TermOne:BelonginganditsDiscontents
Week
1:Introduction
2:ContextStinks?or,TowardsandAway
FromaHistoricalTheoryoftheNovel
PrimaryText
Arecentsocialnovelofeachstudent’s
choosing
JosephConrad,“AnOutpostofProgress”
3:AChild’sGardenofTheoriesoftheNovel
4:JohnBull’sOtherIsland
5:JohnBull’sOthers’Island
6:JohnBull’sOtherOtherIsland
MariaEdgeworth,CastleRackrent(1800)
JaneAusten,MansfieldPark(1814)
ElizabethGaskell,NorthandSouth(1854-5)
7:InheritingtheHouse
AnthonyTrollope,CousinHenry(1879)
8:TryingtoGetIn
GeorgeEliot,DanielDeronda(1876)
9:TryingtoGetOut
GeorgeEliot,DanielDeronda(1876)
TermTwo:Outsiders,Outliers,Americans,andOthers
1:OtherOtherEmpires
MachadodeAssis,PosthumousMemoirsof
BrásCubas(1881)
2:IndoorEmpires
CharlotteBrontë,Villette(1853)
3:EmpiresofDirtI
CharlesDickens,OurMutualFriend(1864-5)
SecondaryReading
Completeonlinequestionnairere:yournovel
Nineteenth-CenturyBritain:AVeryShort
Introduction(OUP,2000);fromGyorgy
Lukacs,TheHistoricalNovel;RitaFelski,
“ContextStinks”
RolandBarthes,“TheRealityEffect”;from
AlexWoloch,TheOnevs.theMany;from
MaryPoovey,UnevenDevelopments;from
NancyArmstrong,DesireandDomestic
Fiction
TBD
EdwardSaid,fromCultureandImperialism
Marxreadings(fromthe“GermanIdeology”
and“Grundrisse”)
FromRaeGraenier,SympatheticRealismin
Nineteenth-CenturyBritishFiction
FromNicholasDames,ThePhysiologyofthe
Novel
AmandaAnderson,“TheCultivationof
Partiality”
RobertoSchwarz,“BeyondUniversalismand
Localism”
MichelFoucault,fromDisciplineandPunish
CatherineGallagher,“TheBio-Economicsof
OurMutualFriend”
4:EmpiresofDirtII
CharlesDickens,OurMutualFriend(1864-5)
5:Children
LewisCarroll,Alice’sAdventuresin
Wonderland(1865)
OscarWilde,ThePictureofDorianGray
(1890)
JosephConrad,“HeartofDarkness”(1899)
H.G.Wells,TheWaroftheWorlds(1898)
HenryJames,WhatMaisieKnew(1897)
6:QueerSubjects
7:SlaveryandtheRepresentable
8:Aliens
8:HeartsofDarkness
EveSedgwick,“Homophobia,Misogyny,and
Capital:theExampleofOurMutualFriend”
MichelFoucault,“Governmentality”
WalterBenjamin,ArcadesProject
(selections)
FrancisAndrew,“PostcolonialConrad”
TBD
DavidKurnick,“WhatDoesJamesianStyle
Want?”
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A recent social novel of each student’s choosing Term One: Belonging and its Discontents