A bulkpack for the novel *The Real Charlotte* is available on order at Campus Copy Center, 39th & Walnut. You are welcome to search for this text in bookstores; unfortunately, it is currently out of print.
Many of the readings for the course will be available by the second week of classes at Wharton Reprographics in the basement of Steinberg-Dietrich.
First drafts of response papers are due on the first day on which we discuss any given text. You are allowed to write on any text (literary, critical, etc.) we are reading. You are encouraged to revise your short essays. I will look at revisions and give feedback; once you have handed the essay in for a grade, however, you may no longer revise. The final date on which short essays may be submitted is April 16.
Final essays are due on the last day of class. I will discuss them in
more detail as we approach the due date. You are expected to create
your own paper topics; I encourage you to give yourself plenty of time to
revise. I also highly encourage you to use the
This syllabus is subject to change. I imagine we might add short texts to
our reading, and I also imagine that some discussion will run over the
alloted time. For that reason, I have allowed two "buffer days" for us to
catch up, potentially screen a film, etc. The scheduling of readings is
always open for discussion by the class.
January 15: Introduction
January 22: No class. To be rescheduled at students' convenience.
January 29: *Jane Eyre*. Gilbert and Gubar article.
February 5: Darwin (readings to be found outside my office, Bennett 202, by Friday, January 31). Brantlinger article.
February 12: *She*.
February 19: *Apocalypse Now*.
February 26: *Heart of Darkness*. JanMohammed article.
March 5: Kipling, "The White Man's Burden." Stories.
March 12: More Kipling stories.
March 19: Spring Break
March 26: *A Passage to India*. Herz readings.
April 2: Whitman, "Passage to India." Arnold, "On Celtic Literature."
April 9: *The Real Charlotte*.
April 16: *Wide Sargasso Sea*. Spivak article.
April 23: Final day. Wrap-up.
April 28: Dinner and *Cloud 9*.
May 7, 8:30 am - 10:30 am: Final exam.
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