American Literature 171/2A

Time: 10:00-10:50 a.m. / Classroom # 208

 

Syllabus

 

Weeks

Dates

Description

1 Week

Introduction:

 

   Sun-Mon 9-10/6 General Introduction

 

Tues. 11/6

History: Beginnings to 1700 (handouts)

 

Wed. 12/6

History: 1700-1820 (handouts)

 

Thu   13/6

History: 1820-1865 (handouts)

    S-W 16-19/6   History Presentations from the three timelines shared on Google classroom.

 

 

 

 

 Thu-M 20-24

History: 1865-1914 (pp. C 3-16)

 

M   24/6

Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death”   (p.  C 89); (C102)

  M  24/6  Realism (p. C911-12); ( C902-3)

 

W-S  26-30/6

Mark Twain’s ( C 118); (100) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Chapter I-X (pp. C 130-164); ( C108-141)+   Chapters XXX-XXXVI (pp. C256-284); (241-269) + Chapter XL + Chapter XLII  (p. C296-309); (280-294)

 

 

Naturalism  & Crane Bio ( C954-6); (C943-46); "The Open Boat"  (p. C 1000-1016) ; (C990-1006)

 

  S 30/6

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman “The Revolt of  Mother” (p. C35-645); (p. C 662-272)

 

 M   1/7

 Charlotte Gilman “The Yellow Wall-paper” (p.   C 806-820); ( C790-802)  

  T   2/7 Mid-Term II (Comprehension + Quotations+ Historical Timeline) 
  W  3/7 Mid-Term II / Essay part

 

S-M  7-8/7

History: 1914-45 ( D 1177-1192);  (pp. D 3-20)

 

 M  8/7

Imagism & Ezra Pound Bio ( D1477-1479); ( D 314-6) "In a Station of the Metro"  ( D 1482); (D 318)  

 

 

 

 

  T   9/7

 T. S. Eliot’s  Bio ( D 1574-6); ( D 365-7) “The Love Song of J. Alfred  Prufrock”  ( D 1577-80); (p. D 368-71)

 

W   10/7

The Harlem Renaissance & The Jazz Age

 

W    10/7

Zora Neale Hurston:   ( D 1700-1); (D 528-530); and "How it Feels to Be Colored Me" ( D 1710-13); ( D 538-41)  +

 

 W   10/7

Hurston's  The Eatonville Anthology: I. "The Pleading Woman" ( D 1701-2) ; (D 530)+  "V. The Way of a Man with a Train" ( D 1703-4) ; (D 531-532) + "XII. The Head of the Nail" (1706-8) ;  (535-536)  + "XIV" ( D 1709-10) ; ( D 537-8)

 

Thu    11/7

 Langston Hughes’ “The Negro Speaks of   Rivers” ( D 869-71) ;  (D871);

   Thu 11/7 The American Dream

 

Thu  11/7

 Hughes “Harlem:  A dream  Deferred” (Google classroom), +  Modernism

 

 S    14/7

F. Scott Fitzgerald  “Winter Dreams” ( D 1822-39); (p. D 658-675)

 

     

Critical Response #1 [to be sent to me through your Google class] Pending

 

M-T   15-16/7

History: Literature Since 1945 ( E 2083-96); (E   3-19)

 

 T   16/7

 Arthur Miller’s Bio ( E 2325-27) ;   Death of a Salesman  (Ac I);

    W  17/7 Con. Miller's  Death of a Salesman  (II+ Requiem);

 

  Thu  18/7

Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz  (E 2138); (E  42)

 

  Thu  18/7

 Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” (E 2704); (  E 629)

 

 

Cont. Plath's "Daddy"

  T  23/7 Final  in-class Essay

 

Thu.  25/7

Last Day of Classes

 

Sun.  28/7

Final Exam [02:00-04:00 p.m.]

 

   

Disclaimer

The instructor reserves all rights in amending this syllabus.  Should there by any changes, students will be notified accordingly.