Back to planning. Now that I've chosen my anthology, I'm going to loosely brainstorm the stuff I think is important to teach along with approximations of the hours on each.
More, Utopia - 3 hours
Wyatt, 2 hours - intro to sonnets - "The Long Love," "Whoso List to Hunt," "They Flee from Me," "Mine own John Poins"
Locke/Lok - 1 hr - sonnet sequence
Howard/Surrey -1 hr - "The Soote Season,"
Askew + background - 1 hr - From "The First Examination"
+ Bk of the Courtier
Mary, Q of Scots - 1hr - letters, background
Eliz I - 1hr, progress, Tilsbury
Spenser - Shepheardes Calendar 1hr
+ intro to FQ
Spenser - FQ - 3 hrs - Bk I
--15 so far
Spenser - Amoretti - 1 hr - #34, #64, #75
Marlowe - "Hero and Leander" - 2 hrs
Marlowe +Raleigh - 1 hr, "Passionate Shepherd," "Nymph's reply"' "The Lie"
Sidney, 1 hr - "Defense"
Sidney - 1 hr - Astrophil and Stella - #1, #2, #20
Marlowe - 3 hrs - Faustus
Shax - 2 hrs - sonnets - #1, #18, #20, #55, 73, #116
Shax - 3 hrs - 12th Night
Donne - 3 hrs -
Lanyer - "Cookham" /Jonson "Penshurst" - 1 hr (maybe should be 2?)
Jonson - Volpone - 3 hrs
Jonson - Poetry - 1 hrs
Herbert - 2 hrs
Herrick - 1 hr
Bacon - 2 hrs - essays
Okay, I've hit some of the high points, and I'm at 42 hours, which is two hours more than I should be. What would you cut, or combine?
What have I left out that I really shouldn't?
I've put down specific poems for some poets, not for others (because I felt a little lazy). I tend to assign up to about 3 sonnets an hour, because I don't think I can really get students reading sonnets well without a fair bit of time on each (and sometimes, I'd only really discuss one). I try not to have students read a ton of short poems and then not discuss the majority of them, if that makes sense. I think it's great for students to read poetry, but frustrating for them if they're asked to read a ton and it's never really discussed.
(Can I just say, this is going to be SUCH fun!)