English 480-017 Professor Grossman
Fall 2000, TR 11:00-12:15 Office Hours: TR 1:45-2:45
Gore 317 Office: 315 Memorial
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1838) Penguin, ISBN0140430172
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (1843) Penguin, ISBN0140071202
Elizabeth Gaskell, ed. Dickens, "Cranford" (1851-3) course reserve/handout
Charles Dickens, Bleak House (1852-3) Oxford, ISBN0192834010
Wilkie Collins and Dickens, "The Frozen Deep" (1857) course reserve/handout
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859) Oxford, ISBN0192833901
Charles Dickens, "Hunted Down" (1859) course reserve/handout
Charles Dickens, "The Signalman" (1862) course reserve/handout
Charles Dickens, "Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn" (1869) course reserve/handout
Charles Dickens, "Sikes and Nancy" (1869) course reserve/handout
M.M. Bakhtin, excerpt from "Discourse in the Novel" course reserve/handout
Michel Foucault, excerpt from Discipline and Punish course reserve/handout
D.A. Miller, "Discipline in Different Voices" course reserve/handout
We will use the editions of the novels that are listed above. All other
class materials are available on reserve in the library, and in many cases
copies will be distributed in class.
Two 6-page close-reading papers, due September 28 and October 31
One 10-page research paper, due Friday, December 8
One class presentation (pass/fail)
8/29 Introduction: Dickens
8/31 Oliver Twist
9/5 Oliver Twist
9/7 Oliver Twist
9/12 Oliver Twist, Bakhtin reading
9/14 [no class]
9/19 Oliver Twist
9/21 Oliver Twist
9/26 A Christmas Carol
9/28 Gaskell, "Cranford" Paper #1 due
10/3 Bleak House
10/5 Bleak House
10/10 Bleak House
10/12 Bleak House
10/17 Bleak House, Miller and Foucault readings
10/19 Bleak House
10/24 Bleak House
10/26 "Hunted Down," "The Signalman"
10/31 Collins and Dickens, "The Frozen Deep" Paper #2 due
11/2 A Tale of Two Cities
11/7 [Election Day]
11/9 A Tale of Two Cities
11/14 A Tale of Two Cities
11/16 A Tale of Two Cities
11/21 A Tale of Two Cities Meeting to propose research paper topic
11/23 [Thanksgiving recess]
11/28 "Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn," "Sikes and Nancy"
11/30 "Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn," "Sikes and Nancy"
Final research paper due Friday, 12/8
- You must use your email account. We may have assignments and
occasional questions handled via email. Schedule and other information is
available from our course home page.
- Lively class participation is expected. More than two absences may
lower your final grade.
- Finally, a word about academic integrity: always cite any sources you
have used. Do not hesitate to ask me about the correct ways of doing so.