INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDY
"Buy with a golden curl" - Goblin Market
(THURSDAY) September 10 : Building close readings
Shakespeare, Hamlet - Acts I-III
Lois Tyson, "New Criticism" (129-137, 142-144 or here)
HW: Close reading of 1 passage
September 21: Poetry & Scansion
Poems in the poetry packet (here): Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Raleigh, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, Harryette Mullen, and Langston Hughes
Please bring your Close Reading in hard copy to class, along with the Brooks and Fish articles.
HW: (1) Study for scansion quiz; (2) Write up a Close reading of any poem from the packet; (3) Read and Goblin Market; jot down some biographical info on Christina Rossetti; (4) Read "The Intentional Fallacy"
October 12: No Class
Essay 1 draft due by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Start The Great Gatsby over break, Chapters 1-2
November 2: FEMINIST CRITICISM
Elaine Showalter, "Representing Ophelia: Women, Madness, and the Responsibilities of Feminist Criticism" (here)
Lois Tyson, Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide (79-114)
Using the Artemis or MLA database, search up an article that offers a feminist reading of The Great Gatsby, Goblin Market, Hemingway, Chaucer, or Shakespeare. Print out the abstract and bring it to class.
Bring The Great Gatsby with you to class.
November 9: MARXIST CRITICISM
Herman Melville, "Bartleby the Scrivener"
Lois Tyson, Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide (51-65)
November 16: postcolonial Criticism
Lois Tyson, Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide (398-406, 428-440)
George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant" (here)
Harryette Mullen, "European Folktale Variant" (here)
November 23: Group Conferences
Come to Carman 392 prepared with a Table of Contents for your Anthology Project (typed up and formatted).
For your essay, come prepared with your 3 passages for analysis followed by close reading bullet points, as well as a thesis statement.
Write a short note to me indicating what aspects of writing or reading you will focus on improving for your Final Essay. Base this on comments from your first paper.
Conference schedule attached (here)
November 30: Anthology project & Citation
Class meets in the Carman computer labs!
Work extensively on your Anthology Project and bring your file to class e-mailed to yourself or on a flash drive.
If you own a Citation style guide (The Little Seagull, MLA Handbook, etc.), please bring it with you to class.
December 7: Writing workshop
Bring in a full rough draft of your Final Essay to class in hard copy.
December 14: Conclusions on reading & Writing
Check your email and fill out the Course Evaluation before it expires! A link should have been sent to you from the Vice Provost.
Final essays and Anthology Projects are due.
Final Essays must be turned in in hard copy.
Anthology Projects can be emailed as a PDF or Word attachment.