|English 362||Dr. Morillo|
|Eighteenth-Century British Novel||MW 1:30-2:45 Tompkins G123|
|Spring 2008||Office=Tompkins 270; phone: 513-8040|
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|web page syllabus = http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/m/morillo/public/36208.html|
|Office Hours T 10-12 , F 1-2:30 and by appointment|
We will read British novels by men and women authors from throughout the "long eighteenth century," with works ranging from 1688 to 1794. There will be stories about subjects including romance, race, libertine women, virtuous youth, paranoia and persecution. We will read only complete works by each author. We will discover what made this new genre named only after its novelty enduring enough to last and controversial enough to create paper wars over its provenance and propriety. Who could write novels? What could they be about? How should they be read? What makes a good one? These are the primary questions of this course. The answers will be up to you to formulate and revise as you read and think more about them.
Required Texts: all are at the NCSU Bookstore. Be
sure to buy them all in the first month, because they will start
shipping unsold copies back well before midterm.
Behn, Aphra. Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave. Bedford St.
Haywood, Eliza. Love in Excess. Broadview, 2000.
Defoe, Daniel. Roxana, or the Fortunate Mistress. Oxford, 1998.
Richardson, Samuel. Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded. Oxford, .
Fielding, Henry. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews / Shamela. Broadview, 2001
Inchbald, Elizabeth. A Simple Story. Oxford, 1998
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. Every 2 unexcused absences beyond the allowed 3 loses you a half letter grade off the final grade. Anyone who misses the first two classes can be immediately dropped from the class. NCSU definition of an unexcused absence
It is essential that you pace yourself on the readings. You'll need to average about 75 pp. a session. By all means read ahead.
The work is balanced between papers, exams, a project, and daily participation as follows:
Expected participation: come
to class on time, with the appropriate
having read and thought about them enough to have something specific
intelligent to say or write about them. There will be quizzes to check
are doing the readings.
Late papers are accepted only one class late, and with full
grade penalty. Any papers arriving later than that will not be
accepted. Papers are due in the envelope marked ENG 362 on my office
door, printed out on paper.
How I Figure Your Grades
You must complete all the required work to pass the class. No opting out of assigned work. I will grade plus/minus.
Percentages for each required graded category are figured via a
percentage of a 12-pt. scale in which
an A+ =12 and
an F=0 points. For example, a B+ on paper 1 would net you 9 x .15 or 1.35 points toward the final 12. Or, a C in participation nets you 5 x .15 or .75, an A on the final earns you 12 x ..25 or 3 points.
I then add up the percentage points for each required category to determine your grade from 0 to 12. For example, an 8.2 final score = B for the class.
Academic Integrity Assumption
Universities are unique communities committed to creating and transmitting knowledge. They depend on freedom - individuals' freedom to explore ideas and to explore and further their own capabilities. Those freedoms depend on the good will and responsible behavior of all the members of the community, who must treat each other with tolerance and respect. They must allow each other to develop the full range of their capabilities and take full advantage of the institution's resources.
Further Reading and Research
For criticism on the British novel please see the works on reserve for my 562 class, the graduate version of this one:
Books for Eng 562/362
In addition to these sources also see:
For paper two see this resource: The C18-L Bibliography
|W Jan 9||Introduction traits of 18th-c novels
|M Jan 14
||Behn Oroonoko 
|W Jan 16||finish Oroonoko ; read this model close-reading essay|
|M Jan 21||M. L. King Holiday, no class
|W Jan 23||Haywood, Love in Excess , pp. 37-79|
|M Jan 28||Love in Excess pp. 81-159|
|W Jan 30||Love in Excess pp. 160-211|
|M Feb 4||finish Love in Excess pp. 212-266|
|W Feb 6||Defoe Roxana through p. 85 18th-c money|
|M Feb 11||Roxana through p. 163
|W Feb 13||Roxana through p. 247
|M Feb 18||Roxana through p. 270
|W Feb 20||finish Roxana
|M Feb 25||Richardson, Pamela  (through letter 25)|
|W Feb 27||MIDTERM EXAM|
|M Mar 3||Spring
Break no class--keep reading Pamela
|W Mar 5||Spring Break no class--keep reading Pamela|
|M Mar 10||Pamela (through end Volume I) Novelistic roots of Pamela
|W Mar 12||Pamela (through 271)|
|M Mar 17||Pamela (through 367)|
|W Mar 19||Pamela (finish )
|M Mar 24||Fielding, Shamela  (445-58); complete Shamela online READ half of Joseph Andrews book I|
|W Mar 26|| Joseph Andrews 
Preface (41-8) Guide
to Discourses in Fielding's text Joseph Andrews finish
book I (132)
|M Mar 31||Joseph Andrews (finish Book II, 236)|
|W Apr 2||Joseph Andrews (Book III
Ch. 3 p. 278) Works Cited format for paper 2
|F Apr 4||Paper 2 Due|
|M Apr 7||Joseph Andrews (finish Book III 332)|
|W Apr 9||Joseph Andrews (finish Book IV)|
|M Apr 14||Inchbald, A Simple Story  (finish vol. 1, p. 93)|
|W Apr 16||A Simple Story (finish vol. II, p. 193)|
|M Apr 21||A Simple Story (finish vol. III, p. 280)|
|W Apr 23
||A Simple Story (finish vol. IV, p. 338) Creative Project due|
|until Apr 28
||please fill out an online class evaluation here: https://classeval.ncsu.edu/
projects are due anytime between these days, up until the START of the
exam. There is a box labeled ENG 362 outside my office to put them in.
If yours doesn't fit in a box email me to make provisions to get it to
|W Apr 30||Final Exam. 1:00 - 4:00pm in Tompkins G123|
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