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The schedule below is subject to change. 'CR' refers to course reader packets (PDF) or PDFs of articles found online at the course web site, while 'online' refers to links to online texts. All CR and online readings can be found on the Handouts page of the course web site. Please note that a password is required to access most of the supplemental materials. 

 

Reading Assignment

1

10/2

Blake, selections from Songs of Innocence and Experience (CR)

Wordsworth,  excerpts from "Preface" to Lyrical Ballads and London sonnets (CR)

Simmel, "The Metropolis and Mental Life" (CR)

Bridge and Watson, "City Imaginaries" (CR)

2

10/9

Eliot, Silas Marner

Carlyle, "Signs of the Times" (online)

Maps from The Atlas of Industrializing Britain (CR)

Engels, "Introduction," The Condition of the Working class in England (15-35)

3

10/16

Gaskell, Mary Barton (chapters 1-9, pages 1-110)

Engels, "The Great Towns," "Competition," The Condition of the Working class in England (36-100)

Vaughan, "The Age of Great Cities" (CR)

4

10/23

Gaskell, Mary Barton (chapters 10-38, pages 110-379)

Carlyle, excerpts from Chartism and Past and Present (CR)

Wirth, "Urbanism as a Way of Life" (CR)

5

10/30

Poe, "The Man of the Crowd" (CR)

Wordsworth, Book Seventh, The Prelude (CR)

Dickens, Bleak House (chapters 1-10)

de Certeau, "Walking in the City" (CR)

First Paper Due

6

11/6

Dickens, Bleak House (chapters 11-38)

Benjamin, "Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century," Arcades Project (CR)

7

11/13

***** REVISED SCHEDULE FROM THIS POINT FORWARD *****

Dickens, Bleak House (up through chapter 49)

Donald, "The Immaterial City: Representation, Imagination, and Media Technologies" (CR)

8

11/20

Dickens, Bleak House (chapters 50-67)

Foucault, "Panopticism" from Discipline and Punish (CR)

9

11/27

Levy, selections from A London Plane-Tree and Other Verse and Symons, selections from London Nights (CR)

Wilson, "The Invisible Flaneur" (CR)

10

12/4

Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Walkowitz, "Urban Spectatorship," City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London (CR)

Finals

12/11

Final Examination, 7:30pm-10pm

(meet at usual class time 6:10pm)

Norris, The Pit: A Story of Chicago

Cronon, excerpts from Nature’s Metropolis (CR)

Dreiser, excerpts from Sister Carrie (CR)

Second Paper Due

Monday

12/16

Second Paper or Seminar Paper due in my mailbox or as email attachment by 2pm

 

 

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