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Week 1

  • Tuesday: the Critical Practice Test will be administred in H507 (10:00-12:00).
  • Thursday: a list of participants will be published.

 Week  Primary Text(s)  Seminar Preparation
 2
 Kate Chopin's
The Awakening

Elaine Showalter's "Tradition and the female Talent: The Awakening as a Solitary Book".

Elizabeth Le Blanc's "The Metaphorical Lesbian: Edna Pontellier in The Awakening".

 3

 Awakening and

ST Coleridge's
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Frances Ferguson's "Coleridge and the Deluded Reader: 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'".

Paula Treichler's "The Construction of Ambiguity in The Awakening: A linguistic analysis".

 4

 Awakening

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 and

W. Shakespeare's Hamlet 

 Marjorie Garber's "Hamlet: Giving up the Ghost".

Susan Eilenberg's "Voice and Ventriloquy in 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'

Patricia Yaeger's "A Language which Nobody Understood: Emancipatory Strategies in The Awakening"

 5

 Awakening

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 and

Hamlet 

Margit Stange's "“Personal Property: Exchange Value and the Female Self in The Awakening".  

Raimonda Modiano's "'Sameness or Difference? Historicist Readings of ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'".  

Karin S. Coddon's "'Suche Strange Desygns’: Madness, Subjectivity, and Treason in Hamlet and Elizabethan Culture".

 6 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 

Hamlet 

Anne Williams' "An I for An Eye: ‘Spectral Persecution’ in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner". 

Janet Adelman's "'Man and Wife Is One Flesh': Hamlet and the Confrontation with the Maternal Body".

 7

 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

 

Hamlet 

David Simpson's “How Marxism Reads ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’”.

Michael D. Bristol's "'Funeral Bak’d-Meats': Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Hamlet"  

 8  NONE

 Critical practice and your own writing: Peer review session

The second half of the session will consist of an introduction to Carter's The Bloody Chamber in preparation for next week's oral presentations

 9
 Angela Carter,
The Bloody Chamber and
Traditional Fairy Tales
 Prepare critical analysis of individual stories as assigned.
 10  The Bloody Chamber  Deliver Oral presentations as assigned.