February 18: Woolf (2). Class cut short by climate change and failing infrastructure.
February 15: Joyce, concluded; Woolf (1).
February 11: Joyce (4).
Due March 6 on Sakai: the first paper.
February 4: Joyce (2).
February 1: Joyce (1). Also: Woolf, “Modern Fiction,” concluded (for now).
January 28: James (2). “The Middle Years,” concluded; “The Art of Fiction.” Brief introduction to Woolf, “Modern Fiction.”
January 25: James (1). “The Middle Years.”
His father told him that story: his father looked at him through a glass: he had a hairy face.
James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, ed. Jeri Johnson (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000), 5.
Tone change; strange details (“a glass”); grotesque (hairy face). Is this the same person who tells the story of the moocow and baby tuckoo?
January 21: Introduction.
- Bournemouth (337)
- Beach town in Dorset (Southwest England).
- diligence vincit omnia (338)
- “Conquers all,” but the Latin phrase (from Virgil) is usually omnia vincit amor (or amor vincit omnia), “love conquers all”
- qui dort dine (339)
- French cliché: literally, “who sleeps, dines,” but meaning, “if you’re sleeping you don’t need to eat”
- intrigante (346)
- French: a (female) schemer
This is the main course site for Early Twentieth-Century Fiction, Spring 2021, taught by Prof. Andrew Goldstone. It holds the most up-to-date syllabus and the course commonplace book (described on the Commonplacing page). Group A students have last names beginning A–Ma; group B students have last names beginning Mc–Z.