English 362Dr. Morillo
Eighteenth-Century British NovelMWF 9:10-10:00
Spring 1998Office=Tompkins 103; phone: 515-4163
email = morillo@unity.ncsu.edu
webpage syllabus = http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/m/morillo/public/36298s.htm
Office Hours MWF 10:15-11; M F 1:00-3:00, and by appointment

Eighteenth-Century British Novel


Required Texts:


Behn, Aphra. Oroonoko, or the Royal Slave. Norton, 1974.

Defoe, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Norton, 1975.

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

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

Sterne, Laurence. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. Norton, 1983.

Inchbald, Elizabeth. A Simple Story. Oxford, 1988.

Godwin, William. Things as They Are, or the Adventures of Caleb Williams. Norton, 1977.


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 Jan 5 Introduction

W Jan 7 Behn, Oroonoko (1688)

F Jan 9 Oroonoko

M Jan 12 Oroonoko

W Jan 14 Paper-Writing Advice

F Jan 16 Defoe, Robinson Crusoe (1719)


M Jan 19 no class, holiday

W Jan 21 Crusoe

F Feb 23 Crusoe


M Jan 26 Crusoe

W Jan 28 Crusoe

F Jan 30 Crusoe Paper 1 due.
Click here to read an excellent student essay turned in for this assignment


M Feb 2 Richardson, Pamela (1740)

W Feb 4 Pamela

F Feb 6 Pamela



M Feb 9 Pamela

W Feb 11 Pamela

F Feb 13 Pamela



M Feb 16 Pamela

W Feb 18 Pamela

F Feb 20 Fielding, Shamela (1741)


M Feb 23 Fielding, Joseph Andrews (1742)

W Feb 25 Joseph Andrews

F Feb 27 Joseph Andrews


M Mar 2 Joseph Andrews

W Mar 4 Joseph Andrews

F Mar 6 Midterm Exam


Spring Break March 7-15


M Mar 16 Sterne, Tristram Shandy (1760-67)

W Mar 18 Tristram Shandy

F Mar 20 Tristram Shandy


M Mar 23 Tristram Shandy

W Mar 25 Tristram Shandy

F Mar 27 Tristram Shandy


M Mar 30 Tristram Shandy

W Apr 1 Tristram Shandy

F Apr 3 Tristram Shandy Paper 2 Due


M Apr 6 Inchbald, A Simple Story (1791)

W Apr 8 Easter break, no class but keep reading!

F Apr 10 Easter break, no class but keep reading!


M Apr 13 A Simple Story

W Apr 15 A Simple Story

F Apr 17 Godwin, Caleb Williams (1794)


M Apr 20 Caleb Williams

W Apr 22 Caleb Williams

F Apr 24 Caleb Williams.


M Apr 27 Caleb Williams

W Apr 29 Caleb Williams Paper 3 due.

F May 1 review


W May 6 Final Exam. 8:00 - 11:00


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