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SYLLABUS FOR WR139 VICTORIAN LITERATURE, SCIENCE, CULTURAL CRITICISM, UC IRVINE SPRING 1999

WEEK ONE

04/05. Course Introduction.

04/07. Stephen Jay Gould. "Introduction" to The Mismeasure of Man. 1-10.

04/09. Stephen Gould. "Measuring Bodies," Ch. 4 of The Mismeasure of Man. 113-45. Quick examination of Lombroso selection from Criminal Man.

WEEK TWO

04/12. Arthur Conan Doyle. "The Final Problem."

04/14. Stevenson, R. L. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

04/16. Stevenson, R. L. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

WEEK THREE

04/19. Thomas Carlyle. from Past and Present: Book I, Ch. 3. "Manchester Insurrection" (14-23).

04/21. Thomas Carlyle. From Past and Present: Book III, Ch. 2. "Gospel of Mammonism" (150-55); Book IV, Ch. 4. "Captains of Industry" (276-83).

04/23. John S. Mill. "On Liberty." from Trilling and Bloom's Victorian Prose and Poetry. 83-96.

WEEK FOUR

04/26. John S. Mill. "On Liberty." from Trilling and Bloom's Victorian Prose and Poetry. 83-96.

04/28. Matthew Arnold. "Doing as One Likes." Culture and Anarchy. Ch. 2, 48-66.

04/30. Matthew Arnold. "Doing as One Likes." Culture and Anarchy. Ch. 2, 48-66.

WEEK FIVE

05/03. Karl Marx. The Communist Manifesto, Section 1.

05/05. Karl Marx. The Communist Manifesto, Section 1.

05/07. Charles Darwin. Selection from Voyage of the Beagle.

WEEK SIX

05/10. Charles Darwin. Selection from The Origin of Species.

05/12. Charles Darwin. "On the Moral Sense" from The Descent of Man. Ch.4, 97-125.

05/14. Charles Darwin. "On the Moral Sense" from The Descent of Man. Ch.4, 97-125.

WEEK SEVEN

05/17. Thomas Carlyle. "Occasional Discourse Concerning the Nigger Question."

05/19. David Livingstone. Selection from Missionary Travels and Researches.

05/21. James Froude. Selection from The English in the West Indies.

WEEK EIGHT

05/24. J.J. Thomas. Selection from Froudacity.

05/26. Mohandas Gandhi. Selection from Autobiography.

05/28. Oscar Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray.

WEEK NINE

05-31. Memorial Day Holiday.

06-02. Oscar Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray.

06-04. Oscar Wilde. The Picture of Dorian Gray.

WEEK TEN

06/07. Sigmund Freud. Civilization and its Discontents.

06/09. Sigmund Freud. Civilization and its Discontents.

06/11. Sigmund Freud. Civilization and its Discontents.

DUE DATES:

Paper 1: rough draft due Monday 04/19; final draft due Friday 04/30

Paper 2: rough draft due Monday 05/10; final draft due Friday 05/21

Paper 3: rough draft due Monday 06/07; final draft due Friday 06/19

Journal: first part due Friday 04/30. with final paper 1; second part due Friday 06-11


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