EN 318 Later American Literature
SP 2008 HO
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EN 318: Later American Literature—Spring 2008
January T 15 Introduction to the course
R 17 A brief but nonetheless stimulating look at literary
T 22 “The Humanitarian Sensibility and the Inevitable
Conflict” 779—784; “Address at the Dedication of the
Gettysburg National Cemetery” 847--848.
R 24 “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” 860—872
“Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” 874--880
T 29 “An Age of Expansion” 889—897; Whitman 898--901; “Song of Myself” 915—955.
R 31 Dickinson 986—1014.
February T 5 Twain: 1021--1051
R 7 “The Turn of the Century” 1193—1198;
Washington “Up From Slavery” 1061—1064. Du
Bois: “The Souls of Black Folk” 1337—1339.
T 12 “The Turn of the Century” 1193—1198. Crane: “The
Open Boat” 1371—1386; London: “To Build a Fire” 1401—1412.
R 14 “Literary Renaissance” 1413—1418. Robinson and
Frost: “Mr. Flood’s Party”; “Richard Cory”; “Mending
Wall”; “Home Burial”; “Fire and Ice”; “Stopping By
the Woods on a Snowy Evening”
T 19 Pound and Eliot: “In a Station at the Metro”; “The
Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
R 21 “The Waste Land” 1531—1546.
T 26 Stevens: “The Emperor of Ice-Cream”; “The Idea of
Order at Key West”; Williams: “The Red
Wheelbarrow”; “This is Just to Say”
R 28 e.e.cummings: “In Just-“; “Buffalo
Bill’s”; “Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town”; “I thank You God”; “The Harlem Renaissance” 1670—1678. Hughes: “the Negro Speaks of Rivers”; “the Weary Blues”; “Harlem”; “Feet Live Their Own Life”
March T 4 A Farewell to Arms
R 6 A Farwell to Arms
T 11 Spring Break
R 13 Spring Break
T 18 Faulkner, “That Evening Sun” and “Barnburning.”
R 20 Midterm
T 25 “The Second World War and Its Aftermath” 1773—
1783. Baldwin: “Sonny’s Blues”
R 27 O’Connor: “Good Country People”; “Revelation” (not
April T 1 “The Problem That Has No Name” 231—238;
Rich: “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”; “Diving Into the
Wreck”; Plath: “Morning Song”; Oliver: “In
Blackwater Woods”; “The Ponds”
R 3 Beloved “ Interview with Toni Morrison”
T 8 Beloved
R 10 Beloved
T 15 Carver: “A Small, Good Thing”; “Cathedral” (handout)
R 17 Bastard Out of Carolina
T 22 Bastard Out of Carolina
R 24 Bastard Out of Carolina
May T 29 Paper/Project Presentations
R 1 Paper/Project Presentations
Final T 6 1:00—3:00 p.m. in the classroom
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