Tentative Course Calendar

Week 1 · 9-11 Jan

Intro and Welcome

Language and Story

Reading Strategies

Note taking / Annotation

Plagiarism

Frost's Road Not Taken Print Version

Plato's Allegory of the Cave

What questions drive you?

 

Week 2 · 18 Jan

Assign Analysis

Allegory

The Matrix

P. 273 “What is an Initiation Story?”

Week 3 · 23-25 Jan

p. 2068 Analysis

Imagery

Ambiguity as Form

p. 383-392: “Young Goodman Brown”

p. 416: Hawthorne on His Short Stories

p. 417: “On Nathaniel Hawthorne's Tragic Vision”

Week 4 · 30 Jan-1 Feb

Star Wars V

Archetypes

p. 2046-2048: Mythological Strategies

p. 2038-2040: Psychological Strategies

Week 5 · 6-8 Feb

Analysis DUE (6 th )

Assign Comparison-Contrast

Setting

p. 135-160: “Bartleby, the Scrivener”

p. 160: “On Herman Melville's Philosophic Stance”

p. 161-162: “On the Lawyer's Character in ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener'”

Week 6 · 13-15 Feb

Point of View

p. 483-494: “Barn Burning”

p. 496-497: “Blood Ties in ‘Barn Burning'”

p. 497-498: “Abner Snopes as a Victim of Class”

p. 499-501: “Conflict in ‘Barn Burning'”

p. 502: “Narrative Strategy in ‘Barn Burning'”

Week 7 · 22 Feb

Symbolism and Metaphor

p. 90-97: “A Rose for Emily”

Week 8 · 27 Feb-1 Mar

Comparison-Contrast Paper DUE (27 th )

Assign Critical Approach Paper

Tone

p. 393-401: “The Minister's Black Veil”

Week 9 · 6-8 Mar

Metonymy and Synecdoche

Marxist Strategies

p. 262-272: “Battle Royal”

Week 10 · 13-15 Mar

Spring Break

Week 11 · 20-22 Mar

Irony

p. 1459-1484 : Hamlet , Act I

p. 1561-1563: “On Repression in Hamlet

Week 12 · 27-29 Mar

Critical Approach Paper DUE (27 th )

Assign Research Paper

p. 1484-1524: Hamlet , Acts II-III

p. 2044-2046: Gender Strategies

Week 13 · 3-5 April

p. 1524-1558: Hamlet , Acts IV-V

p. 2050-2052: Deconstructionist Strategies

Week 14 · 10-12 April

p. 441-454: “Good Country People”

p. 474: “The Function of Violence in O'Connor's Fiction”

Week 15 · 17-19 April

p. 455-465: “Revelation”

Week 16 · 24-26 April

Conferences

Peer Review

Last Day of Class · 1 May

Final Papers Due