Week 1 Reading

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

“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.

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

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