Sign-up for a day to present (look below and email me with your date &
You may present on anything relevant to the text or the class;
intellectual creativity is encouraged. No
subject, handled well, is off limits, including, for instance, comparisons
to current events or films.
However, you are expected to focus your
presentation very specifically. For instance, in 5 to 10 minute, you
might analyze one brief passage in the novel or explain the relevance of
an important historical detail.
Feel free to pair up on a topic if you wish!
Check out the sort of reports that went on in an
Introduction to the Novel class and
Victorian Fiction class.
2/14 Dickens, Mikaela on the city!
2/19 Dickens & prisons, Joanna S. & Anne L.,
Jill on the Newgate novel
2/21 Victorian education (and Dickens)--Alison K.
2/26 Jennifer H. & Kelly L on Who is Elizabeth Gaskell?
3/5 [no class: optional Dickens & Jewish Studies lecture, Purnell 329]
3/12 Gaskell--Stephanie, Kedron, Gender & Separate Spheres in 19thc
3/19 George Eliot, Silas Marner, Who is Mary Ann Evans?--Allison U.
3/21 Orphans!--Danielle B, Sarah M
3/26 Eliot, the sociology of money, Brittany C.; the fallen woman,Michelle
4/9 Sensation fiction, Shannon C.,. Collins's sex life & more, Steve
C., Jayson R.on detective fiction
4/11 Collins, Angel on Victorian madness
4/16 Collins, Drugs & Poisons, Bill & La'Keisha
4/23 Who was Thomas Hardy? Sam and Mary Kay; Hardy & Universities, Mike
4/25 Hardy & Darwin, Regina & Karen
4/30 Love & Divorce by Loni and Shaun
5/2 Hardy, Modernism by Megan & Lisa, Film & Hardy by Dennecia
5/7 New Woman, Jon & Yale