Course Schedule

Week One

  • Jan 9 Introduction: Bestseller or Fastseller?
  • Jan 11 Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone (pages 7 to 94); Introduction to sensation fiction;

Week Two

  • Jan 16 Library Session
    • Meet in Rare Books: TFDL 520C
    • Sign up for Moonstone Instalment and library time for week of January 16th
  • Jan 18 Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone (pages 94 to 190);
    • this week spend time in rare books picking your images
    • schedule appointments in the digitization studio for next week

Week Three

  • Jan 23 Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone (pages 191 to 287),
  • Jan 25 Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone (pages 288 to 392),
    • This week digitize images by appointment

Week Four

  • Jan 30 Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone (pages 392 to 466); bring image selections and one to two secondary sources to class;  Introduction to Omeka
  • Feb 1  In-class metadata session; meet in TFDL 440D

Week Five

  • Feb 6 Introduction to Victorian Mourning culture
    • 30 minutes in-class time to work on troubleshooting Omeka
  • Feb 8 Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam (pages 39 to 74; cantos I to XLVII)
    • Digital Moonstone Project Due; project wrap up and discussion

Week Six

  • Feb 13 Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam (pages 75 to 112; cantos XLVII to XCV)
  • Feb 15 Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam (pages 112 to 146; cantos XCVI to end)

Reading Week

Week Seven

  • Feb 27 Isabella Beeton, Chapter 1 “The Mistress”, Chapter IV, “Introduction to Cookery”, sample recipes from Book of Household Management (pick one of your choice)
  • March 1 Isabella Beeton, Chapter XL “Dinners and Dining” and from Chapter XLI “Domestic Servants” (“The Butler” “The Footman” “The Valet” “The Lady’s Maid” and “Upper and Under Housemaids”) from Book of Household Management, 

Week Eight

  • March 6 Isabella Beeton, Chapter XLII “Rearing etc. of Infants and Children”
  • March 8 Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland (pages 1 to 59)

Week Nine

  • March 13  Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland (pages 60 to 111)
  • March 15 Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (pages 114 to 184)

Week Ten

  • March 20 Class Cancelled
  • March 22 Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (pages 185 to 244)

Week Eleven

  • March 27 Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Sign of the Four”
  • March 29 Arthur Conan Doyle,  “The Red-Headed League,” “A Scandal in Bohemia”

Week Twelve

  • April 3 Creative Group Projects
  • April 5 Creative Group Projects

Week Thirteen

  • April 10 Creative Presentations
  • April 12 Last Day of Classes, Final Exam Review