520 Class 2

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TOPOGRAPHY AND MYTHOGRAPHY
CONDUIT CULTURE

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Learning Outcomes:
  • Use terms urbs, civitas, and res publica to describe which aspect(s) of London the readings represent.
  • Consider whether texts are communocentric or chorographic.
  • Gain a sense of the topography of the Thames Valley, the path of the river, and the contours of the two hills within the city.
  • Begin noticing (in Stow particularly) the tension between what was and what is.
  • Become aware of a few crucial myths about London: London as New Troy; London as a New Jerusalem (e.g., Eirenopolis). Note how the myths combine.
  • Notice how topography and mythography coincide.
  • Begin reflecting on the extent to which water determines both the shape of the city and the practice of everyday life for Londoners.
Primary readings:
  • Holinshed. Read section beginning Brute discouereth the commodities of this Iland from Book 2 (.doc file).
  • Stow. Section entitled Of Auncient and present Riuers, Brookes, Boorns, Wels, and Conduits of freshwater. Read the transcription of this section on British History Online.
  • Drayton, selections from Poly-Olbion (.pdf). 1613. The Works of Michael Drayton. Ed. J. William Hebel, Kathleen Tillotson, and Bernard H. Newdigate. Rev. ed. 5 vols. Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1961. Vol. 4. Read the frontispiece, pp. 321-22, the map preceding Song xvii, and pp. 329-40.
Secondary reading: Ward. Access via library Journal Titles tab.
Resources: Interactive online exhibition of the topography of the Thames Valley, curated by the Museum of London.
Other References: Archer, Jenner, Scherb. I will draw upon these sources in my prolegomena and commentary. I list them here so that you have full bibliographic information should you wish to use the source in your assignments.
Sources Mentioned in Class: Helgerson.

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MLA citation:

Jenstad, Janelle. “520 Class 2.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Web. 21 September 2017. <http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TWO1.htm>.

Chicago citation:

Jenstad, Janelle. n.d. “520 Class 2.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed September 21, 2017. http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TWO1.htm.

APA citation:

Jenstad J. (n.d.). 520 Class 2. In J. Jenstad (Ed.), The Map of Early Modern London. Retrieved September 21, 2017, from http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/TWO1.htm

TEI citation:

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