Friday, September 23, 2011

NOT for Credit: Upcoming Fun in 429

Pamela Writing (Joseph Highmore, 1745, Wikigallery)

Your papers are due Tuesday.  I have not assigned any reading for that day on the syllabus, but you should bring your printout of Shamela to class AND Pamela, so we can wrap up the one text and begin the other.  By all means, start reading Shamela if you have the time.  It's a pretty quick read, and those of you who disliked Pamela will find it deeply, deeply satisfying.

We won't have class on Thursday (l'shanah tovah!), but those of you not celebrating the holiday can use the time to get a head start on the Rare Book Library assignment, which I'll be posting shortly.

Just a reminder: as with Fantomina, I will not be permitting you to read the text from an electronic doo-dad in class, so please make a print-out of Shamela and bring it with you.  It runs about 30 pages, so you'll need to budget your toner/paper accordingly.  Depending on what you pay for ink cartridges, you might find it more cost-effective to print it out on a library printer.   Also, as with Robinson Crusoe, take a moment before you start the novel to glance over the glossary that the C21 editor (Jack Lynch) has supplied at the back of the text.

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