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TechnoRomanticism
English 149, T/R 1:30-2:45pm (Fall 2009)
Clark Hall 111

A word about my furlough days...

Dr. Katherine D. Harris
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Email: katherine.harris@sjsu.edu

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SCHEDULE of READINGS
 

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Date


Reading Due
Related Texts
Assignment Due
Tues 8/25

Introductions: You, Me & TechnoRomanticism

Handouts
Ways of Reading: Ergodic & Radial
Syllabus
Furlough Dates & You

Lecture Notes
Pre-History / Important Dates in Romantic Era

  • Introducing the Book (Video)

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

  • Frankenstein, Romantic Circles Scholarly Edition

  • Edison's 1910 adaptation of Frankenstein (video)

  • "It's Alive!" from Young Frankenstein

  • Mary Shelley Resources

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    Student Questionnaire

    Intro to Moodle

    Thur 8/27

    Defining Techno + Romanticism

    Handouts
    Assignment: Timeline: Literary Historical Research
     
    See also Special Collections List (pdf)
    See also King Library for categories V & VI
    See also books on Library Course Reserve

    See Year assignments for Timeline

      Post 300-word Intellectual Autobiography to Moodle Profile (log-in tutorial today)

    Grad Students Only: Sign up for presentation day

    Tues 9/1

    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

  • Discussion
    Recipe for Gothic Novel (mouseover for pop-up)
    Dissecting Pregnancy

    A Rake's Progress (into madness)
    "The Nightmare" by Fuseli
    Slave Ships

    Keywords for Gothic Origins

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

  • Blake, Milton: A Poem

  • Strawberry Hill Images

  • Gothic Exhibit, Tate Britain

  • Discussion Forum: Reading Response posted by 10am to Moodle
    Thur 9/3

    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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    Tues 9/8

    FURLOUGH DAY -- KH ONLY
    No Class Meeting
    Trent will let us use the IC in my absence
    moved from Thur, 9/10

    Thur 9/10

    moved from Tues 9/8

    Digital Workshop

  • Familiarizing yourself with Google Docs Spreadsheet (accept shared document)

  • Annotate Timeline

  • Handouts
    Digital Project Overview Instructions

    Sample of Timeline Online
    Pre-History/Important Dates in Romantic Era
    TechnoRomantic Era Timeline (student built!)

     

    moved from Tues 9/8

    Timeline: Literary Historical Research Essay (bring a paper copy & digital copy)

    Reflective Blog due by Friday, 10am (changed due to failure of wireless in Incubator Classroom)

    Tues 9/15
  • Castle of Otranto (72-102)

  • The Veiled Picture, Radcliffe chapbook (read all) (deleted 9/3/09)

  • 1st Page, Mysteries of Udolpho

  • In-Class
    Learn IC FTP Protocols

    Handout
    Assignment: Delicious Links
     

  • Chapbooks Exhibit

  • Austen, Northanger Abbey (Novel)

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    Timeline: Literary Historical Research Essay (paper copy due & input to the digital timeline by today) (moved from 9/10/09)

    Choose 1 chapter or letter for digital project (via email by Wed, 3pm)

    Thur 9/17

    Science, Education & Perversity

  • 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)

  • Discussion
    Review Character Map
    "Reproduction" from Grease 2 (botany)
    Government should be afraid of people from V for Vendetta
    Tom Lehr Chemistry Elements song (poetry & science)

     

  • Darwin, The Temple of Nature (Poem)

  • Hogarth's "A Rake's Progress"

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    Discussion Forum Reading Response posted to Moodle by 10am

    See Frankenstein chapter assignments for all students

    In-Class:
    Botany & Education in Frankenstein Letters, Vol. I: Chps 1-3: Raw notes from group discussions today (posted to Moodle)

    Tue 9/22

    FURLOUGH DAY -- ALL FACULTY
    No Class Meeting
    Trent will let us use the IC in my absence

    Thur 9/24

    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)

  • NASSR Listserv Post re Coleridge

  • Handout
    Freud on Dreams

  • 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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    Discussion Forum Reading Response in Moodle posted by 10am

     

    In-Class:
    REVIEW Botany & Education in Frankenstein Letters, Vol. I: Chps 1-3: Raw notes from group discussions on 9/17 (posted to Moodle)

    Tues 9/29

    Digital Workshop

  • Collaborate on class list of web resources

  • Submit individual Link assignment (put in class folder)

  • Work on creating effective design for Frankenstein pages

  • Google Sites Instructional Video

  • Handout
    Design Requirements for Web Project

    Delicious Links List

    Reflective Blog in Moodle (in-class)

    Thur 10/1
  • 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

  • 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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    Tues 10/6
  • 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

  • British Newspaper Coverage of French Revolution

  • Coleridge & Southey, Fall of Robespierre (Play)

  • Discussion Forum Reading Response in Moodle posted by 10am

    All links posted to Google Docs Online Resource document by today

    Thur 10/8

    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

  • "Dæmon," Oxford English Dictionary

  • Handouts
    Essay: Analysis of Minor Character

  • 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)

  • Images from Gray's Anatomy

  • Birth Scene, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Branaugh & De Niro)

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    Tues 10/13

    Digital Workshop

  • Annotate your chapter with Explication (linking)

  • Find images of landscapes and link

  • Begin linking to other students' chapters & explications

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  • Literary Landscapes, British Museum

  • A Picture of Britain, Tate Museum

  • Ansel Adams Exhibit, San Jose Museum of Art

  • Ansel Adams: Early Work (video)

  • Ken Burns (PBS) on National Parks (video)

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    Explication of Relevant Poem (submit to Turnitin & put in class folder)

    Reflective Blog in Moodle (in-class)

     

    Thur 10/15
  • 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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    Discussion Forum Reading Response in Moodle posted by 10am
    Tues 10/20
  • 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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    Thur 10/22

     

    CLASS CANCELLED!

  • Chp. 6-8, Vol. III, Frankenstein (FR 153-79)

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

  • Burney, The Wanderer (Novel)

  • Fuseli, The Nightmare (Painting)

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

  • "Madness," Penrose (Poem)

  • Analysis of Minor Character (submit to Turnitin & put in class folder)

    Tues 10/27

    Digital Workshop

  • 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

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

     

    Analysis of Minor Character (submit to Turnitin & put in class folder) (moved from 10/22)

    Shelley’s MS, Letters & Journals (submit to Turnitin & put in class folder

    Reflective Blog in Moodle (in-class)

    Grad Students Only: Proposal

    See The Creature (play adaptation) in SF?
    BlackBox Theatre 10/23 - 11/7

    Thur 10/29
  • Chp. 6-8, Vol. III, Frankenstein (FR 153-79)

  • "A Mastectomy," Burney (1811) (MM 114-18) (moved from 10/22)

  • The Creature, Version 2.0 (Adaptation) (Podcast) -- listen to some
  • Handouts
    Oral Presentations: The Last Man - deleted assignment

     

    Discussion Forum Reading Response in Moodle posted by 10am

    Tues 11/3
  • Presumption; or the Fate of Frankenstein, Peake (1823) (FR 323-68)

  • See also Reviews, Romantic Circles Electronic Edition

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

  • Presumption Scholarly Edition

  • Review of Frankenstein Reviews (submit to Turnitin & put in class folder)
     

    Thur 11/5

    FURLOUGH DAY -- KH ONLY
    No Class Meeting
    Trent will let us use the IC in my absence

    Tues 11/10

    Digital Workshop

  • Present your Adapting Frankenstein

  • Annotate with Frankenstein Reviews

  • Handout
    Essay: Identifying Keepsake Authors

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

  • "Victor Frankenstein" (Movie)

  • Sheck, A Monster's Notes (2009 Novel)

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    Oral Presentation Essay on Adaptations (moved to 11/17)

    Reflective Blog in Moodle (in-class)

    Thur 11/12

    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 & put in class folder)

    Tues 11/17

    The Last Man

  • Haydn’s Music, inspiration for The Last Man

  • The Last Man Hypertext Edition

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

  • Oral Presentations on Adaptations

    Thur 11/19

    The Last Man

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

  • Lady Caroline Lamb

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    Oral Presentations on Adaptations

    Tues 11/24

    Oral Presentations on Adaptations (contd)

    Digital Workshop (moved to 12/1)

  • Annotate your chapter with adaptations

  • Link to other chapters

  • Annotate your chapter with Keepsake Authors

  • Peer Review of 2 other web projects

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    Oral Presentations on Adaptations

    Peer Review of Two Other Web Projects (done on websites)

    Reflective Blog in Moodle (in-class)

    Thur 11/26 THANKSGIVING
    Tues 12/1

    The Last Man

    Digital Workshop (moved from 11/24)

  • Annotate your chapter with adaptations

  • Link to other chapters

  • Annotate your chapter with Keepsake Authors

  • Peer Review of 2 other web projects

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    Oral Presentations

    (moved from 11/24)

    Peer Review of Two Other Web Projects (done on websites)

    Reflective Blog in Moodle (in-class)

    Thur 12/3

    The Last Man

    Digital Workshop

    • Individual meetings

    • Work on Rationale

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

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

  • Oral Presentations

    Tue 12/8

    Digital Workshop

  • Create Bibliography for entire project

  • Create Works Cited for Rationale

  • Finish linking to other chapters, character map & timeline

  • Clean up design elements

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    Reflective Blog in Moodle (in-class)

    Final Exam Meeting: Tues, December 5th, 12:15-2:30pm
    Presentations of Digital Projects

    For Next semester: "Frankenstein, The First Hundred Years"
    Saturday, April 24, 2010, 8pm
    Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University

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