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Fall 2019 Calendar
Date
Description
Assignment
August

28

Introduction: Literary Genre. SLG Portfolio.
Literary Studies Abilities download
September

4

Overview of online resources. Read Snyder (633 in text). Read Hayden (529) and Olds (586).

Chapter Readings: Reading Poetry, pages 527-550; Word Choice, Word Order, and Tone, pages 571-581; Read the student sample essays in each chapter. These are good models for the kind of writing you will be doing in this course.

9 Read Alexie (709), Wallace (639), Lopez (620), Simic (617).

Chapter Readings: Sounds, pages 661-673; Scan or just quick read Poetic Forms, pages 702-723.

11 Soto (906) Clifton (639) more Clifton (handouts).

Chapter Readings: Images, pages 604-615; Figures of Speech, pages 623-633.

16 Frost (795-797) and The Wood-Pile (online)
18 Dickinson (756-771)
23 Arnold (608)

Chapter Readings: Symbol, Allegory, and Irony, pages 642-650; Patterns of Rhythm, pages 684-692.

25 Shakespeare (707, 708, 952)
30 Paper Review
October

2

Introduction to Fiction

Chapter Readings: Reading Fiction, 13-23; Writing about Fiction, 46-65; 

 Poetry Paper due
7 Read Hawthorne (319)

Chapter Readings: Plot, pages 66-77; Character, pages 107-114.

9 Read Melville (126)
14 Continue Melville

Chapter Readings: Setting, pages 155-157; Point of View, pages 191-196

16 Read O’Connor (beginning 335 with biographical information and A Good Man is Hard to Find)
21 Read Xi (116)

Chapter Readings: Style, Tone, and Irony, pages 258-264.

23 Lawrence (495)
28 Continue O’Connor, Xi, and Lawrence.
30 Read Stanley Elkin, A Poetics for Bullies (online or download)
November

4

Elkin continued.
6 Paper Review
11 Introduction to Drama

Chapter Readings: Writing about Drama, 1004-1009 for reference. Reading Drama 967-969.

 Fiction Paper due
13 Sophocles Oedipus the King (1010 through to the play)
18 Sophocles Oedipus the King continued
20 Glaspell, Trifles (969).
25 Sun, No Child . . .  (1281).
26 – Dec 1 Thanksgiving Break
December

2

Sophocles, Glaspell, and Sun continued.
4 Drama Paper Review.
11 Final Exam Scheduled for this day. No Final Exam. Drama Paper due + One other revised paper.

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