CALENDAR            

WED. 1/17 INTRODUCTION
FRI. 1/19 — 2 Poe Stories:
      "Murders in the Rue Morgue" e-book | Palm | Adobe Reader | web version
      "The Tell-Tale Heart" e-book | Palm | Adobe Reader | web version
MON. 1/22 The Narrative of Mary Rowlandson (1682)
WED. 1/24 — 2 Symbolic Women:
      A Greek Slave
  This link will take you to a page in another website. When you get there, first study the sculpture on your own, including the enlargements of details, and see what it "says" to you. 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. 1/26 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Chapters 1 - 18)
      "just to say"
MON. 1/29 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Chapters 19 - 31)
      American Minstrelsy
      Profiling
WED. 1/31 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Chapters 32 - 43)
      Going with the Flow
            Writing Assignment #1
FRI. 2/2 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
      Illustrating "Jim"
MON. 2/5 — Morrison, "Recitatif"
      Sign of Our Times?   |   Sign for Today's Class?
WED. 2/7 — Interlude 1
      What is "Like a Prayer"?   |   Who Owns "Our Country"?
FRI. 2/9 — Austen, Pride and Prejudice (Volume 1: Chapters 1 - 23)
      Dear Abby
MON. 2/12 — Austen, Pride and Prejudice (Volume 2: Chapters 24 - 42)
      Reading People Like Books
WED. 2/14 — Austen, Pride and Prejudice (Volume 3: Chapters 43 - 61)
FRI. 2/16 — Austen, Pride and Prejudice
            Writing Assignment #2
      The End, as we know it
MON. 2/19 — Interlude 2
              The Meaning of "Essay" in LT255
        Darcy Question   |   Jim Question
WED. 2/21 — Flaubert, Madame Bovary (Part 1)
      Scene in Context
FRI. 2/23 — Flaubert, Madame Bovary (Part 2)
            sEarching the texts
MON. 2/26 — Flaubert, Madame Bovary (Part 3)
            Formatting Your Essay
WED. 2/28 — Flaubert, Madame Bovary
            Writing Assignment #3
            Virtual Midterm
FRI. 3/2 — Flaubert, Madame Bovary
      Sign for Today's Class?
MON. 3/5 — FRI. 3/9 SPRING BREAK
MON. 3/12 — Interlude 3
      Reading Nature
WED. 3/14 — Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (Section 1)
FRI. 3/16 — Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (Section 2)
      William Faulkner on the Web
MON. 3/19 — Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (Section 3)
            Writing Assignment #4
WED. 3/21 — Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (Section 4)
      "she was my heart's darling"
FRI. 3/23 — Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
MON. 3/26 — Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury
      "de beginnin, en . . . de endin"
WED. 3/28 — Interlude 4
      thx du
      thx tj
FRI. 3/30 — Interlude 5
      signifying            
MON. 4/2 — Nabokov, Pale Fire (read at least Foreword and Poem)
WED. 4/4 — Nabokov, Pale Fire (read at least thru page 215)
FRI. 4/6 — Nabokov, Pale Fire (read at least thru page 262)
            Writing Assignment #5
MON. 4/9 — Nabokov, Pale Fire (finish, including the Index)
WED. 4/11 — Nabokov, Pale Fire
                         
FRI. 4/13 — Nabokov, Pale Fire
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MON. 4/16 — Interlude 6
    Parallax
WED. 4/18 — Chopin, The Awakening
FRI. 4/20 — Chopin, The Awakening
MON. 4/23 — Chopin, The Awakening (read Responses below)
            Writing Assignment #6
    Contemporary Responses   |   Modern Responses   |   One More Response
WED. 4/25 — Chopin, The Awakening
FRI. 4/27 — Chopin, The Awakening
MON. 4/30 CONCLUSION
    Review
SAT. 5/5 FINAL EXAM