English 450/550
Literary Theory

Crucial Info for Summer 2018

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 loren@llschmidt.net

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

Virtual Office Hours on Elluminate: T 630-8 pm PDT, F 2-330 pm PDT or by appointment

Physical Office Hours (available by phone): F 2-330 pm PDT or TBA or by appointment

Time and Place for Classes (all times PDT):

Toppenish (Eng 450W.0/550.0): Petrie Rm. 1111

Toppenish Undergraduate: F 5:30-8:30 p.m., S 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Su 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on 6/1-3, 8-10, 29, and 7/14-15.

Toppenish Graduate: F 5:30-8:30 p.m., S 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Su 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 6/1-3, 8-10. Students are welcome to attend on 6/29 and 7/13-14. Graduate students may present earlier than 7/13-14 if they choose.

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

Toppenish classroom students may drop into Dr. Schmidt's online sessions anytime they wish and vice-versa.

Online Students from Eng 450W.0/550.0

1. The class will be available synchronously via the Internet using Elluminate (Blackboard Collaborate) at the same times listed above.

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 should use a headset when attending Elluminate sessions. Open microphones create feedback. Cheap headsets and typed questions both work just fine; webcam not required.

4. Additional office hours will 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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