Monday, April 13, 2009


It does not take into account the heaps and heaps of student work that will need to be commented upon, the talks that must be attended, the countless meetings, etc. etc., but this actually looks as though I might be able to make it through until the end of the semester...

(It is funny - I have never put together two different syllabi in chronological order in this way, though it is obviously the way one experiences the teaching week.)

4/14 Laclos, Dangerous Liaisons (1782); Tom Keymer, Richardson’s Clarissa and the Eighteenth-Century Reader (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992), 1-15

4/15 Swift, “The Progress of Beauty,” “The Furniture of a Woman’s Mind,” “The Lady’s Dressing Room,” “Strephon and Chloe,” “Cassinus and Peter,” poems on Stella’s birthdays

4/20 Swift, “Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift,” “Cadenus and Vanessa”

4/21 Sade, Justine (1797); Maurice Blanchot, “Sade’s Reason,” in Lautréamont and Sade, trans. Stuart Kendall and Michelle Kendall (Stanford: Stanford UP, 2004), 7-41; Gilles Deleuze, “Coldness and Cruelty,” in Masochism (New York: Zone Books, 1999)

4/22 Johnson, “London,” “The Vanity of Human Wishes,” Life of Pope

4/27 Wordsworth, "Preface to Lyrical Ballads" (sel.), “Peter Bell,” “The Thorn”; Shelley, “Peter Bell III”

4/28 Terry Eagleton, from Literary Theory: An Introduction (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1983), 91-126; Gérard Genette, from Narrative Discourse: An Essay in Method, transl. Jane E. Lewin (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1980), 212-262; Mieke Bal, from Narratology: Introduction to the Theory of Narrative, 2nd ed. (Toronto, Buffalo and London: U of Toronto P, 1997), 16-77

4/29 Byron, Don Juan (selections)

5/4 Austen, early satires

5/5 Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824); Dorrit Cohn, from Transparent Minds: Narratives Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction, as excerpted in Theory of the Novel, ed. McKeon, 493-514; Stephen M. Ross, from Fiction’s Inexhaustible Voice: Speech and Writing in Faulkner (Athens and London: U of Georgia P, 1989), 1-17

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