Audio MP3 of Sessions for E300 Literary Forms, CSU Fullerton Spring 2013

MP3 SESSION AUDIO FOR E300 ANALYSIS OF LITERARY FORMS, CSU FULLERTON Spring 2013 (5/16/13)

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SESSION SCHEDULE WITH AUDIO: WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1 FICTION

Tu. 01/29. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2 FICTION

Tu. 02/05. 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). 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

Tu. 02/12. 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). 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

Tu. 02/19. 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 (Dover 95-215). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 5 FICTION

Tu. 02/26. Special Focus, continued: Fyodor Dostoevsky. Notes from the Underground (Dover 95-215) and "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" (Dover 263-86). SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 1 DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 03/03; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes journal entries on fiction. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

WEEK 6 POETRY

Tu. 03/05. Norton Introductory Material on Poetry, Chapter 10 (618-36). Special Focus: English Romanticism. William Blake and Lord Byron. Read all Blake selections (Dover 1-22) and Byron's "The Prisoner of Chillon" (Dover 116-27). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7 POETRY

Tu. 03/12. 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); "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour. July 13, 1798" (25-29); "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.

WEEK 8 POETRY

Tu. 03/19. 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). Percy Bysshe Shelley. "Ozymandias" (147); "Ode to the West Wind" (151-53); "To a Skylark" (157-59). 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

Tu. 03/26. Special Focus: Modernist Poetry. W.B. Yeats. William Butler Yeats: an Album (Norton 955-965); Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens. Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" (1102). T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1087). Wallace Stevens' "The Emperor of Ice Cream" (1103) and "Anecdote of the Jar" (1102). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10 POETRY

Tu. 04/02. Spring Recess, No Classes.

WEEK 11 POETRY

Tu. 04/09. Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Norton Chapters 13-16, etc. Emily Dickinson: "Because I could not stop for Death" (807); Edgar Allan Poe: "The Raven" (838); W.C. Williams: "The Red Wheelbarrow" (796), "This is Just to Say" (797); G.M. Hopkins: "Pied Beauty" (798), "God's Grandeur" (1094), "The Windhover" (1095); E.E. Cummings: "in Just" (1081); "The Twenty-Third Psalm" (810); Wilfred Owen: "Dulce et Decorum Est" (1101); Robert Frost: "Design" (898), "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (1091); Shakespeare: "Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shame" (868); Dylan Thomas: "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" (878); Elizabeth Bishop: "Sestina" (879); Marianne Moore "Poetry" (703); Archibald MacLeish: "Ars Poetica" (700); Alfred Tennyson: "Ulysses" (990); Robert Browning: "My Last Duchess" (1078). SESSION AUDIO.

JOURNAL SET 2 DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 04/14; 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 12 DRAMA

Tu. 04/16. William Shakespeare. Hamlet Acts 1-3 (Norton 1363-1424). No Audio: Showed Film.

PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING GENERAL TOPIC AND SPECIFIC ARGUMENT FOR TERM PAPER DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 04/21; SEE INSTRUCTIONS.

WEEK 13 DRAMA

Tu. 04/23. William Shakespeare. Hamlet Acts 4-5 (Norton 1424-58). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 14 DRAMA

Tu. 04/30. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest (Dover 1-54). No Audio: Showed Film.

WEEK 15 DRAMA

Tu. 05/07. Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest (Dover 1-54). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 16 DRAMA

Tu. 05/14. Luigi Pirandello. Six Characters in Search of an Author (Signet 2-74). 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 Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30-9:20 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 Friday, May 24, 2012: Term Paper. (I must turn in grades by Friday May 31, 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 (Dostoevsky, Romantic Poetry, Webster, Wilde) and one Signet Classics edition (Pirandello).

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