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MP3 SESSION AUDIO FOR E300 ANALYSIS OF LITERARY FORMS, CSU FULLERTON FALL 2011 (7/21/11)

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SESSION SCHEDULE: WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

M. 08/22. Course Introduction. SESSION AUDIO.

W. 08/24. Chapter 1: Plot. Read this chapter's introductory material (50-58). Edith Wharton. "Roman Fever" (85-95). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2

M. 08/29. 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.

W. 08/31. Chapter 3. Character (119-26). Toni Morrison. "Recitatif" (139-52). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 3

M. 09/05. No classes: Labor Day holiday, campus closed.

W. 09/07. Chapter 4. Setting: read this chapter's introductory material (163-69). Anton Chekhov. "The Lady with the Dog" (169-80). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 4

M. 09/12. 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.

W. 09/14. 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.

WEEK 5

M. 09/19. 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.

W. 09/21. 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 6

M. 09/26. Chapter 9. Critical Contexts: William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" (389-91). William Faulkner. "A Rose for Emily" (391-97). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 09/28. Critical Contexts on the Faulkner Story (398-425). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7

M. 10/05. Chapter 10. Poetry: Reading, Responding, Writing (618-42). Read also from "Romantic Love: an Album" (643-50). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/07. 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). I may bring in and read aloud a few separate love poems by the ancient Greek poetess Sappho; these are not in the anthology. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 8

M. 10/10. Chapters 13-16, etc. A Mix: Poetry as Form and Foregrounded Language. Emily Dickinson: "I dwell in Possibility" (739), "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), "Spring and Fall" (789-90), "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: "Fireflies in the Garden" (768-69), "Range Finding" (838), "Design" (838), "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (1019-20); Edgar Allan Poe: "The Raven" (785-88). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/12. 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); George Herbert: "Easter Wings" (847); Christopher Marlowe and Sir Walter Raleigh: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" and "The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd" (913-15); Alfred Tennyson: "Ulysses" (928-30); Robert Browning: "My Last Duchess" (1009-10). Time permitting, I may bring in a few extra samples of poetic types, so read "Poetic Kinds" (919-20). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 9

M. 10/17. 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 Sick Rose" (767), "The Tyger" (1007-08). Wordsworth's "She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways" (681), "Tintern Abbey" (1048-51). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/19. Romanticism: Poetry of Nature and Self-Consciousness, continued. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Walt Whitman. Coleridge's "Kubla Khan" (1010-11). Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" (817-20). Keats' "On the Sonnet" (835-36), "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" (836-37), "Ode to a Nightingale" (1031-33),"Ode on a Grecian Urn" (1033-34), "To Autumn" (1034-35). Whitman's "I celebrate myself, and sing myself" (686). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10

M. 10/24. Modernist Poetry: W.B. Yeats. William Butler Yeats: an Album (895-908). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 10/26. 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). I may also give and comment on short readings from other poems to be specified. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 11

M. 10/31. Chapter 19. Cultural and Historical Contexts: the Harlem Renaissance (947-56). Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance (956-64). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 11/02. 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

M. 11/07. Read "Elements of Drama" introduction (1125-34). Chapter 24. Critical Contexts. Sophocles. Antigone (1490-1523). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 11/09. Sophocles. Antigone, continued (1490-1523). Critical Excerpts (1524-39). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 13

M. 11/14. Anton Chekhov. The Cherry Orchard (1547-83). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 11/16. Anton Chekhov. The Cherry Orchard, continued (1547-83). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 14

M. 11/21. Wed. Fall Recess. No classes.

W. 11/23. Wed. Fall Recess. No classes.

WEEK 15

M. 11/28. Lorraine Hansberry. A Raisin in the Sun (1583-1645). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 11/30. Lorraine Hansberry. A Raisin in the Sun, continued (1583-1645). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 16

M. 12/05. Arthur Miller. Death of a Salesman (1646-1711). SESSION AUDIO.

W. 12/07. Arthur Miller. Death of a Salesman, continued (1646-1711). 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.

Technical Note: I record audio files in class with a digital voice recorder, transfer them via USB to my laptop, edit them in WavePad Sound Editor and convert them to 16 kbps mp3 files for uploading to this wiki site.


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