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TechnoRomanticism
English 149, T/R 3-4:15pm (Spring 2008)
MacQuarrie Hall 223 & IS 134 (Computer Lab)

Dr. Katherine D. Harris
Office: FO 220
Office Hours: T/R 2-3 & 4:30-5:30
Phone: 408.924.4475
Email: dr.katherine.harris@gmail.com

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SCHEDULE of READINGS
(Updated 2/11/08)
 

January    February   March   April   May


Date


Reading Due
Related Texts
Assignment Due
Thur 1/24

Introductions: You, Me & TechnoRomanticism

Greensheet: Course Policies & Schedule of Readings/Assignments


"It's Alive!"
 

  • Introducing the Book (Video)

  • Web 2.0: The Machine is Us/ing Us (Video)

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    Tues 1/29

    Defining Techno + Romanticism

    Handouts
    Assignment: Timeline: Literary Historical Research
     

     

    Grad Students Only: Sign up for presentation day

    Thur 1/31

    Origins

  • Castle of Otranto, Walpole (pub. 1765) (1-34)

  • Preface, Frankenstein (pub 1818) (FR 3-5)

  • "To Fancy," "On Being Cautioned," "To the Muse," Smith, Elegiac Sonnets (MM 228 & 229)

  • "Three Essays," Gilpin (MM 138-40)

  • Letter V, Wollstonecraft, Letters (Online)

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    Note: Last day to drop courses without "W" on record 2/4

  • "Life and Death of Dr. Syntax," BBC (Article)

  • Blake, Milton: A Poem

  • Strawberry Hill Images

  • Gothic Exhibit, Tate Britain

  • Reading Response (print copy to class)

    Tues 2/5

    Handouts
    Advertisement, MW
    Romantic-Era Poetic Forms

     

  • Godwin, Memoirs of the Author of Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Biography) (Course Reserve)

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    Thur 2/7

    Digital Session

  • Familarizing yourself with Google Docs

  • Choose chapters for digital project (moved to Tues, 2/12)

  • Annotate Timeline (see Web version here)

  • Review Character Map

  • Handouts
    Digital Project Overview Instructions

    Note: Last day to add courses & register late (no exceptions) 2/11

     

    Timeline: Literary Historical Research Essay

    Reflective Blog on Google Groups

    Tues 2/12
  • Castle of Otranto (72-102)

  • The Veiled Picture, Radcliffe chapbook (read all)

  • Handout
    Assignment: Delicious Links
    1st Page, Mysteries of Udolpho

    Optional Extra Time in Computer Lab
    4:30-6:30pm

     

  • Chapbooks Exhibit

  • Austen, Northanger Abbey (Novel)

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    Choose 2 chapters/letters for digital project (via email by Wed, 3pm)
    Thur 2/14

    Science & Education

  • Chps. 1-3, Vol. 1, Frankenstein (FR 17-36)

  • The Botanic Garden excerpt, Darwin (1789) (MM 109-111)

  • Vindication of the Rights of Man excerpt, Wollstonecraft (1790) (MM 20-24)

  • Darwin, The Temple of Nature (Poem)

  • Hogarth's "A Rake's Progress" (discussed in class)

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    Reading Response posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    See chapter assignments for all students

    See Goya's "Dreams & Madness" and Picasso's "Etchings"
    San Jose Museum of Art

    Tues 2/19

    Dreams & Mistakes

  • Chp. 4, Vol. I, Frankenstein (FR 37-42)

  • Baby and Child Care excerpt, Spock (FR 270-72)

  • "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Coleridge (comp 1797, pub 1817) (MM 734-43)

  • "Kubla Khan," Coleridge (1816) (MM 729)

  • "To the Poet Coleridge," Robinson (1806) (MM 352)

  • See post from TechnoRomanticism Discussion Board about listserv discussions about Coleridge

  • Handout
    Freud on Dreams

     

     

    Note: Enrollment Census Date

  • Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud Museum in London (Psychological Essay)

  • Modern References to Xanadu (Online)

  • "Invocation to Horror," Hannah Cowley (Poem) (Online)

  • "Night," Chp. 5, Romance of the Forest, Radcliffe (Novel)

  • "Tales of Wonder," Etching by Gilray

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    Thur 2/21

    Digital Session (IS 134)

  • Collaborate on class list of web resources

  • Submit individual Link assignment

  • Work on creating effective design for Frankenstein pages

  • Handout
    Design Requirements for Web Project

    Optional Extra Time in Computer Lab
    4:30-6:30pm
     

    Delicious Links List

    Reflective Blog posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    Tues 2/26
  • Chp. 5, Vol. I, Frankenstein (FR 42-48)

  • "Tintern Abbey," Wordsworth (1798) (MM 571-73)

  • Chps. 4 & 14, Biographia Literaria, Coleridge (1817) (MM 748-750)

  • Handout
    Essay: Explication of Relevant Poem

    Lyrical Ballads Table of Contents

    Optional Extra Time in Computer Lab
    4:30-6:30pm

  • Coleridge, Biographia Literaria (Essay) (MM)

  • Wordsworth, 1800 Preface to Lyrical Ballads (Essay) (MM)

  • Lyrical Ballads (Online)

  • P.B. Shelley, A Defense of Poetry (Essay) (MM)

  • Behrendt, "General Introduction" re 1798 Irish Rebellion (Article)

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    Thur 2/28

    CLASS CANCELLED

  • Chps. 6 & 7, Vol I; Chp. 1, Vol. II, Frankenstein (FR 48-69)

  • An Historical and Moral View excerpt, Wollstonecraft (1794) (MM 415-420)

  • Letter III, Wollstonecraft, Letters (Online)

  • British Newspaper Coverage of French Revolution

  • Coleridge & Southey, Fall of Robespierre (Play)

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    Reading Response posted to Google Group Discussion Board -- still due today

    Tues 3/4

    Readings Moved from 2/28

  • Chps. 6 & 7, Vol I; Chp. 1, Vol. II, Frankenstein (FR 48-69)

  • An Historical and Moral View excerpt, Wollstonecraft (1794) (MM 415-420)

  • Letter III, Wollstonecraft, Letters (Online)

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    Heaven, Hell & the Dæmons

  • Chps. 2-9, Vol. II, Frankenstein (FR 69-115)

  • "Prometheus," Byron (1816) (MM 920)

  • "On Mutability," P.B. Shelley (1816) (Online)

  • "There is No Natural Religion, "All Religions Are One" & The Marriage of Heaven & Hell excerpts Blake (1788) (MM 276-77; 287-94)

  • See also Blake Archive for accompanying images (Online)

  • British Newspaper Coverage of French Revolution

  • Coleridge & Southey, Fall of Robespierre (Play)

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    Thur 3/6

    Digital Session (IS 134)

  • Annotate your chapter with Explication (linking)

  • Find images of landscapes and link

  • Begin linking to other chapters

  • Commune with outside student projects

  • Heaven, Hell & the Dæmons (reading moved from 3/4

  • Chps. 2-9, Vol. II, Frankenstein (FR 69-115)

  • "Prometheus," Byron (1816) (MM 920)

  • "On Mutability," P.B. Shelley (1816) (Online)

  • "There is No Natural Religion, "All Religions Are One" & The Marriage of Heaven & Hell excerpts Blake (1788) (MM 276-77; 287-94)

  • See also Blake Archive for accompanying images (Online)

  • Handouts
    Essay: Analysis of Minor Character
    "Dæmon," Oxford English Dictionary

     

    Optional Extra Time in Computer Lab
    4:30-6:30pm

     

  • Ginsberg, Holy Soul Jelly Roll: Poems & Songs

  • Blake, Songs of Innocence and Experience

  • Equino, Interesting Narrative (Biography)

  • Posthumous Poems of Shelley: Mary Shelley’s Fair Copy Book (Course Reserve)

  • Literary Landscapes, British Museum

  • A Picture of Britain, Tate Museum

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    Explication of Relevant Poem (submit to Turnitin)

    Reflective Blog posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    Tues 3/11
  • Chp. 1, Vol. III, Frankenstein (FR 115-122)

  • History of A Six Weeks’ Tour, Shelleys (1817) (MM 1063-64)

  • Revisit "Tintern Abbey," Wordsworth

  • Books 13 & 14, The Prelude, Wordsworth (pub. 1850) (MM 652-56)

  • Handout
    Essay: Shelley’s Manuscript, Letters & Journals
     

  • Smith, Beachy Head (Poem)

  • Contents of P.B. Shelley's Notebooks, Bodleian Library

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    Thur 3/13
  • Chps. 2-5, Vol. III, Frankenstein (FR 123-53)

  • "Eighteen Hundred and Eleven," Barbauld (1812) (MM 181-85)

  • Remonstrance to the French Legislators excerpt, Coleridge (MM 692-93)

  • Images of 19th-Century London

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    Reading Response posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    Tues 3/18
  • Chp. 6, Vol. III, Frankenstein (FR 153-58)

  • "A Mastectomy," Burney (1811) (MM 114-18)

  • Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride (in-class viewing)

  • Burney, The Wanderer (Novel)

  • Fuseli, The Nightmare (Painting)

  • "The Bridal Ornaments," Forget Me Not 1827 (Short Story) (Online)

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    Thur 3/20

    Digital Session (IS 134)

  • Annotate Character Map with Minor Characters (in Google Docs)

  • Annotate findings from Shelley’s MS, Letters & Journal in your Web Project

  • Begin linking to other chapters

  • Commune with outside student projects

  • Find images of landscapes and link

  • Handouts:
    Oral Presentation: Adapting
    Frankenstein
    Essay: Review of Frankenstein Reviews
    Grad Students only: Proposal & Final Essay

    Optional Extra Time in Computer Lab
    4:30-6:30pm

     

    Analysis of Minor Character (submit to Turnitin)

    Shelley’s MS, Letters & Journals

    Reflective Blog posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    Tues 3/25

    SPRING BREAK
    NO CLASS

    Thur 3/27
    Tues 4/1
  • Chps. 7-8, Vol. III, Frankenstein (FR 158-79)

  • "Remarks on Paradise Lost," Hazlitt (1818) (FR 317-19)

  • Handouts
    Oral Presentations: The Last Man

  • Dante, Inferno

  • Milton, Paradise Lost

  • "Madness," Penrose (Poem)

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    Review of Frankenstein Reviews (submit to Turnitin)

    Grad Students only: Proposal

    Thur 4/3
  • Presumption; or the Fate of Frankenstein, Peake (1823) (FR 323-68)

  • See also Reviews, Romantic Circles Electronic Edition (Online)

  • The man and the monster! or, The fate of Frankenstein, Milner (Drama)

  • Reading Response posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    Graduate Student (Max) Presentation on Milner Play
     

    Tues 4/8

    Digital Session (IS 134)

  • Present your Adapting Frankenstein

  • Annotate with Frankenstein Reviews

  • Handout
    Essay: Identifying Keepsake Authors

    Optional Extra Time in Computer Lab
    4:30-6:30pm

  • Jackson, Patchwork Girl (1996 Hypertext) (Course Reserve)

  • "Victor Frankenstein" (Movie)

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    Oral Presentation Essay on Adaptations

    Reflective Blog posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    Thur 4/10

    Keepsake for 1829

    • Introduction (7-25)

    • Facsimile Preface (iii-v)

    • "Sisters of Albano" (80-100)

  • Forget Me Not Archive (Annual)

  • Bijou for 1828 (Annual)

  • Lost M. Shelley Story Recovered

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    Keepsake Authors Mystery Resolved (submit to Turnitin)

    Tues 4/15

    The Last Man, Vol. I, Introduction-Chp. 5

  • Haydn’s Music, inspiration for The Last Man

  • The Last Man Hypertext Edition

  • "The Last Man," Hood (Poem publ 1824)

  • Oral Presentations

    • Julia

    • Rebecca

    Thur 4/17

    The Last Man, Vol. I, Chps. 6-11

  • Byron, Don Juan, Cantos I & II (MM)

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    Oral Presentations

    • Zac

    • Marcus

     

    Tues 4/22

    Digital Session (IS 134)

  • Annotate your chapter with adaptations

  • Link to other chapters

  • Peer Review of 2 other web projects

  • Optional Extra Time in Computer Lab
    4:30-6:30pm

     

    Peer Review of Two Other Web Projects posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    Reflective Blog posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    Thur 4/24

    The Last Man, Vol. II, Chps. 1-5

     

    Oral Presentations

    • Mary

    Tues 4/29

    CLASS CANCELLED  -- work on your websites today

     

    Oral Presentations 

    • Kristin

    • Victoria

    Thur 5/1

    Meet in regular classroom today

    The Last Man, Vol. II, Chps. 6-9 (moved from 4/29)

    Digital Session (IS 134)

  • Annotate your chapter with Keepsake Authors

  • Link to other chapters

  • Discuss Rationale

  • Optional Extra Time in Computer Lab
    4:30-6:30pm

     

    Oral Presentations (moved from 4/29)

    • Kristin

    • Victoria

     

    Reflective Blog posted to Google Group Discussion Board (cancelled; 8pts gifted to you!)

    Tues 5/6

    The Last Man, Vol. III, Chps. 1-5

  • Contemporary Reviews of The Last Man

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    Oral Presentations

    • Diane

    • Jade

    Thurs 5/8

    The Last Man, Vol. III, Chps. 6-10

  • Vaughan, Brian. Y: The Last Man (Graphic Novel)

  • The Making of Mary Shelley’s Last Man (Movie)

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    Oral Presentations 

    • Daisy

    • Travis

    See "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" at the San Jose Repertory Theater, May 10 - June 8
    (We could arrange a group trip?)

    Tues 5/13

    Digital Session (IS 134)

  • Create Bibliography for entire project

  • Create Works Cited for Rationale

  • Finish linking to other chapters, character map & timeline

  • Clean up design elements

  • Optional Extra Time in Computer Lab
    4:30-6:30pm

     

    Reflective Blog posted to Google Group Discussion Board

    Final Exam Meeting: Monday, May 19th, 2:45-5pm
    Meet in Clark Hall, Rm. 122

    Presentations of Digital Projects

    Potluck &
    Performance in Beethoven Center (4:30pm)

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