English 362 Dr. Morillo
Eighteenth-Century British Novel MW 6:00-7:15  Tompkins G113
Fall 2001 Office=Tompkins 103; phone: 515-4163
email = morillo@unity.ncsu.edu
webpage syllabus = http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/m/morillo/public/36201.htm
Office Hours M 10-12;1:30-3:30 , W 10-12; F 10-12 and by appointment

Required Texts:

Behn, Aphra. Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave. Norton.

Defoe, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Norton.

Haywood, Eliza. Love in Excess.  Broadview, 2000.

Fielding, Henry. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews/ & Shamela. Oxford, 1980.

Richardson, Samuel. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded. Houghton/Riverside, 1971.

Inchbald, Elizabeth. A Simple Story. Oxford.

Godwin, William. Things as They Are, or the Adventures of Caleb Williams. Norton.

Course Requirements

It is essential that you pace yourself on the readings. You'll need to average about 60 pp. a session. By all means read ahead.

The work is balanced between papers and exams as follows: paper 1 (15%) paper 2 (20%) paper 3 (20%); midterm (15%) final (20%); participation [coming prepared, ready and able to talk in class] and quizzes (10%). I grade on the full plus/minus scale.

Attendance: You are allowed 3 absences. If you are absent, unexcused, more than 3 times over the course of the semester, your absences will count progressively against your final grade, as a significant part of your participation grade.

Plagiarism: Anyone convicted will receive an F for the paper, or the course at my discretion. And yes, I have caught people in the past.

Late Papers: Papers received ONE class session late will be accepted but docked a full grade. No late papers accepted after one class session late.


M  Aug 20  Introduction

W  Aug 22  Behn, Oroonoko (1688)

M  Aug 27   Oroonoko

W  Aug 29   Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (1719)

M Sept 3   no class, holiday

W Sept 5   Crusoe

M Sept 10   Crusoe

W Sept 12   Crusoe

M  Sept 17  Paper 1 due.

W  Sept 19  Haywood, Love in Excess (1719)  pp. 37-79

M  Sept 24  Love in Excess pp. 80-114

W Sept 26 Love in Excess pp. 115-159

M Oct 1 Love in Excess pp. 160-211

W Oct 3 Love in Excess pp. 212-266

M Oct 8 Richardson, Pamela (1740)



W Oct 17 Pamela (through 193)

M Oct 22 Pamela (through 250)

W Oct 24 Pamela (through 331)

M Oct 29 Pamela (finish)

W Oct. 31 Fielding, Shamela (1741)

M Nov 5  Fielding, Joseph Andrews (1741)

W Nov 7 Joseph Andrews   Paper 2 Due
Guide to Discourses in Fielding's text

M Nov 12 Joseph Andrews (finish Book II (p. 165)

W Nov 14 Joseph Andrews (Book III Ch. 3 p. 200)

M Nov 19 Joseph Andrews (finish Book III p.247)

W Nov 21   NO CLASS  but Joseph Andrews (finish Book IV)

M Nov 26  Inchbald, A Simple Story (1791) (finish vol. 1, p. 93)

W Nov 28   A Simple Story (finish vol. II, p. 193)

M Dec 3  A Simple Story (finish vol. III, p. 280)

W Dec 5  A Simple Story (finish vol. IV, p. 338) Paper 3 Due

M  Dec 10  Final Exam. 6:00 - 9:00pm

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