On Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, SC   (1862)       from The Library of Congress Collection                                                        

                        STEPHEN RAILTON            


    CLASS LIST                 READINGS                 REQUIREMENTS                 REPORT TOPICS            

                            CALENDAR            

WED. 8/27 -- INTRODUCTION
MON. 9/1 -- Douglass, Narrative of the Life (in Classic Slave Narratives)
WED. 9/3 -- Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (in CSN)
MON. 9/8 -- ORAL REPORTS
      SELECTED FWP ORAL NARRATIVES
WED. 9/10 -- Blackface Minstrelsy
    POSTER   |   HOMEPAGE   |   IMAGES   |   NOTICES   |   SONGS
MON. 9/15 -- Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (Chapters 1 - 28)
WED. 9/17 -- Uncle Tom's Cabin (Chapters 29 - end)
    UNCLE TOM'S CABIN & AMERICAN CULTURE: A MULTI-MEDIA ARCHIVE
MON. 9/22 -- "Anti-Tom" Novels
    HOMEPAGE   |   IMAGES   |   AUNT PHYLLIS' CABIN (read Preface & Chaps 1-3, 9-11, 17, 19, 26)
WED. 9/24 -- Cable, The Grandissimes (Chapters 1 - 29)
MON. 9/29 -- The Grandissimes (Chapters 30 - end)
      WRITING ASSIGNMENT: CLOSE READING #1
            LAURA'S ANALYSIS
WED. 10/1 -- "Tom Shows"   |   HOMEPAGE
MON. 10/6 -- Harris, Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings
WED. 10/8 -- Page, "Mars Chan"
MON. 10/13 -- FALL BREAK
U.S. IN 1857   |   U.S. IN 1885

WED. 10/15 -- Chesnutt, The Conjure Woman (pages 31 - 120)
MON. 10/20 -- Chesnutt, "Dave's Neckliss"
WED. 10/22 -- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson
    PW, SLAVERY AND RACE
MON. 10/27 -- Pudd'nhead Wilson
    ILLUSTRATING THE NOVEL
WED. 10/29 -- Slavery in Silent Movies
    1903 UNCLE TOM'S CABIN   |   1927 UTC
MON. 11/3 -- Thirties Hollywood & Slavery
WED. 11/5 -- Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom! (Chapters 1 - 4)
           ELECTRONIC CHRONOLOGY
MON. 11/10 -- Absalom, Absalom! (Chapters 5 - 7)
      WRITING ASSIGNMENT: CLOSE READING #2
WED. 11/12 -- Absalom, Absalom! (Chapters 8 - 9)
MON. 11/17 -- Slavery Onscreen since the Civil Rights Movement
WED. 11/19 -- Styron, Confessions of Nat Turner (Parts 1-2, thru page 253)
MON. 11/24 -- Confessions of Nat Turner (Parts 3-4, pages 257-429)
WED. 11/26 -- THANKSGIVING BREAK
MON. 12/1 -- Morrison, Beloved (Part One, pages 1-165)
WED. 12/3 -- Beloved (Part Two, pages 169-end)