Reports English 206-010 Professor Grossman

In-class Reports, British Literature II

Below are a number of possible topics (along with possible dates) for our brief reports. You may well not know a thing about the topic you choose; that is the point: to find out about a subject and present it in an entertaining and intelligent manner to the rest of us. We will generate some other topics in class, such as "frame stories."

Alternatively, you may come up with your own idea for a presentation. All kinds of creative and thoughtful presentations are encouraged.

9/12	What is the Romantic Period?			Faith
	Who is William Blake?				Denise

9/15	What is the French Revolution?			Adam

9/17	Who is William Wordsworth? 			Leo 
	What is poetry (meter, verse, and rhyme)? 	Julie 

9/24	Who is Samuel Taylor Coleridge?			Sara 		
	Who is Mary Robinson? 				Amber

9/26	Who is Jane Austen? 				Alison
	What is irony?					Christopher Y.

9/29	What is a bildungsroman?			Heather			

10/10	Who is John Keats? 				Debby

10/17	Who is Percy Shelley?				Kevin H.

10/22	What is the Victorian period? 			Jenn C.
	Who is Emily Bront´┐Ż? 				Lauren

10/24	Who is Queen Victoria?				Theresa
10/31	Who is Alfred Tennyson? 			Kevin T.
	What is a poet laureate?			Anthony
	What about that Lady of Shallot?		Emily

11/3	Who is Elizabeth Browning?			Lynn
	Who is Robert Browning?				Lynette

11/10	Who is Christina Rossetti?			Karen

11/12	Who is Thomas Hardy?				Kevin 			

11/17	What is literary modernism?			Jeff
	Who is Virginia Woolf?				Sam
	What is stream of consciousness?		Cathy	

12/1	Who is T.S. Eliot?				April	

12/8    Eliot and Anti-Semitism				Mark & Jenn A
     	Eliot and Symbolism				Tricia
	Objective Correlative				Jocelyn
	"Hamlet"					Jen B

Presentations guidelines
Presentations should be at least five minutes; try not to be longer than ten. Presentations are graded pass/fail, until final grading when a few outstanding presentations will contribute to an improved final grade.