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SESSION AUDIO FOR E300 ANALYSIS OF LITERARY FORMS, CSU FULLERTON SPRING 2011 (5/12/11)

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WEEK 1

01/26. Wed. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 2

02/02. Wed. Chapter 1: Plot. Read this chapter's introductory material (50-58). Edith Wharton. "Roman Fever" (85-95). Chapter 2. Narration and Point of View: read this chapter's introductory material (96-100). Edgar Allan Poe. "The Cask of Amontillado" (101-05). Jamaica Kincaid. "Girl" (116-17). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 3

02/09. Wed. Chapter 3. Character (119-26). Toni Morrison. "Recitatif" (139-52). Chapter 4. Setting: read this chapter's introductory material (163-69). Anton Checkhov. "The Lady with the Dog" (169-80). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 4

02/16. Wed. Chapter 5. Symbol and Figurative Language: read this chapter's introductory material (208-13). Edwige Danticat. "A Wall of Fire Rising" (239-49). Chapter 6. Theme: read this chapter's introductory material (251-54). Stephen Crane. "The Open Boat" (255-71). Gabriel Garcia Marquez. "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" (271-76). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 5

02/23. Wed. Chapter 7. Exploring Contexts -- The Author's Work: Flannery O'Connor (294-99). Flannery O'Connor. "Good Country People" (310-23). Mary Gordon. From "Flannery's Kiss" (337-39). Eileen Pollack. From "Flannery O'Connor and the New Criticism" (343-45). Chapter 8. Cultural and Historical Contexts -- Women in Turn-of-the-Century America" (347-52). Charlotte Perkins Gilman. "The Yellow Wallpaper" (354-65). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 6

03/02. Wed. Chapter 9. Critical Contexts: William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" (389-91). William Faulkner. "A Rose for Emily" (391-97). Critical Contexts on the Faulkner Story (398-425). SESSION AUDIO

JOURNAL SET 1 DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 03/06; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes journal entries on fiction. Please expect an email from me verifying receipt of this and subsequent journal sets.)

WEEK 7

03/09. Wed. Chapter 10. Poetry: Reading, Responding, Writing (618-42). Read also from "Romantic Love: an Album" (643-50). Read also Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" (704-05) and Walt Whitman's "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" (Internet Source: Bartleby). I may bring in and read aloud a few separate love poems by the ancient Greek poetess Sappho; these are not in the anthology. SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 8

03/16. Wed. Chapters 13-16, etc. A Mix: Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Emily Dickinson: "I dwell in Possibility" (739), "Because I could not stop for Death" (886-87); W.C. Williams: "The Red Wheelbarrow" (739-40), "This is Just to Say" (740); G.M. Hopkins: "Pied Beauty" (742), "Spring and Fall" (789-90), "God's Grandeur" (1030), "The Windhover" (1030-31); E.E. Cummings: "in Just" (742-43); "The Twenty-Third Psalm" (756); Wilfred Owen: "Dulce et Decorum Est" (759-60); Robert Frost: "Fireflies in the Garden" (768-69), "Range Finding" (838), "Design" (838), "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (1019-20); Edgar Allan Poe: "The Raven" (785-88); Shakespeare: "Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shame" (814-15); Dylan Thomas: "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" (827-28); Elizabeth Bishop: "Sestina" (829-30); Marianne Moore "Poetry" (828-29); Archibald MacLeish: "Ars Poetica" (830-31); George Herbert: "Easter Wings" (847); Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" and "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" (913-15); Alfred Tennyson: "Ulysses" (928-30); Robert Browning: "My Last Duchess" (1009-10). Time permitting, I may bring in a few extra samples of poetic types, so read "Poetic Kinds" (919-20). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 9

03/23. Wed. Romanticism: Poetry of Nature and Self-Consciousness. William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Walt Whitman. Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper" (1008-09, both versions from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience); "London" (658), "The Sick Rose" (767), "The Tyger" (1007-08). Wordsworth's "She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways" (681), "Tintern Abbey" (1048-51). Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" (1010-11). Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" (817-20). Keats' "On the Sonnet" (835-36), "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" (836-37), "Ode to a Nightingale" (1031-33),"Ode on a Grecian Urn" (1033-34), "To Autumn" (1034-35). Whitman's "I celebrate myself, and sing myself" (686). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 10

03/30. Wed. Spring Recess. No classes all week.

WEEK 11

04/06. Wed. Modernist Poetry: W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens. William Butler Yeats: an Album (895-908). Ezra Pound. "In a Station of the Metro" (1041). T.S. Eliot. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1015-19). Wallace Stevens. "The Emperor of Ice Cream" (1042-43), "Anecdote of the Jar" (1043). I may also give and comment on short readings from other poems to be specified. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 12

04/13. Wed. Chapter 19. Cultural and Historical Contexts: the Harlem Renaissance (947-56). Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance (956-64). Essay excerpts on Harlem Renaissance (966-81). SESSION AUDIO

JOURNAL SET 2 DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 04/17; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes journal entries on poetry.)

WEEK 13

04/20. Wed. Read "Elements of Drama" introduction (1125-34). Chapter 24. Critical Contexts. Sophocles. Antigone (1490-1523). Critical Excerpts (1524-39). SESSION AUDIO

PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING GENERAL TOPIC AND SPECIFIC ARGUMENT FOR TERM PAPER DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 04/24; SEE INSTRUCTIONS.

WEEK 14

04/27. Wed. Anton Chekhov. The Cherry Orchard (1547-83). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 15

05/04. Wed. Lorraine Hansberry. A Raisin in the Sun (1583-1645). SESSION AUDIO

WEEK 16

05/11. Wed. Death of a Salesman (1646-1711). SESSION AUDIO

Text Used: Booth, Alison and Kelly J. Mays. The Norton Introduction to Literature. Shorter Tenth Edition. New York: Norton, 2010. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-0393935141.

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