Reading Schedule

Unit 1: Fiction
Tuesday, Aug. 27: Introductions, syllabus

Thursday, Aug. 29: Edgar Allan Poe, “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “Short Story,” ELT (11-12), “Narration” and “Voice,” ELT (112-13), “Point of View,” ELT (113-122).

Tuesday, Sept. 3: Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, Chapters 1-2, 3-5“Novel,” ELT, (8-11); “Setting,” ELT, (150-52).  Response paper due – group A

Thursday, Sept. 5: Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, Chapter 6-9; “Characterization,” ELT (125-31). Response paper due – group B

Tuesday, Sept. 10: Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, Chapter 10-17; “Dialogue,” 132-140; “Narrative Pace,” ELT  (170-172). Response paper due – group A

Thursday, Sept. 12: Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, Chapter 18-21; “Tone,” ELT (156-62). Response paper due – group B

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, Chapter 22-end. Response paper due – group A

Thursday, Sept. 19: George Eliot, “The Lifted Veil” (entire story). Response paper due – group B

Tuesday, Sept. 24: First Rough Draft Due (peer review) George Eliot, “The Lifted Veil” 

Thursday, Sept. 26: Nadine Gordimer, “Once Upon a Time”

Unit 2: Poetry
Tuesday, Oct. 1: Emily Dickinson, “Because I could not stop for Death,” “There’s a certain Slant of light,” “The Soul selects her own Society,” “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” “Poetic Forms,” ELT (226-42). Response paper due – group A

Thursday, Oct. 3: Sonnets, William Shakespeare18, 73, 116, 129, 130, 144Response paper due – group B

Tuesday, Oct. 8: First Paper Due Sonnets, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, III, XXII, XXIX, XLII; Dante Gabriel Rosetti, “A sonnet is a moment’s monument”

Thursday, Oct. 10: Dramatic Monologues: Alfred Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses,” Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess;” Langston Hughes, “Mother to Son;” “Dramatic Monologue,” ELT (15-16). Response paper due – group B

Tuesday, Oct. 15: T. S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” Response paper due – group A

Thursday, Oct. 17: midterm

Tuesday, Oct. 22:  Adrienne Rich, “Diving Into the Wreck,” “In a Classroom,” Adrienne Rich, “Defy the Space that Separates” The Nation (Oct. 7, 1996).

Thursday, Oct. 24: Second Rough Draft Due (peer review) Derek Walcott, “A Far Cry from Africa”

Unit 3: Drama
Tuesday, Oct. 29: The Importance of Being Earnest, Act 1&2; “Drama,” ELT (1-7); “Irony,” ELT (44-47).

Thursday, Oct. 31: The Importance of Being Earnest, Act 3. 

Tuesday, Nov. 5: Second Paper Due David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly, Acts 1&2

Thursday, Nov. 7: David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly, Act 3; “Soliloquy,” ELT (141-143); selections from Orientalism

Tuesday, Nov. 12: Anna Deavere Smith, “Introduction,” “Prologue,” “The Territory” from Twilight: Los Angeles 1992; “Tragedy. ”Response paper due – group A

Thursday, Nov. 14: Anna Deavere Smith, “Here’s a Nobody,” Chung Lee, “Riot,” Richard Kim, “‘Don’t Shoot,” Allen Cooper, “Bubble Gum Machine Man,” Anonymous Man #2, “Godzilla” from Twilight: Los Angeles 1992. Response paper due – group B

Tuesday, Nov. 19: Anna Deavere Smith, “Twilight,” “Justice” from Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 

Unit 4: Memoir/Creative Nonfiction
Thursday, Nov. 22: Tim O’Brien, “How To Tell a True War Story.” Response paper due – group B

Tuesday, Nov. 26: Joan Didion, “Why I Write.” Response paper due – group A

Thursday, Nov. 28: No class – Thanksgiving break

Tuesday, December 3: Review 

Final Exam

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