English 208:
Schedule

Instructor: Ann Warren
Office: NEA 297
Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-9:30 am, and by appointment
Phone: 310-233-4250
E-Mail: annw708@gmail.com
Course Schedule: Week 1
Course Schedule: Weeks 2-5
Course Schedule: Weeks 6-9
Course Schedule: Weeks 10-15
Course Schedule: Final Exam

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1 Aug 28-Sept. 3 INTRODUCTION
Themes and issues in American Literature: 1865-1900
Writing About Literature
Go to Lecture 1
No Discussion Questions due this week

Check out the English 208 Message Board and introduce yourself to the class:

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Discussion Board

Week 2 Sept. 5-10
Late 19th Century Fiction
Go to Lecture 2
Go to Discussion Questions 1
Reading: Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Week 3 Sept. 11-17
Late 19th Century Fiction
Go to Lecture 3
Go to Discussion Questions 2
Reading: James, Daisy Miller
The Turn of the Screw
Week 4 Sept. 18-24
Late 19th Century Fiction
Go to Lecture 4
Go to Discussion Questions 3
Reading: Crane, The Red Badge of Courage
Week 5 Sept. 25-Oct. 1
Early 20th Century Poetry
Go to Lecture 5
No Discussion Questions due this week

paper due Paper 1 due
Reading: Robinson, "Miniver Cheevy"
"Modernities"
Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
"Acquainted With the Night"
Eliot, "The Burial of the Dead" from The Wasteland
Stevens, "The Idea of Order at Key West"
"Sunday Morning"
Williams, "A Sort of a Song"
"Tract"
Hughes, "Let America Be America Again"
"Dream Variations"
Week 6 Oct. 2-8
Early 20th Century Fiction
Go to Lecture 6
Go to Discussion Questions 4
Reading: Anderson, "The Book of the Grotesque" from Winesburg, Ohio
"Mother" from Winesburg, Ohio
Faulkner, "Centaur in Brass"
Hemingway, "Soldiers Home"
Parker, "You Were Perfectly Fine"
Week 7 Oct. 9-15
Early 20th Century Fiction
Go to Lecture 7
Go to Discussion Questions 5
Reading: Choose one of the following novels to read; read the entire work:
Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
OR
West, The Day of the Locust
Week 8 Oct. 16-22
Early 20th Century Fiction
Go to Lecture 8
Go to Discussion Questions 6
Reading: Hammett, The Thin Man
Week 9 Oct. 23-29
Early 20th Century Fiction
Go to Lecture 9
Go to Discussion Questions 7
Reading: Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely
Week 10 Oct. 30-Nov. 5
Mid to Late 20th Century Poetry
Go to Lecture 10
No Discussion Questions due this week

paper due Paper 2 due
Reading: Brooks, "The Bean Eaters"
"A Song in the Front Yard"
Roethke, "In a Dark Time"
"The Geranium"
Lowell, "Sailing Home From Rapallo"
"Epilogue"
Ginsberg, "Howl"
Plath, "Lady Lazarus"
Baraka, "A New Reality is Better than a New Movie!"
Week 11 Nov. 6-12
Late 20th and Early 21st Century Fiction
Go to Lecture 11
No Discussion Questions due this week
Reading: Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues"
From The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction:
--Silko, "Tony's Story," 579
--Lahiri, "A Temporary Matter," 321
--Bass, "The Hermit's Story," 22
Week 12 Nov. 13-19
Late 20th and Early 21st Century Fiction
No new lecture this time
Go to Discussion Questions 8
Reading: From The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction:
--Bloom, "Silver Water," 72
--Cisneros, "Never Marry a Mexican," 109
--Desaulniers, "After Rosa Parks," 129
--Doerr, "The Caretaker," 152
--Yarbrough, "The Rest of her Life," 628
Week 13 Nov. 20-22
Late 20th and Early 21st Century Fiction
No new lecture this time
No Discussion Questions due this week
Reading: Choose one of the following novels to read; read the entire work:
Auster, The Book of Illusions
Frazier, Thirteen Moons
Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Week 14 Nov. 27-Dec. 3
Late 20th and Early 21st Century Fiction
No new lecture this time
Go to Discussion Questions 9

paper due Paper 3 due
Reading: Finish the novel you chose (Auster, Frazier, or Wao)
Week 15 Dec. 4-10 Catch Your Breath Week No reading assignment for this week
Week 16 FINAL EXAM

paper due Final Exam due
The final exam is due on or before Monday, December 11th, by midnight.

No late exams will be accepted, as I must turn in grades immediately.

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