English 403-01 T. L. Reed
“Jekylls and Hydes” EC 306 (x1216)
Fall, 2003 Hours: Monday and Thursday 1-3
Required Texts (available in the College Bookstore):
Please use these editions only, for ease of collective reference!
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Norton. ISBN 0393974650
Hall, Calvin. A Primer of Freudian Psychology. Meridian. ISBN 0452011833.
Bakhtin, Mikhail. Rabelais and His World. Indiana. ISBN 0253203414.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. A Child’s Garden of Verses. Dover. ISBN 0486273016.
James, Henry. The Turn of the Screw. Signet/NAL. ISBN 0451523318.
Conrad, Joseph. The Secret Sharer. Dover. ISBN 0486275469.
Moore, Brian. Black Robe. Plume. ISBN 0452278651.
Ishiguro, Kazuo. The Remains of the Day. Vintage. ISBN 0679731725.
Martin, Valerie. Mary Reilly. Vintage. ISBN 0375725997.
Palahniuk, Chuck. Fight Club. Holt. ISBN 0805062971.
Standard Reference, available in Bookstore or on-line:
Hacker, A Pocket Style Manual (Bedford/St. Martin’s)
This course examines a number of classic 19th- and 20th-century representations of human duality, setting them in the theoretical (and implicitly moral) contexts of Freudian psychology and Bakhtin’s carnivalesque. It is in part designed to serve as a prelude to the Senior Workshop which we will all be involved in next semester, affording us all a chance to become a synergistic community of readers, scholarly writers, and editors who can not only pursue common interests but also support and profit from individual initiatives.
Requirements: (Note: "Registrar's Time" for this class is 1:30-4:15 Wednesday afternoon, but please be prepared to stay a little longer, now and again, IF it's ever necessary. If this will pose problems for anyone, please let me know right away.)
1) 20-25 pages of finished writing, revised in collaboration with peers. The normative pattern will be to develop an idea of interest to you in an initial essay (ca. 10 pages) -- and then to expand and develop it in a subsequent draft (20-25 pages) after you have worked through the rest of the reading (and viewing) in the course. This second essay will incorporate a substantial amount of secondary material, contextual and/or critical. While this 2-stage approach has the great virtue of paving the way for work in English 404 – and I therefore strongly recommend that you follow it – I’ll nonetheless consider alternative proposals with an open mind.
All papers must be machine-printed, double-spaced, leaving one-inch margins on all sides. (Make sure you KEEP COPIES, hard and magnetic, when you turn essays in!) Beyond the peer editing we set up, you are all also strongly advised to take drafts of your essays to the Writing Center. (We’ll take stock early on of which class members are WC consultants!) Except when well-justified alternative arrangements are made in advance, assignments must be turned in personally at the specified time.
All papers should conform the Modern Language Association format, in terms of citation and bibliography.
2) I will also expect regular class attendance (missing two of more classes will constitute a real problem!), preparation, and productive participation. Both this semester and next, you must all find ways to become regular and useful participants in class discussion, general research sessions, and whatever editorial sessions we piece together.
NOTE: For any films to be discussed, you will be expected to arrange your own viewing in advance, either in the Library (I’ll have films on reserve) or via Blockbuster, Video Update, etc.
Grading: Class work (including peer editing)--40%; written work--60%. For the system by which averages will be computed, refer to the appropriate section of the college catalogue. All course work must be completed by 12 Noon, Friday, December 19th at the latest (the date of the final exam, if there were one) for you to receive credit for the class. Earlier submissions are especially welcome.
You are expected to know what plagiarism and cheating are and to avoid them completely. For definitions, see pages 7 and 8 of the College’s Code of Conduct & Disciplinary System booklet or consult with Dean Susan Nichols. Ignorance of accepted College standards is sadly no excuse for violations. If you have any questions on what is expected of you, please see me.
I am always available during office hours, but feel free to contact me at other reasonable times, should the need arise. I am usually in EC 306 most of each work day and regularly read e-mail ("reedt").
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Day Topic and Assigned Reading/Viewing
Sept 3 Organization and Discussion of Film Clips
Victor Fleming, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941); James Cameron, Titanic (1997)
10 Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
Read the Preface to our edition, plus accounts of the work’s conception and reception, 77-104
17 Calvin Hall, A Primer of Freudian Psychology
Robert Louis Stevenson, “Markheim” (1884, ’86), 105-119
24 Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World, Foreword, Prologue, Introduction (vii-58), and selections TBA
Francois Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534-1551), xeroxed selections
Web blurb on Bakhtin @ www.english.uga.edu/~amitchel/4830_carnival.htm
(Film) John Landis, Animal House (1978)
(Film) Gary Trousdale, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Oct 1 Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses (1885)
Robert Louis Stevenson, “Olalla” (1885) – avail. on-line @
8 Henry James, The Turn of the Screw (1898)
15 Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer (1912)
20 Monday (Date to avoid interference with class) -- Full Draft of Essay 1 due in readers’ boxes, 6PM
22 Brian Moore, Black Robe (1985)
27 Monday -- Revised Essay 1 due in EC306, 12 Noon
29 Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day (1988)
Nov 5 (Film) Bruce Beresford, Black Robe (1991)
(Film) James Ivory, The Remains of the Day (1993)
12 Valerie Martin, Mary Reilly (1990)
19 Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1999)
Dec 3 (Film) Stephen Frears, Mary Reilly (1996)
(Film) David Fincher, Fight Club (1999)
Probable due date for final essay prospectus and bibliography.
(Provide copies for entire class. Note: This will give you a first shot at the skills involved in generating the separate prospectus and bibliography due for your 404 project VERY early next semester.)
8 Monday -- Full Draft of Essay 2 due in readers’ boxes, 6PM
19 Friday -- Revised Essay 2 due in EC306, 12 Noon