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  1. 1. Week    1   4/7   In  Class     Section:  Literary  Theory   Homework   Class  1   Class  Introduction   Website   Assignments   Hybrid  Assignments   Participation:  Groups  #1   Establish  a  Word  press  username   Read:  Terry  Eagleton’s  Introduction:  “What   is  Literature.”    This  is  posted  on  the  website   under    “Course  Readings”  and  “Secondary   Texts.”   Post  #1:  What  is  literature?  How  does   Eagleton’s  explanation  reinforce  or   destabilize  your  ideas  about  literature?     Class  2   Lecture:  Introduction  to  Literature   Discussion:  What  is  Literature?   QHQ   Read:  “Literary  Theory”:  Internet   Encyclopedia  of  Philosophy  (This  is  linked  to   the  website  under    “Course  Readings”  and   then  “Theory  Texts.”     Post  #2:  What  is  the  difference  between   literary  theory  and  traditional  modes  of   literary  criticism?  What  might  literary  theory   serve  to  reveal  about  a  literary  text  that   traditional  criticism  cannot?  Which  major   school  of  literary  theory  interests  you  and   why?  OR  QHQ.   Class  3   Lecture:  Introduction  to  Theory  of   Literature     Discussion:  Literary  Theory   Read:  Bedford/St.  Martin’s  “Definition  of  the   New  Criticism”  and  “Definition  of  Formalism.   Post  #3:  What  made  New  Criticism   new?    What  is  the  critical  focus  of  New   Criticism?    Of  Formalism?  Or  QHQ   Bring:  copies  of  “My  Papa’s  Waltz”  and  “My   Papa’s  Waltz:  A  New  Critical  Approach.   Class  4   Lecture:  Text-­‐Oriented  Approaches:   Formalism  and  New  Criticism   Discussion:  Formalism  and  New   Criticism:     Group  Activity:  Participation  10   points   “My  Papa’s  Waltz”  and  “My  Papa’s   Waltz:  A  New  Critical  Approach.   Identify  and  discuss  qualities  of  New   Criticism  as  it  is  applied  in  this  essay.     Provide  specific  examples  from  the   essay,  the  poem,  or  the   definition/description  of  New  Criticism.   Review:  New  Criticism  and  Formalism     Class  5:   Online   Read:  “There  is  a  girl  inside”   “The  Fish”   “A  Black  Rook  in  Rainy  Weather”   “Memories  of  West  Street  and  Lepke”   Post  #4:     List  five  examples  to  use  in  close   reading  of  one  poem.       Read:  T.S  Eliot:  “Tradition  and  the  Individual   Talent”   Read:  Essay  #1  Assignment   Post  #5:  QHQ  Eliot   Begin  notes  for  essay  1  
  2. 2. Week  2   4/14   Literary  Theory/Poetry     Class  6   × Discussion:  New  Criticism  and   Poetry   × TS  Eliot  and  New  Criticism   × Scanning  Poetry   × Starting  your  essay   • Scan  the  poem  you  are  working  on  for   your  essay  (slides  10-­‐13).     • Summarize  the  form:  Dominant  foot;   Number  of  feet  per  line;  Prevailing  meter   (dominant  foot  +  number  of  feet  per  line);   Structure:  (kind  of  stanza);  Rhyme  scheme   (slide  15-­‐16)   • Determine  the  poetic  techniques  (slide   17).   • Determine  the  Significance  of  the   Structure  (slide  19)   • Summarize  the  poem  via  New  Criticism   (slide  20).   Post  #6:  Your  thesis  statement:  What  is  your   interpretation  of  this  poem?     Class  7   Lecture:    Writing  the  essay   MLA  formatting     Finish  a  complete  draft  of  essay  #1:  2-­‐3   pages.  Bring  three  copies.   Class  8   Essay  #1  Peer  Review   Read:  Bedford/St.  Martin’s  “Definition  of   Deconstruction”   Read:  Klages   Sturcturalism/Poststructuralism.     Post  #6:  How  does  the  practice  of   Deconstruction  differ  from  New  Criticism   and  other  formalist  approaches  to  literary   analysis?  Or  QHQ     Class  9   Lecture: Text-­‐Oriented  Approaches:   Deconstruction       Discussion:  Deconstruction   Activity:  Part  10  “My  Papa’s  Waltz”   and  Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz”: A Deconstructionist Reading.   Review:  Revise  and  edit  essay  #2     Class  10   Online   Due:  Essay  #1:  Before  noon   Read:  “My  Papa’s  Waltz”  Roethke   Read:    “Papa”  Roethke   Post  #7     1. Compare  Roethke’s  portrait  of  his   father  in  this  story  and  in  “My   Papa’s  Waltz.”   2. Compare  and  contrast  how  Roethke   uses  the  symbol  of  the  waltz  to   represent  his  relationship  with  his   father  in  both  story  and  poem.     3. Explain  how  “My  Papa’s  Waltz”   Read  Feminism   Post  #9:  What  is  the  primary  focus  of   feminist  criticism  and  theory?  How  do   feminist  critics  and  theorists  regard  the  role   of  women  in  literature?     Read:  Andrew  Marvell’s  “To  His  Coy   Mistress”  and  Andrew  Marvell’s  “To  His  Coy   Mistress”:  A  Feminist  Reading.     Bring:  Andrew  Marvell’s  “To  His  Coy   Mistress”  and  Andrew  Marvell’s  “To  His  Coy  
  3. 3. could  be  characterized  as  a  poem   that  allows  Roethke  to  work  out   feelings  toward  his  father.   Mistress”:  A  Feminist  Reading.   Week  3   4/21       Class  11   Lecture:  Feminist  Theory   Group  Activity:  Part  10   Andrew  Marvell’s  “To  His  Coy  Mistress”   and  Andrew  Marvell’s  “To  His  Coy   Mistress”:  A  Feminist  Reading.   Identify  and  discuss  qualities  of  Feminist   Criticism  as  it  is  applied  in  this  essay.     Provide  specific  examples  from  the   essay,  the  poem,  or  the   definition/description  of  Feminist   Criticism.   Read:  Definition  of  Psychoanalytic  Criticism   Read:  The  Uncanny”  Sigmund  Freud   Post  #  7:  What  is  the  purpose  of   psychoanalytical  criticism?     Post  #8:    What  does  Freud  mean  when  he   refers  to  the  “uncanny?”  How  is  the   “uncanny”  manifested  in  literature?  Or  QHQ   Class  12     Lecture:  Psychoanalytic  Criticism   Discussion:  “The  Uncanny”     Read:  Bishop’s  “The  Fish”   Read:  Elizabeth  Bishop’s  “The  Fish”:  A   Psychoanalytic  Reading   Post  #9:  Identify  and  discuss  qualities  of   psychoanalytic  criticism  as  it  is  applied  in   this  essay.    Provide  specific  examples  from   the  essay,  the  poem,  or  the   definition/description  of  Psychoanalytic   Criticism.   Class  13   Discuss  Bishop’s  “The  Fish”  and   psychoanalytic  criticism.         Read  Trauma  Theory   Class  14   Lecture:  Trauma  Theory   Review  Theory   Class  15     Review  for  Exam   Study  for  Theory/poetry  exam   Week    4   4/28       Class  16   Theory/Poetry  Exam  1   Read  Araby   Class  17   How  to  respond  to  lit   Araby   Read  The  Story  of  an  Hour   Class  18   The  Story  of  an  Hour   “A  Very  Old  Man  with  Enormous  Wings”   Class  19   “A  Very  Old  Man  with  Enormous   Wings”     Class  20   Read  The  Metamorphosis   Post   Week  5   5/5     Short  Story   Class  21    Discuss  The  Metamorphosis   Read  “The  Bet”   Class  22   Discuss  “The  Bet”   Read  The  Shawshank  Redemption   Class  23   Discuss  Shawshank   Read  The  Shawshank  Redemption   Class  24   Discuss  Shawshank     Class  25   Begin  paper  two:  The  Story  of  an  Hour,   A  Very  Old  Man  with  Enormous  Wings,   Post:  One  story  with  one  theoretical  lens   Read  No  Exit  
  4. 4. The  Metamorphosis,  The  Shawshank   Redemption,  or  The  Bet.     Week  6   5/12   Drama     Class  26   Lecture  composition:  Paper  #2   Read  No  exit     Paper  2   Class  27   Screening  No  Exit   QHQ   Class  28   Screening  No  Exit   QHQ   Class  29   Discussion  No  Exit/Theory   Theory  Application   Class  30   Short  Story  and  Drama  Review  for  test   Begin  Night   Week    7   5/19     Novella   Class  31   Exam  2:  Short  story  and  Drama   Finish  Night   Class  32   Discussion  Night   Begin  Outer  Dark   Class  33   Discussion  Night/Theory   Outer  Dark   Class  34   Finish  Night/  Outer  Dark   Outer  Dark   Class  35   Paper  2  due  at  noon   Outer  Dark   Week  8   5/26     Novel   Holiday       Class  36   Outer  Dark  Content   Outer  Dark   Class  37   Outer  Dark  Themes   Read  Room   Class  38   Outer  Dark  Theory   Read  Room   Class  39   Read  Room   Read  Room   Week  9       Class  40   Room  Content   Read  Room   Class  41   Room  Themes   Finish  Room   Class  42   Room/Theory     Class  43   Approaches  to  Paper  3   Groups  by  novel   Read  Novel  from  list/  Class  decides     Class  44   Paper  3  Begin:  Night,  Room,  Outer   Dark,  or  No  Exit   Read  Novel  from  list   Week    10       Class  45   Library  Visit:  Research  Lecture   Read  Novel  from  list   Class  46   Paper  in  class  writing/discussion   Read  Novel  from  list   Class  47   Peer  Review   Read  Novel  from  list   Class  48   Individual  meetings  my  office   Read  Novel  from  list   Class  59   Finish  Paper  Three   Paper  3  Due  at  noon   Read  Novel  from  list   Week  11       Class  50   Optional  attendance:   Exam  make-­‐up  or  re-­‐take   Essay  revision  of  1  or  2  due   electronically     Class  51   Novel  Choice  Discussion/content/   theory   Begin  Paper  4   Class  52   Library  trip     Class  53   Novel  Choice  Writing  Workshop    
  5. 5. Class  54   Paper  4     Week  12       Class  55   Individual  meetings     Class  56   Final    Paper  4  due  before  class   Final  Exam  #3:  The  Novel   10:30  class  Tuesday,  6/24  9:15-­‐11:15   11:30  class  Wednesday  6/25  11:30-­‐ 1:30        

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