Fiction Before 1832
English 322Y, 2004-05
M 6:00-9:00, North Building 142

 

Professor: Dan White
Offices: UTM 296A NB, x. 8-5291
; St. George 2215 7 KCC
Fall Office Hours:  
UTM, Monday 4:00-5:00; St. George, Wednesday 2:00-3:00

Spring Office Hours:  UTM, Monday 4:00-5:00 and Wednesday 3:00-4:00

E-Mail: dwhite@utm.utoronto.ca

Course Focus: A study of major and minor works of fiction. We will examine the rise of the novel in order to gain an understanding of the role played by the genre in the production and reproduction of the modern individual, paying particular attention to the development of class and gender identities.

Requirements and Grading: Your grade for the year will be divided as follows: first-term test (December 6, 20%), first-term paper (December 13, 1500 words, 20%), first-term class participation (5%); second-term test (April 4, 20%), second-term paper (April 18, 2500 words, 30%), and second-term class participation (5%). Please submit your papers titled, double-spaced, paginated, and stapled. Late work will be penalized 3% for each day late. Before writing your papers, please consult “Papers: Expectations, Guidelines, Advice, and Grading.”

Texts: The following two texts have been ordered and are required:

WEEK 1, SEPTEMBER 13

Introduction

WEEK 2, SEPTEMBER 20

Aphra Behn, Oroonoko; or, The Royal Slave (34-100)
The Commerce of Everyday Life:  Selections from The Tatler and The Spectator (1-32, 47-51, 79-88, 91-94, 129-35, 137-48, 203-206, 471-78, 561-67)

WEEK 3, SEPTEMBER 27

Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (3-111)

WEEK 4, OCTOBER 4

Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (112-220)

WEEK 5, OCTOBER 11 (THANKSGIVING)

WEEK 6, OCTOBER 18

Samuel Richardson, Pamela (1-249)

WEEK 7, OCTOBER 25

Richardson, Pamela (249-377)

WEEK 8, NOVEMBER 1

Richardson, Pamela (377-503)

WEEK 9, NOVEMBER 8

Henry Fielding, Shamela (229-76)

Fielding, Joseph Andrews (39-100)

WEEK 10, NOVEMBER 15

Fielding, Joseph Andrews (100-235)

WEEK 11, NOVEMBER 22

Fielding, Joseph Andrews (239-331)

WEEK 12, NOVEMBER 29

Fielding, Joseph Andrews (335-407)

WEEK 13, DECEMBER 6

First-term test

Monday, December 13, 12:00 p.m., First-Term Paper Due (1500 words), NB 296A

WEEK 14, JANUARY 3

Frances Burney, Evelina (87-340)

WEEK 15, JANUARY 10

Burney, Evelina (340-445)

WEEK 16, JANUARY 17

Burney, Evelina (446-554)

WEEK 17, JANUARY 24

Matthew Lewis, The Monk (33-131)

WEEK 18, JANUARY 31

Lewis, The Monk (133-245)

WEEK 19, FEBRUARY 7

Lewis, The Monk (247-363)

WEEK 20, FEBRUARY 14 (READING WEEK)

WEEK 21, FEBRUARY 21

Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (36-137)

WEEK 22, FEBRUARY 28

Austen, Northanger Abbey (138-240)

WEEK 23, MARCH 7

Walter Scott, Waverley (33-185)

WEEK 24, MARCH 14

Scott, Waverley (186-342)

WEEK 25, MARCH 21

Scott, Waverley (342-494)

WEEK 26, MARCH 28

Review for second-term test

Discuss ideas for second-term paper

WEEK 27, APRIL 4

Second-term test

 

Monday, April 18, 12:00 p.m., Second-Term Paper Due (2500 words), NB 296A


Daniel E. White
dwhite@utm.utoronto.ca