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HSD2 Literary Canon - 12th Grade

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Unit 3 Texts

Caspar David Friedrich, Traveller Looking over a Sea of Fog, c. 1818.

Caspar David Friedrich, Traveller Looking over a Sea of Fog, c. 1818.

Sculpting Reality - Unit 3 Texts

Click on the titles to find these books in the PPLD collection

Informational & Argumentative Fiction & Poetry

Second Treatise of Government (Informational)

A Modest Proposal (Argumentative)

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Argumentative)

Preface to Lyrical Ballads (Informational)

The Letters of John Keats (Informational)

Gulliver’s Travels (Fiction)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Poetry)

Snake (Poetry)

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey (Poetry)

Ode on a Grecian Urn (Poetry)

Ozymandias (Poetry)

Frankenstein (Fiction)

Expand Your Knowledge

  • (2014). Locke on Limited Government and Toleration [Video file]. The Great Courses. Retrieved November 13, 2020, from Kanopy.

 

  • (2016). The Unreasonable Essayist: Strategic Irony [Video file]. The Great Courses. Retrieved November 13, 2020, from Kanopy.

  • (1974). Romantic Rebellion [Video file]. Pyramid Media. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from Kanopy.

 

  • (1989). The Romantic Age In English Literature [Video file]. Guidance Associates. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from Kanopy.

 

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  • (2017). Swift, Voltaire, and Utopian Satire [Video file]. The Great Courses. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from Kanopy.

 

  • Lebrun, D. (Director). (2004). Proteus [Video file]. First Run Features. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from Kanopy.

(2018). Literary Britain: The Romantics [Video file]. The Great Courses. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from Kanopy.

 

  • (2016). Mary Shelley and the Birth of Science Fiction [Video file]. The Great Courses. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from Kanopy.
 

Explore (multimedia and recommended websites)

 

  • (Sub)Text Podcast: Truth as Beauty in Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
    • The poet John Keats is famous for the concept of “negative capability,” his description of the ability to tolerate the world’s uncertainty without resorting to easy answers. Literary minds in particular should be more attuned to beauty than facts and reason. In fact, truth in the highest sense is the same thing as beauty, he tells us at the end of his poem Ode on a Grecian Urn. What does that mean? Is it true? Wes and Erin discuss these questions, and how it is that aesthetic judgments can communicate a kind of truth that is not strictly descriptive or factual.