Audio MP3 of Sessions for English 300 Literary Forms, CSU Fullerton Fall 2014

MP3 SESSION AUDIO FOR E300 ANALYSIS OF LITERARY FORMS, CSU FULLERTON FALL 2014 (12/12/14)

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SESSION SCHEDULE WITH AUDIO: WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1 FICTION

M. 08/25. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO.

W. 08/27. Norton Chapter 1: Plot. Read this chapter's introductory material (82-89). Guy de Maupassant. "The Jewelry" (90-95). Edith Wharton. "Roman Fever" (118-28). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2 FICTION

M. 09/01. Labor Day Holiday, No Classes.

W. 09/03. Chapter 2. Narration and Point of View: read this chapter's introductory material (160-64). Edgar Allan Poe. "The Cask of Amontillado" (164-70). Jamaica Kincaid. "Girl" (170-71). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 3 FICTION

M. 09/08. Norton Chapter 3. Character: read this chapter's introductory material (180-87). David Foster Wallace's "Good People" (215-20); Toby Litt's "The Monster" (241-43). Norton Chapter 4. Setting: read this chapter's introductory material (245-51). Anton Chekhov. "The Lady with the Dog" (251-62). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/10. Norton Chapter 5. Symbol and Figurative Language: read this chapter's introductory material (285-90). Edwige Danticat. "A Wall of Fire Rising" (317-29). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 4 FICTION

M. 09/15. Special Focus on Fyodor Dostoevsky. Read Norton Introductory material on Theme (Ch. 6, 334-38). We will in part discuss this aspect of literary texts though Fyodor Dostoevsky. Read Notes from the Underground (Modern Library 95-215). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/17. Special Focus on Fyodor Dostoevsky. Read Norton Introductory material on Theme (Ch. 6, 334-38). We will in part discuss this aspect of literary texts though Fyodor Dostoevsky. Read Notes from the Underground (Modern Library 95-215). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 5 FICTION

M. 09/22. Special Focus, continued: Fyodor Dostoevsky. "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" (Modern Library 263-86). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/24. "The Author's Work as Context: Flannery O'Connor" (Norton 419-22). "Good Country People" (Norton 433-47). SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 1 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 09/29; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes journal entries on fiction. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

WEEK 6 POETRY

M. 09/29. Norton Introductory Material on Poetry, Chapter 10 (618-36). Special Focus: English Romanticism. William Blake. Read Blake selections from Songs of Innocence & of Experience and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (Dover 1-22, also see question set for links to the two extra Innocence & Experience poems not available in Dover). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/01. Special Focus: English Romanticism. From Wordsworth's "Preface to Lyrical Ballads, 1802: read only these brief excerpts. Read also in the Dover edition: "We Are Seven" (23-25); "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). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7 POETRY

M. 10/06. Special Focus: English Romanticism. Read in the Dover edition: "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour. July 13, 1798" (25-29); "Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood" (51-57). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/08. Special Focus: English Romanticism. From English Romantic Poetry: an Anthology (Dover): 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. 10/13. Special Focus: English Romanticism. From English Romantic Poetry: an Anthology (Dover): Percy Bysshe Shelley. "Ozymandias" (147); "Ode to the West Wind" (151-53); "To a Skylark" (157-59). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/15. Special Focus: English Romanticism. From English Romantic Poetry: an Anthology (Dover): 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). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 9 POETRY

M. 10/20. Special Focus: Modernist Poetry. W.B. Yeats. William Butler Yeats: an Album (Norton 955-965). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/22. Special Focus: Modernist Poetry. Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot. Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" (Norton 1102), "The River Merchant's Wife: a Letter" (Norton 753). T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (Norton 1087-90). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10 POETRY

M. 10/27. Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Norton Chapters 13-16, etc. Emily Dickinson: "Because I could not stop for Death" (Norton 807); Edgar Allan Poe: "The Raven" (Norton 838); W.C. Williams: "The Red Wheelbarrow" (Norton 796), "This is Just to Say" (Norton 797); Gerard Manley Hopkins: "Pied Beauty" (Norton 798), "God's Grandeur" (Norton 1094), "The Windhover" (Norton 1095); E.E. Cummings: "in Just" (Norton 1081); "The Twenty-Third Psalm" (Norton 810). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/29. Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Norton Chapters 13-16, etc. Wilfred Owen: "Dulce et Decorum Est" (Norton 1101); Robert Frost: "Design" (Norton 898), "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (Norton 1091); Shakespeare: "Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shame" (Norton 868); Archibald MacLeish: "Ars Poetica" (Norton 700); Alfred Tennyson: "Ulysses" (Norton 990); Robert Browning: "My Last Duchess" (Norton 1078). SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 2 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 11/03; 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.)

WEEK 11 DRAMA

M. 11/03. Sophocles. Antigone (Norton – read "Elements of Drama" 1180-89 and as much of the play from 1563-97 as possible). NO AUDIO SINCE WE WATCHED A FILM VERSION OF THE PLAY

W. 11/05. Sophocles. Antigone (Norton 1563-97). Discussion of the text. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 12 DRAMA

M. 11/10. William Shakespeare. Introduction to Shakespeare’s life, times, language and craft as a playwright. No assigned reading -- I may bring in a few sonnets and other brief texts as examples. SESSION AUDIO.

W. 11/12. William Shakespeare. Hamlet Act 1 (Norton 1363-85). SESSION AUDIO.

PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING GENERAL TOPIC AND SPECIFIC ARGUMENT FOR TERM PAPER DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 11/17; SEE INSTRUCTIONS.

WEEK 13 DRAMA

M. 11/17. William Shakespeare. Hamlet Acts 2-3 (Norton 1385-1424). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 11/19. William Shakespeare. Hamlet Acts 4-5 (Norton 1424-58). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 14 DRAMA

M. 11/24. Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes.

W. 11/26. Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes.

WEEK 15 DRAMA

M. 12/01. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest (Dover 1-54). Film, no audio.

W. 12/03. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest (Dover 1-54). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 16 DRAMA

M. 12/08. Lorraine Hansberry. A Raisin in the Sun (Norton Cultural and Historical Context" Intro 1460-70; Act 1, Norton 1470-98). Film, no audio.

W. 12/10. Lorraine Hansberry. A Raisin in the Sun (Acts 2-3, Norton 1498-1534). 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 December 17 from 5:00-6:50 p.m. 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 Monday, Dec. 22 or earlier: Term Paper. (I must turn in grades by Friday January 02, 2015.) 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 other editions (Dover Romantic Poetry, Dover Wilde) and one Modern Library edition of Dostoevsky's short stories.

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