SP19: ENGL-232 Sec 01 - Sem Romanticism

SP19: ENGL-232 Sec 01 - Sem Romanticism

See Overarching Research Question for the semester

Texts & Textbook Abbreviations

  • BV = Broadview Anthology (see Announcement)
  • PDF = Articles provided as pdf copies from the below anthologies
  • CHB = A Companion to the History of the Book. Eds. Simon Eliot and Jonathan Rose. Wiley Blackwell: 2009.
  • BH = The Book History Reader. 2nd ed. Eds. David Finkelstein and Alistair McCleery. Routledge: 2006.

Date

Topic

Reading

Assignment

Jan 24

Introductions

Lecture Topics - Introducing the Romantics

  • Based on Broadview - Intro to Romanticism (1-31)

Handouts

Jan 31

Sublime & Identity

Discussion

Feb 7

Nature & the Individual

Literature - Primary Texts

  • Frankenstein (all)

Keep in mind


Feb 14

Nature & the Individual

Literature - Primary Texts

  • “The Natural...Sublime” (BV 227-276) - choose 3 - everyone
  • PB Shelley, “Prometheus” (BV 366) - Dan, Sam
  • Austen “Plan of a Novel” (pdf) - Keith, Taylor
  • Wordsworth, “Tintern Abbey” (BV 145-147) - everyone + Sam
  • Barbauld “Rights of Woman” (BV 40-41) - Michelle (on discussion board)
  • Wollstonecraft, Vindication (BV 85-102) - skim - Keith + Michelle (on discussion board)
  • Preface, Lyrical Ballads (BV 147-154) - Marisa
  • Wollstonecraft, Letters - choose 1 as representation of Gilpin’s picturesque - everyone
  • Arnold, Observations on Insanity- skim (published 1782 - pathologizes imagination as the first step towards insanity if overused) - Marisa

Supplemental

  • Broadview - Intro to Romanticism (BV 1-31) - skim as refresher for overall view of British Romantics
  • Harris Frankenstein brief, mini-lectures: video 1, video 2, video 3
  • Harris mini-lecture on an introduction to the Gothic (video)
  • Nature defined by Wordsworth & PB Shelley (pdf)

Feb 21

Abolition & Empire

Literature - Primary Texts

  • FRAMING questions from SCU Brit lit:
    • honesty/emotional openness in the letters of Walton and Frankenstein vs. the letters of Olivia tell us about gender norms?
    • what their letters tell us about the character's values, beliefs, relationships, and desires?
    • How are Olivia and the "monster" both foreigners in their respective settings?
    • How do the letters as a framing device affect the novel? - mediation creates distance?
    • How is this novel formulaic - similar Austen's Plan of a Novel?
    • How are all of our Romantic concepts represented/engaged in this novel -- or not (as we articulated on 2/14)?
  • A Woman of Colour (all)
  • P.B. Shelley, “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” (BV 397)

Supplemental - A Woman of Colour

Supplemental - Slavery & Slave Trade

Supplemental - Historical Context

Do any of today's queries about identity, representation of body, gender inspire a research question for our Overarching Research Question ?(edit the page!)

Feb 28

Orientalism

Presenter:  Keith Giles

Literature - Primary Texts

Supplemental - Literary Annuals & Publishing

  • Harris, “A Family History of British Literary Annuals” (pdf)
  • Harris Lecture on American Literary Annuals (video)
  • Conder, “Reviewers Reviewed” (pdf) - read a few pages
  • Southey, “1814 letter” re reviewers’ role in creation of art critique

Supplemental - Historical Context

Supplemental - Print Culture - Read these to get a jump on the final project

Do any of today's queries inspire a research question for our Overarching Research Question ?(edit the page!)

Anything to add to our RESOURCE: The Bengal Annual or RESOURCE: The Oriental Annual

Consider requirements of Lab Report: Prof. Krishnaswamy Visit & Orientalism

Mar 7

Orientalism (contd) & Women Romantics

Visitor: Dr. Revathi Krishnaswamy (confirmed)

Introduction Team: Michelle & Keith

Readings

Discussion Points from Talk

  • "orientalism" in Google's NGram Viewer
  • "orientalism" etymology in the Oxford English Dictionary Database (requires SJSU log-in)

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Presenter: Sam

Literature - Primary Texts

  • Charlotte Smith, from Elegiac Sonnets (BV 43-46)
  • Hemans, “Casabianca” (BV 425)
  • Landon, “The Chinese PagodaFisher’s 1833

Supplemental - Women Authors

Supplemental - Print Culture & Publishing

Do any of today's queries inspire a research question for our Overarching Research Question ?(edit the page!)

 

Consider requirements of Lab Report: Dr. Chander & Brown Romantics

Mar 14

Brown Romantics

Visitor: Dr. Manu Chander @profchander (confirmed)

Introduction Team: Dan Dirilo & Sam

Readings:

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Presenter: Taylor-Dawn Francis

Literature - Primary Texts

  • Prince, The History of Mary Prince (BV 327-344)

Supplemental - Colonial Point of View

Do any of today's queries inspire a research question for our Overarching Research Question ?(edit the page!)

 

Lab Report on Dr. Krishnaswamy’s visit & “orientalism”

 

 

Mar 21

Periodicals & Imagined Communities

Presenter: Dan Dirilo

Literature - Primary Texts

  • "The Minstrel" pg. 119, "The Song of Cymry" pg. 327, and "The Renovating Fount: Part 1 and 2" pg. 286, The Bengal Annual 
  • Lyrical Ballads comparison

Supplemental - Secondary Criticism

Supplemental - Print Culture History & Theory

Do any of today's queries inspire a research question for our Overarching Research Question ?(edit the page!)

Lab Report on Dr. Chander’s visit & “brown romantics”

For Discussion:

Mar 28

Print Culture, the Letterpress, and Printing Press Workshop

Visitor: Professor Beverly Grindstaff (7-8pm, Clark 111)

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Printing Press Workshop 8:20-9:45pm (Rm. 306/307, Art Building)

For Fun:

April 4

SPRING BREAK

Submit KSJ 50 Voices for peer review to class by April 1; peer review completed by April 9

April 11

Digital Project & Omeka Workshop

Visitor: Dr. Kirstyn Leuner @KLeuner (confirmed)

Introduction Team: Marisa & Taylor-Dawn

Readings:

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Presenter: Marisa 

History of Gothic Short Stories pub in Literary Annuals

  • Harris, Introduction, Forgotten Gothic (pdf)
  • Harris, Images from Forgotten Gothic compared in video
  • Harris, Publication rates of Gothic short stories published in annuals via dynamic visualization

Supplemental - Theory

Supplemental - Textual & DH Projects

Supplemental - Omeka

Combined Lab Report on Grindstaff visit & Printing Press Workshop


Discuss DH Project & Team division of labor

April 18

Digital Project Meeting

Query: Does anyone need more help on KSJ drafts? (submit by 5/1 to KSJ & to Canvas for a grade) -- all decided to submit to the KSJ 50 Voices - FINAL by 12pm on 5/1 to allow Harris to cluster them & write an intro

Readings - Constructing Digital Projects

REMINDER: Writing & Organization phase of Collaborative Final Digital Project

Project Agenda (volunteer note-taker?):

  1. Review project timeline and project management tabs
  2. Discuss the gender/body references we each explored in the text
  3. Thoughts about significance/interest? Disappointing findings?
  4. Review doc with streamlined research questions and possible directions
  5. Thoughts on final thesis
  6. Thoughts on tools and what our project output should be / look like -- what would something complete look like?
  7. Thoughts on our possible directions with input/discussion with Dr. Harris
  8. Thoughts on research questions we should keep in mind
    5. What next week looks like -- what can we commit to?

Lab Report on Stainforth Project, Digital Humanities, & recovery of British Romantic women’s writing

April 25

Digital Project Meeting

Query: Does anyone need more help on KSJ drafts? (submit by 5/1 12pm to KSJ Final only)

Readings

Keats-Shelley Journal: 50 Voices -- all decided to submit to the KSJ 50 Voices - FINAL by 12pm on 5/1 to allow Harris to cluster them & write an intro (don't email to KSJ on your own)

May 2

Digital Project Workshop

Read

  • instructions for the individual 1000-1500 word essay due on 5/16 about your experience (let's talk about what goes into this essay)

 

May 9

Digital Project Workshop

meet if necessary; or use time for team meeting?

 

May 16 - 7:45-9:45pm

Final Presentation Day

Team Presentation + Discussion

Invite outside audience to presentation?

What next? Submit the project for peer review to ABO? (See final instructions in Collaborative Final Digital Project)

 

Submit/complete DH project on The Bengal Annual

Submit individual essays (1000-1500 words) about Collaborative Final Digital Project 

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