Monday, November 4th
Ann Radcliffe, Romance of the Forest (Volume I)
Tuesday, November 5th
Extra Credit Opportunity: Dr. Tricia Matthew will be speaking on “’for dead weight’: Sugar, Literature, and Anti-Slavery Material Culture” at 4:30pm in Park Hall 265. You are also invited to the reception afterwards.
You may receive up to 2 extra point on your final exam by attending this talk. Please pay close and respectful attention during the presentation. After the talk, submit a 2-paragraph response. Your response should go beyond mere summary, making connections to literature you have studied or read, ideally in this class, but everything you’ve read is fair game.
Wednesday, November 6th
Ann Radcliffe, Romance of the Forest (Begin Volume II, through Chapter XI, pg. 172)
Monday, November 11th
Ann Radcliffe, Romance of the Forest (Finish the novel)
In-Class Writing: In what ways does the conclusion of this novel align with the conclusions of other novels read this semester? Be as specific as possible when responding to this prompt but without using your book.
Wednesday, November 13th
Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria; or, the wrongs of woman (Begin novel, pg. 155 and read through Chapter V, pg. 206)
Please bring Course Packet to class so that we can refer to A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Monday, November 18th
Finish Wollstonecraft’s Maria
Mary Hays, The Victim of Prejudice (Volume I, 1-85)
- Which ending of Maria do you think is most likely? Is it the same ending that you would prefer? Why?
- Connect at least one plot point, theme, or character from A Victim of Prejudice to another novel read earlier this semester.
Wednesday, November 20th
Mary Hays, The Victim of Prejudice (Conclude Novel)
Mary Hays, from Appeal to the Men of Great Britain on Behalf of Women (Hays 216-222)
Mary Robinson, Selections from A Letter to the Women of England (Course Pack) and read the “List of British Female Literary Characters Living in the Eighteenth Century” <https://romantic-circles.org/editions/robinson/mrletterfrst.htm>
Monday, November 25th
Essay Writing Workshop and Meetings
Wednesday, November 27th
No Class /Thanksgiving
Monday, December 2nd
In-Class Writing: Generate at least 2 essay prompts suitable for the final. In other words, the prompt should be sweeping enough to include all of the works read this semester but specific enough to elicit a good essay. You may choose to name specific works and authors in your prompt.
Anon, The Woman of Colour
Wednesday, December 4th
No Class / Friday Schedule
Final Exam: Monday, December 9th at 8:00am-11:00am
Second Essay Due anytime prior to Thursday, December 12th (electronic submission)