Session 1

There's nothing to do for the first class session. Just come with your questions!

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Session 2

For this class session, read Book 1, Chapters 1-14 in Don Quixote.

I recommend you follow the plan provided in the Reading Schedule to break up the reading throughout the week. 

If you need or want extra help with this week's reading, I recommend using Sparknotes. Click here for a link to their material on Don Quixote. 

Note: We are reading an abridged version of Don Quixote. You should be thankful because the unabridged version is REALLY LONG!. But Sparknotes provides summary and notes on the unabridged version. That means their chapters and events won't line up with yours. Their material may still be helpful, but remember that the chapter summaries will be off. 

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Session 3

For this class session, read Book 1, Chapters 15-24. This completes Part 1 of Don Quixote

You have a literary analysis paper due on October 19. You can find the details in the Literary Analysis Assignment Sheet here

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Session 4

For this class session, read Part 2, Chapters 1-9 in Don Quixote. Be ready for a comprehension quiz. 

Literary Analysis paper due October 19

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Session 5

For this class session, read Part 2, Chapters X-XVI in Don Quixote. This will bring you to the end of the book! When you have finished, click the link below to take the test. 

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Session 6

For this class session, read Paradise Lost, Books I-IV.

Feel free to get help from Spark Notes by clicking here

Don't forget: Your paper is due on Oct 17!

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Session 7

For this class, session, read Paradise Lost, Books V-VIII.

Your literary analysis paper is due next week!

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Session 8

For this class session, read Paradise Lost, Books IX-XII.

Your literary analysis paper is due this week!

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Session 9

For this class, session, read the Preface and Chapters 1-6 in Christianity for Modern Pagans.

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Session 10

For this class session, read chapters 7-12 in Christianity for Modern Pagans

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Session 11

For this week's class, read chapters 13-18 in Christianity for Modern Pagans. 

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Session 12

For this week's class, read chapters 19-28 in Christianity for Modern Pagans.

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Session 13

For this week's class, read the first half of Part One of Pilgrim's Progress. 

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Session 14

For this week's class, read the second half of Part One of Pilgrim's Progress

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Session 15

For this week's class, read the first one-third of Robinson Crusoe. This book has been published in various formats. The Dover Thrift Edition (1998) has no chapter breaks. If you have this version, simply divide the total number of pages by three and read that number of pages. Other editions are broken into 31 or 33 chapters. If you have a version like that, read the first eleven chapters this week. 

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Session 16

For this week's class, read the second one-third of Robinson Crusoe.

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Session 17

For today's class, read the final one-third of Robinson Crusoe.

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Session 18

For today's class, read the following poems all found in the Romantic Poetry Supplement (click to access). 

  • Wordsworth:
    • "Tintern Abbey"
    • "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"
    • "Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known"
    • "She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways"
  • Coleridge:
    • "Kubla Khan"
    • "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
  • Byron:
    • "Darkness"
    • "The Destruction of Sennacherib"
    • "She Walks in Beauty"
  • Keats:
    • "Ode to a Nightingale"
    • "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
    • "Ode to Psyche"
  • Shelley:
    • "Ozymandias"
    • "Ode to the West Wind"
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Session 19

For today's class, read chapters 1-22 in Pride and Prejudice.

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Session 20

For today's class, read chapters 23-43 in Pride and Prejudice.

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Session 21

For today's class, read chapters 44-60 in Pride and Prejudice. This will complete the novel.

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Session 22

For today's class, read the four letters and chapters I-XIII in Frankenstein.

NOTE: This assignment assumes that your edition of the book is the Dover Thrift Edition, first published in 1994. This edition is also the third edition of 1831. There are other editions that vary significantly, especially in the breakdown of chapters. If you have a different version of the book, read approximately half the novel.

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Session 23

For today's class, read Frankenstein, chapters XIV-XXIV.  This will complete the novel. 

NOTE: If you have a different version of the book, read the second half.

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Session 24

For today's class, read the following by Edgar Allan Poe:

  • "The Raven"
  • "The Fall of the House of Usher"
  • "Murders at the Rue Morgue"
  • "Masque of the Red Death"
  • "The Pit and the Pendulum"
  • "The Tell-Tale Heart"
  • "The Cask of Amontillado"
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Session 25

For today's class, read the following poems by Tennyson:

  • The following parts of Idylls of the King:
    • "Lancelot and Elaine"
    • "The Passing of Arthur"
  • "The Lady of Shallot"
  • "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
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Session 26

For today's class, read the following essays by Transcendentalists:

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • "Self-Reliance"
    • "Friendship"
  • Henry David Thoreau
    • "Civil Disobedience"
    • "Solitude" (a chapter in Walden, or Life in the Woods)
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Session 27

For today's class, read the following short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne:

  • "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment"
  • "The Birthmark"
  • "Rappacini's Daughter"
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Session 28

For today's class, read chapters 1-23 in Moby Dick

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Session 29

For today's class, read chapters 24-48 in Moby Dick

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Session 30

For today's class, read chapters 49-79 in Moby Dick.

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Session 31

For today's class, read chapters 80-103 of Moby Dick.

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Session 32

For today's class, read chapters 104-134 and the Epilogue of Moby Dick. This will complete the novel. 

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