Eric Anderson

University of Pennsylvania

Spring 1994

EN 283: Topics in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, 1870-1920 Cultural Geographies of American Realism, Naturalism, and Regionalism

TEXTS

Chopin, Kate. The Awakening and Selected Short Stories of Kate Chopin (Signet)
Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories (Penguin)
Dreiser, Theodore. Sister Carrie (Norton Critical Edition, 2nd edition)
Fetterley and Pryse, eds. American Women Regionalists, 1850-1910 (Norton)
Fitzgerald, Scott. The Great Gatsby (Scribner)
James, Henry. The Bostonians (Oxford UP)
James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories (Oxford UP)
London, Jack. John Barleycorn or, Alcoholic Memoirs (Signet)
Norris, Frank. McTeague: A Story of San Francisco (Penguin)
Wharton, Edith. The House of Mirth (Norton Critical Edition)

SCHEDULE
T January 11

  • Introduction
    Th January 13
  • Charles Chesnutt, "The Goophered Grapevine" (1887)
  • Charles Chesnutt, "The Wife of His Youth" (1898)
  • Kate Chopin, "Desire's Baby" (1892)
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson, "The Goodness of St. Rocque" (1899)
    T January 18
  • Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905)
    Th January 20
  • more Mirth
    T January 25
  • more Mirth
    Th January 27
  • Alice Cary, "Passages from the Married Life of Eleanor Homes" (1859)
  • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, "A New England Nun" (1891)
  • Mary Austin, "The Walking Woman" (1909)
    T February 1
  • Kate Chopin, The Awakening (1899)
    Th February 3
  • more Awakening
    T February 8
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson, selections from American Women Regionalists
  • Rough Draft of Paper #1 due
    Th February 10
  • Frank Norris, McTeague (1899)
    T February 15
  • more McTeague
  • Mary Austin, "The Land of Little Rain" (1903)
    Th February 17
  • Movie screening #1-- Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924)
  • Paper #1 (5 pp.) due
    T February 22
  • Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (1900)
    Th February 24
  • more Carrie
    T March 1
  • more Carrie
    Th March 3
  • Sarah Orne Jewett, "A White Heron" (1886)
  • Sarah Orne Jewett, selections from The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896)
  • Rough Draft of Paper #2 due
    T March 8
    SPRING BREAK
    Th March 10
    SPRING BREAK
    T March 15
  • Stephen Crane, "The Open Boat" (1897)
  • Stephen Crane, "The Blue Hotel" (1898)
  • Stephen Crane, "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" (1898)
    Th March 17
  • Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage (1895)
    T March 22
  • more Courage
    Th March 24
  • Movie screening #2 -- The Red Badge of Courage (John Huston, 1951)
  • Paper #2 (5 pp.) due
    T March 29
  • Henry James, The Bostonians (1886)
    Th March 31
  • more Bostonians
    T April 5
  • Henry James, The Turn of the Screw (1898)
    Th April 7
  • more Screw
    T April 12
  • Sui Sin Far, selections from American Women Regionalists
  • Zitkala-, "Impressions of an Indian Childhood" (1900)
  • Zitkala-, "The School Days of an Indian Girl" (1900)
  • Mary Austin, "The Basket Maker" (1903)
    Th April 14
  • Jack London, John Barleycorn or, Alcoholic Memoirs (1913)
    T April 19
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925)
    Th April 21
  • more Gatsby
  • Closing Statements, Post-Mortems, etc.
    ______________________________________________________________________________ Th May 5
  • Term papers (12-15 pp.) due

    And then. . . . An end-of semester, end-of-seminar celebration *
    Movie screening #3 -- The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorcese, 1993)


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