Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Agenda for week of 9.8.09

For Friday's class, read and post-it note the following two essays in your new Norton Critical Edition of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness:
  • Chinua Achebe's "An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness" pgs 336 - 348 & Lissa Schneider's "Iconography and the Feminine Ideal" pgs 474 - 483.
We have long block, so will spend about 40 minutes on each essay in a Student Led Discussion (SLD) format. This means you need to come to class prepared to say quite a bit. Achebe, as I'm sure you caught on, is the author of Things Fall Apart, which is also free to be discussed in context of these essays. The image I posted is Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? by Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903). He briefly is mentioned in the Achebe essay. The painting is also up for discussion.

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