Eng. 263: 19th Century American Women's Narratives
Lydia Maria Child, "An Appeal on Behalf of the Class of Americans Called Africans"; "Women's Rights"
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin,chaps. 1-6
Stowe, UTC, chaps. 7-14
Stowe, UTC, chaps. 15-20
Stowe, UTC, chaps. 21-32
Video presentation on later stage and film versions of UTC (in class)
Stowe, UTC, chaps. 33-end(paper due)
Part II: Seduction, Sex, and the Nation
Week 4 9/24 Susannah Rowson, Charlotte Temple, vol. I 9/26 Rowson, Charlotte Temple, vol. II (paper due) Week 5 10/1 Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet letter, "The Custom-House" and chaps. 1-12 10/3
Hawthorne, TSL, chaps. 13-end
Screening of The Scarlet Letter (dir. Roland Joffe, 1998)
Week 6 10/8 Finish discussion of novel and film (paper due) 10/10 Fern, journalism, and Ruth Hall preface-chap. 24 FALL BREAK Week 7 10/22 Fern, Ruth Hall, chap. 25-58 10/24 Fern, Ruth Hall, chap. 59-end (paper due) Week 8 10/29 Harriet Jacobs,Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, preface-chap. 11 10/31 Jacobs, Incidents, chap. 12-25 Week 9 11/5 Jacobs, Incidents, chap. 26-end (paper due)
Part III: Becoming Modern Women
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, chaps. 1-9
Barbara Sicherman, "Reading Little Women: The Many Lives of a Text"
Week 10 11/12
Alcott, Little Women, chaps. 10-23
Screening of Little Women (dir. Gillian Armstrong, 1994) [part I]
Alcott, Little Women, chaps. 24-34
Screening of Little Women (dir. Gillian Armstrong, 1994) [part II]
Week 11 11/19 Alcott, Little Women, chaps. 35-end (paper due) 11/21 NO CLASS Week 12 11/26 Henry James, Daisy Miller 11/28 Kate Chopin, The Awakening, chaps. 1-21 Week 13 12/3 Chopin, The Awakening, chaps. 22-end (paper due) 12/5 Pauline Hopkins, Contending Forces, preface-chap. 4 Week 14 12/10 Hopkins, Contending Forces,chaps. 5-11 12/12 Hopkins, Contending Forces, chap. 12-end (paper due) Final paper due first day of exams.