Sept.7 Introductory Lecture History plus Carson McCullers, "The Jockey" (handout) Sept.12 Hawthorne, "The Birthmark," p.500; Hawthorne “Wakefield” http://www.classicreader.com/read.php/ sid.6/bookid.214/ Or http://www.onlineliterature.com/hawthorne/156/ Sept.14 Sept.19 Sept.21 Sept.26 Sept.28 Oct.3 Edgar Allen Poe, William Wilson” http://books.eserver.org/fiction/poefictio n/william_wilson.html “The Tell-Tale Heart” http://books.eserver.org/fiction/poefictio n/tell-tale_heart.html Henry Bibb, “Conjuration” http://www.vgskole.net/prosjekt/slavrute /25.htm Douglass, “Cowardice Departed,” Ch.10, from THE LIFE AND TIMES… http://www.transcendentalists.com/narra tive_douglass_10.htm Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/hist ory/lavender/wallpaper.html or http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccernew2?id=GilYell.sgm&images=images/m odeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/par sed&tag=public&part=1&division=div1 OR http://shortstory.byethost6.com/gilmanw allpaper.html Chopin, “A Respectable Woman,” http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccernew2?id=ChoResp.sgm&images=images/ modeng&data=/texts/english/modeng/p arsed&tag=public&part=1&division=div1 or http://www.4literature.net/Kate_Chopin/ Respectable_Woman/ Herman Melville, "Bartleby the Scrivener"p.898 Anderson, "Hands," p. 13, Fitzgerald, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/bernice/index. html- Fitzgerald, “Winter Dreams” Supp. The Minister’s Black Veil" http://www.bnl.com/shorts/veilhawt.html http://www.online-literature.com/hawthorne/ "The Maypole of Merrymount" http://www.onlineliterature.com/hawthorne/145/"Young Goodman Brown"p.526 Supp. http://books.eserver.org/fiction/poefiction/ "The Purloined Letter," p.1181 Supp. "Chopin, "Desiree’s Baby," p.306 Craft Memoir, excerpt (reserve) Supp Jewett, "A White Heron," P.647 Reserve: Showalter, THE FEMALE MALADY (Intro, and Chapter 6."Feminism And Hysteria) Dickinson poem, " "I cannot Dance" #326 Supp: Supp. Anderson, "The Egg,"p.6 "I Want to Know Why," http://shortstory.byethost6.com/ http://www.classicreader.com/read.php/sid.6/bookid.2621/ Fitzgerald links -- http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~tdlarson/fsf/links.htm http://www.geocities.com/flapper_culture/jane.html New Republic, 1925 http://econ161.berkeley.edu/TCEH/Slouch_roaring13.html Roaring Twenties and Mass Production Supp. "The Ice Palace," http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/winterd/win ter.html “Diamond Big as the Ritz” http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/diamond/di amond.html Hemingway, "A Clean Well-Lighted Place," http://www.cis.vt.edu/modernworld/d/hemi ngway.html#4 "OR http://www.geocities.com/cyber_explorer99 /hemingwaycleanplace.html Cat in the Rain" http://www.geocities.com/cyber_explorer99 /hemingwaycat.html Hemingway "The Killers," "Hills like White Elephants," Links http://www.geocities.com/cyber_explorer99 /hemingwaykillers.html http://www.geocities.com/cyber_explorer99 /hemingwayhills.html http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/icepalace/index.html http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/head/index Oct.12 Hughes, "The Slave on the Block" (reserve) Hurston. "”’Member Youse is a Nigger," http://i.am/zorahurston 'member yousea nigger Supp. Hurston, "The Gilded Six-Bits," ""Sweat," p.575 Chestnutt, "The Sheriff’s Children," http://www.geocities.com/short_stories_page/chesnuttsheriff.html Jana Evans on Fanon http://www.umass.edu/complit/ogscl/jana/janafranzfanonblac kskinwhitemasks.htm Oct.19 O’Connor, "Everything that Rises Must Converge," p.1064 Good Country People," p.1076 O’Connor, "A Good Man is Hard to Find"p.1091 "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" p.1103 Updike, "Separating," p. 1260 "The A& P," http://www.tigertown.com/whatnot/updike/ Cheever, "The Wrysons," (reserve) "The Enormous Radio," p.243 Oct.5 Oct.10 Oct.24 Oct.26 Oct.31 Supp: Hemingway, “Soldier’s Home” http://www.cis.vt.edu/modernworld/d/hemingway.html#3 http://www.geocities.com/cyber_explorer99/hemingwaycleanplace .html http://www.geocities.com/cyber_explorer99/hemingwaycat.html "Big Two Hearted River, parts 1 & 2p.543,549 Shaw, “The Girls in their Summer Dresses,” http://www.barksdale.latech.edu/Engl%20308/ Supp: Other O’Connor Stories, reserve "Parker’s Back," "Revelation" Supp. Wife-wooing," p. 1268 "Pygmalion," http://www.geocities.com/su_englit/updike_pygmalion.html Supp:"The Five Forty-Eight" p.251 other Cheever, (reserve) " "The Lowboy," "The Country Husband," Supp. Wright, "The Black Good Man," p.1385 "The Man Who was Almost a man" p. 1385 Alice Walker, "1955"p.625 Bambara, "Raymond’s Run," p.46 supp. Ozick,"The Shawl,"p.516 Nov.2 Baldwin, "Sonny’s Blues,"p.71 Nov.7 Roth, "The Conversion of the Jews," Malamud, "The Magic barrel," RESERVE Nov.9 O’Brien, "The Things They Carried," p.501 Robert Olen Butler, “Open Arms,” reserve Supp. Canin, "The Year of Getting to Know Us" p.193 Leavitt, "Territory," p.411 Carver, "Cathedral," p.182 "What We Talk About…"(reserve) Supp. "Errand," "The Neighbors," "Popular Mechanics," "Vitamins" reserve Nov.14 The Phoenix program, excpt. Nov.16 Carver continued plus "What’s in Alaska," (reserve) Nov.21 Erdrich, "Saint Marie,"p.276 Bloom, "Silver Water," p.159 Supp. Baxter, "Gryphon" p.131 Sherman Alexie, "This is What it MeansÉ" p.21 Nov.28 Banks, “Sarah Coles: a Type of Love Story” p.53 Kincaid, “Girl,” p. 409 Make-up material or Barth Barth, "Lost in the Funhouse," http://www.colby.edu/~isadoff/ss/barth.doc http://www.barksdale.latech.edu/Engl 308/ Nov.30 Dec.5 Dec.7 Paley, "A Conversation with my Father," p.1147 Barthelme, "Me and Miss Mandible," http://www.coldbacon.com/writing/barthel me-mandible.html Or http://www.jessamyn.com/barth/mandible.h tml Other websites for stories http://www.barksdale.latech.edu/Engl%2 0308/ www.geocities.com/short_stories_page/ http://www.geocities.com/su_englit/carver_popular.html http://www.geocities.com/su_englit/carver_vitamins.html Supp. Joy Williams, "Taking Care,".659 Vaughn, "Able, baker, Charlie, Dog," p.612 Supp. Baxter, "Gryphon" p.131 Sherman Alexie, "This is What it Means" p.21 Supp. Paley, "The Loudest Voice,"p.1151, Barthelme, "Basil in the garden," p.101 Supp: “Robert Kennedy Saved From Drowning” http://www.jessamyn.com/barth/kennedy.html Expectations: I direct the class as a discussion group, a community of learners, so students are expected to prepare the stories before coming to class, including bringing questions to stimulate interchange among students. Always bring your texts to class (print outs too): we'll refer to them all the time. Class discussion counts as part of class grade. Students are expected to attend and contribute to all classes; you'll be permitted two unexcused absences during a semester; if you don’t bring your text, you’ll be absent. If a website appears without the assigned story, it will be my responsibility to email you the story in advance of class. Please notify me when you can’t get a story on line as I’ve saved the .htmls on my hard drive. Requirements: You'll write two 6-7 page papers comparing and contrasting two stories by the above authors (NOT discussed in class) from the supplementary list: other choices are possible if you check with me in advance, and one final take-home synthesizing paper. Each of these papers will count 25% of your grade. Students will be allowed one extension if they give at least 48 hours advance notice. Unexcused late papers will be penalized a full grade. I will not accept any papers after the last day of class. Paper due dates: October 16th, noon; Nov.17th noon. Non-theoretical critical papers for this class: I’m interested in your direct experience with the text and NOT scholarship. Should you use scholarship and it’s not attributed, that’s plagiarism, and I take plagiarism personally as a violation of trust and will deal with it seriously. Additionally, every Monday by 9 A.M. (except weeks when papers are due) students will write a paragraph on our class forum, responding to a question that will create a dialogue and help structure thinking about stories under discussion. Students should respond to one another, argue, quote freely from texts; if you respond early you might check the forums to see if you want to supplement your earlier responses. The responses will not be graded individually, but collectively will be worth 25% of your grade. If you miss more than one forum response, your grade will suffer. If your early responses don’t respond sufficiently with specificity to the text, I will probably email you with advice or ask you to come in for conference so I can help. Late responses, because the work will have been discussed in class, cannot be counted. Forum: http://www.colby.edu/info.tech/forums/clogin/?confId=1&forumId=115 make sure you log off the thread when you’re finished so someone else can enter the dialogue. For those of you steeped in theory, you can substitute one longer 12-15 page paper for the shorter ones: for such an ambitious project, I will want to see a thesis paragraph well in advance of the due date. This syllabus is a course plan, but inevitably, as issues are raised in class, and as time grows short, assignments will change; if you miss class discussion, check with other class members about potential changes. email@example.com office hours: Miller 224, x-5283 Wed. 12-3 Thurs. 11AM-12PM & by appt.