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Audio MP3 Sessions for E300 TR Analysis of Literary Forms, CSU Fullerton Spring 2012
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MP3 SESSION AUDIO FOR E300-TR ANALYSIS OF LITERARY FORMS, CSU FULLERTON SPRING 2012 (5/13/12)

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SESSION SCHEDULE: WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1 FICTION

Tu. 01/24. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 01/26. Chapter 1: Plot. Read this chapter's introductory material (50-58). Edith Wharton. "Roman Fever" (85-95). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2 FICTION

Tu. 01/31. Chapter 2. Narration and Point of View: read this chapter's introductory material (96-100). Edgar Allan Poe. "The Cask of Amontillado" (101-05). Jamaica Kincaid. "Girl" (116-17). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 02/02. Chapter 3. Character (119-26). Toni Morrison. "Recitatif" (139-52). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 3 FICTION

Tu. 02/07. Chapter 4. Setting: read this chapter's introductory material (163-69). Anton Chekhov. "The Lady with the Dog" (169-80). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 02/09. Chapter 5. Symbol and Figurative Language: read this chapter's introductory material (208-13). Edwige Danticat. "A Wall of Fire Rising" (239-49). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 4 FICTION

Tu. 02/14. Chapter 6. Theme: read this chapter's introductory material (251-54). Stephen Crane. "The Open Boat" (255-71). Gabriel Garcia Marquez. "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" (271-76). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 02/16. Chapter 8. Cultural and Historical Contexts -- Women in Turn-of-the-Century America (347-52). Charlotte Perkins Gilman. "The Yellow Wallpaper" (354-65). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 5 FICTION

Tu. 02/21. Chapter 7. Exploring Contexts -- The Author's Work: Flannery O'Connor (294-99). Flannery O'Connor. "Good Country People" (310-23). Mary Gordon. From "Flannery's Kiss" (337-39). Eileen Pollack. From "Flannery O'Connor and the New Criticism" (343-45). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 02/23. Chapter 9. Critical Contexts: William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" (389-91). William Faulkner. "A Rose for Emily" (391-97). Read at least three short excerpts from Critical Contexts on the Faulkner Story (398-425). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 6 POETRY

Tu. 02/28. Chapter 10. Poetry: Reading, Responding, Writing (618-42). Read also from "Romantic Love: an Album" (643-50). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 03/01. Love poetry, continued: Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach" (704-05) and Walt Whitman's "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" (Internet Source: Bartleby). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7 POETRY

Tu. 03/06. Chapters 13-16, etc. A Mix: Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Emily Dickinson: "Because I could not stop for Death" (886-87); W.C. Williams: "The Red Wheelbarrow" (739-40), "This is Just to Say" (740); G.M. Hopkins: "Pied Beauty" (742), "God's Grandeur" (1030), "The Windhover" (1030-31); E.E. Cummings: "in Just" (742-43); "The Twenty-Third Psalm" (756); Wilfred Owen: "Dulce et Decorum Est" (759-60); Robert Frost: "Design" (838), "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (1019-20); Edgar Allan Poe: "The Raven" (785-88). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 03/08. Chapters 13-16, etc. A Mix: Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Shakespeare: "Th'expense of spirit in a waste of shame" (814-15); Dylan Thomas: "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" (827-28); Elizabeth Bishop: "Sestina" (829-30); Marianne Moore "Poetry" (828-29); Archibald MacLeish: "Ars Poetica" (830-31); Alfred Tennyson: "Ulysses" (928-30); Robert Browning: "My Last Duchess" (1009-10). Also read "Poetic Kinds" (919-20). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 8 POETRY

Tu. 03/13. Romanticism: Poetry of Nature and Self-Consciousness. William Blake, William Wordsworth. Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper" (1008-09, both versions from Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience); "London" (658), "The Tyger" (1007-08). Wordsworth's "She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways" (681), "Tintern Abbey" (1048-51). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 03/15. Romanticism: Poetry of Nature and Self-Consciousness, continued. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats. Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" (1010-11). Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" (817-20). Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" (1031-33),"Ode on a Grecian Urn" (1033-34). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 9 POETRY

Tu. 03/20. Modernist Poetry: W.B. Yeats. William Butler Yeats: an Album (895-908). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 03/22. Modernist Poetry, continued: Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens. Ezra Pound. "In a Station of the Metro" (1041). T.S. Eliot. "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1015-19). Wallace Stevens. "The Emperor of Ice Cream" (1042-43), "Anecdote of the Jar" (1043). See also "The Idea of Order at Key West" on library reserve. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10 POETRY

Tu. 03/27. NO CLASSES ALL WEEK, SPRING BREAK.

Th. 03/29. NO CLASSES ALL WEEK, SPRING BREAK.

WEEK 11 POETRY

Tu. 04/03. Chapter 19. Cultural and Historical Contexts: the Harlem Renaissance (947-56). Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance (956-64). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 04/05. Chapter 19. Cultural and Historical Contexts: the Harlem Renaissance (947-56). Essay excerpts on Harlem Renaissance (966-81). Read also W.E.B. DuBois' The Souls of Black Folk, Ch. 1. Of Our Spiritual Strivings. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 12 DRAMA

Tu. 04/10. Read "Elements of Drama" introduction (1125-34) and introductory material on Shakespeare (1245-51). I will offer a general introduction to reading/viewing Shakespeare. SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 04/12. William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 1 (1251-60) and we will watch Act 1 of Trevor Nunn’s RSC production on DVD. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 13 DRAMA

Tu. 04/17. William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts 2-3 (1260-87) and we will watch part of Acts 2-3 of Trevor Nunn’s RSC production on DVD. SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 04/19. William Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts 4-5 (1287-1304) and we will watch part of Acts 4-5 of Trevor Nunn’s RSC production on DVD. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 14 DRAMA

Tu. 04/24. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire, Scenes 1-2 (1408-24). We will also watch part of Scenes 1-2 of the 1951 film version starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando (directed by Elia Kazan). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 04/26. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire, Scenes 3-6 (1424-48). We will also watch part of Scenes 3-6 of the 1951 film version starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando (directed by Elia Kazan). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 15 DRAMA

Tu. 05/01. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire, Scenes 7-11 (1448-71). We will also watch part of Scenes 7-11 of the 1951 film version starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando (directed by Elia Kazan). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 05/03. Arthur Miller. Death of a Salesman, Act 1 (1646-75). We watched Act 1 from Alex Segal’s 1966 production starring Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. FILM, NO AUDIO

WEEK 16 DRAMA

Tu. 05/08. Arthur Miller. Death of a Salesman, Acts 1-2 (1646-1711). We will also watch part of Acts 1-2 from Alex Segal’s 1966 production starring Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 05/10. Arthur Miller. Death of a Salesman, Act 2 (1676-1711). We will also watch part of Act 2 from Alex Segal’s 1966 production starring Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman. SESSION AUDIO.

Text Used: Booth, Alison and Kelly J. Mays. The Norton Introduction to Literature. Shorter Tenth Edition. New York: Norton, 2010. Paperback. ISBN-13: 978-0393935141.

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