English 338-010 Professor Grossman
Spring 2002, TR 12:30-1:45 Office Hours: TR 1:45-2:45
Memorial 122 Office: 315 Memorial
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1838)Penguin, ISBN0140430172
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (1854-5) Oxford, ISBN0192831941
George Eliot, Silas Marner (1861) Oxford, ISBN0192834584
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1860) Oxford, ISBN0192834290
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure (1891) Broadview, ISBN1551111713
We will use the specific editions of the novels that are listed above. Books
may be ordered using the ISBN number, which uniquely identifies the edition.
You should read each novel's endnotes and other editorial matter, including
appendices. There may be occasional outside readings assigned in class.
Two 6-page close-reading papers, due Thursday, March 14 and Thursday, April
18 One final 8-page paper,due Tuesday, May 14 One class presentation (pass/fail)
- You are strongly encouraged to meet with me
to discuss your writing in individual conferences.
- Lively class participation is expected. More than two absences will
lower your final grade.
- You must use your email account. 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.
- Academic integrity is fundamental to University life and work. Always
cite any outside sources you have used.
Don't hesitate to ask me about the correct ways of doing so.
2/5 Introduction: The Victorian Novel, 1837-1901
2/7 Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
2/26 Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South
2/28 Gaskell 3/5 [no class: optional Dickens & Jewish Studies lecture, Purnell
3/14 Gaskell Paper #1 due
3/19 George Eliot, Silas Marner
3/21 Eliot 3/26 Eliot 3/28 No class, Passover [Begin Wilkie Collins, The Woman
in White] 4/2 Spring Recess 4/4 Spring Recess 4/9 Collins 4/11 Collins 4/16 Collins
4/18 Collins Paper #2 due 4/23 Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure 4/25 Hardy
4/30 Hardy 5/2 Hardy 5/7 Hardy 5/9 Hardy 5/14 Conclusion Final paper due