Course: English 102--Introduction to Literature
Instructor: Ann Warren
Office: NEA 297
Phone: (310) 233-4250
Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 9-10 a.m. and by appointment
E-mail: annw708@earthlink.net
Course Schedule: Week 1--Introduction and The Short Story Course Schedule: Week 2--The Short Story and The Novel Course Schedule: Week 3--The Novel and Drama Course Schedule: Week 4--Drama
Course Schedule: Week 5--Drama and Poetry Course Schedule: Week 6--The Project Writing Assignments Discussion Questions

COURSE SCHEDULE

Week 1 June 20 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"
Week 1 June 21 FICTION
Understanding Fiction
Setting
Point of View
Go to Lecture 2
No Discussion Questions for today
Reading: Poe, "The Tell-tale Heart"
Faulkner, "A Rose For Emily," 143 (128)
Hemingway, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
WEEK 1 June 22 FICTION
Style, Tone, Language
Symbol and Allegory
Go to Lecture 3
No Discussion Questions for today
Reading: Chopin, "The Storm," 199 (176)
Alexie, "This is What it Means to Say..." 205 (180)
O'Brien, "The Things They Carried," 310 (269)
WEEK 2 June 27 FICTION
Graphic Fiction
Theme
Go to Discussion Questions 2
Go to
Lecture 4
Reading: Spiegelman, "Maus," 115 (87)
Satrapi, "Persepolis," 111 (92)
Barry, "Two Questions," Resources section on ETUDES (96)
WEEK 2 June 28 NOVEL
Understanding the Novel
Novel vs. Short Story
Go to Lecture 5
No new Discussion Questions today
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 2 June 29 NOVEL
Plot
Point of View
Style
No new Discussion Questions today
No new Lecture today
Writing Assignment 1 due
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 3 July 5 NOVEL
Theme
Go to Discussion Questions 3
No new Lecture today
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 3 July 6 DRAMA
Understanding Drama
Reading Drama
Writing About Drama
Plot
Go to Lecture 6
No new Discussion Question today
Museum Proposal due
Reading: Cariani, Almost, Maine
WEEK 4 July 11 DRAMA
Character
Go to Lecture 7
No new Discussion Question today
Reading: Cariani, Almost, Maine
WEEK 4 July 12 DRAMA
Staging
Go to Lecture 8
No new Discussion Question today
Reading: Auburn, Proof
WEEK 4 July 13 DRAMA
Staging
No new Lecture today
Go to Discussion Questions 4
Reading: Auburn, Proof
WEEK 5 July 18 DRAMA
Theme
Go to Lecture 9
No new Discussion Question today
Reading: Rivera, Tape, in Resources section on Etudes (757) OR Hwang, Trying to Find Chinatown in Resources section on Etudes
Feldman, Asteroid Belt, in Resources section on Etudes (745)
Dooley and Holzman, Post-its, 955 (851)
WEEK 5 July 19 POETYRY
Understanding Poetry
Reading Poetry
Writing About Poetry
Themes in Poetry
Voice
No new Discussion Question due today
Go to Lecture 10
Museum Research Paper due
Reading: cummings, "l/a," 496 (423)
Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz," 705 (623)
Hayden, "Those Winter Sundays," 705 (623)
Heaney, "Digging," 706 (625)
Coleman, "Dear Mama"
Sexton, "Cinderella"
Gluck, "Gretel in Darkness," 501 (428)
Mirikitani, "Suicide Note," 507 (434)
Dorfman, "Hope," in Resources section on Etudes (449)
Randall, "Ballad of Birmingham," 529 (453)
WEEK 5 July 20 POETRY

Word Choice, Word Order
Imagery
Figures of Speech
Symbols, Allegory, Allusion, Myth
Go to Lecture 11
Go to Discussion Questions 5
Reading: Rich, "Living in Sin," 538 (464)
Sagel, "Baca Grande," 545 (472)
Brooks, "We Real Cool," 551 (479)
Brooke, "The Soldier," 725 (643)
Owen, "Dulce Et Decorum Est," 723 (642)
Williams, "Red Wheelbarrow," 563 (490)
Pound, "In a Station of the Metro," 564 (491)
Hughes, "Harlem," 577 (506)
Plath, "Daddy," 589 (517)
Atwood, "You Fit Into Me," 598 (526)
WEEK 6 July 25
CATCH YOUR BREATH DAY
No reading assignment for today
WEEK 6 July 26
CATCH YOUR BREATH DAY
No reading assignment for today
WEEK 6 July 27 MUSEUM PROJECT
Museum Project due

Museum Project due by midnight on the night of Thursday, July 27.

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

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