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Schedule

7, 8, 10 Jan – 7th – Introduction to the course, administrivia; 8th   and 10th First times

Readings: “The Women’s Room,” from Delta of Venus I, from Teleny, from Roman de la Rose

14, 15, 17 Jan – Eat or Be Eaten?

Readings: “The Platonic Blow,” from Macho Sluts, “Figs,” Goblin Market, “The Flea”

Humour for the week: “The Disappointment”

21, 22, 24 Jan — Smooth Bits, Foldy Bits, Hairy Bits

Readings: “Creamy Breasts,” “The Penis,” “The Female Genitals,” from Les Guerillères, from Amores, “Obscur et Froncé”

Humour for the week: “Anglo-Saxon Riddle”

28, 29, 31 Jan — Taboos

Readings: “The Colonel’s Nieces,” from History of My Life [Casanova], from Delta of Venus II, “Venus and Tannhauser,” “Leda and the Swan,” “Nizam the Pederast”

Humour for the week: “from Kitty’s Atalantis”

Short Paper Due 31 Jan

4, 5, 7, Feb – Class Cancelled

11, 12, 14 Feb – Reading Break

18, 19, 21 Feb – The Sacred and the Profane I

Readings: “A Full and True Account of a Dreaded Fire … in the Pope’s Breeches,” from The Lives of the Nuns, “Sonnet” [Baffo], from Account of the Visit Made to the Theatine Nuns, “Batter My Heart,” Letter from Heloise to Abelard

Humour for the week: “Epigrams” (Martial)

25, 26, 28 Feb – The Sacred and the Profane II

Reading: “Song of Solomon,” “Song of Songs,” The Story of the Eye

Humour for the week: “Amores” (Ovid)

Mid-term Exam 28 Feb

4, 5, 7 Mar – Power and Pain I

Readings: from Myra Breckenridge, from Justine, or Philosophy in the Bedroom [both selections], “Marriage à la Mode”

11, 12, 14 Mar – Power and Pain II

Readings: from The Story of O, from Lesbia Brandon, “Grand Testament,” “from Last Exit to Brooklyn,” from Venus and Adonis

Response to Article Due 14 Mar

18, 19, 21 Mar – Surprise! Voyeurism, Anonymity, The Unexpected

Readings: from Fanny Hill, from Ulysses, from The Conservationist, “My Subway Lover,” from My Secret Life

25, 26, 28 Mar – Education I

Readings: from Life and Loves [Harris], “La Batarde,” begin The Piano Teacher

1, 2, 4 Apr – Education II

Reading: The Piano Teacher

Term Paper Due 4 Apr

*Final Exam will be Scheduled During Exam Period*

All assignments are due at the start of class on the Friday of the week in which they are due.

Feel free to contact me with any questions:

Email – saross@uvic.ca   |   Phone — 250-721-7237   |   Twitter – @ghostprof