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Engl 730: The New Rise of the American Novel: Readings

Tentative List of Readings and Due Dates (tentative because these may have to change depending on class progress)

8/24 M Hello, Requirements, Brief Course Description, Readings Described

8/26 W from Revolution and the Word "Introduction: Toward a History of Texts," pp. 3-14; "The Book in the New Republic," pp. 15-37; "Ideology and Genre," pp. 38-54.

8/28 F from Revolution and the Word "Literacy, Education, and the Reader," pp. 55- 82; from Selected Writings of Judith Sargent Murray "Introduction," pp. xv- xliv; "On the Equality of the Sexes," pp. 3-14

8/31 M from Selected Writings of Judith Sargent Murray "Observations on Female Abilities," pp. 15-43; "Desultory Thoughts . . . Female Bosoms," pp. 44-48; "Sketch of the Present Situation in America," pp. 49-68.

9/2 W from Selected Writings of Judith Sargent Murray "Story of Margaretta," pp. 153-272.

9/4 F cont. "Story of Margaretta," pp. 153-272.

9/7 M Student Holiday No class

9/9 W from Revolution and the Word "Privileging the Feme Covert," pp. 110-150.

9/11 F class definitions of sentimental novel; what is it; begin Charlotte Temple

9/14 M cont. Charlotte Temple

9/16 W finish Charlotte Temple

9/18 F Library Day--no class meeting

9/21 M The Coquette

9/23 W The Coquette

9/25 F The Coquette; draw lots for teaching

9/28 M Thomas Jefferson "The Declaration of Independence" "Query 17" "Letter to Peter Carr" also extracts from Thomas Paine (I will supply Handouts)

9/30 W Wieland

10/2 F cont. Wieland

10/5 M finish Wieland

10/7 W review for midterm

10/9 F In-class Midterm

10/12 M paper assignment given out

10/14 W from Revolution and the Word "The Picaresque and the Margins of Political Discourse," pp. 151-211.

10/16 F Female Quixotism

10/19 M cont. Female Quixotism

10/21 W finish Female Quixotism

10/23 F from Revolution and the Word "Early American Gothic: The Limits of Individualism," pp. 212-253

10/26 M Kelroy

10/28 W cont. Kelroy

10/30 F finish Kelroy

11/2 M A New-England Tale

11/4 W cont. A New-England Tale

11/6 F finish A New-England Tale

11/9 M from Hobomok and other Writings on Indians "Introduction," pp. ix-xxix; "History of . . . and Nations," pp. 168-180; "An Appeal for the Indians," pp. 213-232.

11/11 W from Hobomok and other Writings on Indians "Hobomok," pp. 1-152.

11/13 F cont. "Hobomok"

11/16 M finish "Hobomok"

11/18 W The Last of the Mohicans

11/20 cont. The Last of the Mohicans

11/23 M finish The Last of the Mohicans

11/25 W Break!--no class

11/27 F Break continued--no class

11/30 M No class (conferences required re paper--draft versions)

12/2 W No class (conferences required re paper--draft versions)

12/4 F Fall River: An Authentic Narrative

12/7 M cont. Fall River

12/9 W cont. Fall River

12/11 F from Revolution and the Word "Afterword: Texts as Histories," pp. 254- 262; final summations, discuss questions for final

Final is scheduled for Friday 12/18 at 11:50 to 1:40. PAPER DUE