ENG 700: Introduction to Graduate Literary Studies
September 5: no class
CUNY takes a Monday schedule.
HW: Read Poetry Packet & “Song of Myself”
september 19: close reading
Study poetic devices and scansion terms from last week.
Please bring back all the poems from last week’s packet and get through all of Leaves of Grass so we can finish up our poetry unit.
Field Report due. (This counts as a weekly response)
Read Frankenstein, Volume 1. Select a passage you’d like to focus on. We will close read this together in class.
September 26: Critical sources
Read Frankenstein, Volume 2. Be sure you bring the Longman Culture Edition (edited by Susan Wolfson) to class.
Frankenstein Historical Contexts activity
Database research, abstracts, book reviews, annotated bibliographies, critical editions, companions, collections, anthologies, scholarly articles
October 3: leonard lief library
Read Frankenstein, Volume 3
Locating scholarly sources for research. Class meets at Leonard Lief Library.
October 10: how to read a scholarly article
Search, download, print, and annotate: Buurma and Heffernan
october 17: how to read a scholarly book
Read In the Wake, Chapters 1-2
October 24: Applying theory & Conferences
Read In the Wake, Chapters 3-4 & Down Girl
October 31: no class
Research & Writing workshop; Annotated Bibliographies due
November 7: Directed Readings 1
Hortense Spillers (Dante) & Sadiya Hartman (Nyoka)
november 14: directed readings 2
Fred Moten (Ian) & José Esteban Muñoz (Alyssa)
november 21: Directed readings 3
Lisa Lowe (Nicole) & Kandice Chuh (Elvin)
november 28: no class—thanksgiving
Complete Research Project rough drafts
december 5: directed readings 4
Sylvia Wynter (Edna), Audra Simpson (Isabel), & Jodi Byrd (Anthony)
December 12: conclusions