English 671-010			Professor Jonathan Grossman
Fall 1998, Tues 12-3		Office Hours: T. 3:30-5:30
Willard 135			Office: 203C Facilities

Introduction to the Nineteenth-Century British Novel


William Godwin, Caleb Williams (1794)		Norton, ISBN 0393008614
James Hogg, Justified Sinner (1824)		Oxford, ISBN 0192815563
Mary Prince, History of Mary Prince (1831)	U Michigan P, ISBN 0472084100
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1838) 		Penguin, ISBN 0140430172
Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton (1848) 		Oxford, ISBN 0192817507
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1860) 	Oxford, ISBN 0192815792
Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) 	Penguin, ISBN 0140431357
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) 	Penguin, ISBN 014043187X 

We will use the editions of the texts that are listed above.  You should
read endnotes and other editorial matter (appendices, notes on the text,

Required Reserve Reading

The following required readings are available on reserve in the library
and at my office for 2-hour loan.
 M.M. Bakhtin, The Dialogic Imagination, pp.301-355
 Jonathan Dollimore, Sexual Dissidence, pp.3-18, 64-78
 Steven Marcus, Engels, Manchester, and the Working Class, pp.131-199
 D.A. Miller, The Novel and the Police, pp.146-191
 J. Hillis Miller, Fiction and Repetition, chapter 5
 Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain, pp.3-51
 Eve Sedgwick, Between Men, chapter 6

Strongly recommended: Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, pp.3-13,


 one class presentation-discussion
	No monologues longer than 15 minutes; discussion of a topic does not 
	have a time limit.
	1. Introduce very, very briefly some of the broad ideas that you find
	relevant and important to the text/critic/author.	
	2. FOCUS narrowly on one passage and analyze in detail.  Close read.
	3. Leave us with some mind-opening questions and provocative ideas.

 18-25pp original research paper, due 12/15.


9/1	Introduction

9/8	Godwin	

9/15	Godwin

9/22	Hogg, Sedgwick

9/29	Prince, Scarry	

10/6	Dickens		
10/13	Dickens, Bakhtin

10/20 	Gaskell

10/27	Gaskell, Marcus

11/3	no class (election day)

11/10	Collins

11/17	Collins, D.A. Miller (recommended Foucault)	

11/27	Hardy

12/1 	Hardy, J. Hillis Miller

12/8	Wilde, Dollimore

Final 18-25pp paper due 12/15.