Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature
Victorian Sensation Novels
English 352-010: Studies in the Nineteenth Century Professor Grossman
Spring 1998, MWF 9:05-9:55 Office Hrs: W.12:15-2:15
Gore Hall 218 Office: 203C Facilities
class email: ENGL352-010-98S@udel.edu email@example.com
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (Oxford)
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (Penguin)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret (Oxford)
Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book (Penguin)
Bram Stoker, Dracula (Norton)
We will use the editions of the novels that are listed above. Several of
the introductions will be assigned specifically. You should read each
novel's endnotes and other editorial matter (appendices, explanatory
notes, etc.). Some short outside critical readings may be distributed
Two 5-page papers, due Wednesday, March 4, and Friday, April 17
One final 10- to 12-page paper, due Monday, May 18.
One in-class presentation-discussion on a topic of your choice.
Individual conferences, held during the semester.
In addition, we may have occasion to handle small assignments or further
discuss questions via email. If you need to contact me, the best method
is by email. Your first assignment is to introduce yourself to the rest
of the class via email; the address is ENGL352-010-98S@udel.edu.
2/11 Introduction: The Victorian Novel & The Sensation Novel
2/13 Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1860)
3/4 Collins Paper due
3/6 Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (1861)
3/25 Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret (1862)
4/17 Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book (1868) Paper due
5/1 Bram Stoker, Dracula (1897)
5/18 Stoker Final paper due
Class home page: http://www.english.udel.edu/grossman/S98-352.html