Some sources for Stevenson’s Strange Case

Here are some sources on Stevenson’s Strange Case. (These are *not* in impeccable MLA format in this blog display, and the page range is missing for the last article.) Remember that the back of your Broadview edition has a good bibliography. Add a good source if you know one, using the “comment” option!

Eckley, Wilton. “Robert Louis Stevenson” Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth edition.
(2010): n. pag. Biography Resource Center. Web.

Eiger, Edwin M. Robert Louis Stevenson and the Romantic Tradition. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1969. Print.

Nabokov, Vladimir. Introduction. “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. New York: Signet Classic, 2003. Print.

Saposnik, Irving S. “The Anatomy of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”. Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. Nineteenth Century 11.4 (1971): 715-731. JSTOR.

Stiles, Anne. “Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Jekyll and Hyde” and the Double Brain.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. 46.4  (2006). JSTOR

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Some sources on gender and the Victorian world

Here are some sources I (Prof. Drury!) found. If you found a useful source, please add it here in a “comment”!

Author: Griffin, Ben.
Title: The politics of gender in Victorian Britain : masculinity, political culture, and the struggle for women’s rights

Author: Langland, Elizabeth.
Title: Telling tales : gender and narrative form in Victorian literature and culture

Title: Gender and discourse in Victorian literature and art / edited by Antony H. Harrison and Beverly Taylor

Author: Easley, Alexis
Title: Literary celebrity, gender, and Victorian authorship, 1850-1914

Author: Munich, Adrienne.
Title: Andromeda’s chains : gender and interpretation in Victorian literature and art

Author: Bashford, Alison
Title: Purity and pollution : gender, embodiment, and Victorian medicine

Author: Maitzen, Rohan Amanda.
Title: Gender, genre, and Victorian historical writing

Author: Krueger, Christine L.
Title: Reading for the law: British literary history and gender advocacy

Women and the Victorian occult / edited by Tatiana Kontou

Author: Lootens, Tricia A.
Title: Lost saints: silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization

Author: Davies, Helen.
Title: Gender and ventriloquism in Victorian and neo-Victorian fiction

Author: Rhodes, Kimberly.
Title: Ophelia and Victorian visual culture: representing body politics in the nineteenth century

Author: Elliott, Dorice Williams
Title: The angel out of the house : philanthropy and gender in nineteenth-century

Author: Bernstein, Susan David.
Title: Confessional subjects : revelations of gender and power in Victorian literature and culture

Title: Victorian sages and cultural discourse : renegotiating gender and power / edited by Thaïs E. Morgan

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*Using* a secondary source (a week-eight question)

Post here a sentence (or two) in which you draw a connection between a secondary source and a primary text. Quote directly from your secondary source (and give a parenthetical page-number citation) as you articulate the connection.

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The Time Traveller as Theorist

Identify a passage or two in which the Time Traveller theorizes about the world of the future he encounters. Tell us what he is trying to explain (and where the passage is), and then consider these questions. In what sense is he a reliable theorist? In what sense is he fallible? And how does the narration highlight his reliability and /or unreliability as a scientific investigator?

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Interior Design and the Time Traveller (a week-seven question)

What is it like in the Time Traveller’s home, and what does Wells’s representation (through his narrator) of this domestic interior suggest about how we are to understand the Time Traveller and his ‘home world’? Mention at least three specific moments from the text.

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“The Library Window” and our other reading (a week-six question)

How can we relate Oliphant’s “Library Window” to our other reading and to our discussions in the course so far? Show us a passage from the story that resonates with a text — whether one of our Victorian texts or one of our contemporary scholarly texts — we have discussed and explain the relationship you detect. What do you think the connection means?

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Seeing in “The Library Window” (a week-six question)

Identify a passage in “The Library Window” where vision is important. How is the experience of seeing rendered in prose, and what role does the experience have in the development of narrative? What does the passage suggest about the reliability of vision as a mode of perception?

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In Memoriam, Canto XCV (95!) (a week-five question)

Return for a minute to the section of In Memoriam that we read on the first day of class, the canto that envisions a moment of contact between poetic speaker and dead friend. Identify a few words or phrases from the canto that you find crucial to this representation of contact. Then consider the following questions, any one or more than one: What does Canto XCV suggest about Tennyson’s understanding of supernaturality? About his understanding of friendship? How can we relate it to another section of In Memoriam, and what does that relationship show ? How can we relate the canto to another text we have read? Where precisely does the supernaturality in this canto inhere — where does it live, in what words or imagery specifically — and why?

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Supernaturality in In Memoriam (a week-five question)

Show us one or two moments of interesting supernaturality in In Memoriam. How is the sense of supernaturality created, and what does it mean for or make happen in the poem when it occurs? Remembering the fluidity of “natural” and “supernatural” in Victorian thought, keep in mind that your moments can be ones of more *or of less obvious supernaturality: just be sure to explain what you mean, what you are seeing.

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Note on our first weeks of blog posting

Here is how our posting for the first weeks of the semester works. By Tuesday, 1 October, you need to have answered one question from each of our first three weeks. (Week-three questions will appear in the week of 23 September.) Remember that across the entire semester, you’re allowed one “grace week”: a week when you can opt out of posting. If you do use this “grace” for one of the first three weeks, keep in mind that any missed post from October on will detract from your class-writing grade.

If you’d like to suggest a question for the blog, please let me know!

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