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E300 Literary Forms Audio, CSU Fullerton Fall 2012
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MP3 SESSION AUDIO FOR E300 ANALYSIS OF LITERARY FORMS, CSU FULLERTON Fall 2012 (12/16/12)

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SESSION SCHEDULE: WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1 FICTION

M. 08/27. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO.

W. 08/29. Chapter 1: Plot. Read this chapter's introductory material (50-58). Edith Wharton. "Roman Fever" (85-95). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2 FICTION

M. 09/03. Labor Day Holiday, No Classes.

W. 09/05. 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 FICTION

M. 09/10. Chapter 4. Setting: read this chapter's introductory material (163-69). Anton Chekhov. "The Lady with the Dog" (169-80). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/12. Chapter 5. Symbol and Figurative Language: read this chapter's introductory material (208-13). Edwige Danticat. "A Wall of Fire Rising" (239-49). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 4 FICTION

M. 09/17. Read Norton Introductory material on Character (Ch. 3, 119-26) and Theme (Ch. 6, 251-54). We will in part discuss these aspects of literary texts though a special focus on Leo Tolstoy. Read the first half of The Death of Ivan Ilych, Chapters 1-4 (15-40, Dover Edition). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/19. Special Focus, continued: Leo Tolstoy. Read the second half of The Death of Ivan Ilych, Chapters 5-12 (40-65, Dover Edition). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 5 FICTION

M. 09/24. Special Focus: continued: Leo Tolstoy. The Kreutzer Sonata, Chapters 1-16 (64-103, Dover Edition). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/26. Special Focus: continued: Leo Tolstoy. The Kreutzer Sonata, Chapters 17-28 (103-40, Dover Edition). SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 1 DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 09/30; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes journal entries on fiction. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

WEEK 6 POETRY

M. 10/01. Norton Introductory Material on Poetry, Chapter 10 (618-36). Read also the section "Romantic Love: an Album" (643-50), adding to it Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" (704-05). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/03. Special Focus: English Romanticism. From Wordsworth's "Preface to Lyrical Ballads, 1802: read only these brief excerpts. Read also "We Are Seven" (23-25); "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour. July 13, 1798" (25-29). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7 POETRY

M. 10/08. Special Focus: English Romanticism. From English Romantic Poetry: an Anthology: William Wordsworth. "She dwelt among the untrodden ways" (31-32); "A slumber did my spirit seal" (32); "I wandered lonely as a cloud" (43-44); "The Solitary Reaper" (42); "My heart leaps up when I behold" (35); "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" (51-57). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/10. Special Focus: English Romanticism. From English Romantic Poetry: an Anthology: Samuel Taylor Coleridge. "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (63-81); "Frost at Midnight" (100-01); "Kubla Khan" (105-06); "Dejection: An Ode" (106-10). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 8 POETRY

M. 10/15. Special Focus: English Romanticism. From English Romantic Poetry: an Anthology: Percy Bysshe Shelley. "Ozymandias" (147); "Sonnet: England in 1819" (150); "Ode to the West Wind" (151-53); "To a Skylark" (157-59). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/17. Special Focus: English Romanticism. From English Romantic Poetry: an Anthology: John Keats. "On first looking into Chapman's Homer" (189); "To Autumn" (222-23); "Ode to a Nightingale" (216-18); "Ode on a Grecian Urn" (218-20); "Ode to Psyche" (220-21); "Ode on Melancholy" (223-24). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 9 POETRY

M. 10/22. Special Focus: Modernist Poetry. William Butler Yeats: an Album (Norton 895-908). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/24. Special Focus: Modernist Poetry. Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens. Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" (1041). T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1015-19). Wallace Stevens' "The Emperor of Ice Cream" (1042-43) and "Anecdote of the Jar" (1043). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10 POETRY

M. 10/29. Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Chapters 13-16, etc. Emily Dickinson: "Because I could not stop for Death" (886-87); Edgar Allan Poe: "The Raven" (785-88); W.C. Williams: "The Red Wheelbarrow" (739-40), "This is Just to Say" (740); G.M. Hopkins: "Pied Beauty" (742), "God's Grandeur" (1030), "The Windhover" (1030-31); E.E. Cummings: "in Just" (742-43); "The Twenty-Third Psalm" (756). Also read "Poetic Kinds" (919-20). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/31. Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Chapters 13-16, etc. Wilfred Owen: "Dulce et Decorum Est" (759-60); Robert Frost: "Design" (838), "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (1019-20); 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); Alfred Tennyson: "Ulysses" (928-30); Robert Browning: "My Last Duchess" (1009-10). SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 2 DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 11/04; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes journal entries on a selection of poems from among the broader selection assigned; see more detailed instructions in the link.)

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WEEK 11 DRAMA

M. 11/05. John Webster. The Duchess of Malfi, Acts 1-2 (1-32, Dover Edition). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 11/07. John Webster. The Duchess of Malfi, Act 3 (33-54, Dover Edition). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 12 DRAMA

M. 11/12. Veterans' Day, No Classes.

W. 11/14. John Webster. The Duchess of Malfi. (55-92, Dover Edition). SESSION AUDIO. Available soon after session..

WEEK 13 DRAMA

M. 11/19. Fall Recess, No Classes.

W. 11/21. Fall Recess, No Classes.

PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING GENERAL TOPIC AND SPECIFIC ARGUMENT FOR TERM PAPER DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 11/25; SEE INSTRUCTIONS.

WEEK 14 DRAMA

M. 11/26. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest, Act I (1-19, Dover Edition). FILM, NO SESSION AUDIO].

W. 11/28. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest, Act II (21-42, Dover Edition). FILM, NO SESSION AUDIO].

WEEK 15 DRAMA

M. 12/03. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest, Act III (43-54, Dover Edition). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 12/05. Luigi Pirandello. Six Characters in Search of an Author, pp. 2-33 Signet Edition. Optional: if time permits, also read Pirandello's "Author's Preface" (xviii-xxx). FILM, NO SESSION AUDIO].

WEEK 16 DRAMA

M. 12/10. Luigi Pirandello. Six Characters in Search of an Author, pp. 33-57 Signet Edition. SESSION AUDIO.

W. 12/12. Luigi Pirandello. Six Characters in Search of an Author, pp. 57-74 Signet Edition. SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 3 DUE BY EMAIL EXAM DAY; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes journal entries on each assigned drama.)

FINALS WEEK

Final Exam Date Wednesday, Dec. 19 5:00-6:50. You don’t need to bring a bluebook; the exam is open-book and open-note, but no laptops and no sharing books or notes. Due by email by Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012: Term Paper. (I must turn in grades by Thursday January 3, 2013.) For your other courses, check CSUF's Final Exam Schedule.

Texts Used: Booth, Alison and Kelly J. Mays. The Norton Introduction to Literature. Shorter Tenth Edition. New York: Norton, 2010. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-0393935141. Also several Dover editions (Tolstoy, Romantic Poetry, Webster, Wilde) and one Signet Classics edition (Pirandello).

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