Introduction to Literature 170/54

Time: 10:00-10:50 am Classroom # 106

          
 
 

Syllabus

 
Weeks

Dates

Description
1 Week

Introduction:

 
 

  S-M  8-10/9

General Introduction
 

 Thu-T 12-17/9

The Elements of Fiction (66-67+ 107-108; 110-112; 159-161; 195-200; 220-223;  247-250;  272-276;  )
     
4 Weeks

Prose Fiction:

 
 

Thu 19/9

Kate Chopin The Story of an Hour  (p.15-16)
 

 Thu 26/9

William Faulkner "A Rose For Emily"  (p.77-83)
 

 S  29/9

 Continue William Faulkner "A Rose For Emily"  
 

 S  6/10

World War I documentary + Ernest Hemingway   Soldier's Home     (p.162-166)
 

  T-Thu  8-10/10

  Gothic Fiction  [Google classroom]
 

 T-Thu  8-10/10

Edgar Allan Poe "The Cask of Amontillado"  (p.579-584)
   Thu-S  10-13/10 Flannery O'Connor's   "A Good Man is Hard to Find"   (361-371)
   T  15/10 Alice Walker’s "Roselily"     (Google classroom)
   Thu  17/10 Chitra Divakaruni "Clothes"  (Google classroom)
   S 20/10 Mid-Term Exam (Part I Comprehension + Definitions + Quotations) 
   T  22/10  Mid-Term Exam II (Essay Part )
     
2 Weeks

Poetry:

 
   Thu  24/10 Unit Two: The Elements of Poetry  635-640; 669-670; 688-689; 690-691; 693; 696-697; 710-712; 718; 730-731; 754-757;  775-778; 801
   S  27/10 Elizabeth Browning "How Do I love Thee?  Let me Count the Ways"  (p.1000)
   T  29/10 William Blake's "The Tyger"   (768-769)
   Thu  31/10 Dickinson's  I  heard a Fly buzz—when I died—  (846)
   Thu  31/10 Dickinson's'    Because I Couldn't Stop for Death (847)
   S    3/11 Harlem Renaissance & Langston Hughes poetry: Hughes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (980)
2 Weeks

Drama: 

 

In class we will start to read aloud scenes from the assigned plays. 

We will also watch a video tape of  two of the plays. 

   S-T 3-5/11 Unit Three:  The Elements of Drama   (1077-1079; 1094-1097; 1120-1126)
   Thu  7/11 Susan Glaspell Trifles   (p.1079-1089)   [ typed H.W. of two significant dialogues with explanations due Mon. 15/7]
   S-T  10-12/11  Act I of Ibsen's A Doll's House  (1358-1377)  [ typed H.W. of two significant dialogues with explanations due Wed. 17/7]
   Thu  14/11 Act II of Ibsen's A Doll's House  ( 1377-1392) [No H.W. I will share important dialogues with you in-class]
  S -T   17-19/12 Act III  of Ibsen's A Doll's House   (1392-1406)  [ typed H.W. of two significant dialogues with explanations due Thu 18/7]
    Cont.  Ibsen's play + discussing Modern Drama:  Realism & Naturalism  (p.1353-1357) & Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House 
 

 

 
  Thu. 12 December Last Day of classes
  Mon. 16/12   Final Exam [08:00-10:00 p.m., Room #106] 
     

 

Disclaimer

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