Syllabus PDF

NOTE: This COURSE SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE.

Course Schedule: Reading and Writing assignments are due in class on the date they are listed. (red assignments are writing assignments due in class)

Assignments for Weeks:  123456789101112131415

Week 1

August 29

~Class Introduction
August 31
~ complete: Writing Questionnaire (prompt)
~ Read Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” (handout)
~Writing Analytically, 7th ed pp 1-7 and 14-15 (PDF) *Note: the PDF is the full chapter, but you are only responsible for a limit number of pages!

Week 2

September 5
~   pp 16-32 in Writing Analytically, 7th ed (PDF) *Note: the PDF is the full chapter, but you are only responsible for a limit number of pages!
~   Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol I; chapters: 1-6 (39p)
September 7
~  Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol I; chapters: 7-13 (54p)
~ Blog Post #1– Group A (prompt)

Week 3

September 12
~ Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol I; chapters: 14-19 (51p)
~ Writing Analytically, 7th ed, “Tracking Binaries and Reformulating Binaries” pp 58-61 (Chapter 2 )
~ Comments- Group B (prompt)
September 14
Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol II; chapters: 1-7 (54p)
~Blog Post #1– Group B — please use the same prompt at 9/7. Update/revise your in-class freewrite and post to our class blog.  

~ in class exercise from The Longman Anthology (PDF)

Week 4

September 19
Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol II chapters: 8- end of vol II (79p)
~ Comments- Group A  — please use the same prompt at 9/7
Writing Analytically pp 5-10
In class video: https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/videos/the-gothic 

September 21
Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol III, chapters: 1-6 of vol III (83p)
~ Blog Post #2– Group A

Week 5

September 26
~ finish Lady Audley’s Secret 
~ Comments– Group B
September 28

~ Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, chapters 1-8 (77p)
~ Blog Post #2– Group A and B (UPDATED)

Week 6

October 3
~ The Hound of the Baskervilles, chapters 9- end (83p)
~ Comments– Group A and B (UPDATED)
October 5

~ Wilkie Collins’ “A Terribly Strange Bed” (handout)
~   Greg Buzwell’s online article on The Hound of the Baskervilles (https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/an-introduction-to-the-hound-of-the-baskervilles)

Week 7

October 10
~ exam review
October 12

~ First Exam

Week 8

October 17 – FALL PAUSE
October 19

~ Bram Stoker’s Dracula; chapters 1- 6 (64p)
Writing Analytically, 7th ed: “How to Word Thesis Statements” (152-155) and “1 on 10 and 10 on 1” (103-106) 

Week 9

October 24
~ Dracula; chapters 7-10 (72p)
October 26
~ Dracula; chapters 11-15 (79p)
~ Blog Post #3- Group B

Week 10

October 31
~ Dracula; chapters 16-20 (71p)
~ Comments on post #3- Group A 
November 2

~ Dracula; chapters 21-24 (57p)
~ Blog Post #3- Group A

Week 11

November 7
~ Dracula; chapters 25- end (66p)
Comments on post #3- Group B
November 9

~ Emily Gerard’s “Transylvanian Superstitions” (handout)
~ section of article “The Occidental Tourist: Dracula and the Anxiety of Reverse Colonization” (handout)
~Blog Post #4 – Groups A and B
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Week 12

November 14
~  Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” (pp 1-16) as well as “A Triad,” “Echo,” “‘No Thank you, John’,” “A Pause of Thought,” and “The World” (18, 28, 30, 32, 45)
Writing Analytically, 7th ed “Paraphrase X 3” (46-48)
November 16
~ John Keats’ “La Belle Dam San Merci” (handout)
~ Alfred Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” (handout)
~ Watch the short video on “Gender 19th-Century Britain” (https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/videos/gender-in-19th-century-britain)
~ Blog post #5Groups A and B

Week 13

November 21
~ Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; pp 1-21 (“The Story of the Door” through “Incident of the Letter”)
November 23 – THANKSGIVING BREAK

My slides on Victorian Aesthetics 
F 4/22
~ John Keat’s “La Belle Dam San Merci” 
~Blog post #5Groups A and B (Prompt)

Week 14

November 28
~ finish The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
~ exam review
November 30

~ Exam #2

Week 15

December 5
peer review for final paper
December 7

~ last class/wrap up

Final Paper Due:  Wednesday, December 13 by 5:00 p.m