September 1999 - April 2000
Instructor: Ann-Barbara Graff
Office: Room 291
Office Hours: MWF 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Meeting Times: MWF 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
D. G. Rossetti, Pandora's Box
First Essay Topics | Second Essay Topics | Final Essay Topics
This course explores the stories that are all around us and that shape our world: traditional literary narratives such as ballads, romances, and novels, and also the kind of stories we encounter in non-literary contexts such as journalism, movies, myths, jokes, legal judgments, travel writing, histories, songs, diaries, and biographies.
Ann-Barbara Graff, Course Readerincluding Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale
Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock(Dover)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner(Dover)
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein(Broadview)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret(Oxford World's Classics); link to M.E. Braddon Website
Sigmund Freud, Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria(Collier)
Henry James, The Turn of the Screw(Penguin); link to Henry James website
William Faulkner, The Wild Palms(Vintage)
Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre(Harvard UP)
Marianne Wiggins, John Dollar(Stoddart)
Arthur Golden, Memoir of a Geisha(Vintage)
Janet Murray, Hamlet on the Holodeck(MIT Press)
M.H. Abrams, A Glossary of Literary Terms (Holt)
Three term tests; two short essays; one long essay; multimedia group project; final exam; participation
Go to "Some Thoughts" page.
Useful Pointers to e-Texts
English Department Web Page
Last Updated by Ann-Barbara Graff -- September 1999