Course Schedule

Course Schedule

 

All readings are subject to change.  As our conversations progress, I may well decide to change some readings to further themes that develop in class. 

I reserve the right to add readings—when I do, I will announce this during our class meeting and—as all other readings—these will be available through our class-blog.

Three Mondays are set aside for draft workshops.  There may well be writing related readings for these class meetings.  Please check our class-blog—if readings are assigned I will upload these by noon on Saturdays.

Section 1:

Tuesday June 1st

Introduction to the course

Writing Diagnostic

Reading Poetry

 

Wednesday June 2nd                                                     

Reading           

Elizabeth Bishop: Manners

Nicole Cooley: Diane Arbus. New York (Russeks Fifth Avenue, 1933; Coney Island, 1959; Central Park, 1971)

Emily Dickinson: I heard a Fly buzz—when I died—, Because I could not stop for Death—, How many times these low feet staggered

Wilfred Owen: Dulce et Decorum Est

Written Work Due:           

Writing Journal

Thursday June 3rd                                                                       

Readings           

Maya Angelou: Letter to an Aspiring Junkie, On Working White Liberals, Times-Square-Shoeshine-Composition

Alan Ginsberg: Cockroach on My Door, Two Nights, Howl (pg.9-10), Excerpts from Ginsberg’s Journal.

Langston Hughes: Harlem, Democracy, Un-American Investigators

Patti Smith: babelfield, babelogue, notebook

Written Work Due:           

Writing Journal

Section 2:

Monday June 7th                                                                       

Readings:                       

Flannery O’Connor on Writing (excerpts)

Essay on the Short Story from the New York Times


Written Work Due:            

Essay # 1

Tuesday June 8th                                                                       

Readings:                       

William Faulkner: Barn Burning, The Old People

Eudora Welty: A Still Moment

Gore Vidal: Erlinda and Mr. Coffin

Written Work Due:           

Reading Journal

Revised Essay #1

Wednesday June 9th                                                     

Readings:                       

Ernest Hemingway: My Old Man

John Steinbeck: The Red Pony: Part 1. The Gift

E. B. White: The Door, Quo Vadimus


Written Work Due:

Reading Journal

Thursday June 10th                                                                        

Readings:                       

Kay Boyle: Winter Night

Jeffrey Eugenides: Extreme Solitude

Mary McCarthy: The Unspoiled Reaction

Joyce Carol Oates: I.D.

Written Work Due:           

Reading Journal

 

Section 3:

Monday 14th                                                                                         

Readings:                       

Susan Glaspell: A Jury of Her Peers

Shirley Jackson: After You, My Dear Alphonse

Written Work Due:           

Essay #2 Draft           

Tuesday 15th                                                                                         

Readings:                       

Susan Glaspell: Trifles

Written Work Due:           

Reading Journal

Revised Essay #2

Cover letter for Essay #2
Wednesday 16th                                                                        

Readings:                       

Tony Kushner: Millennium Approaches (Angels in America part one)

Ken Nielsen: Tony Kushner’s Angels in America pg. 1-16

Written Work Due:           

Reading Journal

Thursday 17th                                                                       

Readings:                       

Tony Kushner: Millennium Approaches continued

Ken Nielsen: Tony Kushner’s Angels in America pg. 72-91

Written Work Due:           

Reading Journal

 Section 4:

Monday 21st                                                                       

Readings:                       

To be determined

Written Work Due:           

Reading Journal

Essay #3

Tuesday 22nd                                                     

Readings:                       

Nella Larsen: Passing

Jennifer DeVere Brody: “Clare Kendry’s “True Colors:” Race and Class Conflict in Nella Larsen’s Passing.”

Written Work Due:           

Reading Journal

Revised Essay #3

Wednesday 23rd                                                      

Readings:           

Nella Larsen: Passing (continued)

Written Work Due:

Reading Journal

Thursday 24th                                                     

Written Work Due:

Writing Port Folio.  Please turn in a folder of all your writing for this class.  The pages of your journal can be either typed or handed in as loose pages stapled in the corner.

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