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@gmail.com
Course Schedule: Week 1--Introduction and The Short Story Course Schedule: Week 2--The Novel Course Schedule: Week 3--The Drama Course Schedule: Week 4--Poetry
Course Schedule: Week 5--The Final Exam Writing Assignments Lectures Discussion Questions

COURSE SCHEDULE

The short stories, poems, and plays are in the "Files" section on Canvas, unless a link is provided.
Almost, Maine, Proof, and Station Eleven are not provided and must be purchased separately or borrowed from a library.

Week 1 January 2 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 January 3 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"
Hemingway, "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
WEEK 1 January 4 FICTION
Style, Tone, Language
Symbol and Allegory
Go to Lecture 3
No Discussion Questions for today
Reading: Chopin, "The Storm"
Alexie, "This is What it Means to Say..."
O'Brien, "The Things They Carried"
WEEK 1 January 5 FICTION
Graphic Fiction
Theme
Go to Discussion Questions 2
Go to Lecture 4
Reading: Spiegelman, "Maus"
Satrapi, "Persepolis"
Barry, "Two Questions"
WEEK 2 January 9 NOVEL
Understanding the Novel
Novel vs. Short Story
Go to Lecture 5
No new Discussion Questions today
Writing Assignment 1 due
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 2 January 10 NOVEL
Plot
Point of View
Style
No new Discussion Questions today
No new Lecture today
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 2 January 11 NOVEL
Theme
No new Discussion Questions today
No new Lecture today
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 2 January 12 NOVEL
Theme
Go to Discussion Questions 3
No new Lecture today
Reading: Mandel, Station Eleven
WEEK 3 January 16 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 3 January 17 DRAMA
Character
Go to Lecture 7
No new Discussion Question today
Reading: Cariani, Almost, Maine
WEEK 3 January 18 DRAMA
Staging
Go to Lecture 8
No new Discussion Question today
Reading: Auburn, Proof
WEEK 3 January 19 DRAMA
Staging
No new Lecture today
Go to Discussion Questions 4
Reading: Auburn, Proof
WEEK 4 January 23 DRAMA
Theme
Go to
Lecture 9
Go to Discussion Questions 5
Reading: Rivera, Tape
Hwang, Trying to Find Chinatown
Feldman, Asteroid Belt
Dooley and Holzman, Post-its
All of these plays are very short; you should read all of them. They can be found in the "Files" section on Canvas.
WEEK 4 January 24 POETRY
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"
Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz"
Hayden, "Those Winter Sundays"
Heaney, "Digging"
Coleman, "Dear Mama"
Sexton, "Cinderella"
Gluck, "Gretel in Darkness"
Mirikitani, "Suicide Note"
Dorfman, "Hope"
Randall, "Ballad of Birmingham"
WEEK 4 January 25 POETRY

Word Choice, Word Order
Imagery
Figures of Speech
Symbols, Allegory, Allusion, Myth
Go to Lecture 11
No new Discussion Questions today
Reading: Rich, "Living in Sin"
Sagel, "Baca Grande"
Brooks, "We Real Cool"
Brooke, "The Soldier"
Owen, "Dulce Et Decorum Est"
Williams, "Red Wheelbarrow"
Pound, "In a Station of the Metro"
Hughes, "Harlem"
Plath, "Daddy"
Atwood, "You Fit Into Me"
WEEK 4 January 26 POETRY
Sound
Form
Go to Lecture 12
Go to Discussion Questions 6
Reading: Sound and Form (read all text and poems)
WEEK 5 January 30 MUSEUM PROJECT
Museum Project due

Museum Project due Tuesday, Jan. 30, by midnight.

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

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