"What the hell does this mean?"
          "That . . . is precisely the question you are here to answer."
            — Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

                                    STEPHEN RAILTON    

                                                              BOOKS TO BUY        

                                                                                    CALENDAR            

WED. 8/25 INTRODUCTION
FRI. 8/27 — Poe, "Murders in the Rue Morgue," "The Tell-Tale Heart" (COLLAB RESOURCES)
MON. 8/30 The Narrative of Mary Rowlandson
      E-TEXT OF THE NARRATIVE
      1903 MAP OF HER "REMOVES"
      EXAMPLE OF DOVER EDITION'S "REMOVES"
WED. 9/1 — Morrison, "Recitatif" (COLLAB RESOURCES)
      Profiling
FRI. 9/3 — Brown, selections from The DaVinci Code (COLLAB RESOURCES);
      Glenn Beck, the art at Rockefeller Center

MON. 9/6 — Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49 (CHAPTERS 1-2)
      Mis-making meaning
WED. 9/8 Lot 49 (CHAPTERS 3-4)
FRI. 9/10 Lot 49 (CHAPTERS 5-6)
            UNGRADED WRITING ASSIGNMENT DUE    
      Aten Revisited
MON. 9/13
WED. 9/15 — Austen, Pride and Prejudice (VOLUME 1: CHAPTERS 1 - 23)
      Dear Abby
FRI. 9/17 Pride and Prejudice (VOLUME 2: CHAPTERS 24 - 42)
      Reading People Like Books
      Austen on Novel Reading
MON. 9/20 Pride and Prejudice (VOLUME 3: CHAPTERS 43 - 61)
WED. 9/22 — "prejudice" vs "pride"
            FIRST CLOSE READING ASSIGNMENT DUE    
            Close Reading Template
            Some advice from Ms. Austen
    SOME EXEMPLARY CLOSE READINGS
            A Laugh to Keep from Crying
            The Appearance of Humility
            Prepossession and Ignorance
            Elizabeth’s Prejudice

FRI. 9/24 Reading Nature, 1
MON. 9/27 — Reading Nature, 2
WED. 9/29 — Crane, The Red Badge of Courage (CHAPTERS 1 - 13)
FRI. 10/1 The Red Badge (FINISH)
            The End?             "The End(s)" of The Red Badge
MON. 10/4 The Red Badge
WED. 10/6 The Red Badge
FRI. 10/8 — 3 Critical Essays on Crane's Novel (COLLAB RESOURCES)
            FIRST ESSAY DUE    
                Etext for Crying of Lot 49
                Etext for Pride and Prejudice
                Etext for Red Badge of Courage
MON. 10/11 — READING DAY
WED. 10/13 — 2 Symbolic Women:
                "o'er and o'er"
      A Greek Slave
  This link will take you to a page in another website. When you get there, first study the work of sculpture that you'll see on your own, including the enlargements of details, and think about what it "says" to you in 2010. Then read the text on the page, then read the first six articles from the list of links at the bottom of the page, and think about what Americans in 1847 "saw" when they looked at the statue. When you've done that, close the window and come back to this page for the second half of the day's assignment...
      A French Statue
  This link goes to a page in a different website. You'll recognize this statue immediately. Before you read the page, spend a couple minutes thinking about what it already means to you. Then read the text on this page, including all the linked elements on it (when you get to the National Park Service Guide, you can use the "Contents" link to go directly to section a) Liberty Enlightening the World, which is the only part of the guide I'll require you to read, but feel free to read the rest of the guide too!). Then close the window, but keep open the question of what the statue means.
FRI. 10/15 — NO CLASS
MON. 10/18 — Chopin, The Awakening (CHAPTERS 1 - 24)
      Scene in Context
WED. 10/20 The Awakening (FINISH)
FRI. 10/22 The Awakening
      Contemporary Reviews & Responses
MON. 10/25 — Read Gilbert's "Introduction" to The Awakening (at least pp. 18-33) &
      Some Modern Responses           Quoting The T   xt
WED. 10/27 — Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (SECTION 1, pages 3-75)
          Faulkner at UVA Archive
FRI. 10/29 The Sound and the Fury (SECTION 2, pages 76-179)
            UNGRADED WRITING ASSIGNMENT DUE    
MON. 11/1 The Sound and the Fury (FINISH)
WED. 11/3 The Sound and the Fury
FRI. 11/5 The Sound and the Fury
MON. 11/8 — Lyrics, 1
      Maybellene       The River       Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall
            SECOND CLOSE READING ASSIGNMENT DUE   
WED. 11/10 — Lyrics, 2
      Losing My Religion | VIDEO         Like a Prayer | VIDEO
FRI. 11/12 — Nabokov, Pale Fire (FOREWORD, pp. 13 - ?)
MON. 11/15 Pale Fire (POEM, pp. 31 - ?)
WED. 11/17 Pale Fire (COMMENTARY, pp. 71 - ?)
FRI. 11/19 Pale Fire (INDEX, pp. 305 - ?)
                         
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MON. 11/22
    Deborah Sperber 1         Sperber 2
            SECOND ESSAY DUE    
                Etext for The Awakening
                Etext for The Sound and the Fury
                Possible Etext for Pale Fire

WED. 11/24 & 11/26 — THANKSGIVING
            POST SONG & E-MAIL LYRICS BEFORE YOU LEAVE  
            To post song as .mp3: Collab site --> Resources --> Songs --> Add --> Upload file
            To e-mail us the lyrics: use this e-mail address
                    enlt2555makingmeaning@collab.itc.virginia.edu
            And if you want us to watch a video of the song, include a URL for it in your e-mail.
MON. 11/29 FINAL PROJECT, FIRST SET
        Lindsey, Wilson, Adey, Carleigh, Sara, Rachel, Lauren
WED. 12/1 FINAL PROJECT, SECOND SET
        Shirley, Keegan, Frances, Emily, Morgan, Phil, Natalie
FRI. 12/3 FINAL PROJECT, THIRD SET
        Robert, Dylan, Brittany, Garren, Kim, McKenna
MON. 12/6 — CONCLUSION
MON. 12/13 — FINAL EXAM