After today’s class I am a little bewildered and maybe even slightly concerned. A great number of you had not done the reading—that’s unacceptable! We can’t do our work if you don’t read. Now, I know that assigning Faulkner on essay day was probably not the smartest planning on my part—I’ll admit that. That said, if you are not reading consistently, we (that means I, I guess) will have to figure out a different way of working. If something isn’t working for you in our current process, let me know!
Please note that I have changed the readings for Thursday. I have replaced two of the readings with two more contemporary writers: Eugenides: “Extreme Solitude” and Oates: “I.D.” both from the magazine The New Yorker. I have moved Jackson’s “After You, My Dear Alphonse” to Monday along with “A Jury of Her Peers.”
Finally, if you haven’t already, be sure to find Nella Larsen’s novel Passing and Tony Kushner’s Millennium Approaches (part. 1 of Angels in America).