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Engl 300: Techno-Romanticism

 

NEW DRAFT SYLLABUS BELOW. THIS IS JUST A LIST OF READINGS AN SCHEDULE.  PLEASE SEE THE SYLLABUS MADE AVAILABLE IN CLASS FOR A FULL LIST OF CONTRACTUAL POLICIES ETC

 Resources needed:

Google access (for Google docs)

Zotero (we will use Zotero Groups for the collaborative course research)

 

ENG 300: Techno-Romanticism

Dr. Jen Boyle

Phone:  349-6654; Office:  EHFA 206

jboyle@coastal.edu

All supplemental content for this course is available on Blackboard and at our course site:

 Printed and Electronic Texts:

 Critical and online Texts  (see syllabus)

Daniel Defoe, Journal of the Plague Year (PURCHASE)

William Blake, The Complete Illuminated Books (PURCHASE)

Mary Shelley and Mary Wolstonecraft, Mary, Maria, Matilda  (PURCHASE)

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (PURCHASE)

Charles Brocken Brown, Wieland, or the Transformation (PURCHASE)

 

FILMS:

Frankenstein (Whale) (1931)

Edison’s Kinetogram (1910)

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

 SEE ALSO THE ELECTRONIC WORKS UNDER EACH UNIT/DAY

 

M: 8/22: Syllabus; Introductory Presentation – literature, history, and the idea of the virtual

 

W: 8/24: Watch (skeptically!) the overview of “Romanticism”; <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=4888&xtid=36170  >; introductory lecture and discussion on alt/romanticism

 

F: 8/26: Read: (B) Wordsworth, “Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” and and excerpts on Kant and Burke, and Lucretius

 

M: 8/29: Read: (B):  Wordsworth “Composed on Westminster Bridge”; Panoramas and the sublime; leading discussion schedule

 

W: 8/31:  Read :(B): Byron and Coleridge poems; Phantasmagoria http://www.visual-media.eu/new-replica-optical.toys.html  

 

F: 9/2:  Read: (B) excerpts De Quincey, Confessions of an Opium Eater; Phantasmagoria

 

M: 9/5: Labor day no class

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 9/7: 
 Defoe, Journal of the Plague Year

 

F: 9/9:  Defoe, Journal of the Plague Year

 

M: 9/12:  Defoe, Journal of the Plague Year

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 9/14:  Read: (B): Excerpts, Jeremy Bentham, Rationale of Judicial Evidence and Foucault, “Panopticon”; artifacts and installations of "panopticon"; Bentham Project < http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project/ >

 

F: 9/16:VIEW: "The Future of the Digital Media Landscape" <http://fora.tv/2011/06/22/Kevin_Kelly_The_Future_of_the_Digital_Media_Landscape >  Listen: Virtual Viruses http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4946772 ; Introduction to zotero; annotated bibliography

 

M: 9/19:  View, Blake’s Visions ; http://digital.films.com.login.library.coastal.edu:2048/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=4888&xtid=32760&loid=2925  and the Blake Archive http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/main.html   

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 9/21: Read: text, part one of Vision of the Daughters of Albion

 

F: 9/23:  Read: text, part two of Visions of Daughters of Albion 

 

M: 9/26: Read and view, and return to text, Illuminated Visions of Daughters of Albion

 

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 9/28:  Read and view, and return to text, Illuminated Visions of Daughters of Albion

 

Introduction to Final Project

 

F: 9/30: Read and view, and return to text, Illuminated Visions of Daughters of Albion

 

M: 10/3:  Read, text only Illuminated Visions of Daughters of Albion

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 10/5: Read: text only, excerpts Jerusalem

 

F: 10/7: Read: excerpts Illuminated Jerusalem

 

M: 10/10: Read: Komusarik et al., “Blake and Virtuality: an Exchange” http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/designsonblake/komisaruk/komisaruk.html  

 

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 10/12: Workshop and discussion on bibliography and final projects

 

F: 10/14: HOLIDAY

 

M: 10/17: Read: Introduction and first part to Frankenstein (1818); Introduction to Mary Shelley and gothic

 

W: 10/19: Read: Frankenstein (1818)

 

F: 10/21: Read: Frankenstein (1818)

 

M: 10/24: Read: ONE of the following:

1)    Hogle, “Frankenstein’s Dreamhttp://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/frankenstein/hogle/hogle.html  ; OR

2)     VanWinkle, “Mocking Stupendous Mechanisms: Romantic Parody and Frankenstein's Dream” < http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/frankenstein/vanwinkle/vanwinkle.html >; OR

3)    Redfield, "Frankenstein's Cinematic Dream" < http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/frankenstein/redfield/redfield.html >

 

BRING IN AN OVERVIEW OF THE ARTICLE FOR DISCUSSION (YOU CAN USE THIS FOR DISCUSSION BOARD POSTING!)

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 10/26: View in class: Frankenstein (1931), Whale

 

F: 10/28:  View in class Frankenstein (1931), Whale

 

M: 10/31: Workshop/catch-up TBA

 

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 11/2: View: Edison’s kinetogram < http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5760856005736992676 >

 

F: 11/4: In class work with Bibliographies

 

M: 11/7: Read: Introduction and first story, Mary, Maria, Matilda

 

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 11/9 : Read:  Mary, Maria, Matilda

 

F: 11/11: Read: Mary, Maria, Matilda

 

FOR NEXT WEEK: MUST VIEW OUT OF CLASS, PAN’S LABYRINTH

 

M: 11/14: Read Introduction and first part of Wieland; introduction to Wieland and haunted “Enlightenment”

 

REMEMBER TO POST TO DISCUSSION BOARD

 

W: 11/16: Read: Wieland; 

 

F: 11/18: Read: Wieland; discuss

 

21- 25 Thanksgiving Break

 

M: 11/28 Read: finish Wieland; discuss with Pan’s

 

W: 11/30 Presentations

 

F: 12/2 Presentations

 

M: 12/5 Presentations

 

W: 12/7: Presentations

 

 

TBA FINAL EXAM – portfolios due

 

 

 

 

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