English 450/550
Literary Theory

Crucial Info for Fall 2021

Instructor: Dr. Loren R. Schmidt

Telephone: (509) 865-8542 or Ext. 2112 (Work); (509) 307-0104 (Cell); (509) 574-8486 (Home)

E-Mail: schmidt_l@heritage.edu or (home backup) loren@llschmidt.net

Office: 2112 Simkins Bldg., Heritage University, 3240 Fort Rd., Toppenish, WA 98948

Prof. Schmidt's Virtual Office Hours on Elluminate: Tentatively W 6-8 pm PDT/PST and F 130-3 pm PDT/PST or by appointment.

Prof. Schmidt's Physical Office Hours (available by phone): F 130-3 pm PDT/PST or by appointment. Also on campus most TWThF afternoons when not in meetings or class.

Time and Place for Classes (all times PDT):

Toppenish: Possible Synchronous Option (In-Person or on Zoom)

Proposed Live Sessions: Toppenish Undergraduate: S 9 am-3 pm on 10/2, 11/6, and 12/4. Presentations (Teaching Demonstrations) on 12/4, so session would not run the entire time. Students may attend either in person or on Zoom. Sessions will also be recorded and added to the past classes recorded on MyHeritage.

Asynchronous Online Students

1. The class will be available asynchronously via the Internet using recorded Zoom sessions linked on MyHeritage.

2. During those sessions, Dr. Schmidt will cover the reading materials, conduct exercises, help with homework, and answer questions. ATTENDANCE IS NOT REQUIRED. MOST SESSIONS WILL BE RECORDED FOR LATER PLAYBACK, BUT NOT ALL PARTS OF EVERY SESSION ARE RECORDED. However, there are additional video lectures and previously-recorded sessions available. Students with other obligations on those weekend days and evenings who need additional assistance should contact the instructor to arrange an online conference.

3. Online students who want to speak rather than type will need a microphone (built in or headset) when attending Zoom sessions. Cheap headsets and typed questions both work just fine; webcam not required in all sessions.

4. Additional office hours may be announced after students check in. These are not mandatory and are generally not recorded. All students welcome to drop in.

Virtual Campus: MyHeritage log-in codes are already AVAILABLE!
Check registration letter from Heritage Registrar or contact instructor.

Primary Text:

Ann Dobie, Theory into Practice: An Introduction to Literary Criticism, 4th ed. (Boston: Thomson, 2014).

Supplementary Texts:

Frederick Crews, The Pooh Perplex (Chicago: U Chicago Press, 2003). Any edition fine.
Frederick Crews, The Postmodern Pooh (Chicago: Northwestern U Press, 2006). Any edition fine.

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