See My Heritage Coursework menu for all due dates (subject to change as needed):
Introduction to course and MyHeritage.
American Literature 1865-1914, Introduction and Timeline.
Realism and Naturalism.
Zitkala Sa: Selections from Impressions of an Indian Childhood (1900)
American Literature 1914-1945, Introduction and Timeline.
Willa Cather: "Neighbor Rosicky"
American Literature between the Wars 1914-1945-Modernism
Review the introduction to the Harlem Renaissance (1910s - 1935)
Langston Hughes: From The Negro and the Racial Mountain (in Modernist Manifestoes)
Langston Hughest: "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Mother to Son," "Song for a Dark Girl," and "I, Too"
Zora Neale Hurston: "How It Feels to be Colored Me," English Language Arts majors should read or view Their Eyes Were Watching God
Review the introductory section to the rest of this period (1914-45).
T. S. Eliot: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "The Hollow Men"
F. Scott Fitzgerald: "Babylon Revisited," English Language Arts majors should read or view DVD of The Great Gatsby (the one w/Robert Redford)
Wallace Stevens: "The Snow Man," "Sunday Morning," "Anecdote of the Jar," "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," "The Idea of Order at Key West," "Of Modern Poetry"
John Steinbeck: "The Chrysanthemums"; English Language Arts majors should read or view DVD Of Mice and Men (w/Gary Sinese, John Malkovitch)
Robert Frost: All in text esp. "Mending Wall," "After Apple-Picking," "The Road Not Taken," "Birches," "Fire and Ice," "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening"
William Faulkner: "A Rose for Emily," "Barn Burning"/Barn Burning (read and/or view DVD w/Tommy Lee Jones)
Richard Wright: "The Boy Who Was Almost a Man,"/Almos' a Man (read or view DVD w/Levar Burton)
American Literature since 1945: Post Modernism
e. e. cummings: All poems in text
Ernest Hemingway: "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"; English Language Arts majors should read The Old Man and the Sea (or view DVD w/Spencer Tracy OR w/Anthony Quinn)
Midterm Exam 3/12
(Spring Break, March 13-17)
Read introductory section to the period 1945 to Present.
Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man, Ch. 1 [Battle Royal]
Tennessee Williams: Read and/or view A Streetcar Named Desire (read in text or view DVD)
English Language Arts majors should read/view Harper Lee: To Kill A Mockingbird. Recommend grad students should also read Go Set A Watchman
Maya Angelou: All selections on MyHeritage
Gwendolyn Brooks: All selections in text
Critical paper due 4/9
Recommended for English Language Arts majors: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey, 1962 (book and/or DVD w/Jack Nicholson)
John Barth: "Lost in the Funhouse" (PDF on MyHeritage)
Allen Ginsberg: All selections in text.
Theodore Roethke: All selections in text.
Raymond Carver: "Cathedral"
Ursula K. Le Guin: "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" (PDF on MyHeritage)
English Language Arts majors should read or view Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut, 1969 (book and/or DVD w/Michael Sacks)
Toni Morrison "Recitatif"
Alice Walker, "Everyday Use"; English Language Arts majors should view or read The Color Purple.
Sandra Cisneros: "Woman Hollering Creek." (English Language Arts students will read The House on Mango Street in Young Adult Lit.)
Bob Dylan: Selected Lyrics from Dylan's official website
Art Spiegelman, From Maus
Sherman Alexie: All selections; English Language Arts majors should read The Lone Ranger and Tonto . . . and/or view Smoke Signals DVD
Final Exam 5/12