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  • 1. Wee k     In  Class     Homework     1     April   7-­‐10   Class  1   Syllabus,  Green  sheet,  Website,   Books,  Assignments,  QHQ,           Class  2   Teams   Introduction  to  American  Literature   1914-­‐1945   Class  3   Modernist  Manifestos     Class  4   Modernist  Manifestos   American  Modernism   Author  Introduction:   F  Scott  Fitzgerald                           Establish  your  username,  and  explore  the  class  webpage                                                                 Buy  Your  books       Read  The  Norton  introduction:  pp.  3-­‐22  (also  on  website)   Post  #1:  QHQ  introduction:  For  example,  you  might  ask,     “What  does  WWI  have  to  do  with  American  Literature?”     or  “Why  are  we  discussing  Science  and  Technology     in  a  literature  class?”   Read  “Modernist  Manifestos”  pp.  335-­‐350   Post  #2  QHQ  from  one  of  the  sections/authors  listed:   Intro   Marinetti   Loy   Read  “Modernist  Manifestos”  pp.  335-­‐350   Post  #3  QHQ  from  one  of  the  sections/authors  listed:   Pound   Cather   Williams   Hughes     Read  The  Great  Gatsby  :  All   Post  #4  Write  a  character  sketch  of  Daisy  or  Tom  or  Jordan,     focusing  on  the  recurring  “tag”  used  to  describe  them.  Daisy     leans  forward  and  talks  in  a  low  voice;  Tom  is  restless  and     hulking;  Jordan  balances  something  on  her  chin  almost  in  an     athletic  stance.  What  is  Fitzgerald’s  purpose  in  thus     describing  them?   OR  Discuss  how  the  reunion  of  Daisy  and  Gatsby  signals  both   the  beginning  and  the  end  of  Gatsby’s  dream  and  of  his     success.     OR  Trace  the  recurring  image  of  eyes,  and  ascertain  the     purposes  of  those  images.  Consider  blindness  on  any  level  as   well  as  sight.   OR  Your  own  QHQ        
  • 2. 2   April   14-­‐ 17                                 Class  5   Lecture   Historical  Context   Discussion   The  Great  Gatsby     Class  6   Introduction  to  Critical  Theory.       Class  7   Lecture:  New  Criticism   Discussion:   The  Great  Gatsby   QHQ:  New  Criticism     Class  8   Lecture:  Feminist  Criticism   Discussion:   The  Great  Gatsby             Read:  Critical  Theory  Today:  Chapter  1  Introduction  Pp  1-­‐10   Post  #5:  QHQ:  Critical  Theory           Read:  Critical  Theory  Today:  Chapter  5  New  Criticism     Pp.  135-­‐164   Post  #6:  QHQ:  New  Criticism     Read:  Critical  Theory  Today:  Chapter  4  “Feminist  Criticism”   pp  83-­‐130     Post  #7:  QHQ:  Feminist  Criticism       Read:  Critical  Theory  Today:  Chapter  11  “African  American     Criticism”  pp  359-­‐409   Post  #8:  QHQ:  African  American  Criticism         3   April   21-­‐ 24   Class  9   Lecture:  African  American  Criticism   Discussion:   The  Great  Gatsby     Class  10   Lecture:  Lesbian,  Gay,  and     Queer  Criticism   Discussion:   The  Great  Gatsby   Author  introduction:  Susan  Glaspell             Class  11   Lecture:  Trifles   Historical  Context  and  Style     Discussion:   QHQs,  Themes,  and     Symbols       Read:  Critical  Theory  Today:  Chapter  10  “Lesbian,  Gay,  and  Queer   Criticism”  pp.  317-­‐355   Post  #9:  QHQ:  Lesbian,  Gay,  and  Queer  Criticism     Read  Trifles  (1916)  pp.  252-­‐262   Post  #  10  In  literature,  a  symbol  is  something  that     represents  something  else,  and  is  often  used  to     communicate  deeper  levels  of  meaning.  What  is  one     important  symbol  in  Trifles?     How  does  Glaspell  use  it  to  propel  the  plot  and  convey     deeper  levels  of  meaning  about  her  characters  or  themes?   Or  QHQ  Trifles   Consider  its  articulation  with  one  of  the  Manifestos,  if  you     can.   Post  #11:  Write  a  paragraph  or  two  on  how  you  might  apply  any     one  of    the  Critical  theories  we  have  discussed  to  Trifles.     Begin  My  Antonia  (1918)  Book  I  Introduction  Chapters  1-­‐10        
  • 3. Class  12   Discussion:  Theory  and  Trifles   Writing  about  literature   Author  Introduction:     Willa  Cather                     Read  My  Antonia  (1918)  Book  I  Chapters  11-­‐19   Post  #12:  Answer  one  of  the  following  prompts   1.  QHQ  CHAPTERS  1-­‐19     2.  Discuss  why  Willa  Cather  chose  a  male  narrator  and  why     women  dominate  the  novel.   3.  Explore  the  story  or  relationship  of  Pavel  and  Peter.     4.  Compare  and  contrast  the  lives  of  Jim  Burden  and  Antonia.     Explain  what  drew  them  together  and  enabled  them  to  become   close  friends.   5.    Compare  and  contrast  the  relationship  between  Antonia     and  Jim  in  Section  1  (Chapters  1-­‐10)  and  Section  2     (Chapters  11-­‐19)     4   April   28-­‐   May   1   Class  13   My  Antonia   Historical  Context     Book  I             Class  14   My  Antonia   Themes  and  Style   Book  II  1-­‐8                         Class  15   My  Antonia   Themes,  Questions,  QHQ   Book  II  9-­‐15   Book  III                 Read  My  Antonia  (1918)  Book  II  Chapters  1-­‐8   Post  #13:  Answer  one  of  the  following  prompts   1.  Discuss  the  contrasts  that  are  being  developed  between  the     characters  in  this  section.   2.  Discuss  the  importance  of  independent  women  in  this  section,     and  why  Willa  Cather  has  chosen  to  develop  these  characters  here.   3.  Discuss  My  Antonia  in  terms  of  one  or  more  of  the  Manifestos.   4.  Write  your  own  QHQ.       Read My Antonia (1918) Book II Chapters 9-15 and Book III Chapters 1-4 Post #14: Answer one of the following prompts: 1. Discuss the differences Jim sees between the country girls and the town girls. 2. Explain the importance of the dance pavilion to both Jim and Antonia. 3. Explain why Willa Cather has chosen to devote one of the books of her novel to Lena Lingard. 4. Discuss the importance of the narrator leaving Black Hawk for college life. 5. Write your own QHQ   Read  My  Antonia  (1918)  and  Book  IV  Chapters  1-­‐3  and  Book  V    Chapters  1-­‐3   Post  #15:  Answer  one  of  the  following  prompts:   1.    Compare  and  contrast  Tiny  Soderball  and  Lena  Lingard’s     success  with  money.   2.  Discuss  the  reasons  why  Willa  Cather  chose  to  have  Antonia     return  to  the  Shimerda  farm  as  an  unwed  mother.   3  .  Discuss  the  differences  between  the  Cuzak  household  and  the     Shimerda  household  from  many  years  before.   5.    Write  your  own  QHQ    
  • 4.     Class  16   My  Antonia   Books  IV  and  V   The  American  Dream   Introduce  Exam  1   Vocabulary,  Theory,  Gatsby,  Trifles,  My   Antonia                 Review  for  Exam     Ê Vocabulary,  Theory,  Gatsby,  Trifles,  My  Antonia,  Modern     Manifestos   Ê Rules  of  Writing:  Multiple  Choice   Ê Fill  in  the  blank   Ê Theory  Identification   Ê Passage  Identification   Ê Character  Identification   Ê Who  said  it?   Ê Essay  Question         5   May     5-­‐8     Class  17   Author  Introduction:  Mina  Loy   Exam  1               Class  18   Choose  new  teams     Mina  Loy  “Parturition”   Author  Introduction:   Ezra  Pound:  make  it  new!         Class  19   Paraphrasing  Poetry   “In  a  Station  of  the  Metro”   Author  Introduction:     William  Carlos  Williams     Class  20   • The  Chair  Poet   • Imagist  Poetry   •  “The  Red  Wheelbarrow”     • “To  Elsie”     • “In  a  Station  of  the  Metro.”   • Author  Introduction:   • Wallace  Stevens   •         Read:    Mina  Loy  295-­‐96     “Parturition”  296-­‐99     Post  #16:    Answer  one  of  the  following  prompts:   1. QHQ  on  the  “Parturition”   2. Discuss  “Parturition”  in  conjunction  with  Loy’s  Manifesto.   3. Discuss  “Parturition”  in  conjunction  with  one  critical  theory   4. Discuss  “Parturition”  in  conjunction  with  American  Dream.     Read:      Pound    “In  a  Station  of  the  Metro.”     Post  #17:     1. QHQ  on  “In  a  Station  of  the  Metro”     2. A  new  critical  reading  of  a  passage  of  “In  a  Station  of  the     Metro”       › Read:  William  Carlos  Williams  “The  Red  Wheelbarrow,”     and  “To  Elsie”     › Post  #18  QHQ  on  either  of  the  poems  for  today’s  reading.     Or  paraphrase  “The  Red  Wheelbarrow”  or  6-­‐9  lines  from    “To  Elsie.”     Read:  Wallace  Stevens   “The  Snow  Man”  283  1923   “The  Emperor  of  Ice  Cream”  284  1923   Post  #19:    Paraphrase  either  poem.  Be  original!      Or  discuss  the  modernist  aspects  of  one  or  both  of  these  poems.   Or  do  a  brief  “new  critical”  reading  of  one  poem   Post  #20:  QHQ  either  “The  Snow  Man”  or   “The  Emperor  of  Ice  Cream”        
  • 5. 6   May   12-­‐15   Class  21   Lyric  Poetry   “The  Snow  Man”  1923   “The  Emperor  of  Ice  Cream”  1923   Author  Introduction:     William  Faulkner     Class  22     Wednesday   “Barn  Burning”   Historical  Context     Themes,  and  Style.   Writing  a  character  analysis             Class  23   Barn  Burning     Characters  and  Symbols   Introduction:  Langston     Hughes               Class  24   Choose  new  teams     The  Harlem  Renaissance   Historical  Context   The  Poems  of  Langston     Hughes   Author  Introduction:   Zora  Neale  Hurston                         Read:  “Barn  Burning”  800-­‐12   Post  #21  QHQ  “Barn  Burning”   Post  #22  Provide  a  brief  character  analysis  or  discus  a  symbol   • de  Spain   • Sarty   • Abner  Snopes   • Lennie  Snopes   • Fire   • The  soiled  rug   • Blood       Read:    Langston  Hughes:  “The  Negro  Speaks  of  Rivers,”  “I,  too,  sing   America,”  and  “The  Weary  Blues”   Post  #23:  Choose  one   What  connections  can  be  made  between  race  and  blues  music  in   "The  Weary  Blues"?   What  do  you  think  it  means  to  have  a  soul  that  is  deep  as  rivers?   How  does  “I,  too,  sing  America”  make  you  think  about  what  it  means   to  be  an  American?  How  is  "America"  presented  in  this  poem,  and   how  does  it  make  you  feel  about  America?     Read  Zora  Neale  Hurston:  “The  Eatonville  Anthology”  530-­‐38   “How  it  Feels  to  Be  Colored  Me”  538-­‐541   Post  #24  Choose  one   • Community  is  a  consistent  theme  in  the  works  of  Zora  Neale   Hurston  and  the  primary  bond  among  the  smaller  stories   contained  in  "The  Eatonville  Anthology."  How  does  the  image  of   a  front  porch  act  as  a  symbol  of  the  social  concept  of   community?  Cite  specific  incidents  from  the  story  that  prove   this  connection.   • How  does  the  narrator's  viewpoint  direct  the  reader's   understanding  and  approval  of  the  citizens  presented  in  "The   Eatonville  Anthology"?  Discuss  specific  examples.            
  • 6. 7   May     19-­‐ 22     Class  25   • Chair  poetry   • Zora  Neale  Hurston   • “The  Eatonville   Anthology”  530-­‐38   • “How  it  Feels  to  Be   Colored  Me”  538-­‐541       Class  26      Introduction  to  Essay  #1   How  to  write  a  response  to   literature.       Class  27       Library  Visit:     Annotated  Bibliography     Class  28   Am  Lit  since  1945   Postmodern  Manifestos   Sukenick         Gass                       Thompson                   Post  #  25   QHQ:  African  American  Criticism   Consider  one  of  our  previous  texts  through  the  lens  of  African   American  Criticism.     Familiarize  yourself  with  potential  topics  for  essay  #1         Read  “American  Literature  since  1945”  pp.  3-­‐19   Honors  Group:  Read  Annotated  Bibliography  assignment  Everyone:   Begin  essay  1.   Post  #26:  (This  is  not  an  optional  post):  Your  thesis/argument   Provide  textual  evidence  that  supports  your  assertion.  Include   both  quotations  and  analysis  of  the  text.     Read  “Postmodern  Manifestos”  400-­‐17   Post  #27  QHQ  on  one  of  the  following   Sukenick         Gass                       Thompson                     Read  “Postmodern  Manifestos”  400-­‐17   Read  Mary  Klages  “Postmodernism.”  There  is  a  link  to  this  article  on   the  website  home  page.     Post  #28  QHQ  on  one  of  the  following     Olson   O’Hara               Bishop                 Ammons           Lorde                      
  • 7. 8   May   26-­‐ 29   Monday   Holiday  No  Class           Class  29   Postmodernism    Postmodern  Manifestos   Olson   O’Hara               Bishop                 Ammons           Lorde         Author  Introduction:   Ralph  Ellison             Class  30   “Battle  Royal”   Historical  Context   Themes  and  Style   Author  Introduction:   Arthur  Miller   Essay  #1  due  Friday  at  noon                       Class  31   Death  of  a  Salesman   Historical  Context   Discussion                         Holiday   No  Class         Read  Ralph  Ellison,  “The  Prologue,”  and  “Battle  Royal”  from   Invisible  Man.  206-­‐224   Post  #29  Choose  one   What  does  the  reader  know  about  the  narrator  solely  on  the  basis   of  the  Prologue?    Explain  both  what  he  reveals  about  himself   explicitly  and  what  inferences  can  be  drawn,  justifying  your   findings  as  you  go  along.   Why  would  the  audience  listening  to  the  narrator’s  speech  have   reacted  so  strongly  to  the  narrator’s  mistake?  Discuss  the   implications  of  his  slip  of  the  tongue.   QHQ            Read  Arthur  Miller:  Death  of  a  Salesman  Act  1  238-­‐303   Post  #30   Discuss  how  Miller  communicates  Willy’s  outlook  and   emotions  to  the  reader.  Note  Willy’s  words,  his  appearance,   Linda’s  reactions,  the  set  design,  and  other  means.   Examine  how  Biff  and  Hap’s  adult  lives  show  the  influence  of   their  childhood  as  seen  in  the  flashback.   Describe  how  Willy  has  taken  Ben’s  life  and  his  philosophy   of  the  “jungle”  as  models  for  success.  How  has  Willy  shaped   that  philosophy  to  encompass  life  as  a  salesman?   Linda  says  that  “attention  must  be  paid”  to  Willy  despite  his   faults.    Do  you  support  Linda’s  claim  or  disagree  with  it?  If   Willy  is  a  “fake,”  as  Biff  calls  him,  then  does  he  deserve   respect?   QHQ     Read  Arthur  Miller:  Death  of  a  Salesman  Act  2    238-­‐303   Post  #31   Contrast  Willy  with  Ben.  Willy  seems  to  think  that  he  leads  a  life   somehow  like  Ben’s.  Besides  the  fact  that  Ben  is  rich  and  Willy  is   not,  what  separates  them?     Describe  why  Willy  believes  committing  suicide  will  provide  a   better  life  for  his  family.  Will  his  plan  work?   Explore  the  difference  between  Biff  and  Hap’s  reactions  to   Willy’s  death.   QHQ   Begin  to  study  for  exam  #2        
  • 8.  9   June   2-­‐5   Class  32   New  Teams   Death  of  a  Salesman   Themes  and  Style.         Class  33   Exam  #2     Loy-­‐Miller           Class  34     The  Beats   Howl     Themes;  forms  and  devices   Author  Introduction:   Allen  Ginsberg         Class  35   Howl   QHQ   Author  Introduction:   Gloria  Anzuldua                   Study  for  the  exam  by  reviewing  each  of  the  authors  and  texts  we   have  discussed  so  far.             Read  Allen  Ginsberg  pp.  490-­‐492   Howl  and  “A  Footnote  to  Howl”  pp.  492-­‐500   Post  #32:  paraphrase  8-­‐10  lines  from  Howl.     Reread  Howl   Post  #33  QHQ    HOWL             Read  Gloria  Anzuldua  pp.  837-­‐38   La  conciencia  de  la  mestiza/  Towards  a  New  Consciousness     pp.  838-­‐49  and  “El  Sonavabitche”  pp.  858-­‐62   Post  #34     QHQ:  La  conciencia   Discuss  themes  or  meaning  in  “El  Sonavabitche”     Discuss  Postmodernism  or  Feminist  Theory,  or  Minority  Theory  in   terms  of  Anzuldua          
  • 9. 10   June   9-­‐12   Class  36   La  conciencia  de  la  mestiza/   Towards  a  New  Consciousness    “El   Sonavabitche”     Intersections  of  identity  and   oppression   Author  Introduction     Maxine  Hong  Kingston         Class  37   Maxine  Hong  Kingston   Historical  Context   Themes  and  Style   Discussion                     Class  38   Team  Change   Sandra  Cisneros   “Woman  Hollering  Creek”   Historical  Context   Themes  and  Style   Multiculturalism         Class  39   Sherman  Alexie   “This  is  What  it  Means  to  Say   Phoenix  Arizona”   Style  and  genre   Discussion   Author  Introduction   Cormac  McCarthy             Read  Maxine  Hong  Kingston   Warrior  Woman:  Part  1  “No  Name  Woman  793-­‐801   Post  #35:  Choose  one   Discuss  a  theme  from  the  reading   QHQ   Comment  on  the  text  via  a  critical  lens.           Read  Sandra  Cisneros   Read  “Woman  Hollering  Creek”  1131-­‐1139   Post  #36   Discuss  a  theme:  love  and  passion  or  sex  roles  or?   Discuss  the  text  in  terms  of  postmodernism  or  in  articulation  with  a   postmodern  manifesto.   Discuss  the  story  as  it  reads  through  a  feminist  and/or  minority  lens.                   Read  Sherman  Alexie  1207   “This  is  What  it  Means  to  Say  Phoenix  Arizona”  1213   Post  #37   What  is  Sherman  Alexie  saying  in  this  story  about  the  role  of  storytelling?   Discuss  POV  and  how  or  why  it  is  important  to  the  plot.   Discuss  the  relationship  of  Thomas  and  Victor.   Discuss  this  story  in  terms  of  postmodernism,  minority  theory,  or   multiculturalism.       Read  The  Road:  the  first  half  of  the  novel:  page  47  in  the  online  version.   Stop  here:    “…  he  kissed  the  boy  and  crawled  into  the  other  bunk  under   the  clean  blankets  and  gazed  one  more  time  at  this  tiny  paradise   trembling  in  the  orange  light  from  the  heater  and  then  he  fell  asleep.”   Post  #38:     What  caused  the  devastation  of  the  land.  Provide  the  clues  you  used  to   come  to  your  conclusion.   Discuss  a  theme  from  the  novel:  Destruction,  survival,  isolation,  death,  or   hope        
  • 10.     11   June   16-­‐ 20   Class  40   The  Road:  The  Age  of     Terror   The  apocalypse   Themes             Class  41   The  Road   Concepts   Symbols   QHQ       Class  42   The  Road     Postmodernism   Critical  Theory   The  American  Dream   Introduce  Essay  #2       Class  43   Last  Chair  Poet   The  Quarter  in  Review   Self-­‐Assessment     Introduce  Exam  #3           Read  The  Road:  to  the  three/quarter  point:  page  72  in  the  online  version.     Stop  here:  “One  vast  salt  sepulcher.  Senseless.  Senseless.”   Post  #  39:    Discuss  one:       Examine  the  concept  of  trust  and  mistrust  in  the  The  Road.     Analyze  the  symbol  of  innocence  and  how  it  pertains  to  the  son  in     The  Road.   Introduce  another  concept  or  symbol   QHQ     Read  The  Road:  finish  the  novel   Post  #:  40  (The  last  one)   Discuss  the  novel  as  a  postmodern  work   Use  a  critical  lens  to  start  a  discussion   Discuss  the  American  Dream  as  it  manifests  in  The  Road     Begin  Essay  #2   • Honors  Project   • Work  on  your  Revisions   • Study  for  make  up  exam  #1  or  #2   • Tomorrow  is  the  last  Chair  Poet  Day       Review  for  exam   Write  final  paper   Work  on  revisions   Do  Honors  Project   Write  Self-­‐Assessment         12   June   23-­‐ 27   Class  44      Make-­‐up  Exam  #1  or  #2           Class  45   Friday,  June  27       9:15  a.m.-­‐11:15  a.m.   Exam  #3   Essay  #2  Due   Revision  Due   Honors  Project  Due     Prepare  for  Exam  #3   Write  final  paper   Do  revision   Do  Honors  Project   Write  Self-­‐Assessment       Have    a  great  summer!