. 1938)

Top Girls (1982)

Alan Ayckbourn (b. 1939)

A Man of the Moment (1990)

Irish Literature and Culture
*Basic texts

a) Fiction


Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849)

Castle Rackrent (1800)

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873)

Uncle Silas (1864), In a Glass Darkly (1871) ("Green Tea," "Carmilla")

George Moore (1852-1933)

"Homesickness"

James Stephens (1880/82?-1950)

The Charwoman's Daughter (1912)

James Joyce (1882-1941)

*Dubliners (1914), A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922) (individual chapters)

Liam O'Flaherty (1896-1984)

The Informer (1925)

Sean O'Faolain (1900-1991)

Selected stories, among them "A Midsummer Night Madness," "Unholy Living and Half Dying"

Frank O'Connor (1903-1966)

Selected stories, among them "My Oedipus Complex," "The Duke's Children," "Guests of the Nation"

Flann O'Brien (1911-1966)

At Swim-Two-Birds (1939), The Third Policeman (1940)

James Plunkett (b. 1920)

Strumpet City (1969)

John McGahern (b. 1934)

Selected short stories, among them "Korea"

Brian Moore (b. 1921)

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1956)

Michael Mc Laverty (1904-1992)

Call My Brother Back (1939)

Edna O'Brien (b. 1930)

A Pagan Place (1971)

Jennifer Johnston (b. 1930)

The Captains and the Kings (1972)

Roddy Doyle (b.1958)

The Commitments (1989)



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