Syllabus/achievement requirements


  • Joseph Conrad, “An Outpost of Progress”
  • Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim
  • Joseph Conrad, The Secret Agent
  • Joseph Conrad, The Shadow-Line
  • W. G. Sebald, The Rings of Saturn  
  • W. G. Sebald, The Emigrants
  • W. G. Sebald, Austerlitz

Theory (available online or in Canvas):

  • Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan, Introduction, Joseph Conrad: The Modern Temper. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • Jeremy Hawthorn, Introduction, Joseph Conrad: Narrative Technique and Ideological Commitment. London: Edward Arnold, 1990.
  • Excerpt from Ian Watt’s discussion of Lord Jim in Conrad in the Nineteenth Century (London: Chatto & Windus, 1980).
  • James Phelan, chapter on Lord Jim in Joseph Conrad: Voice, Sequence, History, Genre, ed. Jakob Lothe, Jeremy Hawthorn and James Phelan. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2008.
  • Michael Fried, “On Conrad’s The Secret Agent.” ELH 79:4 (Winter 2012): 1039–1071.
  • Jakob Lothe, “Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim.” Article forthcoming in Handbook of the English Novel, ed. Monika Petrzak-Franger. Berlin: De Gruyter.
  • Jakob Lothe, “Irony and Narrative Distance: Imperialist Critique in Conrad’s ‘An Outpost of Progress.’” In Outposts of Progress: Joseph Conrad, Modernism and Post-Colonialism, ed. Gail Fincham, Jeremy Hawthorn and Jakob Lothe. Cape Town: UCT Press, 2015, 186–97.    
  • Lise Patt, “Introduction,” Searching for Sebald: Photography after W. G. Sebald. Los Angeles: The Institute of Cultural Inquiry, 2007, 17–43.
  • Chapters on The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn in Mark R. McCulloh, Understanding W. G. Sebald. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2003.
  • Jakob Lothe, “Verbal Narrative and Visual Image: Trains and Railways in W. G. Sebald’s ‘Paul Bereyter’ and Austerlitz.” In Disputable Core Concepts of Narrative Theory, ed. Göran Rossholm and Christer Johansson. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012, 307–26.
  • Jakob Lothe, “Forgiveness, History, Narrative: W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz”, in The Ethics of Forgiveness: A Collection of Essays, ed. Christel Fricke. New York: Routledge, 2011, 179–96.
  • Jens Brockmeier, chapter on Austerlitz in Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
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