Schedule

All reading and writing assignments are due on the days listed (remember though, that all blogs must be posted the night before the class they are due)

Additional short readings will be added throughout the semester to supplement the texts listed here.

You will notice that some days are devoted entirely to discussing reading,  some days are devoted entirely to discussing writing, and some days we will discuss both reading and writing. Some classes require a heavy amount of reading and/or writing, so I encourage you to plan ahead.

*Always consult this dynamic schedule on our OpenLab site (under Course Info., Schedule) for the most up-to-date version of the schedule, access to readings, and more detail about assignments.

Date Focus Reading/Writing (Due on Date Listed)
Th 8/29 Introduction to Course Read: Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
Tu 9/3 Close (active) reading; the elements of fiction Read: Jamaica Kincaid, ‘Girl’; ‘Puertoricanness’ (Aurora Levins Morales); ‘Happing Endings’ (Margaret Atwood)

Blog: 1) Introductions

2) Reading Response #1(on one of the short stories from 8/29 or 9/3)

Due: 1) register for course site and familiarize yourself with its content (especially the Blogging Guidelines) and navigation

2) review syllabus

Th 9/5 NO CLASSES SCHEDULED
Tu 9/10 Read:  The Elements of Fiction‘Who’s Irish’ (Gish Jen); ‘Two Kinds’ (Amy Tan)

Blog: Reading Responses #2 (Jen) & #3 (Tan), one on each story

Due: Register for Dropbox account and accept my invite to our shared class folder

Th 9/12
Tu 9/17 Read: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”Blog: Reading Response #4
Th 9/19 Professor Belli away at conference (class will be held: Professor Rosen will be subbing)
Tu 9/24 Read: “Ursula K. Le Guin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”
Blog: Reading Response #5
Th 9/26
Tu 10/1 Lolita Read: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Foreword – Part One, Section 9 (1-34)

Blog: Reading Response #6

Th 10/3 Lolita Due: Essay #1 (submit to Dropbox + bring one hard copy to class)
Tu 10/8 Lolita Read: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Part One, Sections 10-22 (34-97)

Blog: Reading Response #7

Th 10/10 Lolita
Tu 10/15 NO CLASS (classes follow a Monday schedule)
Th 10/17 Lolita Read: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Sections 23-33 (97-142)

Blog: Reading Response #8

Tu 10/22 Review for Mid-term Exam
Th 10/24 Midterm Exam
Tu 10/29 Lolita Read: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Part Two, Sections 1-22 (143-247)

Blog: Reading Response #9

Th 10/31 Lolita
Tu 11/5 Lolita Read: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Part Two, Sections 23-36 (247-309)

Blog: Reading Response #10

Th 11/7 Lolita
Tu 11/12 Lolita
Th 11/14 Professor Belli away at conference (class will be held: Professor Rosen will be subbing)

*Literature Roundtable on Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried during club hour (1-2:15pm, in Atrium Amphitheater)

Due: Essay #2 (submit to Dropbox + bring one hard copy to class)
Tu 11/19 Lying Read: Lauren Slater, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Part One: Onset (1-24)

Blog: Reading Response #11

Th 11/21 Lying
Tu 11/26  Lying Read: Lauren Slater, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Part Two: The Rigid Stage (25-106)

Blog: Reading Response #12

Th 11/28 NO CLASSES SCHEDULED (college is closed)
Tu 12/3 Lying Read: Lauren Slater, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Part Three: The Convulsive Stage (107-165)

Blog: Reading Response #13

Th 12/5 Lying
Tu 12/10 Lying Read: Lauren Slater, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Part Four: The Stage of Recovery (167-217) and Lying, Afterword (219-221)

Blog: Reading Response #14

Th 12/12 Review for Final Exam
Tu 12/17  Final Exam: In Class Due: Essay 3 (submit to Dropbox + bring one printed copy to class)
Th 12/19 Course Wrap-Up