Calendar

Responding to Literature

Monday, January 9th

Topics: Introduction to the Study of Literature

Handouts:
Readings
  • Begin reading Tess Phase 1

Wednesday, January 11th

Topics: Reading and Responding to Literature

Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 1-17, 29-31
  • Poetry: Norton 698-706, 712-19
  • Continue reading Tess Phase 1

Monday, January 16th

MLK DAY: NO CLASS

Plot

Wednesday, January 18th

Topics: Plot, Action, Sequence, Subplot, Pace, Conflict, Freytag’s Pyramid, Situation

Due: Short Essay #1 (Reader Response)

Handouts:
Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 85-92
  • Poetry Norton 761-63
  • Be prepared to discuss Tess Phase 1
  • Begin reading Tess Phase 2

Monday, January 23rd

Topics: Plot, Situation

Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 115-37, 635-38
  • Poetry: Norton 764-66 (end of “To His Coy Mistress”)
  • Continue reading Tess Phase 2

Narration/Point of View

Wednesday, January 25th

Topics: Narration. Point of View, Tense, Author

Due: Short Essay #2 (Plot)

Handouts:
Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 174-78
  • Poetry: Norton 735-736
  • Be prepared to discuss Tess Phase 2
  • Start reading Tess Phase 3

Monday, January 30th

Topics: Narration, Speaker

Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 178-92
  • Poetry: Norton 740, 742-47
  • Continue reading Tess Phase 3

Character

Wednesday, February 1st

Topics: Character

Due: Short Essay #3 (Narration/Point of View)

Handouts:
Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 218-25
  • Be prepared to discuss Tess Phase 3
  • Start reading Tess Phase 4

Monday, February 6th

Topics: Character

Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 225-58
  • Poetry: Norton 1103-04 (“My Last Duchess”)
  • Continue reading Tess Phase 4

Setting

Wednesday, February 8th

Topics: Character, Setting

Due: Short Essay #4 (Character)

Handouts:
Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 284-90
  • Poetry: Norton 766-69
  • Be prepared to discuss Tess Phase 4
  • Start reading Tess Phase 5

Monday, February 13th

Topics: Setting

Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 290-327
  • Poetry: Norton 769-75
  • Continue reading Tess Phase 5

Symbol/Figurative Language

Wednesday, February 15th

Topics: Setting; Symbols; Figurative Language

Due: Short Essay #5 (Setting)

Handouts:
Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 334-39
  • Poetry: Norton 848-854
  • Be prepared to discuss Tess Phase 5
  • Start reading Tess Phase 6

Monday, February 20th

Topics: Symbol

Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 351-66 “The Thing in the Forest”
  • Continue reading Tess Phase 6

Theme

Wednesday, February 22nd

Topics: Symbol; Theme

Due: Short Essay #6 (Symbol/Figurative Language)

Handouts:
Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 383-87
  • Poetry: 796-800
  • Be prepared to discuss Tess Phase 6
  • Start reading Tess Phase 7

Monday, February 27th

Topics: Theme

Readings
  • Fiction: Norton 387-428
  • Poetry: Norton 801-802 (End of “Sympathy”)
  • Continue reading Tess Phase 7

Context: Criticism & Theory

Wednesday, March 1st

Topics:

Due: Short Essay #7 (Theme)

Readings
  • Be prepared to discuss Tess Phase 7

Monday, March 6th

SPRING BREAK: NO CLASS

Wednesay, March 8th

SPRING BREAK: NO CLASS

Monday, March 13th

Topics: Theory, Lacan, Academic Publishing

Readings: None

Context: Society

Wednesday, March 15th

Topics: Theory, Marxism, Society, Harlem Renaissance, Research

Due: Reading Notes & Rough Thesis

Handouts:
Readings
  • Norton: 1031-1048

Monday, March 20th

Topics: Society, Harlem Renaissance, Research

Handouts:
Readings
  • Norton: 1048-1066

Context: Author

Wednesday, March 22nd

Topics: Author; Flannery O’Connor

Due:  Annotated Bibliography

Readings
  • Norton: 467-481

Monday, March 27th

Topics: Author; Flannery O’Conner

Readings
  • Norton: 481-518

Revisions

Wednesday, March 29th

Topics: Drama, Revisions

Due: Context Revision

Readings
  • In-class read through of start of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

Monday, April 3rd

Topics: Drama, Revisions

Readings
  • In-class read through of end of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

Wednesday, April 5th

Topics: Revisions, Poetry, Poetry & Sound

Due: Updated Rough Thesis & Outline (Does not need to be typed out; no particular format required)

Readings
  • Norton: 863-79 (up to “Poems for Further Study”)

Monday, April 10th

Topics: Revisions, Poetry, Poetry & Structure

Readings

Wednesday, April 12th

Topics:

Due: Rough Draft

Readings

Monday, April 17th

Topics:  Individual Conferences

We will not be having regular class, and I will not be taking attendance. However, you should be working on your papers somewhere. I will be meeting individually with students to discuss your papers. Missing your scheduled conference will negatively affect your grade.

Wednesday, April 19th

Topics:  Individual Conferences

We will not be having regular class, and I will not be taking attendance. However, you should be working on your papers somewhere. I will be meeting individually with students to discuss your papers. Missing your scheduled conference will negatively affect your grade.

Final Important Dates

Final Exam Period:

We will not be meeting during the University’s scheduled final exam period.

Due on Friday April 29th at 11:59 p.m.

Seminar Paper: Submit using the “Seminar Paper” dropbox in Elearning as a Word or PDF file.

Late Work: Submit using the “Late Work” dropbox in Elearning as a Word or PDF file.

Revised Work: Submit using the “Revision” dropbox in Elearning as a Word or PDF file.

Notes:

The main page for this class is here: ENGL 1100–Spring 2017

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

Unless stated otherwise elsewhere, all assignments must be printed out and physically turned into me during class on the day the assignments are due.

If you cannot make it to class but still want to turn it in on time, you must turn it in electronically through Elearning as a Word or PDF file using the “Assignments” dropbox by the start of the class period or else it will be late.