To not violate copyright, I’m emailing the files to the class.
Full citation information is below as well as any publicly available link.
Also, do to some technical difficulties, the files for the reading are a bigger than I would like. Smaller files with cleaner images will be made available later.
Perhaps a few glitches now is a sign that the rest of the semester will go smoothly.
Week 1 Intro to the “Rise of the Novel”
For this first week, I will assign Keyword assignments to everyone. This will be the test run, before we start adding presentations.
Monday, 6 Feb
Terry Eagleton’s “What is a Novel?”
Eagleton, Terry. The English Novel: An Introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub, 2005. Print.
- Google Book Preview: http://bit.ly/ywN2nm
Ian Watt’s “Realism and the Novel Form”
Watt, Ian P. The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960. Print.
- Google Book Preview: http://bit.ly/yBSrQI
G.J. Barker-Benfield’s “Introduction to The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain”
Barker-Benfield, G J. The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. Print.
- Google Book Preview: http://bit.ly/wMm4db
Wednesday, 8 Feb
Excerpts from Novel Definitions: An Anthology of Commentary of the Novel, 1688-1815
Nixon, Cheryl. Novel Definitions: An Anthology of Commentary on the Novel, 1688-1815. Peterborough, Ont: Broadview Press, 2009. Print.
- Google Book Preview: http://bit.ly/wjdags
“Letters from Aaron Hill to Samuel Richardson, 29 December 1740 and Dec 1740” (p.55-66)
Richardson, Samuel, and Barbauld. The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson: Selected from the Original Manuscripts, Bequeathed by Him to His Family, to Which Are Prefixed, a Biographical Account of That Author, and Observations on His Writings. London: R. Phillips, 1804. Print.
- Online version of the whole book: http://bit.ly/A7YLhl
Homi Bhahba: “Signs Taken for Wonders”
Bhabha, Homi. “Signs Taken for Wonders: Questions of Ambivalence and Authority Under a Tree Outside Delhi, May 1817.” Critical Inquiry (Autumn 1985), 12(1)-.144-165
- On JSTOR: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1343466