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)

In addition:

* 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
  is expected.


8/31	Introduction: History of the Novel
9/2	Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders (1722)

9/7	Defoe
9/9	Defoe

9/14	Defoe
9/16	Defoe

9/21	Defoe
9/23	Defoe
Paper Due

9/28	Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818)
9/30	Shelley

10/5	Shelley
10/7	Shelley

10/12	Shelley 
10/14	Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891)

10/19	Wilde
10/21	Wilde

10/26 	Kate Chopin, The Awakening (1899)
10/28	Chopin

11/2	Zora Neal Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) 	 Paper due	
11/4	Hurston					

11/9	Hurston
11/11	Hurston

11/16	Don DeLillo, White Noise (1985)
11/18	DeLillo

11/23	DeLillo
11/25	Thanksgiving Break

11/30	DeLillo
12/2	DeLillo

12/7	Conclusion				Final paper due