EN 318 Later American Literature
SP 2009 HO
Chair of the English Department
Ph.D. University of KansasMA University of KansasBA University of Missouri
MF 2--4, TR 1--3
12:25 - 1:40 PM
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Educational Philosophy: I will ask you to entertain the notion that reading and discussing literature matters. Indeed, I believe that who we choose to become as individuals and as a collective community springs directly from our ability to understand and make sense of the complexity of personal and collective life. Literature allows us to contemplate ways, as James Baldwin so eloquently writes, “to impose order on the void.” Read well, think and write wisely, discuss your interpretations as if the world depends upon your thoughts and ideas. For, indeed, I believe that it does.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
MoStep Requirements 184.108.40.206 standards for EN318
All Park University courses will include a Core Assessment with rubric. This will include ¾ of the Core Learning Outcomes listed above. The Core Assessment in this course will be a major critical paper of no fewer than 5 pages, which will include research and MLA documentation. The project will be completed in the final quarter of the term.
The rubric for this assignment is published so the student can see the expectations.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Reserach Paper, Mid-term, Weekly Quizzes (every Friday), Final
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Daily Syllabus for EN 318 Later American Literature
Week 1 (January 12th) M: Bedford, “Introduction” pp. 2—29.
F: Bedford, pp. 31—39, Begin Huckleberry Finn
Week 2 (January 19th) M: No class
F: Huckleberry Finn
Week 3 (January 26th) M: Finish Huckleberry Finn
F: “The Yellow Wallpaper”, “The Open Boat”
Week 4 (February 2nd) M: Robinson (all selections), Dunbar
F: Dreiser, Cather
Week 5 (February 9th) M: Washington, DuBois
F: Introduction to Modernism, pp. 500--537
Week 6 (February 16th) M: No class
F: Frost (all)
Week 7 (February 23rd) M: Stevens, Williams, Pound
F: T.S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
Week 8 (March 2nd) M: “The Waste Land”
F: Midterm, March 6th
Week 9 (March 9th) Spring Break
Week 10 (March 16th) M: The Great Gatsby
F: The Great Gatsby
Week 11 (March 23rd) M: e.e.cummings (all)
F: Hughes (all)
Week 12th (March 30th) M: Stein “Picasso”; Hemingway, “Big Two-Hearted River”
F: Faulkner, “That Evening Sun” and “Barn Burning”
Week 13 (April 6th) M: Eyes on the Prize: The Time Has Come
F: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Week 14 (April 13th) M: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Week 15 (April 20th) M: O’Connor, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, Walker,
Week 16 (April 27th) M: Gilead
Finals Week Final Monday, May 2nd, 12:15—1:40
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After 10 absences, you will receive an "F" in the course.
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