Course: English 102--Introduction to Literature
Instructor: Ann Warren
Office: NEA 297
Phone: (310) 233-4250
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9-9:30 a.m.
E-mail: annw708@earthlink.net
Course Schedule: Week 1--Introduction and The Short Story Course Schedule: Weeks 2-4--The Short Story Course Schedule: Weeks 5-7--Poetry Course Schedule: Weeks 8-12--Drama
Course Schedule: Weeks 13-15--The Novel Writing Assignments Lectures Discussion Questions

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1 Aug. 29-Sept. 4 INTRODUCTION
What is "Literature"?
Interpreting and Evaluating Literature
Writing About Literature
FICTION
Plot
Character
Go to Lecture 1
Go to Discussion Questions 1
Reading: Valenzuela, "All About Suicide"
Poe, "The Tell-tale Heart"
Week 2 Sept. 6-11 FICTION
Understanding Fiction
Setting
Point of View
Go to Lecture 2
Go to Discussion Questions 2
Reading: Gaiman, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," 117 (131)
Faulkner, "A Rose For Emily," 128 (143)
Baxter, "Gryphon," 152 (172)
WEEK 3 Sept. 12-18 FICTION
Style, Tone, Language
Symbol and Allegory
Go to Discussion Questions 3
Go to Lecture 3
Reading: Hemingway, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
Chopin, "The Storm," 176 (199)
Alexie, "This is What it Means to Say..." 180 (205)
O'Brien, "The Things They Carried," 269 (310)
WEEK 4 Mar. Sept. 19-25 FICTION
Graphic Fiction
Theme
Go to Discussion Questions 4
Go to Lecture 4
Reading: Spiegelman, "Maus," 87 (115)
Satrapi, "Persepolis," 92 (111)
Barry, "Two Questions," 96 OR "The Harlem Hellfighters," 104
WEEK 5 Sept. 26-Oct. 2 THE NOVEL
Understanding the Novel
Novel vs. Short Story
Go to Lecture 5
No new Discussion Questions this week
Paper 1 due
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 6 Oct. 3-9 NOVEL
Plot
Point of View
Style
No new Discussion Questions this week
No new Lecture this week
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 7 Oct. 10-16 NOVEL
Theme
Go to Discussion Questions 5
No new Lecture this week
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 8 Oct. 17-23 DRAMA
Understanding Drama
Reading Drama
Writing About Drama
Plot
No Discussion Questions this week
Go to Lecture 6
Station Eleven Project Proposal due
Reading: Cariani, Almost, Maine
WEEK 9 Oct.24-30 DRAMA
Character
Go to Discussion Questions 6
Go to Lecture 7
Reading: Auburn, Proof
WEEK 10 Oct. 31-Nov. 6 DRAMA
Staging
Go to Discussion Questions 7
Go to Lecture 8
Reading: Rivera, Tape, 757 (8th edition) OR Hwang, Trying to Find Chinatown (this is in the Resources section on Etudes)
Feldman, Asteroid Belt, 745
Dooley and Holzman, Post-its, 851
WEEK 11 Nov. 7-13 DRAMA
Theme
Go to Lecture 9
No new Discussion Questions this week
Station Eleven Project Research Paper due
Reading: Shakespeare, Hamlet, 928
WEEK 12 Nov. 14-20 DRAMA
Theme
Go to Discussion Questions 8
No new Lecture this week
Reading: Shakespeare, Hamlet, 928
WEEK 13 Nov. 21-23 POETRY
Understanding Poetry
Reading Poetry
Writing About Poetry
Themes in Poetry
Voice
No new Discussion Questions this week
Go to Lecture 10
Reading: Marianne Moore, "Poetry," 414
Reading: Zagajewski, "Poetry Searches for Radiance," 415
O'Hara, "Why I Am Not a Painter" (see Lecture 10)
cummings, "l/a," 423
Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz," 623
Hayden, "Those Winter Sundays," 623
Heaney, "Digging," 625
Carver, "Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-Second Year," 626
Yamada, "The Night Before Goodbye," 626
Coleman, "Dear Mama"
Dickinson, "I'm Nobody! Who Are You?" 426
Sexton, "Cinderella"
Gluck, "Gretel in Darkness," 428
Mirikitani, "Suicide Note," 434
Dorfman, "Hope," 449
Randall, "Ballad of Birmingham," 453
Wayman, "Did I Miss Anything?" 452
WEEK 14 Nov. 28-Dec. 4 POETRY
Word Choice, Word Order
Imagery
Figures of Speech
Symbols, Allegory, Allusion, Myth
No new Discussion Questions this week
Go to Lecture 11
Paper 2 due
Reading: Espaillat, "Bilingual/Bilingue," 462
Rich, "Living in Sin," 464
Sagel, "Baca Grande," 472
Brooks, "We Real Cool," 479
Brooke, "The Soldier," 643
Owen, "Dulce Et Decorum Est," 642
Williams, "Red Wheelbarrow," 490
Pound, "In a Station of the Metro," 491
Hughes, "Harlem," 506
Plath, "Daddy," 517
Atwood, "You Fit Into Me," 526
Ginsberg, "A Supermarket in California," 533
Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," 674
Yeats, "The Second Coming," 717
WEEK 15 Dec. 5-11 STATION ELEVEN PROJECT DUE Project due by Thursday, Dec. 8
WEEK 16 FINAL EXAM Exam due Monday, December 12, by midnight.
No late exams will be accepted, as I must turn in grades immediately.
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