Calendar

Course Introduction

Tuesday, September 6th

Topics: Introduction to the Study of Literature; Introduction to Meaning-Making

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 1-9

Unit 1: Fiction

Thursday, September 8th

Topics: Reading and Writing about Fiction

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 12-51

Tuesday, September 13th

Topics: Plot

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 85-138

Thursday, September 15th

Topics: Narration and Point of View

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 174-216

Tuesday, September 20th

Topics: Character

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 218-259

Thursday, September 22nd

Topics: Setting

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 284-328

Tuesday, September 27th

Topics: Symbol and Figurative Language

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 334-378

Thursday, September 29th

Topics: Theme

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 383-428

Tuesday, October 4th

Topics: The Author’s Work as Context and Flannery O’Connor

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 467-518

Thursday, October 6th

Topics: Writing Workshop

Read Prior to Class
  •  Norton 1885-1909 (Suggested Reading/Not Required)

 

FICTION DUE DATES:

In-Class Fiction Quiz: October 6th

Fiction Essay: October 13th by 11:59 pm

Unit 2: Poetry

Tuesday, October 11th

Topics: Reading and Writing about Poetry

Read Prior to Class
 Norton: 698-719

Thursday, October 13th

Topics: Speaker; Situation and Setting

Read Prior to Class
 Norton: 735-747; 761-783

Tuesday, October 18th

Topics: Theme and Tone; Language (Word Choice and Order)

Read Prior to Class
 No Assigned Readings

However, I would recommend scanning the following: Norton 794-807; 822-833

Thursday, October 20th

Topics: Visual Imagery and Figures of Speech; Symbol

Read Prior to Class
 Norton: 834-847; 848-862

Tuesday, October 25th

Topics: Sound; Internal Structure

Read Prior to Class
 Norton: 863-882; 897-913

Thursday, October 27th

Topics: External Form; The Sonnet; Haiku

Read Prior to Class
 Norton: 918-928; 931-942; 945-951

Tuesday, November 1st

Topics: Harlem Renaissance

Read Prior to Class
 Norton: 1031-1066

POETRY DUE DATES:

In-Class Poetry Quiz: November 3rd

Poetry Essay: November 10th by 11:59 pm

Unit 3: Age of Innocence

Thursday, November 3rd

Topics: Writing Workshop; Age of Innocence

Read Prior to Class
 Age of Innocence: Chapters 1-6 (pages 3-33) (30 pages)

Tuesday, November 8th

Topics: Age of Innocence

Read Prior to Class
 Age of Innocence: Chapters 7-17 (pages 33-101) (68 pages)

Thursday, November 10th

Topics:  Age of Innocence

Read Prior to Class
 Age of Innocence: Chapters 18-21 (pages 101-133) (32 pages)

Tuesday, November 15th

Topics:  Age of Innocence

Read Prior to Class
 Age of Innocence: Chapters 22-End (pages 134-217) (83 pages)

Come to class with a thesis sentence.

Thursday, November 17th

Topics: Writing Workshop

Read Prior to Class
 1910-1952 (42) (just suggested reading).

Come to class with an outline.

Tuesday, November 22nd

Topics:  Rough Draft

 Come to class with a print copy of the rough draft of your paper.

Thursday, November 24th

Topics:  Thanksgiving

 No Class

Tuesday, November 29th

Topics:  Work Day

 You will not be required to come to class, and I will not be taking attendance. However, you should be working on your papers somewhere. I will be in our classroom during our normal time. Feel free to come work in our classroom if you want or to stop by to ask for help on your papers.

Thursday, December 1st

Topics:  Work Day

 You will not be required to come to class, and I will not be taking attendance. However, you should be working on your papers somewhere. I will be in our classroom during our normal time. Feel free to come work in our classroom if you want or to stop by to ask for help on your papers.

Age of Innocence DUE DATES:

Essay: December 1st by 11:59 pm

Unit 4: Drama

Tuesday, December 6th

Topics:  Performance

 No required readings today. We will be watching the first half of Joss Whedon’s version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in class.

Thursday, December 8th

Topics:  Performance

 No required readings today. We will be watching the first half of Joss Whedon’s version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in class.

DRAMA DUE DATES:

Drama Essay: December 16th by 11:59 pm

Final Exam Period

Tuesday, December 13th

 You will be writing an in-class essay based on prompts I will give you that ask you to reflect on your growth as a writer over the course of the semester.

After you finish your essay, you may also retake prior quizzes to try to replace quiz grades for a higher grade.

 

Notes:

The main page for this class is here: ENGL 1100–Fall 2016

This calendar will be updated with new readings, assignments, and other information throughout the semester. Students will need to revisit this page often.

Unless otherwise stated, all assignments are due by the end of the day (i.e., by 11:59 pm). However, the readings listed for each class are to be finished prior to that class.