T 09/22 Discussion Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes.
Be able to tell what Billie Holiday’s song Strange Fruit is about.
Homework: More Jazz Age authors (you’ve already read a little Hemingway). Lots of stuff to look at and read over. I want you to be able to discuss the time, Zelda’s art, as well as the texts we will be discussing in class.
Overview of era:
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald:
H 09/24 Discussion Jazz Age.
Homework: Introduction to Modernism
Read: Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot
P.S. Please note and begin planning for your assignment due on October 8 at the beginning of class.
T 09/29 Modernism
Homework: Wallace Stevens selections:
H 10/01 Modernism continues
T 10/06 TBA
H 10/08 Discussion and
HARLEM REN/JAZZ AGE ASSIGNMENTS DUE:
Response to one of the pieces we have not discussed in class. For this assignment, I would like for you to respond with a poem, short story, dramatic monologue, scene, letter or essay form to one of the pieces we have read for class or (with my approval) a piece from the time period that was not assigned. Your responses should be a minimum of five-hundred words. If you choose to respond in poetry (say formal verse) you will need to write the poem and then a two hundred word “process” piece that explains how the work influenced yours, what artistic decisions and deviations you made, formal strategies or the decision to work against form are all things that you might address. These assignments will be letter-graded and are expected to be typed, proofread and edited before they come to me.