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Week 12: Who is It? Pamela and Pompey

Monday, 30 April

Pompey. Volume 1, Ch. 12 (p. 105) to Volume 2, Ch. 5 (p. 159). Pay special attention to the opening chapter of Volume 2.

Groups 4-5: See instructions for Group 1-2


Wednesday, 2 May

Pompey. Volume 2, Ch. 6 (p. 159) to end (p. 215).
Julie Park’s “For the Pleasure of It: Consuming Novelty” OR “Appearing Natural, Becoming Strange: The Self as Mimetic Object

Exam Week

Thursday, 10 May, 1:30 to 4:30pm:

Final Exam

Saturday, 12 May, 11:55pm

Final Paper/Project Due

Week 0

Wednesday

Introduction to the Course

Explanation of Keywords and WordPress

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

*Links to handouts not listed here will be provided by email

Terry Eagleton’s “What is a Novel?”; Ian Watt’s “Realism and the Novel Form”;

G.J. Barker-Benfield’s “Introduction to The Culture of Sensibility: Sex and Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain

 

Wednesday

Excerpts from Novel Definitions: An Anthology of Commentary of the Novel, 1688-1815; “Letters from Aaron Hill to Samuel Richardson, 29 December 1740  and Dec 1740” (p.55-66): http://bit.ly/A7YLhl ; Homi Bhahba: “Taking Signs as Wonders”

Saturday

Keyword Contributions Test Run Due

* you do not have to present on this, but groups will be assigned and we will discuss any issues you ran into later.

Week 2: Pamela and its Readers

Monday:

Samuel Richardson’s Pamela: Preface to Letter XXXI (3-98)

Wednesday:

J. Paul Hunter’s” What was New about the Novel?” and “Novels and ‘the Novel’: The Critical Tyranny of formal Definition“; Raymond William’s Keywords excerpts

Week 3: Pamela’s Worth

Monday:2/22

Pamela: Letter XXIV to End of to End of Volume I (Penguin 98- 279; Oxford 54-219)
Group 1: In-Class Presentation

Letter XXXII – End Vol I (98-219), Vol II stop before Monday Morning Eleven o’clock (p.221-249)

Wednesday: 2/24

Pamela: Start at the beginning of Vol. II (Penguin 280; Oxford 221) and stop before Monday Morning Eleven o’clock (Penguin 285; Oxford 249)

Catherine Ingrassia’s “‘I am Become a Mere Usurer’: Pamela  and Domestic Stock-Jobbing”; AND EITHER Laura J. Rosenthal’s “Pamela’s Work” OR Patricia C. Brückmann’s “Clothes of Pamela’s Own: Shopping at B-Hall”

Group 2: In-Class Presentation

Start at Monday Morning Eleven o’clock to the end of Saturday (249-313);

Week 4: Why Won’t It End? Narrative Form in Pamela

Monday: 2/27

Pamela:

Start at Monday Morning Eleven o’clock (Penguin 286; Oxford 249); Stop  at the end of Ten o’Clock at Night in the Penguin (380);end of Eleven o’Clock Thursday Night in the Oxford (353)

Group 3: In-Class Presentation

Sunday and stop at Wednesday, the Seventh (313-452)

Wednesday: 2/29

Pamela:

Start at Friday Evening (Penguin 380; Oxford 353); Stop right before Tuesday Morning, the Sixth of my Happiness (Penguin 435; Oxford 415)

Group 4: In-Class Presentation

Start at Wednesday the Seventh to End (452-end); Terry Castle’s  “The Carnivalization of Eighteenth-Century English Narratives”

Week 5: Pamelists and Harlots

Monday: 3/5

Pamela: Start at Tuesday Morning, the Sixth of my Happiness (Penguin 435; Oxford 415) and read to the end

Group 5: In-Class Presentation

Eliza Haywood’s Anti-Pamela (From here on, page assignments will be announced on the blog)

Wednesday: 3/7

Pamela Illustrations: Look for parallels and differences between the Pamela Illustrations and Harlot’s Progress (e.g., overturned tables)

Janet E. Aikins Yount’s “Introduction”  http://www.unh.edu/english/faculty/yount/pamela_illustrations/introduction.html and “Printing History” http://www.unh.edu/english/faculty/yount/pamela_illustrations/printing_history.html

Williams Hogarth’s a Harlot’s Progress: http://www.tate.org.uk/britain/exhibitions/hogarth/modernmorals/harlotsprogress.shtm

Lori Errico-Seaman and Olivera Jokic’s “Frequent Scenes from Pamela“: http://www.umich.edu/~ece/student_projects/pamela_illustrated/scenes.htm and “Eighteenth-Century Illustrated Editions of Pamela”: http://www.umich.edu/~ece/student_projects/pamela_illustrated/ [focus on the 1742 edition and at least one other]

Optional: Heather Carroll’s Analysis of Harlot’s Progress: http://georgianaduchessofdevonshire.blogspot.com/2008/10/harlots-progress-plate-1.html (click “next” at the bottom of the post to view other plates)
Optional: Lori Errico-Seaman and Olivera Jokic’s “Illustration History of Samuel Richardson’s Pamela“: http://www.umich.edu/~ece/student_projects/pamela_illustrated/

Anti-Pamela; Lori Errico-Seaman and Olivera Jokic’s “Illustration History of Samuel Richardson’s Pamela“; Jürgen Habermas’ The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society excerpts

Week 6: Anti-Pamela

Monday: 3/12

Eliza Haywood’s Anti-Pamela: Title Page (Broadview 51) to just before Friday  (Broadview 85)

In Anti-Pamela: Introduction, Chronology, Notes on British Money by Ingrassia (Broadview 7-50)

Wednesday: 3/14

Anti-Pamela: Friday (Broadview 85) to “i must not pretend to forgive your yielding to Mr. D– yet a-while. Adieu, dear Girl. I am, Your Loving Mother, Ann Tricksy (Broadview 140)

For Wednesday: Groups 1 and 2 Individually find scenes in Anti-Pamela that you think respond to Pamela. Post these according to Keywords: http://keywords.fordhamitac.org/wiki2/index.php?title=Colby_College:_Histories_and_Theories_of_the_18th_Century_British_Novel_Spring_2012

Be prepared to discuss this in class. Post to Keywords due by the end of the day.

Spring Recess

Week 7: Women, the Novel of Education, and the Public Sphere

Monday:3/26

Anti-Pamela: “No Man that has not loved, entrusted, and been jilted” (Broadview 140) to end (Broadview 227)

Groups 3, 4  and 5 Individually find scenes in Anti-Pamela that you think respond to Pamela. Post these according to Keywords: http://keywords.fordhamitac.org/wiki2/index.php?title=Colby_College:_Histories_and_Theories_of_the_18th_Century_British_Novel_Spring_2012Be prepared to discuss this in class. Post to Keywords due by the end of the day.


Wednesday:3/28

Carol Lazzaro-Weis’ “The Female “Bildungsroman”: Calling It into Question”;

Jürgen Habermas’ The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society excerpts

In-Class: Focalization and Interpellation Handout

Discussion of Collaboration for Week 8

Week 8:  Collaborate!

In lieu of class meetings, you work with your group on a collaborative midterm based upon one of our course’s Keywords. It will deal with Pamela, Anti-Pamela, and the critical reading.

Instead of Individual blog posts on your Keyword analysis, you will have this midterm project.

This will be due by Friday.

Over the weekend, comment on a post I will put on the blog involving next week’s reading.

Week 9: Tweaking Domestic Fiction

Monday:4/9:

Anon’s The Woman of Colour: Title Page (Broadview 51) to the end of Volume I (Broadview 127)


Wednesday:4/11

Meet in LOVE203

Comment on the blog before class.

The Woman of Colour: Volume II (Broadview 128) to end (Broadview 189)

We will meet with Prof. Roy’s course on International Women Writers. They will be reading Purple Hibiscus. We will discuss the the following topics within the context of each course’s reading for that day:

epistolary/ first person bildungsroman narrative (See Lazzaro-Weis article)
ideology: how it is made visible,  shaping subjectivity (See  focalization and interpellation handout)
colonial/postcolonial questions about race, nationality, gender/state (see Habermas and Bhabha articles)

Bring the texts mentioned in parenthesis to class, too.

 

Week 10: Cultures of Silence

Monday:4/16

May Hays’ Victim of Prejudice  Try to get at least to Ch. 7 of of Volume I. If possible do all of volume I

Wednesday: 4/18

Victim of Prejudice Finish

Antony E. Simpson’s “Popular Perceptions of Rape as a Capital Crime in Eighteenth-Century England: The Press and the Trial of Francis Charteris in the Old Bailey, February 1730”

Sarah Ahmed and Halberstram Handout (given in class)

 

Week 11: It-Narratives

Monday:

Francis Conventry’s The History of Pompey the Little;

Mark Blackwell’s “The It- Narrative in Eighteenth-Century England: Animals and Objects in Circulation”



Wednesday:

Pompey the Little

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