This schedule is subject to change as we work our way through the course.

We may wish to spend more time on some texts, and less on others. “TBA” indicates areas where we may wish to add texts. Also, in addition to the texts, there will be writing instruction each class, including grammar, essay structure, and style.

It is your responsibility to be prepared for the week's readings. 

 

Week

Subject of Discussion

September 2-5

Introduction/Syllabus Distribution

What Do I Teach When I Teach?

7-9

Literary Theory History

New Criticism

New Criticism Principles

selected poetry

12-16

Reader Response

RR Summary 1

RR Summary 2

The Yellow Wallpaper

Why I Wrote the Yellow Wallpaper

selected poetry

19-23

no class Wed; IS Conference

Marxism

Beginning Theory, Chapt 8

Macbeth

Presentation:

26-30

New Historicism

Beginning Theory, Chapt 9

Macbeth

Presentation: Christine (Sept 26)

Shaylee (Sept 30)

Oct 3-12

Feminism and Psychoanalytical

Beginning Theory, Chapts 5 and 6

MacBeth

Presentation: Ashley (feminism, Oct 5)

Kelsey (psychoanalytic, Oct 7)

10 Thanksgiving; no class

14-21

Poststructuralism/Deconstruction

selected short stories

Presentation: Katie (Oct 12)

Journal entries due Oct 14

Darby: Psychoanalytical (Oct 17)

24-31

Ecocriticism and Postcolonial

Beginning Theory, Chapt 10, 13

Mowat, Never Cry Wolf

Mowat, "The Nature of the North" (215-223). 

Nov 4-7 Dr Visccher visit and NCW wrap up

9

Assessing Theory in Essays

Movie Night at Prof's house

Nov 11 Fall Break: no class

14-25

Aboriginal Literature

Medicine River

Presentation: Amy (14)

Presentation: Annika (16)

28-Dec 2

Film Theory (see link to Film Studies: The Basics 23-53) )

Postmodernism and Race

5-7

Review

The Myth of Religious Neutrality

Final Exam

Wed, Dec 14, 1-3pm in N208