Monday-Wednesday 496-02 this syllabus reflects very closely what we'll be doing, also. Plan to do the reading below (formal verse) for the weekend.
T 09/31 Introduction to Formal Verse.
Formal Poetry: Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, Marianne Moore, Robert Hayden
Homework: Readings: Homework: Readings: Design by Robert Frost, (Yes, we've read it before, but it bears review for the sonnet form.) Elizabeth Bishop's Sestina and her villanelle: One Art, Dylan Thomas Do Not Go Gentle...
H 10/02 “ “ “ continued.Formal verse discussion
Read: Everyday Use by Alice Walker. Cathedral by Raymond Carver. (Walker to be discussed Thurs. and Carver Tues.
T 10/06 Discussion Carver
H10/08 Discussion Walker
T 10/08 Discussion
Homework: Reading Where are You Going, Where Have You Been Joyce Carol Oates (anthology)
H10/11 Discussion Oates. Formal poems due today.
Homework: Thrall entire.
T 10/15 Discussion of Thrall
WEDNESDAY: 6:30 Canzani Auditorium. Natasha Trethewey visit. MANDATORY.
T 10/23 NY School Readings.
H 10/25 Discussion
Homework: Charles Bukowski readings
At your leisure:
T NY School discussion, Bukowski.
Homework: Reading TBA
H Discussion: TBA
Homework: Selected readings: Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell.
T The Confessionalists
H Discussion continued
Homework: Reading: Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin, Michael Cunningham’s White Angel,
Poetry Comics article,
**Your ekphrastic pieces and process papers (500 words minimum) are due on Tuesday 11/20.
The short version of this assignment is that you will be responding or imitating a piece of literature through visual art. Examples abound: W.H. Auden’s Musee de Beaux Art or WCW’s Icarus (myth-painting-poem). Or Charles Simic’s poems that respond to Joseph Cornell’s boxes (for the reverse). Consider the poetry poem: http://www.tcj.com/a-bianca-stone-interview/
MONDAY 11/18 6:30 p.m. MIRANDA JULY YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS, I PROMISE!!
T 11/19 TBA.
H 11/ 21 TBA
T 11/26 Discussion. Ekphrastic pieces to be presented. Process papers (only) to be turned in to me.
H 11/28 THANKSGIVING BREAK! Safe travels and happy Thanksgiving!
T 12/03 Group Presentations of Essays from Touchstone Anthology. (There will be an oral and written component for each group member. More details forthcoming.)
H 12/05 Group Presentations continued
T 12/10 Group Presentations
H 12/12 Last Day