Twentieth-Century Fiction I

Handouts, Worksheets, Assignments

I will add electronic versions of handouts and other course materials as we go along.

Some materials are only available to students enrolled in the course. These private materials can be found in the Resources section of the Sakai site.

Final exam (12/20/12)

The final exam (take-home format). Access restricted to students in the course. Turn in the exam in person on Thursday, December 20, between 1 and 3 p.m. in Murray 213. Contact Prof. Goldstone to arrange to submit earlier.

Exam directions and grading criteria (12/10/12)

Handout with the directions and grading criteria for the take-home final exam. The exam itself will be distributed on December 17 and will be due Thursday, December 20, at 3 p.m. in hard copy in Murray 213.

Narayan (2) and conclusion: slides (12/10/12)

Slides from the last class: more on stories by R.K. Narayan and course overview.

Narayan (1): slides (12/06/12)

Slides from the first session on stories by R.K. Narayan.

Barnes (2): slides (12/03/12)

Slides from the second and final session on Nightwood.

Barnes (1): slides (11/29/12)

Slides from the first lecture on Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood.

Blogging assignment: a historical line (11/28/12)

Ungraded assignment on the course blog, due Wednesday, November 28 at 8 p.m.

Second Paper Assignment (11/26/12)

The assignment for the second paper, due at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 26.

Hurston (3): slides (11/26/12)

Slides from the third and final session on Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Hurston (2): slides (11/20/12)

Slides from the second session on Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. These slides are the joint work of Andrew Goldstone and Octavio R. Gonzalez.

Hurston (1): slides (11/19/12)

Slides from the first discussion of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Also wraps up our account of Anand.

Anand (2): slides (11/15/12)

Slides from the second lecture on Untouchable.

Anand (1): slides (11/12/12)

Slides from the first discussion of Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable. Also wraps up our account of Faulkner.

Anand reading Untouchable (mp3) (11/12/12)

This Library of Congress recording includes Anand introducing himself and discussing his work of the 1930s, followed by his reading of a short excerpt from Untouchable (pp. 60–63 of our Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics edition). The recording quality is not good but the material is very interesting. More information about Anand and more recordings of him at the South Asian Literary Recordings Project of the Library of Congress. Also of great interest is this short clip from an interview with Anand, from a film made by the chief official literary institution of India, the Sahitya Akademi.

Ungraded style assignment (Faulkner commonplace redux) (11/14/12)

The ungraded assignment on style for the course blog. This oft-moved deadline has been moved one more time. It is now due on Wednesday, November 14. Please blog about style in Faulkner according to the instructions on this page.

Faulkner (2) and Paper 1: notes as slides (11/08/12)

These slides from the second class on Faulkner roughly track the seminar-style discussion held in class and give page references for passages discussed. The slides also include a discussion of the first paper, including information about the distribution of first-paper grades. Access to this set of slides is restricted to students in the course.

Woolf Wrap-Up and Faulkner Introduction: Slides (11/05/12)

Slides from the lecture of November 5, wrapping up Mrs. Dalloway after the storm and beginning discussion of Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. Some material was not covered in class in order to leave more time for discussion.

Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (2): Slides (10/25/12)

Slides from the second lecture on Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.

Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (1): Slides (10/22/12)

Slides by Octavio R. Gonzalez from his lecture on Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.

Walter Pater, Conclusion to The Renaissance (10/24/12)

Link to a Google Books scan of this celebrated text by Pater, quoted in the lectures on Joyce and Woolf in connection with the idea of aestheticism.

Sayers’s Whose Body? (1): Slides (10/15/12)

Slides from the first lecture on Sayers’s Whose Body?

Joyce’s Portrait (4): Slides (10/11/12)

Slides from the final lecture on James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Includes both our in-class map of the structure of the novel and my own (quite similar) map.

The Structure of Joyce’s Portrait (10/11/12)

Handout from the class on the structure of Portrait—a blank grid (with page numbers). For the filled-in grid, see the slides from lecture on 10/11.

Joyce (3): Slides (10/08/12)

Slides from the third lecture on Joyce’s Portrait.

One of Joyce’s Epiphanies (10/08/12)

Handout: one of Joyce’s epiphanies, to be compared with the related passage in chapter 2 of Portrait (56–57).

Joyce’s Portrait (2): Slides (10/04/12)

Slides from the second lecture on James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Joyce’s Portrait (1): Slides (10/01/12)

Slides from the first lecture on James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (also includes wrap-up on Stein’s “Melanctha”).

Melanctha (2): Slides (09/27/12)

Slides from the second class on Gertrude Stein’s “Melanctha.”

How to use the Sakai Drop Box (09/25/12)

Instructions (with screenshots) on how to turn in assignments electronically by uploading documents to your Sakai Drop Box.

Melanctha (1): Slides (09/24/12)

Slides from 9/24 wrap-up of Conrad and first discussion of Stein.

First Paper Assignment (09/24/12)

The first paper assignment. The 5–7 pp. paper is due October 8 at 4 p.m.

Page locators: Stein (09/24/12)

This handout is for class on 9/24 and 9/27. It breaks the Stein text up into five-page “sections”—to help us locate ourselves in the narrative, and to help anyone using a different edition to find passages referred to by page in the lecture.

Slides on Heart of Darkness (09/20/12)

Slides from the 9/20 lecture, with the James wrap-up and discussion of Conrad.

Dictionary of National Biography on Joseph Conrad (09/20/12)

A biographical essay on Joseph Conrad, by the Conrad scholar Cedric Watts, in the Dictionary of National Biography (an excellent reference on notable British people, including writers). Rutgers network access only.

Commonplacing-to-analysis assignment (09/20/12)

The details of the special commonplacing assignment due Sunday, September 23 at 5 p.m.

Slides on “The Beast in the Jungle” (09/17/12)

Slides from lecture on Henry James’s “The Beast in the Jungle.”

Theories of the Modern: Slides (09/13/12)

Slides from the 9/13 lecture on theories of modern literature.

Slides from the Wilde-James lecture (09/10/12)

Slides from the lecture on James’s “The Art of Fiction” and Wilde’s “The Decay of Lying.”

Walter Besant’s “Art of Fiction” (09/08/12)

Optional: The 1884 lecture by Walter Besant on “The Art of Fiction” to which Henry James’s essay of the same name responds. HathiTrust scan (2009) of 1884 Chatto and Windus ed.

Slides from the first lecture (09/06/12)

Slides from the first class.

Commonplacing introduction (09/06/12)

A browser slideshow explaining how to do the “Commonplacing” assignment using your Sakai course blog. Use the left and right arrow keys on the keyboard, or spacebar and delete, to go through the slides, or click the “Contents?” link at the bottom of the slideshow page. There is also a non-slideshow version of the same material if the slideshow doesn’t work in your browser.