English 291: Survey of the Novel

Spring, 2005

 


Instructor: Professor John Rickard

Office: Carnegie 202

Class Meetings: MWF 11:00-11:52 am, Dana 321

Office Hours: TR 2:00 - 3:30 pm, and by appointment

Office Phone: 577-1424

E-mail: rickard@bucknell.edu


Syllabus


Assignments:

Paper 1 Assignment

Research Paper Assignment


Resources:

Basic Literary Timeline of English and American Literature

Timeline of the Novel

LION (Literature Online). A comprehensive source, including "a fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 136 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources"

Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events 1620-1920, by Donna M. Campbell

Literary History.  An index of literary links by author

Cambridge History of English and American Literature.  An old (1907-1921) and very traditional, but comprehensive, literary history

The Victorian Web. A comprehensive resource overseen by George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History, Brown University

 

GENERAL HISTORY:

BBC English History Timeline

Political & Economic History of Great Britain from the Civil War to the Twentieth Century (with an Emphasis on the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries).  A timeline by Glenn Everett

 

JANE EYRE RESOURCES:

Victorian Web Charlotte Brontë Site

A History of Phrenology on the Web


DICKENS RESOURCES:

Victorian Web Charles Dickens Site

The Dickens Project (University of California at Santa Cruz).  See especially the "Links" page

David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page

MARK TWAIN RESOURCES:

Stephen Railton's "Mark Twain in His Times." An interesting, useful, and thorough Twain site at the University of Virginia

Donna Campbell's Mark Twain Page at Gonzaga University