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
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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 
and assigned.


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


2/11	Introduction: The Victorian Novel & The Sensation Novel
2/13	Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1860)

2/16	Collins
2/18	Collins
2/20	Collins

2/23	Collins
2/25	Collins
2/27	Collins

3/2	Collins
3/4 	Collins			Paper due
3/6	Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (1861)

3/9	Dickens
3/11	Dickens
3/13	Dickens

3/16	Dickens
3/18	Dickens
3/20	Dickens

3/23	Dickens
3/25 	Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret (1862)	
3/27 	Braddon

3/30	Braddon
4/1	Braddon
4/3	Braddon

Spring Break

4/13	Braddon
4/15	Braddon
4/17	Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book (1868)		Paper due

4/20	Browning
4/22	Browning
4/24	Browning

4/27	Browning
4/29	Browning
5/1	Bram Stoker, Dracula (1897)

5/4	Stoker
5/6	Stoker
5/8	Stoker

5/11	Stoker
5/13	Stoker
5/15	Stoker

5/18	Stoker					Final paper due
5/20	Conclusion
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