*NOTE: This COURSE SCEHDULE MAY CHANGE*

While I intend to stay as faithful to our syllabus as possible, I reserve the right to make changes at any time to accommodate the evolving needs and interests of the class.  Changes will always be announced in class prior to the date they take effect.  Absent students are responsible for any changes announced in class. Please see our class website for more up-to-date information

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

Assignments for Weeks:  123456789101112131415

Week 1

September 3
~Class Introduction
September 5
~ Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess
~ Writing Analytically, 7th ed pp 1-7 and pp 14-15 (PDF)
September 7
Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol I; chapters: 1-2
~ complete: Writing Questionnaire (PDF)

Week 2

September 10
~ pp 16-32 in Writing Analytically, 7th ed (PDF of full chapter, please read the pages noted)
~ Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol I; chapters: 3-6
September 12
~ Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol I; chapters: 7-13
September 14
~ Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol I; chapters: 14-18

~ also read your assigned section from the Longman Anthology (PDF)

Week 3

September 17
Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol I; chapters: 19, 1-3 in vol II
~ Writing Analytically, 7th ed, “Tracking Binaries and Reformulating Binaries” pp 58-61 (Chapter 2 PDF)

My slides on Sensation Novel

September 19
Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol II; chapters: 4-7
~Blog Post #1 (Prompt)

More slides on Sensation Novel and serialization
September 21
Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol II chapters: 8- end of vol II

Week 4

September 24
Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol III, chapters: 1-3 of vol III
September 26
Lady Audley’s Secret, Vol III, chapters: 4-7 of vol III
Comments
September 28
~ finish Lady Audley’s Secret 

Week 5

October 1
~ Wilkie Collins’ “A Terribly Strange Bed” (handout) (PDF)
October 3
~ Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (handout) (PDF)
~ Blog Post #2
October 5
~ Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, chapters 1-5

Week 6

October 8
~ The Hound of the Baskervilles, chapters 6-9
October 10
~ The Hound of the Baskervilles, finish novel
~   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)
~ Comments
October 12
~ No class (I’m at the North American Victorian Studies Association annual conference)

Week 7

October 15
~ exam review
October 17

~ First Exam
October 19

~ TBA

Week 8

October 22 – FALL PAUSE
October 24
~ Bram Stoker’s Dracula; chapters 1- 3
~Writing Analytically, 7th ed: “How to Word Thesis Statements” (152-155) and “1 on 10 and 10 on 1” (103-106)
October 26

~ Dracula; chapters 4-7

Week 9

October 29
~ Dracula; chapters 8-10
*October 30th: Special Screening of Gods and Monsters, 7:00 Rubendall Details TBA
October 31
~ Dracula; chapters 11-13
~ Blog Post #3
November 2
~ Dracula; chapters 14-16

Week 10

November 5
~ Dracula; chapters 17-19
November 7
~ Dracula; chapters 20-22
~ Comments
November 9
~ Dracula; chapters 23-25
~ plus, Contemporary Reviews of Dracula (handout)

Week 11

November 12
~ Dracula; chapters 26- end (66p)
November 14

~ Emily Gerard’s “Transylvanian Superstitions” (handout)
~ section of article “The Occidental Tourist: Dracula and the Anxiety of Reverse Colonization” (handout)
~Blog Post #4
November 16
~ TBA
Useful links:

Week 12

November 19
~  Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” (pp 1-16)
~ “An Introduction to Goblin Market” (online article)
Writing Analytically, 7th ed “Paraphrase X 3” (46-48)
November 21 – THANKSGIVING BREAK
November 23 – THANKSGIVING BREAK

Week 13

November 26
~ Christina Rossetti’s “A Triad,” “Echo,” “‘No Thank you, John’,” “A Pause of Thought,” and “The World” (18, 28, 30, 32, 45)
~ “Christina Rossetti: Gender and Power” (online article)
~ Watch the short video on “Gender 19th-Century Britain” (https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/videos/gender-in-19th-century-britain)
November 28
~ John Keats’ “La Belle Dam San Merci” (handout)
~ Alfred Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott” (handout)
~ Blog post #5
November 30
~ 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”)

Week 14

December 3
~ finish The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
December 5
~ exam review
~ comments on post #4 or #5
December 7
 ~ Exam #2

Week 15

December 10
~ TBA
December 12

peer review for final paper
December 14

~ last class/wrap up
 

Final Paper Due:  Wednesday, December 19 by 12:00 p.m