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Studies in British Literature: Pope and Swift
Maner
Fall 2012
MW, 6:10-7:30
402 Millett
TBA
TBA
martin.maner@wright.edu
1. Gibaldi, Joseph.  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  7th ed.  New York: MLA, 2009.
2. Ross, Angus, and David Woolley, eds.  Jonathan Swift: Major Works.  Oxford World's Classics.  Oxford UP, 1984.
3. Swift, Jonathan.  Gulliver's Travels.  Oxford World's Classics.  Ed. Claude Rawson and Ian Higgins.  Oxford UP, 2005..
4. Williams, Aubrey, ed.  Poetry and Prose of Alexander Pope.  Boston: Houghton, 1969.
Date Topic Reading
Mon
8/27

Overview of the course
Bibliographical introduction
Biographical introduction
Literary theory: period, character, style, and comparison-contrast
Complete the assignment listed under "Reading" (plus any online assignments listed under "Topic") before each class meeting.  Note that under "Reading" the course texts are distinguished by editor's or author's name.

 
Wed
8/29
In-class research orientation
Discuss prospectus; bring draft material on Sep. 5
For next time: compare and contrast "Verses" and "Epistle"
Handout on prospectuses
Mon
9/3
Labor Day holiday
No class; WSU closed

Wed
9/5
The satiric apologia
"Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift"
"Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot"
 Ross & Woolley xi-xxviii, 514-530; Williams ix-xxxv, 197-211
Mon
9/10
Workshop on prospectuses
Bring tentative topic, thesis, and list of sources
 
Wed
9/12
Term paper prospectus due
Prospectus peer evaluation
Introduction to A Tale of a Tub
 
Mon
9/17
A Tale of a Tub Ross & Woolley 62-111
Wed
9/19
A Tale of a Tub Ross & Woolley 111-62
Fri
9/21
Last day to drop a course with the grade of "W"

Mon
9/24
A Tale of a Tub

Wed
9/26
Gulliver's Travels, Part One and prefatory matter Swift ix-xliii, 1-72
Mon
10/1
Gulliver's Travels, Parts One and Two

Swift 75-137

Wed
10/3
Gulliver's Travels, Parts Two and Three Swift 141-203
Mon
10/8
Gulliver's Travels, Part Four Swift 207-277
Wed
10/10

"An Argument [Against the] Abolishing of Christianity"
Examiner #17
"A Modest Proposal"

Ross & Woolley 217-27, 258-62, 492-99
Mon
10/15

The Bickerstaff Papers
The Drapier's Letters
The psychology of satire
Ross & Woolley 193-216; 422-460


Wed
10/17
"A Description of the Morning"
"A Description of a City Shower"
"Stella's Birthday"
"A Beautiful Young Nymph going to Bed"
Journal to Stella
Ross & Woolley 229; 256-257; 479-481; 533-534



Mon
10/22
Midterm examination  
Wed
10/24
"An Essay on Criticism"
Guardian #40
Peri Bathous
Williams 37-57; 379-438


Fri
10/26
Last day to drop a course in person, with no letter grade.
Last day to drop online: Sunday, Oct. 28
Mon
10/29
Return of midterm
Analysis of exam
Pope's versification
Donne's satire "versified"
Handout; Williams 271-279

Wed
10/31
"The Rape of the Lock"
Williams 78-100; handout
Mon
11/5
The episode of Sarpedon
Moral essays: "Epistle IV" ("To Burlington")

Handout; Williams 189-196


Wed
11/7
"The Dunciad," Book 1 Williams 295-320
Mon
11/12
Veterans' Day observed
No class
Wed
11/14
"The Dunciad," Book 2

Williams 321-338

Mon
11/19
"The Dunciad," Books 3 and 4 Williams 339-378
Wed
11/21
Beginning of Thanksgiving break
No class
Williams 120-157
Mon
11/26
"An Essay on Man" Williams 225-240
Wed
11/28
"The Second Satire of the First Book of Horace" ("Sober Advice from Horace")
"The First Satire of the Second Book of Horacxe" ("To Mr. Fortescue")
"The Second Epistle of the Second Book of Horace"
Conclusion
 Williams 213-218, 225-240
Mon
12/3
Optional class--no attendance taken
Workshop on term paper.  Bring draft.
Wed
12/5
Term paper due
Final review
Course evaluation
Wed
12/12
Final exam
5:45-7:45 PM
Evaluation:      
Participation and attendance (see below)    8%  
Prospectus  10%  
Midterm exam  20%  
Final exam  32%  
Term paper (mimimum length: 10 pages in MLA format)  30%  
Participation
and
attendance
portion of
course grade:
0-1 absence    A  
2 absences    B  
3 absences    C  
4 absences    D  
5 absences    F  
6 absences will result in an F for the entire course.    
Computing Course Grades
Course grades are computed by multiplying weighted percentages times the numerical value of letter grades, using the following equivalents: A = 4.0,  A- = 3.8,  B+ = 3.2, and so on.
Office Hours
I am happy to meet with you individually for assistance, but administrative work may force me to miss office hours occasionally.  Making an appointment a day ahead of time is always advisable.
Integrated Writing
Wright State students will be able to produce writing that demonstrates their understanding of course content, is appropriate for the audience and purpose of a particular writing task, demonstrates the degree of mastery of disciplinary writing conventions appropriate to the course (including documentation conventions), and shows competency in standard edited American English.
CLASS POLICIES
1.  Avoid late arrivals, please; they are disruptive and distracting.. If you arrive late on the day of a pop quiz, I will not delay the class by allowing you to start late. Arriving late means that you missed the pop quiz but may take the scheduled make-up. Repeated late arrivals will lower your course grade.  (Two late arrivals equals one absence in the attendance grading scale.)
2.  Absence without notification during the first two class meetings of the quarter means that you may be dropped from the course.
3.  After six recorded absences, which may include days that you arrived late but failed to have me correct the attendance record (see policy #8, below), you will receive an automatic F for the course.
4.  Please do not offer excuses for absences. There is no such thing as an "excused absence" in this course, because I assume that students will miss class only for good reasons. All absences are figured according to the scale given under "Evaluation" (above). If you wish to be evaluated according to a different attendance policy, or if you know that you must miss class on specific dates, I will work out an attendance policy just for you as long as you arrange that policy during the first week of classes.
5. No make-up quizzes will be given except on the one make-up day indicated above. The midterm and final examination will be given only once. There will be no make-ups.
6.  I normally do not grant "I" grades. If you miss an assignment, your grade will be computed on the basis of the work you completed, with the missing assignment counted as zero.
7.  Please do not ask me what you missed.  You are responsible for making arrangements with a classmate to supply you with information about classes you missed.  If questions remain, see me.
8.  I take attendance at the beginning of the hour. If you arrive late, your attendance will not be recorded unless you see me after class to have me mark you as present. Absences and late arrivals can affect your course grade, particularly in marginal cases.
9.  Due to the continuing decline of courtesy among Wright State students, it is necessary to mention some things that should normally go without saying.  a) It is rude to e-mail someone anonymously, using only a screen name.   b) It is rude to leave voice mail messages without identifying yourself.   ("I am a student in your morning class" is not adequate self-identification.)  c) It is rude to bring a beeping watch, or cell phone, or other digital device to class without turning it off first.  d) It is rude to bring a child to class with you, especially if you have not asked for the instructor's permission.
10.  You may leave messages for me with the department secretaries at 775-3136.  Another convenient way to have individual conferences is via e-mail.  My e-mail address is listed at the top of the syllabus and below.  I check my account daily.  Note, too, that this syllabus is posted on the web at the address listed below, under "Resources.".
11. Assistance on written work should be limited to the instructor, library reference personnel, and Writing Center personnel. Automatic penalty for any form of plagiarism (defined as passing off the work of someone else as if it were your own): F for the course. Your papers for this course must be exclusively your own and exclusively for this course. You may not submit a previously submitted paper, nor a paper simultaneously submitted for another course.
12. Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period on the due dates indicated above. Late term papers will be subject to the following reductions: For assignments handed in after the beginning of class but before 7:30 PM, a 5-point reduction (on a scale of 100). For each day or portion of a day after 7:30 PM on the due date, the penalty will be 10 points per day. If you turn in a late paper in the English office, be sure to have a secretary initial it and record the time; otherwise, its submission time will be whenever I pick it up, which could easily be a day later!
13. Assistance on written work should be limited to the instructor, library reference personnel, and the tutors at the Writing Center (025 Library). Automatic penalty for any form of plagiarism (defined as passing off the work of someone else as if it were your own): F for the course. Re-using work submitted for credit in another course is another form of academic dishonesty, since it puts other students at a disadvantage. If you wish to write a single paper to meet two course requirements, you should secure written permission from both instructors, and the paper should meet the combined length requirements of both assignments.
RESOURCES
Online syllabuses:
Women and Eighteenth-Century British Literature:
http://www.wright.edu/~martin.maner/18cwom99.html
Links to Resources in Literature and the Humanities:
http://www.wright.edu/cola/Dept/eng/humanities_links.html
E-Mail Links:
         Martin Maner
         Piper Martin (Humanities Reference Librarian)