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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.
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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)
John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer (excerpt)
Ezra Pound, "In a Station of a Metro" (1913)

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (pp. 1954-2009)
Chinua Achebe, "An Image of Africa" (pp. 2016-2025)
Gang of Four, "We Live As We Dream, Alone" (pp. 2025-2026)

Introduction to Speeches on Irish Independence (2163-2165)
W. B. Yeats, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "Easter 1916," "The Second Coming," (pp. 2177-2183)

Week 10: March 31-April 4

BLAST, Vorticist Manifesto (pp. 2114-2130)
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own (pp. 2661-2695)
T. S. Eliot, "Tradition and the Individual Talent," (pp. 2326-2331)

T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (pp. 2284-2291)
Responses: Waugh, "Cleverness and the New Poetry," Ezra Pound, "Drunken Helots and Mr. Eliot" (pp. 2291-2295)
T. S. Eliot, "The Waste Land" Part II (pp. 2300-2303)

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Ernest Hemingway, In Our Time (selections)
Gertrude Stein "Susie Asado" & "A Carafe, that is a Blind Glass" & "A Substance in a Cushion"

Week 11: April 7-11

Nella Larsen, Passing
Jean Toomer, "Reapers"
Langston Hughes "The Negro Speaks of Rivers"

John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men
Agee & Evans, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (excerpts)
Langston Hughes, "I, Too"

James Joyce, "Eveline" (pp. 2222-2225)
Katherine Mansfield, "The Daughters of the Late Colonel" (pp. 2478-2491)

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"
Allen Ginsberg, "Howl"
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (excerpt)
Gwendolyn Brooks, "We Real Cool"
Sylvia Plath, "Ariel"

Week 13: April 21-25

Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (pp. 2337-2437)

Samuel Beckett, Endgame (pp. 2577-2613)

Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow (excerpt)
Samuel Delany, "Aye, and Gomorrah..."
John Ashbery, "Farm Implements and Rutabagas"
William Gibson, "Burning Chrome"

Week 14: April 28-May 2

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
Audre Lorde, "Coal"
Gloria Anzaldua, "How to Tame a Wild Tongue"

George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant" (pp. 2566-2571)
Salman Rushdie, "Chekov and Zulu" (pp. 2749-2758)
Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, "Native African Languages" (pp. 2773-2777)
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, "Why I Choose to Write in Irish..." (pp. 2797-2805)
Paul Muldoon, Sleeve Notes (pp. 2785-2791)

Shelley Jackson, "My Body"
Alison Bechdel, Fun Home
Merritt Kopas, Lim
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