Daily Writing and Mid-Module Quiz (40%): For the first 5 minutes of class, you will write briefly in response to a question drawn from the reading questions for that class. If you are late for class, you miss the questions. There are no make-ups for reading questions. Daily writing will be graded on a P/F basis. To earn a "P," you must address the question thoughtfully and show that you have done the reading and can use evidence from the reading specifically and effectively in your response.
There will also be one 15-minute quiz at the end of the third week (Friday, April 11). Like the final exam (for which it is practice), this quiz will be based on the nine concepts and ask you to apply a concept to the texts we have been reading.
Module Exam (60%): The exam for this module will be a one-hour exam given on Friday, May 9, from 8:30-11:30 AM. There will be
a review session for the exam on Monday, May 5 during the regular class time. This exam will focus on your
ability to think about the literature we've studied using the nine key concepts around which we focus the
course. The exam will also ask you to see connections and themes that run through the century and/or to
make comparisons between British and American literatures. More information and guidelines for review will
be distributed closer to the exam.
There are seven texts required by the class and a course reader. The texts are available via the Drew Bookstore (or through any reputable bookseller), and the course reader is available in the Main English office (Sitterly 108). The following is a breakdown of the class readings by week (see the class syllabus for more detail):
Week 9: March 24-28
Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio (selections)
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (pp. 1954-2009)
Introduction to Speeches on Irish Independence (2163-2165)
Week 10: March 31-April 4
BLAST, Vorticist Manifesto (pp. 2114-2130)
T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (pp. 2284-2291)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Week 11: April 7-11
Nella Larsen, Passing
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
James Joyce, "Eveline" (pp. 2222-2225)
Week 12: April 14-18
James Joyce, from Ulysses (pp. 2256-2279); and handout ("Aeolus") Seamus Heaney "Station Island" (pp. 2283)
Ray Bradbury, "There Will Come Soft Rains"
Week 13: April 21-25
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (pp. 2337-2437)
Samuel Beckett, Endgame (pp. 2577-2613)
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow (excerpt)
Week 14: April 28-May 2
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant" (pp. 2566-2571)
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