Because all of the work I did to prepare specific instructions for each class for Thursday doesn't seem to be in the syllabus installment section, I am going to make sure you all have a sense of your homework here: (I did announce in class what each class would be doing, but I would like those of you checking the blog to be able to confirm.)
Writing Poetry: You have yours still, for some reason, so you're good to go. The next poems we will be workshopping are your ekprhastics, formal and yes, the imitation.
Writing Fiction: You had that same gallery assignment with the museum visit, selection of a piece of art (write down title and artist) and then a list of 30 concrete words from the piece. (Example Van Gogh's Starry Night Indigo, Mustard, Star, Shaggy, Thick, Tree, Water, Night, etc.) Using as many words from the list as possible, write a scene. You can use an existing piece of fiction, write something new, you can choose to have your character be in the painting or an object or person that has some stake in the scene depicted in the painting. It's a wide open field on how you further tackle the assignment. These pieces will be due for small group workshops on
Tuesday 10/04 Workshop Group Three
Group Four Distributes Stories
Thursday 10/06 Workshop Four
Homework: Make sure that your ekphrasis scenes are typed-up and ready to discuss in small groups on Tuesday 10/11. Also, read this & these two Raymond Carver stories. 1 2
If the links don't work, please google and find the full text for Barry Hannah's Water Liars and Raymond Carver's Cathedral and A Small Good Thing. These stories are to be read by Thursday.
Tuesday 10/11 Small Group Discussion of Ekphrastic stories.
Thursday 10/13 Discussion of Carver and Hannah stories.
Thursday 09/27 Movie The Yellow Wallpaper
(A bust, I know. We'll make it up somehow--sorry for the dead vhs, I had not viewed it before and didn't know.)
HOMEWORK: Read T.S. Eliot's biographical information and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock at Poets.org. (It is the site for the Academy of American Poets.) You can google it and it will be there.
Additionally, at the same site, read the biographical paragraphs and poems of Wallace Stevens and EACH POEM from Sunday Morning DOWN. In other words, go to Wallace Stevens on the Academy of American Poetry site, read the info about him and then there will be links to the poems on the right (just like with T.S. Eliot) and those, beginning with the poem called Sunday Morning until the final poem in the list should be read and ready for discussion. Looking forward to seeing you all Tuesday to dive into Modernism!