Introduction to the Novel
Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders (Oxford)
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein ed. Butler. (Oxford)
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oxford)
Kate Chopin, The Awakening (Dover)
Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (HarperCollins)
Don DeLillo, White Noise (Penguin)
We will use the editions of the novels that are listed above. You should
read each novel's endnotes and other editorial matter (appendices, notes
on the text) as well as the text.
Two 4-page close readings.
Due: Thursday, September 23 & Tuesday, November 2
One final 8-page paper, due Tuesday, December 7
One class presentation (pass/fail)
* Individual conferences will be held during the semester.
* You must use your email account. We will have assignments and
occasional questions handled via email.
* More than two absences will lower your final grade; class participation
8/31 Introduction: History of the Novel
9/2 Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders (1722)
9/28 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818)
10/14 Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)
10/26 Kate Chopin, The Awakening (1899)
11/2 Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) Paper due
11/16 Don DeLillo, White Noise (1985)
11/25 Thanksgiving Break
12/7 Conclusion Final paper due