Schedule

Week 1: Background, Joseph Conrad and Moral Relativism

M 7/14 – Introduction, modernist prose styles.

T 7/15 – NO CLASS

W 7/16 – Joseph Conrad: “Youth.”

Due – Blog assignment #1 (post by 8pm on 7/15).

Th 7/17 – Joseph Conrad: “Typhoon.”

Week 2: Short Fiction, Paralysis, and Frank Subject Matter

M 7/21 – James Joyce: Preface and Introduction, “The Sisters,” “Araby,” and “Eveline.” Look at the supplementary material for each story in the Contexts section of the book (see table of contents). Read “The Perils of ‘Eveline’” (p. 283).

Due: Blog assignment #2 (post by 8pm on 7/20).

T 7/22 – James Joyce: “Counterparts” and “The Dead.” Look at the supplementary material for each story in the Contexts section of the book (see table of contents). Read “Empire and Patriarchy in ‘The Dead’” (p. 342).

W 7/23 – D. H. Lawrence: “Daughters of the Vicar” and “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter” (Downloads).

Th 7/24 – D. H. Lawrence: “Tickets, Please” and “You Touched Me” (Downloads).

Week 3: E. M. Forster and Non-Traditional Relationships

M 7/28 – Howards End (1910), Preface and pp. 5-134.

Due: Blog Assignment #3 (post by 8pm on 7/27)

T 7/29 – Howards End, pp. 134-243. Read “The Ambivalent Narrator of Howards End” (p. 408).

W 7/30 – Read “Howards End: Private Worlds and Public Languages (p. 416).

Th 7/31 – Read “The Indirect Style of Howards End” (p. 425).

Due: Paper #1

Week 4: Virginia Woolf and the Experimental Novel

M 8/4 – Mrs. Dalloway (1925), Preface, Chronology, Introduction, and pp. 3-100.

Due: Blog assignment #4 (post by 8pm on 8/3).

T 8/5 – Mrs. Dalloway, pp. 100-190.

W 8/6 – Bakhtin and novel theory (handout). Watch “The Hours” part I.

Th 8/7 – Watch “The Hours” part II.

Week 5: Aldous Huxley and the Modern Dystopia

M 8/11 – Brave New World (1932), pp. 3-145. Read supplementary material at back (pp. 2-14).

Due: Blog assignment #5 (post by 8pm on 8/10).

T 8/12 – Brave New World, 146-229.

W 8/13 – Handout + Film.

Th 8/14 – Film.

Final Paper due Tuesday 8/19, in the classroom at 6:00 PM (our exam time; there is no final exam). No extensions, no incompletes, no exceptions. Bring a self-addressed and stamped envelope so I can mail your papers back to you with my comments on them.

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