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English 3700 schedule, fall 2016

Updated 12/3/16

Note that this schedule of readings and assignments is tentative.  I will make additions and adjustments as need arises, giving ample notice in class and on the web when making changes in the schedule.

Day/Date Assignments due Readings due In class
Tuesday, August 16  

Course syllabus
2000-4000 grades and grading

Introduction to course
Simple Stuff
What is fiction? 
Thursday, August 18

Student info form
Drop/add ends

Golden rules
Daniel Defoe overview
Moll Flanders
v-viii, 1-74
Tuesday, August 23   Nuggets
Moll Flanders
Research presentation assignment
Thursday, August 25   Quotations
Moll Flanders
Very rough notes: Watt quotes
Tuesday, August 30

Research presentation signup due

Word problems
Jane Austen overview
Norton critical edition page numbers
Pride and Prejudice
1-58 (chaps. 1-17)
Thursday, Sept. 1   On plagiarism
Norton critical edition page numbers
Pride and Prejudice 58
-128 (chs. 18-34)
  (Vol. 1, ch. 18-Vol. 2, ch. 11)
Tuesday, Sept. 6   On plagiarism
Norton critical edition page numbers
Pride and Prejudice
128-90 (chs. 35-47)
  (Vol. 2, ch. 12-Vol. 3, ch. 5)
Research presentations: Deborah Taylor
Friday, Sept. 9


Norton critical edition page numbers
Pride and Prejudice
190-254 (chs. 48-61)
  (Vol. 3, chs. 6-19)
Tuesday, Sept. 13   Charles Dickens overview
Dombey and Son
vii-xxv, 1-133, chs. 1-9
Friday, Sept. 15   Dombey and Son 133-302, chs. 10-20  
Tuesday, Sept. 20   Dombey and Son 302-461, chs. 21-30  
Thursday, Sept. 22   Dombey and Son 461-610, chs. 31-40
Research presentations: Samantha Morgan
Tuesday, Sept. 27   Dombey and Son 611-780, chs. 41-52
Research presentations: Rachel Maddox and Randi Bankston
Thursday, Sept. 29   Dombey and Son 780-925, chs. 53-62
Research presentations
Paper 1 assigned
Discuss midterm
Tuesday, October 4 Paper proposals due   Midterm exam 
Thursday, October 6   Gustave Flaubert overview
Madame Bovary
1-77 (chs. 1.1-2.5)
Tuesday, October 11 Paper 1 Madame Bovary 77-162 (chs. 2.7.-2.15)
Research presentations: Jessica Vedas and Darnesha Sherrod
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Last day to withdraw 
with "W" grade
Thursday, October 13


Madame Bovary 163-247 (chs. 3.1-3.11)
Research presentations: Sarah Dempsey
Tuesday, October 18   Fyodor Dostoyevsky overview
Crime and Punishment
1-71 (chs. 1.1-1.7)
Thursday, October 20   Crime and Punishment 72-155 (chs. 2.1-2.7)  
Tuesday, October 25   Crime and Punishment 156-249 (3.1-4.3)  
Thursday, October 27   Crime and Punishment 249-343 (4.4-5.5)
Research presentations: Robin Daniels
Tuesday, November 1   Crime and Punishment 344-430 (chs. 6.1-Epilogue 2)
Research presentations: Heather Johnson
Thursday, November 3   Thomas Hardy overview
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
iii-xii, 1-96, chs. 1-18
Tuesday, November 8   Tess of the D'Urbervilles 96-213, chs. 19-39
Research presentations: Mea Andrews
Paper 2 assigned
Thursday, November 10   Tess of the D'Urbervilles 213-321, chs. 40-59
Research presentations
Tuesday, November 15 Paper proposals due The Things They Carried 1-116
Research presentations: Sean McGraw and Elizabeth Jones
Thursday, November 17 Paper 1 corrections The Things They Carried 117-246
Research presentations
November 21-26
Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday
Tuesday, November 29 Paper 2 Beloved 1-147
Research presentations: Elizabeth Jones, Taylor Paul,
    Ben Payton
Thursday, December 1   Beloved 147-275
Research presentations: Taylor Kimmons, Savannah McIlrath,
    Erica Jiles
Discuss exam
Final exam
Thursday, Dec. 8

Paper rewrites
Monday, Dec. 12 at noon

Submit rewrites in D2L Rewrties dropbox Noon is the hard deadline. . . .