This is the main course site for Principles of Literary Study: Prose (359:202), taught by Andrew Goldstone and Caleb DeLorme.
October 2: Shelley (4).
The Shelley-Godwin Archive hosts a very impressive facsimile and transcription of the surviving Frankenstein manuscripts, together with lots of supplemental material. You can see what Shelley’s manuscript with Percy Shelley’s emendations looks like (and you can see just how complex the textual situation of this novel is).
September 30: Shelley (3). This was, through professorial inadvertence, not distributed in class. The missed material is duplicated in the handout for Oct. 2.
September 25: Shelley (2).
See the assignment sheet. Submit on Sakai.
September 23: Shelley (1). Embedded narration: Walton and Frankenstein. Also: periodizing Austen (Enlightenment?) and Shelley (Romantic?).
September 18: Austen (4). Character and character-system: round and flat, major and minor. Is it good to be rounded? If Catherine’s roundedness consists in her educability, what is it that she is supposed to have learned?
September 16: Austen (3). Claudia Johnson on Northanger Abbey; the shift from vol. 1 to vol. 2.
September 11: Austen (2). Verbal irony; Austen’s ironies.
September 9: Austen (1). The narrator as a function of the text; Austen’s narrator. Reported discourse: direct, indirect, and free indirect.
September 4: Introduction. Preliminaries; fables by Aesop and Kafka.