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Ewrt 1 c with lit crit spring 2014 3

  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  to  New  Historicism  and  Cultural   Materialism  (p  5).  (This  is  linked  to  the  website   under    “Course  Readings”  and  then  “Theory  Texts.”     Post  #2:  Choose  one   • 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?     • QHQ  on  “Literary  Theory.”     Class  3   Lecture:  Introduction  to  Theory   of  Literature  (part  1).   Discussion:  Literary  Theory   • Read:  “Literary  Theory”:  Internet  Encyclopedia   of  Philosophy:  New  Historicism  and  Cultural   Materialism  to  the  end.  (This  is  linked  to  the   website  under    “Course  Readings”  and  then   “Theory  Texts.”     • Post  #3:  Choose  one   • QHQ  on  one  theory.     Class  4   Lecture:  Introduction  to  Theory   of  Literature  (part  2).   Discussion:  Literary  Theory       • Review  the  reading  and  theories  we  have   covered  this  week.       Class  5:   Online   • Text  Oriented  approaches   • Read  “Formalism”   and  “New  Criticism”   (under  “course   readings”  and   “theory  texts.)   • Poetry  Reading:  “My  Papa’s   Waltz”   • Critical  Essay  Reading:  “‘My   Papa’s  Waltz’:  A  New       Critical  Reading.”       • Post  #4:  Choose  one   • 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”  to  class.         Week  2   • Literary  Theory/Poetry    
  2. 2. 4/14   Class  6   • Lecture:  Text-­‐Oriented   Approaches:  Formalism/New   Criticism  Discussion:   Formalism/New  Criticism   • QHQ   • 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  they  are   (or  are  not)  applied  in  this   essay.    Provide  specific   examples  from  the  essay,  the   poem,  or  the   definition/description  of  New   Criticism.       Suggested  reading:  T.S  Eliot:  “Tradition  and  the   Individual  Talent”   Post  #5:  QHQ  on  Eliot       Class  7   • TS  Eliot  and  New   Criticism   • Scanning  Poetry   Read:     • “There  Is  a  Girl  Inside”     • “The  Fish”   • “A  Black  Rook  in  Rainy  Weather”   • “Memories  of  West  Street  and  Lepke”   Scan  one  poem  like  we  did  in  class  today   Post  #6:  summarize  the  form  (slide  17).   Class  8         • Review   • Using  rhetorical   strategies   • Applying  the  new  critical   lens  to  analyze  “My   Papa’s  Waltz”   • Choose  one  of  these  poems  to  begin  to  analyze.   You  may  use  the  one  you  scanned,,  or  you  may   choose  a  different  one.     • “There  Is  a  Girl  Inside”     • “The  Fish”   • “A  Black  Rook  in  Rainy  Weather”   • “Memories  of  West  Street  and  Lepke”   • Post  #7:  Find  multiple  examples  of  poetic   conventions   • Bring  your  notes  to  class  tomorrow   Class  9   • Essay  #1   • Poetry  Reading   o “There  Is  a  Girl  Inside”     o “The  Fish”   o “A  Black  Rook  in  Rainy   Weather”   o “Memories  of  West  Street   and  Lepke”   • Close  reading  Application   No  Homework   Class  10   Online   ¨ Analyze  your  poem   ¨ Write  your  thesis   ¨ Outline/Draft  Essay  #1   ¨ Post  #8   n Title  of  your  essay   n Your  thesis  statement  
  3. 3.   n A  general  outline   ¨ Bring  your  outline  to  class  Monday   Week  3   4/21   New  Criticism;  Paper  #1     Class  11         Thesis  Statement   Introductions   The  Argument   Conclusions           Draft  your  essay   Bring  a  copy  to  class  tomorrow   Class  12   In-­‐class  writing  workshop   Bring  your  draft  and  device  or   pen  and  paper             Draft  your  essay   Bring  a  copy  to  class  tomorrow   Class  13   Integrating  quotations   In  text  citations   The  works  cited  page   MLA  formatting       Finish  a  complete  draft  of  essay  #1:  2-­‐3  pages.  Bring   two  copies.     You  must  have  two  copies  to  participate  in  the   Peer  Review  Workshop.     Post  #9:  The  introduction  and  one  body  paragraph   of  essay  #1         Class  14   Essay  #1  Peer  Review                 No  Homework     Class  15   Online     Review:  Revise  and  edit  essay   #1   Essay  #1:  Due  before  class  17     Read:  Definition  of  Feminist   Criticism   Read  Tyson’s  Chapter  on   Feminist  Criticism  (Course   Readings;  Theory  Texts;  Lois   Tyson).         Post  #10:  What  is  the  primary  focus  of  feminist   criticism  and  theory?  How  do  feminist  critics  and   theorists  regard  the  role  of  women  in  literature?     OR  QHQ  Feminist  Criticism       Due:  Essay  #1:  Before  class  17        
  4. 4.         Week  4   4/28   Poetry  and  Theory     Class  16   Questions  about  essay  #1   Literary  Theory:  The  Extrinsic   Lens   Feminist  Criticism     Read:  Andrew  Marvell’s  “To  His  Coy  Mistress”  and     “‘To  His  Coy  Mistress’:  A  Feminist  Reading.”   Post  #  11:  QHQ:  “To  His  Coy  Mistress,”  or  “‘To  His   Coy  Mistress’:  A  Feminist  Reading.”   Bring:  Andrew  Marvell’s  “To  His  Coy  Mistress”  and   “To  His  Coy  Mistress”:  A  Feminist  Reading.   Due:  Essay  #1:  Before  class  17   Class  17     Discussion  Feminist  Criticism   “To  His  Coy  Mistress”   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:  Lois  Tyson  “Psychoanalytic  Criticism”   Post  #12:    What  is  the  purpose  of  psychoanalytical   criticism?  OR  QHQ       Class  18     Review  Feminist  Criticism   Lecture/Discussion:   Psychoanalytic  Criticism     Read:  Bishop’s  “The  Fish”   Read:  Elizabeth  Bishop’s  “The  Fish”:  A   Psychoanalytic  Reading   Post  #13:  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  19               Discuss     Group  Activity:  Part  10   Bishop’s  “The  Fish”  and  Elizabeth   Bishop’s  “The  Fish”:  A   Psychoanalytic  Reading.     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.   No  Homework   Class  20   Online   Review  for  Exam   Study  for  Theory/poetry  exam      
  5. 5.           Week  5   5/5   The  Short  Story/Novela     Class  21   Theory/Poetry  Exam  1       Read  Araby   Post  #14:  Choose  one   — Identify  and  discuss  one  or  more  of  the   numerous  religious  symbols  in  the  story.     — The  narrator  of  "Araby"  moves  from  innocence   to  experience  through  his  epiphany.  What  has   he  learned  by  the  end  of  the  story?     — Write  a  short  psychological  profile  of  the   narrator  based  on  a  passage  from  the  story.     — QHQ  “Araby”       Class  22   “Araby”   James  Joyce   Historical  Context   Literary  Style   Discussion         Read  The  Story  of  an  Hour   Post  #15   • Discuss  Mrs.  Mallard  as  a  sympathetic   character  or  as  a  cruel  and  selfish   character.  How  might  your  own  gender,   age,  class  or  ethnicity  influence  your   response?     • Do  you  think  Chopin's  critique  of  the   institution  of  marriage,  as  expressed  by   Louise,  is  applicable  today?     • Profile  a  character   • Discuss  the  story  through  one  critical  lens   • QHQ     Class  23   “The  Story  of  an  Hour”   Kate  Chopin   Historical  Context   Literary  Style   Discussion           “A  Very  Old  Man  with  Enormous  Wings”   Post  #16   • Speculate  on  the  identity  of  the  “old  man.”   • How  does  the  manner  in  which  Garcia  Marquez   treats  the  traditional  idea  of  angels  in  "A  Very   Old  Man  with  Enormous  Wings"  compare  with   the  way  angels  are  represented  or  interpreted   elsewhere,  in  some  other  work  or  media?   • Speculate  on  how  you  might  apply  an  extrinsic   critical  lens  to  this  story.  Use  textual  evidence   to  support  your  argument.   • Discuss  trauma  in  the  story.  Who  suffers  it?   How  and  why?   • QHQ    
  6. 6. Class  24   “A  Very  Old  Man  with  Enormous   Wings”   Gabriel  García  Márquez   Historical  Context   Literary  Style   Discussion           No  homework   Class  25   Online   Read  “Shawshank  Redemption”     Post  #17         Post  #18   ¨ Post  #17   ¤ Discuss  trauma  as  it  applies  to  any  one  character   in  “Rita  Hayworth  and  the  Shawshank   Redemption.”  Use  textual  support  to  make  a   case  that  the  traumatic  incident  has  long  term   ramifications.       ¤ Using  a  psychoanalytic  lens,  do  a  character   profile  of  any  one  character  in  “Rita  Hayworth   and  the  Shawshank  Redemption.”     ¨ Post  #18   ¤ QHQ:  “Rita  Hayworth  and  Shawshank   Redemption.”       Week  6   5/12   The  Short  Story/  Paper  #2     Class  26   Discuss  “Shawshank   Redemption”     Stephen  King   Historical  Context   Literary  Style   Discussion         Read  “The  Metamorphosis”    Chapter  1   Post  #19:  Choose  1   • Discuss  the  details  Kafka  uses  to  establish   Gregor’s  life  before  his  metamorphosis  into  an   insect.  How  do  these  familiar  details  and  objects   define  Gregor’s  character  and  life?     • The  relationship  between  Gregor  and  his  father  is   at  the  core  of  the  story.  Describe  this  relationship   both  before  and  after  Gregor’s  metamorphosis.       • Much  of  this  part  of  the  story,  focuses  on  Gregor’s   inner  life.  Describe  Gregor’s  private  thoughts  and   emotions;  use  psychoanalytic  theory  to  discuss  his   attitudes  toward  his  family  and  outside  world.           Class  27   Discuss  The  Metamorphosis   Franz  Kafka   Historical  Context   Literary  Style   Discussion     Read  The  Metamorphosis  Chapter  2   Post  #20:  Choose  1   • Grete’s  character  undergoes  a  dramatic  change  in   this  section.  Trace  the  changes  that  highlight  the   changes  in  her  attitude,  character,  and  personality.   Can  feminist  theory  help  explain  her  behavior?  
  7. 7.       • Gregor  refuses  to  part  with  the  picture  of  the   woman  wrapped  in  furs  on  the  wall.  Why  is  it   important?  Explain  its  symbolic  meaning.     • In  this  section  of  the  story,  Gregor’s  sense  of  guilt   is  highlighted.    Use  Psychoanalytic  theory  to   explain  Gregor’s  guilt.  Consider  how  his  lingering   guilt  affects  his  state  of  mind  and  his  feelings   toward  his  family.     Class  28   Discuss  The  Metamorphosis             Read  The  Metamorphosis  Chapter  3   Post  #21:  Choose  1   • Discuss  the  three  bearded  lodgers.  What  is  their   purpose  in  the  story?     • It  is  clear  from  the  outset  of  Part  3  that  Gregor  is   dying.  How  much  of  his  physical  decline  is  his  own   doing,  and  how  much  of  it  is  caused  by  outside   factors?     • Contrast  Gregor’s  state  of  mind  at  the  beginning  of   this  section  to  right  before  his  death.  What   incidents  or  events  cause  a  change  in  Gregor’s   attitude  and  thinking?  Are  Gregor’s  thoughts   rational  and  clear,  or  are  they  blurred  and   irrational?       Class  29   Discuss  The  Metamorphosis   No  Homework     Class  30   Online   Introduction  to  Essay  #2   Read  papers  on  Araby:  Crane   and  Ratinov   Look  under  “Essay  Prompts”  and   “Essay  2.”   Post  #22:  Choose  one   • Examine the way Crane’s thesis includes a forecasting statement and how the forecast is fulfilled. Then identify her topic sentences and key terms. Do they effectively link her supporting paragraphs to her thesis statement? • Examine Crane’s paragraph five in her essay. Explain her strategy in the organization of the paragraph. Is it effective? • Look at Crane’s paragraphs 6-8. What is her goal? Is she successful? How and why? • Compare essays to argue which is stronger. Consider introductions, theses statements, support, analysis, and the conclusion.  
  8. 8. Week    7   5/19   Short  Story  /  Novella   Essay  #2   Class  31   How  to  respond  to  literature   Discussion:  Araby  Essays       Post  #23:  Post  two  ideas  you  have  for  essay  #2.     Class  32   Introduction  to  Essay  #2   How  to  respond  to  literature   Discussion:  Essay  #2   Basic  Features       Post  #24:  Introduction  and  Thesis  Statement     Class  33   Introduction  to  Essay  #2   How  to  respond  to  literature   Discussion:  Essay  #2   Outlining         Draft  Paper  #2   Post  #25:  Outline  of  essay  #2     Class  34   Review  for  Exam  #2         No  Homework   Class  35   Online   Draft  Paper  #2           Post  #26:    your  best  body  paragraph  and  your   conclusion     Study  for  exam  #2   Week  8   5/26         Holiday   Monday     NO  MEETING  HOLIDAY     Class  36   Exam  2:  Short  story/novella       Bring:  Two  complete  copies  of  your  draft  4-­‐6  pages       Class  37   Writing  Workshop  Paper  2         Essay  #2     Read  Trauma  Theory     Class  38   Discuss  Trauma  Theory           No  Homework   Class  39   Online         Paper  2  due  at  noon       Read  Night:  All  
  9. 9. Week  9   The  Novel/  Paper  #3       Class  40   Discussion  Night   Content/Themes         Begin  Outer  Dark   Class  41   Night     Theoretical  approaches           Finish  Outer  Dark   Class  42   Outer  Dark  Content  /Themes       Really  Finish  Outer  Dark   Class  43   Outer  Dark  /Theory     No  Homework   Class  44   Read  Room       Read  Room   Week    10     Paper  #3     Class  45   Library  Visit:  Research  Lecture       Room   Class  46   Room/Content/Themes     Room   Class  47   Room/Theory   Room   Class  48   Room   Introduction  to  Paper  #3     No  Homework   Class  59   Paper  3  Begin:  Night,  Room,   Outer  Dark     Write  paper  3     Week  11   Paper  #3       Class  50   Library  Research  trip       Write  paper  3       Class  51   Writing  essay  #3     Homework  Evaluations     Essay  #3   Class  52   Individual  meetings  my  office     Write  Essay  #3   Class  53   Individual  meetings  my  office     No  Homework     Class  54   Online   Homework  evaluations  Due       Essay  #3  
  10. 10. Week  12         Class  55   Optional  attendance:   Exam  make-­‐up  or  re-­‐take   Essay  revision  of  1  or  2  due   electronically   Finish  Paper  #3   Class  56   Final   Paper  3  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