Tuesday, October 1, 2013

LA 496-01 -TH

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. 

Week Six
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...

 Look over these forms:  sestina, sonnet, and villanelle, and begin to decide which you will imitate (and discuss in a 300 word minimum formal letter to your readers).  We will look over some examples for both components of this assignment: due 10/11
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.

Week Seven
T 10/06  Discussion Carver
H10/08  Discussion Walker

Week Eight
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.

Week  Nine
T 10/15 Discussion of Thrall
WEDNESDAY: 6:30 Canzani Auditorium. Natasha Trethewey visit. MANDATORY.     
H 10/18   

Week Ten
T 10/23  NY School Readings. 
H 10/25  Discussion
Homework: Charles Bukowski readings

At your leisure:

Week Eleven
T NY School discussion, Bukowski.
Homework:  Reading TBA
H Discussion: TBA
Homework:  Selected readings: Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell.

Week Twelve
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/

Week Thirteen
T 11/19  TBA.
H 11/ 21 TBA

Week Fourteen
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!

Week Fifteen
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

Week Sixteen
T  12/10 Group Presentations
H 12/12 Last Day

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