Sunday, September 13, 2009

Agenda for week of 9.14.09

photo: "Gertrude Stein & Picasso's Portrait" by Man Ray in 1922. Click here to learn more about the connection Stein to Picasso.

9.14.09:  Homework due: 1,000 word letter.  In class, I will hand out & explain the Conrad Poem assignment.

9.15.09:  Homework due: print out, read, & mark up the following poems for discussion in class:

  • Gertrude Stein's “If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso”, Text  & if you would like to listen to her read her poem, the audio.
  • T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men", Text & if you would like to hear him read the poem, there is a cool youtube video here

9.16.09:  No class.

9.17.09:  Homework due: Bring in three copies of the first draft of your Conrad poem for workshop in class.

9.18.09:  No homework due.  We will be going over the poetry translation project assignment & any loose ends.

For a preview of next week:  (Because the assignments due next week are time intensive, you should be working on them all of this week...)

9.21.09: Your final Conrad poem project, with meta will be due.  You will also need a copy of the poem you are going to translate by class time.  We will be discussing the college essay in class...(I think.)

9.22.09: Long Block. Part 1 of Reading Lolita in Tehran is due (pages 1 - 78), with 5 notebook entries and post-its ready to go for a graded Student Led Discussion (SLD).

Picasso's Potrait (1906)

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