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The Nineteenth-Century English Novel

Abigail Burnham Bloom abiga52088@aol.com
The Nineteenth-Century English Novel, Engl 369-01
Spring 2012 M Th 1:10-2:25, Room 407 HW
Office Hours: M 12-1 and by appointment, 1436 HW, tel. 212.772.5771

GOALS
To see the Victorian Age and its literature on a continuum with our own.
To be able to identify the techniques, styles, and themes of major Victorian novelists.
To understand how the concerns of the age (the past, religion, science, class, the place of women, colonialization) were explored within the genre of the novel.

REQUIRED READING -- books are in the Hunter bookstore and Shakespeare. I have ordered the Norton Critical Edition of each text, but any edition may be used.

Jane Austen, Emma (1815) (4th ed.; ISBN-10: 0393927644 | ISBN-13: 978-0393927641)
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre (1847) (2000; ISBN-10: 0393975428/ISBN-13: 978- 0393975420
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1850) (1989; ISBN-10: 0393958280/ISBN-13: 978- 0393958287)
Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) (2002; ISBN-10: 0393974650 /ISBN- 13: 978-0393974652)
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure (1895) (2nd ed.; ISBN-10: 039397278X /ISBN-13: 978-0393972788)
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1899) (2005; ISBN-10: 0393926362 /ISBN-13: 978- 0393926361)


January

M, 30 Introduction


February

Th, 2 Emma, 1-70 (to Vol. 1, chap. XIII)
M, 6 Emma, 70-149 (to Vol. 2, chap. IX)
Th, 9 Emma, 149-216 (to Vol. 3, chap. III)
M, 13 No class
Th, 16 Emma, 216-84 (to Vol. 3, chap. XIV)
M, 20 No class
Tu, 21 Monday schedule Emma, 284-end, Panel 1
Th, 23 Jane Eyre, 1-79 (to chap. XI)
M, 27 Jane Eyre, 79-166 (to chap. XIX)


March

Th, 1 Jane Eyre, 167-253 (to chap. XXVII)
M, 5 Jane Eyre, 253-331 (to chap. XXXIV)
Th, 8 Jane Eyre, 331-end, Panel 2; thesis for paper #1 due
M, 12 David Copperfield, 10-119 (ch. I to ch. X)
Th, 15 David Copperfield, 119-249 (ch. X to ch. XX)
M, 19 David Copperfield, 249-378 (ch. XX to ch. XXXI)
Th, 22 David Copperfield, 378-511 (ch. XXXI to ch. XLII)
M, 26 David Copperfield, 511-642 (ch. XLII to LIII); paper #1 due
Th, 29 David Copperfield, 642-737 (ch. LIII to end), Panel 3


April

M, 2 Midterm Examination
Th, 5 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1-41 (to Dr Lanyon’s Narrative)
M, 9 Spring Break
Th, 12 Spring Break
M, 16 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 41-62, Panel 4
Th, 19 Jude the Obscure, Part First; thesis for paper #2 due
M, 23 Jude the Obscure, Part Second
Th, 26 Jude the Obscure, Part Third
M, 30 Jude the Obscure, Part Fourth


May

Th, 3 Jude the Obscure, Part Fifth and Part Sixth, Panel 5
M, 7 Heart of Darkness, 1-33 (Part 1)
Th, 10 Heart of Darkness, 33-end, Panel 6
M, 14 Last day of class; paper #2 due
Final Exam


COURSE REQUIREMENTS
1. Attendance. Regular attendance is required. More than four unexcused absences will lower your grade; six absences will drop you from the course. If you find it necessary to be absent, you may e-mail me your homework at Abiga52088@aol.com.

2. Be on time for class. Excessive lateness or early departure is strongly discouraged.

3. Have available in class the text scheduled for discussion.

4. Panel discussion: one presentation required, on the day assigned for it.

5. Homework will be posted online in addition to being assigned in class. You must have a Hunter internet address.

6. Homework and in-class quizzes: in-class, written on the day's assigned reading and then read aloud; outside class, on assigned topics. Each homework assignment must be handed in or e-mailed to me on the day it is due.

7. Papers: two papers are required. If you submit a draft paper 2 class sessions before the due date, I will edit and return it to you with comments for revision. YOUR PAPER IS DUE ON TIME; ITS FINAL MARK WILL BE LOWERED BY ONE FULL GRADE FOR EACH PERIOD IT IS LATE.

8. Grading Policy: Paper 1 15%; Paper 2 20%; Midterm Exam 15%; Final Exam 20%; Participation in class and online (including attendance), panel 15%; writing assignments, quizzes 15%.

"Hunter College regards acts of academic dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism, cheating on examinations, obtaining unfair advantage, and falsification of records and official documents) as serious offenses against the values of intellectual honesty. The college is committed to enforcing the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity and will pursue cases of academic dishonesty according to the Hunter College Academic Integrity Procedures."

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