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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
 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".


 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".



The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


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"



The Rime of the Ancient Mariner



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



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".


 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner



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

 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.