Introduction to Literature 170/57

Time: 09:30-10:45 am Classroom # 4089

          
 
 

Syllabus

 
Weeks

Dates

Description
1 Week

Introduction:

 
 

 M-W  19-22/1

General Introduction
 

 W-W 22-29/1

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

Prose Fiction:

 
 

W 29/1

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

 M 3/2

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

 

 Continue William Faulkner "A Rose For Emily"  
 

  W  5/2

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

  M 10/2

  Gothic Fiction  [Google classroom]
 

  M 10/2

Edgar Allan Poe "The Cask of Amontillado"  (p.579-584)
    W 12/2 Flannery O'Connor's   "A Good Man is Hard to Find"   (361-371)
    M 17/2 Alice Walker’s "Roselily"     (Google classroom)
    W  19/2 Chitra Divakaruni "Clothes"  (Google classroom)
    M 2/3 Mid-Term Exam (Part I Comprehension + Definitions + Quotations) 
    W 4/3  Mid-Term Exam II (Essay Part )
     
2 Weeks

Poetry:

 
    M 9/3 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
    M 9/3 Elizabeth Browning "How Do I love Thee?  Let me Count the Ways"  (p.1000)
    W 11/3 William Blake's "The Tyger"   (768-769)
    M 16/3 Dickinson's  I  heard a Fly buzz—when I died—  (846)
    M  16/3 Dickinson's'    Because I Couldn't Stop for Death (847)
    W  18/3 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. 

    W 18/3 Unit Three:  The Elements of Drama   (1077-1079; 1094-1097; 1120-1126)
    M-W 23-25/3 Susan Glaspell Trifles   (p.1079-1089)   [ typed H.W. of two significant dialogues with explanations due ]
    M  30/3  Act I of Ibsen's A Doll's House  (1358-1377)  [ typed H.W. of two significant dialogues with explanations due]
    W 1/4 Act II of Ibsen's A Doll's House  ( 1377-1392) [No H.W. I will share important dialogues with you in-class]
    M 6/4 Act III  of Ibsen's A Doll's House   (1392-1406)  [ typed H.W. of two significant dialogues with explanations due]
    Cont.  Ibsen's play + discussing Modern Drama:  Realism & Naturalism  (p.1353-1357) & Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House 
 

  W 8-15/4

  General Revision
  Thu. 18 May Last Day of classes
  Mon. 11/5   Final Exam [09:00-19:00 a.m., Room #4089] 
     

 

Disclaimer

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