SP17: ENGL-181 Sec 01 - Special Topic

SP17: ENGL-181 Sec 01 - Special Topic

VPM = Victorian Print Media Reader

PDF = Articles provided as pdf copies from the below anthologies (if interested, purchase the recommended textbooks)

  • A Companion to the History of the Book. Eds. Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose. Wiley Blackwell: 2009. (abbreviated as Companion in syllabus)
  • The Book History Reader. 2nd ed. Eds. David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery. Routledge: 2006. (abbreviated as Book History in syllabus)

Note: Syllabus subject to change

Date

Topics

Reading Due

Assignment Due

Thur 1/26

Introductions

 

(Note: no office hours today; Fiction candidate talk)

Introductions:

Discussions:

Class Field Trips (dates tbd by class):

What are your days of availability for meeting off campus? at Stanford & at Printing Workshop (Los Altos)? (add your comments to the discussion post) - due 9am, Friday

Tue 1/31

What's Going on in the 19th Century?

Opening Discussion

Readings

  • Introduction, VPM 1-7
  • Introduction to "Setting the Scene," VPM 11-13

In-Class Activity

Post due by 12pm Intellectual Autobiography (credit/no credit)

Discussion Post on comparing Dickensian London to Silicon Valley due by 12pm (credit/no credit)

Thur 2/2

Who is Queen Victoria?

Questions:

  • What have you written in your commonplace book?
  • What are primary sources?

Readings:

Watch (Video):

Accompanying Information:

Interesting Stuff from Class Discussion

Post: Team post on Discovering the 19th Century by 12pm

Tue 2/7

Narrating the 19th-century in Magazines, Serials & more

Literary annuals, serial novels, magazines, newspapers (you’ll work with original 19th-century materials during class on a discussion post Interpreting the Material Text)

Reading:

Activity (in-class)

Helpful Links

Interesting Stuff

Thur 2/9

Manuscript Magazines & Commonplace/Albums Books

Some Tech

  • Screen Sharing demo by Klaus

Questions

  • What have you written in your commonplace books?
  • Is your 19th-century material available in Internet Archive?
  • What did you find out about your 19th-century material (from Tuesday)?
  • Do you have anything for the Book Traces project?

Readings

Show n'Tell

  • Manuscript Culture & Manuscript Magazines (Droge)

Interesting Stuff

Post: Post on Interpreting the Material Text by 12pm -- UPDATE: DUE BY 12PM ON TUESDAY

Tue 2/14

The Victorians & Dickens

Questions

  • What did you find out about your 19th-century material (contd - Jerry, Sharon, Kiersten, Natalie, Darren, Bethany)

Readings:

Video (watch before class - ignore references to 56B-Brit Lit):

Discussion:

Post: Post on Interpreting the Material Text by 12pm -EXTENDED FROM THUR

Thur 2/16

How far did the British Empire Extend?

Bonus Reading

Questions

Readings

Interesting Stuff from our Discussions:

Post on Advertisements due by Monday, 12pm

Tue 2/21

Reading as Social Control

 

Topics

  • What topics aren't in the Penny Magazine (Droge)
  • What's wrong with "imagined communities"?

Readings

Interesting Stuff

Thur 2/23

Reading Hard Times serials

Questions

  • What have you written in your commonplace books?
  • How do we distribute the Hard Times serials?

Readings

Helpful Links for reading serials

Interesting Topics from Today's Dicken's discussion:

Tangents from Today's Discussion

Post on Imagined Communities in 19th-Century England by Monday, 12pm -- REVISED WED 5PM

Tue 2/28

CLASS CANCELLED - EXCHANGE ISSUES OF Hard Times among yourselves
Post on Imagined Communities in 19th-Century England by Monday, 12pm -- REVISED WED 5PM

Thur 3/2

Reading Hard Times serials - Print Culture & Materiality of the Text Questions

Topics

  • What have you written in your commonplace books?
  • Exchange issues
  • Discuss materiality of the text

Readings

Helpful Links for reading serials

Post on Hard Times serials & Materiality of the Text by Tuesday, 12pm

Tue 3/7

Reading Hard Times serials - What's Missing? Gender, Working Class, Propriety & Social Control

Questions

Readings

Helpful Links for reading serials

Post on Hard Times serials & Materiality of the Text by Tuesday, 12pm

Printing Workshop: Submit field trip forms

Thur 3/9

Reading Hard Times & Great Expectations serials (distribute)

Questions

  • What should we print at the workshop? Victorian calling cards?
  • Discuss transportation to Los Altos Hills for Saturday, 2-5pm
  • Exchanging issues of Great Expectations - in Student Lounge, Faculty Offices Building

Readings

Post on Hard Times serials & "Imagined Communities" by Tuesday, 12pm

Saturday, 3/11, 2-5pm



 

Printing Workshop

2pm: Meet in front of Brian's Restaurant, 680 Fremont Avenue, Los Altos

  •  Dress in something that can get dirty
  • Bring your cell phones to take images of the process

See all photos, printing design, printing outcome & descriptions of equipment

 

Tue 3/14

Reading Great Expectations serials

Exchange Great Expectations serials in Engl. Dept Student Lounge (FO 113, open M-F 9-5) -- magazine rack, last slot, in red folder that has "Do Not Remove - For Digital Dickens"

Magazine Rack Folder.jpg    folder.jpg

Readings

Post on Hard Times serials & "Imagined Communities" by Tuesday, 12pm

Thur 3/16

Reading Great Expectations serials

Exchange Great Expectations serials in Engl. Dept Student Lounge (open M-F 9-5) -- magazine rack, last slot, in red folder that has "Do Not Remove - For Digital Dickens"

Questions

  • What have you written in your commonplace books?
  • Have you seen Victoria on PBS?

Readings

Lab Report on printing workshop due Tuesday, 12pm

Tue 3/21

Reading Great Expectations serials --

No class meeting; work on all assignments & exchange your Great Expectations serials

Exchange Great Expectations serials in Engl. Dept Student Lounge (open M-F 9-5) -- magazine rack, last slot, in red folder that has "Do Not Remove - For Digital Dickens"

"Discovering Dickens," Stanford's facsimile project with introductions & annotations to Great Expectations

Lab Report on printing workshop due by 12pm

Thur 3/23

Reading Great Expectations serials --

No class meeting; work on all assignments & exchange your Great Expectations serials

Exchange Great Expectations serials in Engl. Dept Student Lounge (open M-F 9-5) -- magazine rack, last slot, in red folder that has "Do Not Remove - For Digital Dickens"

"Discovering Dickens," Stanford's facsimile project with introductions & annotations to Great Expectations

Post on Great Expectations & Ideology/Aesthetics on Friday, 3/31, 5pm

3/28-3/30

Spring Break

Exchange Great Expectations serials in Engl. Dept Student Lounge (open M-F 9-5) -- magazine rack, last slot, in red folder that has "Do Not Remove - For Digital Dickens"

Post on Great Expectations & Ideology/Aesthetics on Friday, 3/31, 5pm

 

Tue 4/4

Reading Great Expectations serials

Special Guest, Professor James Mussell (via Skype @12:45pm)

Exchange Great Expectations serials in Engl. Dept Student Lounge (open M-F 9-5) -- magazine rack, last slot, in red folder that has "Do Not Remove - For Digital Dickens"

"Discovering Dickens," Stanford's facsimile project with introductions & annotations to Great Expectations

Discuss

Lab Report on Reading by Candlelight by Wed 5pm

Stanford Special Collections: Submit field trip forms

Thur 4/6

Off-Campus Trip to Stanford Special Collections

12:30-1:30pm

 

See instructions

Required Revise & re-submit Great Expectations & Ideology/Aesthetics by Mon, 4/10, 12pm (for anyone earning lower than 8pts; see instructions in post)

Tue 4/11


Discussion

  • Stanford visit
Lab Report on annotating a page from the Stanford Visit due Wed, 5pm

Thur 4/13

Digital Project: Starting
  • Meeting in Schiro Room, Special Collections with Digital Librarian, Diane Maelstrom
  • Demo of scanner

Tue 4/18

Writing about the Material Object: Aesthetics & Ideology

Watch

Discuss

  • Begin visiting Special Collections to assess the Bleak House serials & collect images (30 min visit before Thursday's class)
  • Struggling with analysis of aesthetics -- see Harris examples from Forget Me Not: The Rise of the British Literary Annual 1823-1835: Excerpt from Chp 7 (brief) & Chp 2 (long but extended example of discussing ideology & aesthetics)
  • Exemplary annotations - Kiersten

Thur 4/20

Digital Project: Working in the Archive -- NO CLASS SESSION
NO CLASS SESSION -- VISIT SPECIAL COLLECTIONS -- to discuss on Tuesday

Readings (for the post)

Make 1 visit (apportion at least 30 mins) to Special Collections by 4/25 to start looking at Bleak House

Post on Bibliographical Utopianism & Archive  due by 12pm (moved from Tuesday)

Tue 4/25

Digital Project: Working with Materials
Questions
  • What interesting thing did you find about Bleak House in Special Collections?

Prep for Thursday Guest

  • About, Book Traces Project

Thur 4/27

Digital Project: Working with Materials

Special Guest, Professor Andrew Stauffer on Book Traces & Digital Projects


Guest Speaker (alt 5/2)

  • Andrew Stauffer (Professor, University of Virginia) on Book Traces digital project

Discuss

Tue 5/2

Digital Project: Working with Materials

Discuss

Post on Dr. Stauffer's representation of a digital project due by 12pm

Thur 5/4

Digital Project: Working with Materials

Discuss

  • Draft of your argument
Post draft of your argument for in-class discussion (by 12pm)

Tue 5/9

Digital Project: Drafting your Argument & Creating the Exhibit


BRING COMMONPLACE BOOK TODAY

  • Another draft workshop: Post another version of your draft based on Thursday's conversation (see Final Project Argument - Draft)
  • How do links, images, design, and layout of a digital exhibit represent an argument?

Omeka

Complete all of your scans for the project

In Class Work:

Thur 5/11

No Class Session - Work on Omeka
Lab Report
on your commonplace book by 5pm
-- drop off commonplace book on Tuesday or bring on final day

Tue 5/16

No Class Session - Work on Omeka Post on Participation Self-Analysis due by 5pm

FINAL EXAM: May 24, 9:45am-12pm

Final Project & Presentation due: Digital Exhibit

Course Summary:

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