American Literature 171/51

Time: 11:00-12:15 / Classroom # 4089

 

Off. Hours: M/W 12:20-01:15 or by Appointment

 

Syllabus

 

Weeks

Dates

Description

1 Week

Introduction:

 

   M-W 20-22/1 General Introduction

 

 W-W 22-29/1

History: Beginnings to 1700 (Google classroom) + History: 1700-1820 (Google classroom)

 

 M-W  3-5/2

History: 1820-1865 (Google classroom)

      History Presentations from the three timelines  are shared on Google classroom.

 

  W  5/2

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

 

 

 

 

  M-W  10-12/2

History: 1865-1914 (pp. C 3-16  from your packet + Google classroom)

     Realism (p. C911-12); ( C902-3)

 

 M-M  17-24/2

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)

   M 2/3 Mid-Term II (Comprehension + Quotations+ Historical Timeline) 
   W 4/3 Mid-Term II / Essay part

 

  M  9/3

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

 

  W  11/3

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

 

  M 16/3

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

 

 W-M 18-23/3

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

 

 M 30/3

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

 

 

 

 

 M 30/3

 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 1/4

The Harlem Renaissance & The Jazz Age

 

 W 1/4

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

 

  W 1/4

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)

 

 M 6/4

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

 

 M 6/4

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

   W 8/4 The American Dream

 

 W  8/4

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-W 13-15/4

History: Literature Since 1945 ( E 2083-96); (E   3-19)  [Optional for those who didn't complete 3 history presentations]

 

 M 20/4

 Arthur Miller’s Bio ( E 2325-27) ;   Death of a Salesman  (Ac I); [ typed H.W. of two significant dialogues with explanations due ]

   W  22/4 Con. Miller's  Death of a Salesman  (II+ Requiem); [ typed H.W. of two significant dialogues with explanations due ]

 

  M 27/4

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

 

  M 27/4

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

 

 W 29/4

 General Review

 

 Thu. 30/4

Last Day of Classes

 

Mon. 4/5

Final Exam [12:00-14:00 p.m.]

 

   

Disclaimer

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