ENGL 698 materials: Grad Thesis

English 308: Seventeenth-Century Literature

 [PORTIONS OF THIS SYLLABUS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FOR THIS FORMAT.  PLEASE CONSULT THE SYLLABUS YOU RECEIVED IN CLASS FOR THE FULL CONTRACT]

Visit the course blog site for more information about the class <http://seventeenthlit.wordpress.com/>

 

Dr. Jen Boyle

Asst. Professor of English

jboyle@coastal.edu (Email is the best way to contact me!)

EHFA 206

Office Hours: M W, 1.30-3.00; F 1.30-3.30

 

This course is a multi-genre, interdisciplinary exploration of seventeenth-century British literature.

 


Texts you need to obtain copies of:


Ed. Sylvia Bowerbank. Paper Bodies: A Margaret Cavendish Reader. Broadview Press, 2000 [155111173X]
 
Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, the Rover, and other works. Ed. Jane Todd. Penguin ,1999 [0140433384]
 
John Milton, Paradise Lost (Norton Critical Edition).  Ed. George Teskey.3rd rev. ed. W.W. Norton, 2004 [0393924289] [THIS NORTON EDITION ONLY]
 
Ed. Cyril Tourneur, Three Revenge Tragedies. Penguin, 2005 [ 0141441240]

 

Films we will view:

 

Restoration

 

The Usual Suspects

 

ALL OTHER REQUIRED TEXTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AS LINKS OR ON BLACKBOARD

 

 

Course requirements:

 

                  2 Short papers and working drafts (approx. 750-1000 words): 30% (15% each)

                  Final paper (approx. 1500-2000 words) and project: 35%

                  Attendance and presentations:  15%

                  Quizzes and postings, peer review sessions, and workshops/discussion: 20%

 

 


W (1/13): INTRODUCTION TO CLASS, SYLLABUS, AND UNITS

 

Historical overviews and sites:

Early maps: look at any listed in the 1600s

 

How to read an early map

 

New approaches

 

WEEK TWO: M (1/18)

HOLIDAY

 

Obtain a copy of Restoration for viewing!           

W: (1/20)

Introduction to 17th c history and transversal reading

Have viewed Restoration

Restoration site

WEEK THREE:

M (1/25)

17-century viral media and tabloids: what they’re good for

English Broadside Ballad Archive

The Word on the Street

Quiz - TBA

 W (1/27):

 Group Presentation 1:

“Reading for Wormholes: Micro-moments from the Future”

WEEK FOUR: M (2/1)

Critical and verse excerpts            

W (2/3)

Group Presentation 2:

John Donne’s Use of Space

WEEK FIVE: M (2/8)

 Cavendish

 Working Draft of Paper One           

W (2/10)

Final Draft of Paper One

WEEK SIX: M (2/15)

Cavendish

 Excerpts from Haraway, Cyborg Manifesto”          

  W (2/17)

Group Presentation 3

“…Cavendish’s Fiction Between Early Modern Philosophy and Cyber Theory

WEEK SEVEN:

M (2/22)

Behn, Oroonoko        

 W (1/24)

Group Presentation 4:

Beyond the Legacy of the Enlightenment? Online Encyclopedias as Digital Heterotopias

Behn, Oroonoko

VIEW: the virtual window interactive

WEEK EIGHT: M (3/1)

Behn, The Rover 

Nell Gwyn (1934)

 Anna Neagle

 Draft of Paper Two            

W (3/3)

Behn, The Rover

Records of Early English Drama

Performance Exercise

Final of Paper Two

WEEK NINE:  M (3/8)

Milton

Milton Reading Room

W (3/10)

Digital Milton 

VIEW: The Usual Suspects

WEEK TEN: M (3/15)

HOLIDAY

SPRING BREAK           

W: (3/17)

 

__________________________________            F (3/19)

 

_____________________________

WEEK ELEVEN M (3/22)

 

Milton            W (3/24)

 

Group Presentation 5: Two selections from Norton

 

WEEK TWELVE: M (3/29)

 

PROJECTS AND CRITICAL PIECES           

W (3/31)

 

Life After the Major

 

WEEK THIRTEEN:

M (4/5)

 

Milton and Revenge Tragedy

  W (4/7)

 

Group Presentation 6

Modelling the Anatomy Theatre

WEEK FOURTEEN: M (4/12)

Revenge Tragedy           

W (4/14)

Revenge Tragedy

WEEK FIFTEEN:

M (4/19)

Project Presentations           

W (4/21)

Project Presentations

WEEK SIXTEEN:

M (4/26)

Project Presentations           

W (4/28)

 

Project Presentations          

 

  F (4/30) LAST DAY OF CLASSES

 

General Resources:

 

EMLS  Early Modern Maps and Cartography

 

EMLS early texts available electronically