Week 1
T 8/29: Introductions
Th 8/31: Seager (excerpts from The Rise of the Novel: Introduction & “Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Accounts of the Rise of the Novel”) available on PILOT.
Novel Definitions: #87 (251-257)

Week 2
T 9/5: The Castle of Otranto (1-82)
Th 9/7: The Castle of Otranto (82-end)
Novel Definitions: #19 (93-94); #26 (110-114); #38 (142-144)

Week 3
T 9/12: Mr. Splitfoot (1-140)
Th 9/14: Mr. Splitfoot (140-196)
look ahead: reading responses due in 1 week

Week 4
T 9/19: Mr. Splitfoot (196-end)
Novel Definitions: #43 (157-161); #50/part 1 (171-172); #95 (273-274)
Skim: Seager (excerpt from The Rise of the Novel: “Cultural History and the Rise of the Novel”) available on PILOT.
3 Reading Responses due
Opportunity: attend a public conversation with Shayna McConville (Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Kettering, co-organizer of Dayton Pecha Kucha, and writer for the Dayton City Paper) about employment opportunities for English majors (9/19, 12:30-1:50, 015 Dunbar Library).
Th 9/21: The Female Quixote (1-56)
Opportunity: attend a public conversation with Eli Clare (an important disability and trans right author and activist) (9/21, 5:00pm-6:00pm, 015 Dunbar Library)

Week 5
T 9/26: The Female Quixote (56-196)
Th 9/28: The Female Quixote (196-252)
Opportunity: attend the English Department Open House (F 9/29, 3:30-5:00pm, in the open space beside the elevators on the 4th floor of Millett). FREE cookies, books, giveaways and info about applying to our grad programs, course offerings in Spring 2018, and on-the-spot instant advising.

Week 6
T 10/3: The Female Quixote (252-end)
Novel Definitions: #79 (235-238); #80 (239-240); #88 (258-259)
Th 10/5: The Marriage Plot (1-60)

Week 7
T 10/10: The Marriage Plot (60-210)
Skim: Seager (excerpt from The Rise of the Novel: “Feminism and the Rise of the Novel”) available on PILOT.
look ahead: reading responses due in 1 week
Th 10/12: The Marriage Plot (210-270)

Week 8
T 10/17: The Marriage Plot (270-end)
Novel Definitions: #34 (132-133); #78 (234-235); #93 (268-271)
2 new Reading Responses due; 1 revised Reading Response due
Opportunity: attend a public conversation with Karen Maner (Communications & Project Manager, Culture Works) about employment opportunities for English majors (10/17, 12:30-1:50, 015 Dunbar Library).
Th 10/19: Oroonoko (1-20)

Week 9
T 10/24: Oroonoko (20-end)
Novel Definitions: #24 (107-109); #40 (148-152); #54 (181-182)
Skim: Seager (excerpt from The Rise of the Novel: “Postcolonialism and the Novel”) available on PILOT.
look ahead: final project proposals due in 1 week
Th 10/26: Lake presenting @Becoming Media; use class time to work on final project proposals

Week 10
T 10/31: The Underground Railroad (1-161)
Final Project Proposals due
look ahead: reading responses due in 1 week
Th 11/2: The Underground Railroad (161-207)

Week 11
T 11/7: The Underground Railroad (207-end)
Novel Definitions: #18 (90-92); #41 (152-154); #46 (165)
2 new Reading Responses due; 1 revised Reading Response due
Th 11/9: Lake presenting @SLSA; use this time to kickstart your final projects

Week 12
T 11/14: Roxana (39-186)
Skim: Seager (excerpt from The Rise of the Novel: “Family, Law, Sex, and Society”) available on PILOT.
Th 11/16: Roxana (186-228)

Week 13
T 11/21: Roxana (228-end)
Novel Definitions: #81 (240-241); #86 (249-251); #91 (263-266)
Th 11/23: Thanksgiving Break

Week 14
T 11/28: Amy and Isabelle (1-161)
Th 11/30: Amy and Isabelle (154-205)
look ahead: portfolio of reading responses due in 1 week

Week 15:
T 12/5: Amy and Isabelle (205-end)
Novel Definitions: #20 (94-96); #28 (116-119); #31 (122-124)
Th 12/7: Park, “The Drift of Fiction” (available on PILOT)
Final Portfolio of 4 reading responses due (1 must be new; 3 should be revised)

Final exam period: Th 12/14 2:45-4:45pm: Final projects due at 2:45 in classroom.

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