Friday, December 4, 2009

Agenda for weeks of 12.7.09 - 12.14.09

Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan-born artist based in New York. Her art can be found, among other places, at Saachi Gallery.

Upcoming:Week of 12.7.09:

Focus: Tone, Style, and Diction
The amount of reading & writing this week is light, so I expect you can make some good headway in your independent reading groups.

12.7.09: Due: 2 column notes on “Tone and Style” (pgs. 154 – 158). In class, we will read Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” & discuss.

12.8.09: Read and prepare for SRD on Hemingway’s “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”.

12.9.09: Read and take notes on Faulkner’s “Barn Burning”. In class I will give two assignments: “The Hemingway / Faulkner Debates” & “Rewriting Hemingway or Faulkner”

12.10.09: Present: “The Hemingway / Faulkner Debates”.

12.11.09: Read & take notes on Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”
Week of 12.14.09:
Focus: Irony & Putting it all together.
12.14.09: Class does not meet.

12.15.09: “Rewriting Hemingway or Faulkner” with meta due. Read and prepare for SRD on Borges’ “The Gospel According to Mark”.

12.16.09: In class essay on TBD. You will not know which story until you arrive in class. Turn in Reader’s Notebook for Short Story Unit.

12.17.09: Paper due on Laura Chester’s “Story TBD”.

12.18.09: Set up Poetry Aloud contest.

Week of 12.21.09:
  • Poetry Aloud contest
  • Indie Group Reading assignment # 2 due. Groups are.
    Nabokov’s *Lolita*
    Dick’s *Scanner Darkly*
    Plath’s *Bell Jar*
    Austen’s *Pride and Prejudice*