Introduction: Literary Genre. SLG Portfolio.
|Literary Studies Abilities download|
|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)|
|23||Arnold (608) |
Chapter Readings: Symbol, Allegory, and Irony, pages 642-650; Patterns of Rhythm, pages 684-692.
|25||Shakespeare (707, 708, 952)|
|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.
|28||Continue O’Connor, Xi, and Lawrence.|
|30||Read Stanley Elkin, A Poetics for Bullies (online or download)|
|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|
|Sophocles, Glaspell, and Sun continued.|
|4||Drama Paper Review.|
|Drama Paper due + One other revised paper.|