The full syllabus is available here: syllabus.pdf.
When commonplace-book entries are due, they are to be posted by 5 p.m. on Monday.
- James, “The Art of Fiction.”
- Wilde, “The Decay of Lying.”
- Make a ﬁrst commonplace book entry by 5 p.m.
- James, “The Beast in the Jungle.”
- Woolf, “Modern Fiction.”
- Bürger, Theory of the Avant-Garde, 47–54.
- Casanova, The World Republic of Letters, 91–96.
- Conrad, Heart of Darkness, 103–160 (pts. 1–2 of the novella). Neither “Youth” nor other Conrad stories are required.
- Conrad, Heart of Darkness.
- Paper 1 topics distributed: James, Conrad, or Joyce.
- Joyce, Portrait, chaps. 1–2.
- Joyce, Portrait, chaps. 1–3.
- Joyce, Portrait, complete.
- Joyce, Portrait.
- Sayers, Whose Body?, complete.
- Sayers, Whose Body?
- Toomer, Cane, up through “Bona and Paul.”
- Toomer, Cane, complete.
- Hemingway, In Our Time, selections:
- “On the Quai at Smyrna.”
- All the interchapters and “L’Envoi.”
- “Big Two-Hearted River” (both parts).
- Optional: the rest of the collection.
- Hemingway, In Our Time, selections, as above.
- Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, through 94 (twelve o’clock).
- Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, complete.
- Last day to withdraw from the course with a “W.”
Tuesday, November 1. Commonplace and mind-read.
- Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway.
- Zwerdling, “Mrs. Dalloway and the Social System.”
- Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway.
- Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, chap. 3.
- Faulkner, As I Lay Dying, through 152 (Tull’s chapter beginning “When I told Cora how Darl jumped out of the wagon.”
- Faulkner, As I Lay Dying, complete.
- Paper 2 topics distributed: Sayers through Hurston.
- Anand, Untouchable, complete.
- Anand, Untouchable.
- Hurston, Their Eyes, through 99.
- Hurston, Their Eyes, complete.
- Barnes, Nightwood, 3-83 (through “‘The Squatter’”).
- Barnes, Nightwood, complete.
Narayan, Malgudi Days, selections. Please read in the following order, which tracks the order of publication rather than the order Narayan chose much later for the collection:
- “Father’s Help” (66–72) (1942)
- “Out of Business” (91–96) (1942)
- “Attila” (97–101) (1942)
- “The Axe” (102–7) (1942)
- “Forty-ﬁve a Month” (85–90) (1943)
- “Engine Trouble” (78–84) (1943)
- “Iswaran” (53–60) (1944)
- “Fellow-Feeling” (40–46) (1944)
- “Gateman’s Gift” (26–33) (1944)
- “An Astrologer’s Day” (9–13) (1944)
- “The Doctor’s Word” (21–25) (1944)
- “The Missing Mail” (14–20) (1944)
- “Lawley Road” (111–17) (1956)
- Narayan, Malgudi Days, selections, as above.
- Last day to make arrangements to submit the take-home ﬁnal electronically.
- The exam is designed to be completed in three hours. Spend no more than four hours.
- Submit in person in our regular classroom between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Earlier or electronic submission by arrangement only.
Auerbach, Erich. Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. Translated by Willard R. Trask. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953. Excerpt on Sakai.
Barnes, Djuna. Nightwood. New York: Norton, 2006. isbn: 9780811216715.
Bone, Martyn. “The (Extended) South of Black Folk: Intraregional and Transnational Migrant Labor in Jonah’s Gourd Vine and Their Eyes Were Watching God.” American Literature 79, no. 4 (December 2007): 753–79. http://dx.doi.org.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/10.1215/00029831-2007-038. Recommended.
Bürger, Peter. Theory of the Avant-Garde. Translated by Michael Shaw. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984. Excerpt on Sakai.
Casanova, Pascale. The World Republic of Letters. Translated by M. B. DeBevoise. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. Excerpt on Sakai.
Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. In Youth: A Narrative; and Two Other Stories. http://archive.org/details/youthnarrativetw00conrrich. The Oxford paperback is preferable.
_________. Heart of Darkness and Other Tales. Rev. ed. Edited by Cedric Watts. Oxford University Press, 2002. isbn: 9780199536016. Recommended. Online alternative available.
Faulkner, William. As I Lay Dying. New York: Vintage, 1990. isbn: 9780679732259.
_________. As I Lay Dying. New York: Norton, 2009. isbn: 9780393931389. Alternate edition with notes.
Hemingway, Ernest. In Our Time. New York: Scribner, 1996. isbn: 9780684822761. There is no acceptable online alternative.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. 1937. New York: Harper Perennial, 2013. isbn: 9780060838676.
James, Henry. Major Stories & Essays. New York: Library of America, 1999. isbn: 9781883011758. Recommended.
_________. “The Art of Fiction.” In Partial Portraits. New York: Macmillan, 1894. Internet Archive. http://archive.org/details/partialportraits00jameiala. Print alternative recommended.
_________. “The Art of Fiction.” In Major Stories & Essays. Online alternative available.
_________. “The Beast in the Jungle.” In The Better Sort. New York: Scribner, 1903. Internet Archive. http://archive.org/details/bettersort00jamegoog. Print alternative recommended.
_________. “The Beast in the Jungle.” In Major Stories & Essays. Online alternative available.
Joyce, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. New York: Huebsch, 1918. Internet Archive. http://archive.org/details/aportraitartist01joycgoog. This terrible online text is a last resort for your studies.
_________. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Edited by Jeri Johnson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. isbn: 9780199536443. Strongly recommended. Online texts are bad.
Narayan, R.K. Malgudi Days. New York: Penguin, 2006. isbn: 9780143039655. Recommended. Alternate text, lacking one story, on Sakai.
Sayers, Dorothy. Whose Body? 1923. Reprint, New York: Dover, 2009. isbn: 9780486473628. There is also a Harper edition (same text, diﬀerent pagination).
Toomer, Jean. Cane. 1923. New York: Liveright, 2011. isbn: 9780871402103.
Wilde, Oscar. “The Decay of Lying.” In Intentions. New York: Brentano’s, 1905. Internet Archive. http://archive.org/details/intentionsdecayo00wild. One of two online versions.
_________. “The Decay of Lying.” In Intentions. London: James McIlvaine, 1891. Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey, 1999. http://gateway.proquest.com.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/openurl?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2003&xri:pqil:res_ver=0.2&res_id=xri:lion-us&rft_id=xri:lion:ft:pr:Z000731336:0. One of two online versions.
Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own. In “A Room of One’s Own” and “Three Guineas.” Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. Excerpt on Sakai.
_________. “Modern Fiction.” In The Common Reader, 146–54. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, 1925. Excerpt on Sakai.
_________. Mrs. Dalloway. Edited by Bonnie Kime Scott. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2005. isbn: 9780156030359. This annotated edition is preferred, but the edition from Harcourt without annotations is ﬁne. Online texts of this title are not acceptable.
Zwerdling, Alex. “Mrs. Dalloway and the Social System.” PMLA 92, no. 1 (January 1977): 69–82. http://www.jstor.org.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/stable/461415.