Modern British Literature
Readings for Research and Writing ("Path 2")

"It was what she had battling inside her. An unmixable mix.
The infinite tenderness of motherhood and the
reckless rage of a suicide bomber" (44).
Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (1997)


 
Group 1: Know Thyself
Group 2: The Spectre of Colonialism
Group 3: Sexual Awakenings
Group 4: The Künstlerroman
Group 5: James Joyce's Ulysses
Week One
Heart of Darkness (1899): chps 1-3
Almayer's Folly
(1895): chps 1-6
The Voyage Out (1915): chps 1-7
A Portrait of the Artist
(1916): chps 1-2
Ulysses (1922),
chps 1-3
Week Two
Night and Day (1919): chps 1-6
Almayer's Folly
(1895): chp 7-12
The Voyage Out (1915): chps 8-14
A Portrait of the Artist
(1916): chps 3-4
Ulysses (1922),
chps 4-5
Week Three
Night and Day (1919): chps 7-14
Lord Jim (1899-1900): chps 1-15
The Voyage Out (1915): chps 15-20
A Portrait of the Artist
(1916): chp 5
Ulysses (1922),
chp 8

Week Four

Night and Day (1919): chps 15-20
Lord Jim (1899-
1900): chps 16-35
The Voyage Out (1915): chps 21-27
Orlando (1928):
chps 1-2
Ulysses (1922),
chps 9-10

Week Five

Night and Day (1919): chps 21-25
Lord Jim (1899-1900): chps 36-45 & criticism
Sons and Lovers
(1913): chps 1-5
Orlando (1928):
chps 3-4
Ulysses (1922),
chps 11-12
Week Six
Night and Day (1919): chps 26-30
Nostromo (1904): Part 1, chps 1-7; Part 2, chps 1-3
Sons and Lovers
(1913): chps 6-8
Orlando (1928):
chps 5-6
Ulysses (1922),
chps 13-14
Week Seven
Night and Day (1919): chps 31-34
Nostromo (1904): Part 2, chps 2-8
Sons and Lovers
(1913): chps 9-11
Murphy (1938):
chps 1-5
Ulysses (1922),
chp 15
Week Eight
Mrs. Dalloway (1925): pgs 3-102
Nostromo (1904): Part 3, chps 1-8
Sons and Lovers
(1913): chp 12-13
Murphy (1938):
chps 6-9
Ulysses (1922),
chps 16-17
Week Nine
Mrs. Dalloway (1925): pgs 103-94
Nostromo (1904): Part 3, chps 9-13
Sons and Lovers
(1913): chps 14-15
Murphy (1938):
chps 10-13
Ulysses (1922),
chp 18
Week Nine
PAPER CONFERENCES occur late Week Nine and early Week Ten
submit 2-4 page outline to Blackboard ahead of time
Week Eleven
TERM PAPER DUE at midnight, 18 March
send Word file via email to "pmarchba@calpoly.edu"



"Love and Pain," or "The Vampire" (1893)
Edvard Munch


Dr. Paul Marchbanks
pmarchba@calpoly.edu