Contemporary Literature Syllabus Weeks One & Two
T 01/19 In-class Writing
H 01/21 Discussion of literature. What makes it, what doesn't. Who decides.
Weekend homework assignment. (Make sure your books are ordered or located in the library. I'll check with the bookstore to see if and when copies will be coming there.)
Read Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper http://www.moonstar.com/~acpjr/Blackboard/Common/Stories/WhiteElephants.html http://www.moonstar.com/~acpjr/Blackboard/Common/Stories/YellowPaper.html Come in with copious notes, comments, ideas about the stories. Be ready to be quizzed on any aspect of the stories and barring that, to engage in a lively interesting discussion about the work, the writing, the social commentaries.
T 01/26 Discussion of Gilman
H 01/28 Discussion Hemingway.
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Homework: Emily Dickinson