Laura L. Runge
Required TextsIan Watt -- The Rise of the Novel
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
Michael McKeon -- Origins of the English Novel
Richetti, Backscheider, eds. -- Popular Fiction by Women 1660-1730
J. Paul Hunter -- Before Novels
Samuel Richardson -- Pamela
William Warner -- Licensing Entertainment
Henry Fielding -- Joseph Andrews
Reconsidering the Rise of the Novel, Eighteenth-Century Fiction 12.2-3 (Jan-Apr 2000)
Electronic MediaFor an general introduction to List-serv and Internet functions, see USF Academic Computing Home Page.
Class List-serve: firstname.lastname@example.org. All members are required to participate in the electronic list. Each week one student will post his or her critical paper to the list; the rest of the class will post thoughtful responses to the paper and the reading for the week. This forum is also open for other relevant discussions. For further information see the description of class assignments.
My website: information on class, assignments and links to other important sites on literature, etc.
Day Date Class W 1/8 Introductions W 1/15 Watt (complete) W 1/22 Robinson Crusoe complete) W 1/29 McKeon, Intro & Part I (pp. 1-130) W 2/5 McKeon, Part II (pp. 131-270) W 2/12 Popular Fiction by Women Intro, Behn, Manley, Barker and Aubin W 2/19 Popular Fiction by Women (Haywood, Davys W 2/26 Hunter, Parts I & II + one chap. of your choice from III W 3/5 Pamela Vol. 1 (pp 1-278) W 3/19 Pamela Vols.2 (pp. 279-516)
Book Review Due
W 3/26 Warner, Pref & chaps. 1-3 W 4/2 Warner, chaps 4-6 W 4/9 Joseph Andrews (intro, Books I-II) W 4/16 Joseph Andrews (Books III-IV) W 4/23 Reconsidering the Rise of the Novel
Graded AssignmentsWeekly Postings to class list-serv -- 25%
Book Review (3-5 pages) due 3/19 -- 20%
Reception Essay (5-6 pages) -- 25%
Take-home Essay (5 pages) -- 30%
** Students who anticipate the necessity of being absent from class due to the observation of a major religious observance must provide notice of the date(s) to the instructor, in writing, by the second class meeting.