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  1. Pretty much any Jew in Victorian literature will...

    Pretty much any Jew in Victorian literature will serve your purposes, especially as a depiction of economic villainy or corruption. Victorian Brits. loved to demonize the Jewish moneylender.
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    Open City by Teju Cole might be a good option....

    Open City by Teju Cole might be a good option. You might also want to read Michel de Certeau's essay, "Walking in the City."
  3. I haven't read all the way through, but the...

    I haven't read all the way through, but the biggest problem that stands out from the beginning is that Foucault's essay and theory is titled "Panopticism."
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    I think that you are confusing Marxism or Marxist...

    I think that you are confusing Marxism or Marxist Theory with poorly enacted Communism (i.e. China, the USSR, Cuba, etc). Marxist theory is, indeed, alive and well. The works of theorists, such as...
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    Chances are that they are bound copies of...

    Chances are that they are bound copies of "Household Words," the weekly magazine that Dickens published in the 1850s. They were published by Dickens's office on Wellington Street N. in London.
  6. The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and...

    The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory is probably your most cost effective and comprehensive starting point. It is a very accessible introduction to literary terminology...
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    Keep in mind the impasse that postmodernism has...

    Keep in mind the impasse that postmodernism has created. Essentially, it argues that, if everything we understand about our existence is fragmented and then fragmented further, as modernism...
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    Ha! I didn't even look at the date.

    Ha! I didn't even look at the date.
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    Really? Its only 187 pages; you could have...

    Really? Its only 187 pages; you could have finished it in a couple of days.
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    Right now, I'm working on my PhD and teaching...

    Right now, I'm working on my PhD and teaching first year English classes at my university. Before that, I spent 6 years as a Front of House and/or monitor engineer for touring bands. Minor back...
  11. I enjoyed it despite the fact that it is not an...

    I enjoyed it despite the fact that it is not an overly uplifting book. There are points where the narrator's footnotes, though sometimes entertaining, get to be a bit tedious. But overall, it was an...
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    Ellman's biography has an index. I would...

    Ellman's biography has an index. I would recommend just looking up Odyssey in the index and checking page numbers for the quote. You might also have luck with Stuart Gilbert's book or Frank Budgen's.
  13. So far this year, I have read: The Remains of...

    So far this year, I have read:

    The Remains of the Day (again)
    The Time Machine (again)
    The Sea, the Sea
    Dubliners (again)
    Bakhtin's Dialogic Imagination: 4 Essays
    Orientalism
    The Ends of...
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    St. Lukes, I think there is a huge misconception...

    St. Lukes, I think there is a huge misconception that the goal is to insert material into the canon. For the most part, that is simply not true. Logical critics aren't arguing that we need to place...
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    Your first response is the point that I was...

    Your first response is the point that I was arguing. Notice that you have pointed out only twentieth-century authors. The problem with the Western canon is that it did not necessarily consider...
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    Actually, I think that the most common argument...

    Actually, I think that the most common argument in academe is that the time has come for works outside of Western Europe to be included in the canon. For centuries, the canon has been focused on...
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    Right now, at least from the response I am seeing...

    Right now, at least from the response I am seeing from my friends in England, the biggest threat is Michael Gove:
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  18. I would argue that, during the Victorian era,...

    I would argue that, during the Victorian era, societal focus was on more prudishness. This was the kind of thing that Wilde was commenting on. Those strict views began to break down only after the...
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    Are you looking primarily for works of...

    Are you looking primarily for works of "postcolonial" literature or criticism regarding postcolonial works? Either way, here are a few good starting points for both. I'll add more as they come to...
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    I think that assuming that novels are the bottom...

    I think that assuming that novels are the bottom tier of reading seems to a mindset that we got rid of somewhere close to the late nineteenth century. Bringing canon arguments into the equation...
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    If you are looking at pursuing a PhD, I would...

    If you are looking at pursuing a PhD, I would recommend developing a definite focus, but you should also be "experimenting" with other areas as well. Remember that, with the way the academic job...
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    http://www.shakespeareinamericanlife.org/identity/...

    http://www.shakespeareinamericanlife.org/identity/bard/treasure/index.cfm

    This looks to be the set that you are referring to. Abebooks has a few sets in the original wooden box for about $125. I...
  23. I checked Abebooks, and it looks like an 1889...

    I checked Abebooks, and it looks like an 1889 Ginn and Company edition of the book, in good shape, sells for about $8. Yours is probably a first edition for that particular publisher, so I would...
  24. I'll go ahead and toss Kazuo Ishiguro into the...

    I'll go ahead and toss Kazuo Ishiguro into the hat...
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    Thanks so much, Lokasenna. I am actually very...

    Thanks so much, Lokasenna. I am actually very interested in the Week 4 lecture. As a Joyce scholar, there are plenty of air voyage references that pop up in my research. If nothing else, the idea of...
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