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MP3 Audio Sessions for E300 W Analysis of Literary Forms, CSU Fullerton Spring 2012
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MP3 AUDIO SESSIONS FOR E300-W ANALYSIS OF LITERARY FORMS, CSU FULLERTON SPRING 2012 (5/13/12)

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SESSION SCHEDULE: WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1 FICTION

W. 01/25. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2 FICTION

W. 02/01. 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 FICTION

W. 02/08. Chapter 3. Character (119-26). Toni Morrison. "Recitatif" (139-52). Chapter 4. Setting: read this chapter's introductory material (163-69). Anton Chekhov. "The Lady with the Dog" (169-80). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 4 FICTION

W. 02/15. 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 FICTION

W. 02/22. Chapter 8. Cultural and Historical Contexts -- Women in Turn-of-the-Century America (347-52). Charlotte Perkins Gilman. "The Yellow Wallpaper" (354-65). 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). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 6 FICTION

W. 02/29. Chapter 9. Critical Contexts: William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" (389-91). William Faulkner. "A Rose for Emily" (391-97). Read at least three short excerpts from Critical Contexts on the Faulkner Story (398-425). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7 POETRY

W. 03/07. Chapter 10. Poetry: Reading, Responding, Writing (618-42). Read also from "Romantic Love: an Album" (643-50). Love poetry, continued: Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" (704-05) and Walt Whitman's "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" (Internet Source: Bartleby). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 8 POETRY

W. 03/14. Chapters 13-16, etc. A Mix: Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Emily Dickinson: "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), "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: "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); Alfred Tennyson: "Ulysses" (928-30); Robert Browning: "My Last Duchess" (1009-10). Also read "Poetic Kinds" (919-20). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 9 POETRY

W. 03/21. Romanticism: Poetry of Nature and Self-Consciousness. William Blake, William Wordsworth. Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper" (1008-09, both versions from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience); "London" (658), "The Tyger" (1007-08). Wordsworth's "She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways" (681), "Tintern Abbey" (1048-51). Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats. Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" (1010-11). Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" (817-20). Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" (1031-33),"Ode on a Grecian Urn" (1033-34). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10 POETRY

W. 03/28. NO CLASSES ALL WEEK, SPRING BREAK.

WEEK 11 POETRY

W. 04/04. Modernist Poetry: W.B. Yeats. William Butler Yeats: an Album (895-908). 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.

WEEK 12 DRAMA

W. 04/11. Read "Elements of Drama" introduction (1125-34) and introductory material on Shakespeare (1245-51). William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts 1-2 (1251-71) and we will watch part of Acts 1-2 of Trevor Nunn’s RSC production on DVD. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 13 DRAMA

W. 04/18. William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts 3-5 (1271-1304) and we will watch part of Acts 3-5 of Trevor Nunn’s RSC production on DVD. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 14 DRAMA

W. 04/25. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire, Scenes 1-5 (1408-42). We will also watch part of Scenes 1-5 of the 1951 film version starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando (directed by Elia Kazan). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 15 DRAMA

W. 05/02. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire, Scenes 6-11 (1442-71). We will also watch part of Scenes 6-11 of the 1951 film version starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando (directed by Elia Kazan). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 16 DRAMA

W. 05/09. Arthur Miller. Death of a Salesman, Acts 1-2 (1646-1711). We will also watch part of Acts 1-2 from Alex Segal’s 1966 production starring Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. 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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