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Audio MP3 Sessions for E222 American Literature, CSU Fullerton Spring 2012
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AUDIO MP3 SESSIONS FOR E222 AMERICAN LITERATURE, CSU FULLERTON SPRING 2012 (5/13/12)

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SESSION SCHEDULE: FOLLOWING WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

Tu. 01/24. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 01/26. Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Whitman's "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" (79-85). Dickinson's "320" (97); "340" (99); "448" (102); "479" (102-03); "591" (103-04); "598" (104); "620" (104); "764" (107); "1263" (108); "1668" (108). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2

Tu. 01/31. Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn (Chapters 1-16, 131-88). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 02/02. Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn (Chapters 17-21, 188-219). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 3

Tu. 02/07. Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn (Chapters 22-35, 220-81). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 02/09. Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn (Chapters 36-42, 281-309). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 4

Tu. 02/14. Henry James. "Daisy Miller" (421-59). We will also watch part of a film production. SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 02/16. Henry James. "Daisy Miller" (421-59). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 5

Tu. 02/21. Kate Chopin. The Awakening (Chapters 1-24, 561-619). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 02/23. Kate Chopin. The Awakening (Chapters 25-39, 619-52). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 6

Tu. 02/28. Jack London. From "What Life Means to Me" (Norton 917-20). From Tales of the Pacific (Separate text): "The House of Mapuhi" (31-53); "Mauki (64-79). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 03/01. Jack London. From Tales of the Pacific (Separate text): "The Sheriff of Kona" (121-34); "Koolau the Leper" (135-50); "The Bones of Kehekili" (151-73). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7

Tu. 03/06. Robert Frost. "The Figure a Poem Makes" (250-52); "Mowing" (231-32); "Mending Wall" (232-33); "The Death of the Hired Man" (233-37); "The Wood-Pile" (241); "The Road Not Taken" (241-42); "Birches" (242-44); "Out, Out—" (244); "Fire and Ice" (245); "Nothing Gold Can Stay" (245); "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (245); "Desert Places" (246); "Design" (246); "The Gift Outright" (248). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 03/08. Carl Sandburg and William Carlos Williams. Sandburg's "Chicago" (279-80); "Fog" (280); "Cool Tombs" (280-81); "Grass" (281). From Williams' Spring and All (346-47); Poems: "Queen-Anne's Lace" (305); "Spring and All" (306-07); "To Elsie" (307-09); "The Red Wheelbarrow" (309); "The Dead Baby" (309-10); "This Is Just to Say" (310); "A Sort of a Song" (310); "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" (313). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 8

Tu. 03/13. T. S. Eliot. From "Tradition and the Individual Talent" (372-75); "The Waste Land" (378-91). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 03/15. F.T. Marinetti, Ezra Pound, H.D., Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, E.E. Cummings. From Marinetti's "Manifesto of Futurism" (337). From Pound's "A Retrospect"(341-43). H.D.'s "Leda" (353); "Fragment 113" (354); "Helen" (355). Moore's "Poetry" (359-60); "To a Snail" (360). Stevens' "Anecdote of the Jar" (288); "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" (291-92); "The Idea of Order at Key West" (293-94); "Of Modern Poetry" (294). E.E. Cummings' "in Just-" (638); "the Cambridge ladies …" (640); "next to of course god america i" (641); "i sing of Olaf glad and big" (641-42); "anyone lived in a pretty how town" (643-44). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 9

Tu. 03/20. Ernest Hemingway. "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (826-42). We will watch part of a film production. Film, no audio.

Th. 03/22. Ernest Hemingway. "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (826-42). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10

Tu. 03/27. Spring Recess: no classes all week, but campus is open except on Friday, March 30.

Th. 03/29. Spring Recess: no classes all week, but campus is open except on Friday, March 30.

WEEK 11

Tu. 04/03. William Faulkner. As I Lay Dying (698-762, i.e. first 2/3). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 04/05. William Faulkner. As I Lay Dying (762-793, last 1/3). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 12

Tu. 04/10. Langston Hughes. From "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (348-50); All Poems (871-80): "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (871); "Mother to Son" (871-72); "I, Too" (872); "The Weary Blues" (872-73); "Mulatto" (873-74); "Song for a Dark Girl" (874-75); "Genius Child" (875); "Visitors to the Black Belt" (875-76); "Note on Commercial Theatre" (876); "Vagabonds" (876-77); "Words Like Freedom" (877); "Madam and Her Madam" (877-78); "Freedom {1}" (878); "Madam's Calling Cards" (878-79); "Silhouette" (879); "Theme for English B" (880). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 04/12. Zora Neale Hurston. "The Eatonville Anthology" (530-38); "How It Feels to Be Colored Me" (538-41); "The Gilded Six-Bits" (541-49). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 13

Tu. 04/17. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire (93-133, Scenes 1-6). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 04/19. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire (133-55, Scenes 7-11). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 14

Tu. 04/24. John Cheever. "The Swimmer" (157-65). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 04/26. Allen Ginsberg. "Howl" (492-500); "Footnote to Howl" (500); "A Supermarket in California" (500); "Sunflower Sutra" (501); "To Aunt Rose" (503); "On Burroughs' Work (504); "Ego Confession" (505). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 15

Tu. 05/01. Flannery O'Connor. "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" (437-44); "Good Country People" (445-58). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 05/03. Thomas Pynchon. "Entropy" (725-36). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 16

Tu. 05/08. Frederick Jackson Turner. From "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (1133-37). Sam Shepard. True West (Act 1, 870-887). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 05/10. Sam Shepard. True West (Act 2, 887-909). SESSION AUDIO.

Texts Used:

Nina Baym, et al. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Eighth Edition. Paperback. Package 2: Vols. C, D, E. ISBN-13: 978-0-393-91310-1. Also London, Jack. Tales of the Pacific. New York: Penguin, 1989. ISBN-13: 978-0-140-18358-0.

Technical Note: I record audio files in class with a digital voice recorder, transfer them via USB to my laptop, edit them in WavePad Sound Editor and convert them to 16 kbps mp3 files for uploading to this wiki site.


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