English 222 American Literature Presentations, CSU Fullerton Spring 2014

(Presentation Completed.)

PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULE FOR E222 AMERICAN LITERATURE, CSU FULLERTON SPRING 2014 (5/10/14)

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PRESENTATIONS REQUIREMENT

Most sessions will feature one or more student presentations that will give you a chance to hear different perspectives on the course readings, and I will also post the written versions students send me to a special blog so those interested can review them. Your presentations will also help me determine the direction my own comments, encouraging me to respond to your ideas rather than lecture continuously. See the syllabus for the presentation requirement's value as a percentage of the course grade.

1. On the first day of class, look over the authors or texts on our syllabus and then, next to your name on the roll sheet I will pass around, suggest several authors or texts that you might like to present on. I'll try to give you the choices you have made, to the extent that the schedule permits. Depending on class size, each student will give two or three presentations. Be aware that if you choose only very popular authors or texts (Jane Austen, Hamlet, etc.), I may need to schedule you for something different.

2. Within a few days, check the schedule on this page to see when and on which authors and questions you are slated to present. I will complete the schedule by choosing specific question/s to be addressed from among the full sets. You can access all author questions using the links below or by visiting the E316 QUESTIONS PAGE. (They are also available from the syllabus and journals pages.)

Insightful responses are better than "answers". I encourage you in advance to develop your remarks so that they go beyond the question at its simplest. The office hour (or email consultation for second and subsequent presentations, if any) and "advance final draft" requirement is 30% of your grade for the presentation.

- it's easy to do well if you prepare in advance and make a good effort, and your colleagues will be supportive. Completing the in-class component is 70% of the grade for each presentation.

5. Please check the schedule below on this page to verify the current status of your in-class presentation and blog entry. Within a few days after you've completed both, next to your name should appear the notation (Presentation completed). If you see other notations as indicated below in "How I Evaluate Presentations," please contact me by email.

HOW I EVALUATE PRESENTATIONS

I will judge presentations on the following grounds: did the student 1) meet with me or email me a timely advance final draft so that I can offer advice and determine the course of my own comments? and 2) seem to have put genuine effort into preparing rather than treating the presentation as a barren "answer" to a stale question. Students who do those two things will receive an "A" for the presentations requirement. I am not going to grade presentations so much on in-class factors as on how well students prepare and (again, if necessary) follow up. I will indicate whether students have completed the requirements: (Presentation completed), (Presented in Class but no written version), (Missed Presentation), (Rescheduled Presentation).

MISSED PRESENTATIONS / RESCHEDULING PRESENTATIONS

If you find that you will be unable to make it to class for one of your scheduled presentations, please let me know in advance if possible. (I'll make my cell phone number available when the semester begins, though I won't post it on the Internet.) So long as you have provided me with a timely advance draft of your remarks (I usually print them out and bring them to class), I will read the presentation for you and give you partial credit for the "in-class" portion of the presentation grade. If you haven't provided me with a final advance draft, I will not read it in class. In such cases, rescheduling on a new author or text may be possible at my discretion and if the schedule allows.

PLEASE REFER TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION SETS FOR YOUR JOURNALS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Whitman through James | Chopin through London | Frost through Hemingway | Hughes through Cheever | O'Connor through Shepard

SESSION SCHEDULE: FOLLOWING WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

M. 01/20. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. No classes.

W. 01/22. Course Introduction.

WEEK 2

M. 01/27. Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Whitman's "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" (Vol. C 79-85). Dickinson's "320" (Vol. C 97); "340" (Vol. C 99); "448" (Vol. C 102); "479" (Vol. C 102-03); "591" (Vol. C 103-04); "598" (Vol. C 104); "620" (Vol. C 104); "764" (Vol. C 107); "1263" (Vol. C 108); "1668" (Vol. C 108).

W. 01/29. Mark Twain. From Letters from the Earth (Vol. C 336-51).

WEEK 3

M. 02/03. Henry James. "Daisy Miller" (Vol. C 421-59).

W. 02/05. Henry James. "Daisy Miller" (Vol. C 421-59). We will also watch part of a film production.

JOURNAL SET 1 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 02/10; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes Whitman through James. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

WEEK 4

M. 02/10. Kate Chopin. The Awakening (Vol. C Chapters 1-11, 561-586).

Kate Chopin. Any Question Relevant to Chs. 1-11. Natalie Keramati. (Presentation Completed.)

W. 02/12. Kate Chopin. The Awakening (Vol. C Chapters 12-26, 586-626).

Kate Chopin. Any Question Relevant to Chs. 12-26. Matthew Mooers. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 5

M. 02/17. Presidents' Day Holiday. No classes.

W. 02/19. Kate Chopin. The Awakening (Vol. C Chapters 27-39, 626-52).

Kate Chopin. Any Question Relevant to Chs. 27-39. Sara Taylor. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 6

M. 02/24. Jack London. From "What Life Means to Me" (Norton Vol. D 917-20). From Tales of the Pacific (Penguin edition): "The House of Mapuhi" (31-53); "Mauki (64-79); "The Sheriff of Kona" (121-34).

Jack London. Question on "… Mapuhi," "Mauki" or "The Sheriff …". Hannah Kim . (Presentation Completed.

W. 02/26. Jack London. From Tales of the Pacific (Penguin edition): "Koolau the Leper" (135-50); "The Bones of Kehekili" (151-73).

JOURNAL SET 2 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 03/03; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes Chopin through London. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

WEEK 7

M. 03/03. Robert Frost. "The Figure a Poem Makes" (Vol. D 250-52); "Mowing" (Vol. D 231-32); "Mending Wall" (Vol. D 232-33); "The Death of the Hired Man" (Vol. D 233-37); "The Wood-Pile" (Vol. D 241); "The Road Not Taken" (Vol. D 241-42); "Birches" (Vol. D 242-44); "Out, Out—" (Vol. D 244); "Fire and Ice" (Vol. D 245); "Nothing Gold Can Stay" (Vol. D 245); "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (Vol. D 245); "Desert Places" (Vol. D 246); "Design" (Vol. D 246); "The Gift Outright" (Vol. D 248).

Robert Frost Any Question. Raenicia Haworth. (Presentation Completed.)

W. 03/05. Carl Sandburg and William Carlos Williams. Sandburg's "Chicago" (Vol. D 279-80); "Fog" (Vol. D 280); "Cool Tombs" (Vol. D 280-81); "Grass" (Vol. D 281). From Williams' Spring and All (Vol. D 346-47); Poems: "Queen-Anne's Lace" (Vol. D 305); "Spring and All" (Vol. D 306-07); "To Elsie" (Vol. D 307-09); "The Red Wheelbarrow" (Vol. D 309); "The Dead Baby" (Vol. D 309-10); "This Is Just to Say" (Vol. D 310); "A Sort of a Song" (Vol. D 310); "Burning the Christmas Greens" (Vol. D 311-13); "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus" (Vol. D 313).

Carl Sandburg Any Question on Sandburg. Kelley Gallaway. (No Presentation.)

William Carlos Williams Any Question on W.C. Williams. Marina Vidales. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 8

M. 03/10. T. S. Eliot. "The Waste Land" (Vol. D 378-91).

T.S. Eliot Any question on the first two sections of the poem. Jonathan Caraveo. (Presentation Completed.)

T.S. Eliot Any question on the last three sections of the poem. Tayler Reinhart. (Presentation Completed.)

W. 03/12. Wallace Stevens. "The Snow Man" (Vol. D 283-84); "Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock" (Vol. D 285); "Sunday Morning" (Vol. D 285-88); "Anecdote of the Jar" (Vol. D 288-89); "Peter Quince at the Clavier" (Vol. D 289-90); "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" (Vol. D 291-92); "The Idea of Order at Key West" (Vol. D 293-94); "Of Modern Poetry" (Vol. D 294); The Plain Sense of Things" (Vol. D 295).

WEEK 9

M. 03/17. E.E. Cummings. "Thy fingers make early flowers of" (Vol. D 638); "in Just-" (Vol. D 638-39); "O sweet spontaneous" (Vol. D 639-40); "Buffalo Bill's" (Vol. D 640); "the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls" (Vol. D 640); "next to of course god america i" (Vol. D 641); "i sing of Olaf glad and big" (Vol. D 641-42); "somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond" (Vol. D 642-43); "anyone lived in a pretty how town" (Vol. D 643-44); "my father moved through dooms of love" (Vol. D 644-45); "pity this busy monster,manunkind" (Vol. D 646).

E.E. Cummings Any Question. Natalie Parra. (Presentation Completed.)

W. 03/19. Ernest Hemingway. "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (Vol. D 826-42).

Ernest Hemingway Any Question. Chyna Tran. (Presentation Completed.)

JOURNAL SET 3 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 03/24; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes Frost through Hemingway. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

WEEK 10

M. 03/24. Langston Hughes. From "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain" (Vol. D 348-50); All Poems (Vol. D 871-80): "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (Vol. D 871); "Mother to Son" (Vol. D 871-72); "I, Too" (Vol. D 872); "The Weary Blues" (Vol. D 872-73); "Mulatto" (Vol. D 873-74); "Song for a Dark Girl" (Vol. D 874-75); "Genius Child" (Vol. D 875); "Visitors to the Black Belt" (Vol. D 875-76); "Note on Commercial Theatre" (Vol. D 876); "Vagabonds" (Vol. D 876-77); "Words Like Freedom" (Vol. D 877); "Madam and Her Madam" (Vol. D 877-78); "Freedom {1}" (Vol. D 878); "Madam's Calling Cards" (Vol. D 878-79); "Silhouette" (Vol. D 879); "Theme for English B" (Vol. D 880).

Langston Hughes Any Question. Farah Flahive. (Presentation Completed.)

W. 03/26. William Faulkner. As I Lay Dying (Vol. D 698-730, i.e. first 1/3).

William Faulkner Any Question relevant to pp. 698-730. Marissa Hronicek. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 11

M. 03/31. Spring Break. No classes.

W. 04/02. Spring Break. No classes.

WEEK 12

M. 04/07. William Faulkner. As I Lay Dying (Vol. D 731-62, i.e. second 1/3).

William Faulkner Any Question relevant to pp. 731-62. Meagan Lockhart. (Presentation Completed.)

W. 04/09. William Faulkner. As I Lay Dying (Vol. D 762-793, last 1/3).

PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING GENERAL TOPIC AND SPECIFIC ARGUMENT FOR TERM PAPER DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 04/14; SEE INSTRUCTIONS.

WEEK 13

M. 04/14. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire (Film production: Marlon Brando/Vivien Leigh/Kim Hunter, 1951, first 75 of 122 minutes).

W. 04/16. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire (Film production: Marlon Brando/Vivien Leigh/Kim Hunter, 1951, remaining 47 of 122 minutes).

WEEK 14

M. 04/21. Tennessee Williams. A Streetcar Named Desire (Vol. E 93-55, Scenes 1-11).

Tennessee Williams Any Question on Scenes 1-6. Jerilyn Normandia. (Presentation Completed.)

Tennessee Williams Any Question on Scenes 7-11. Jessica Perez. (Presentation Completed.)

W. 04/23. John Cheever. "The Swimmer" (Vol. E 157-65).

John Cheever Any Question. Jonathan Snyder. (Presentation Completed.)

JOURNAL SET 4 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 04/28; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes Hughes through Cheever.)

WEEK 15

M. 04/28. Flannery O'Connor. "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" (Vol. E 437-44); "Good Country People" (Vol. E 445-58).

Flannery O'Connor Any Question. McKenzie Tremblay. (No Presentation.)

W. 04/30. Allen Ginsberg. "Howl" (Vol. E 492-500); "Footnote to Howl" (Vol. E 500).; "A Supermarket in California" (Vol. E 500); "Sunflower Sutra" (Vol. E 501).

Allen Ginsberg Any Question on "Howl." Jeffrey Sithi-Amnuai. (Presentation Completed

WEEK 16

M. 05/07. Frederick Jackson Turner. From "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (Vol. C 1133-37). Sam Shepard. True West (Vol. E Act 1, 870-887).

Sam Shepard. Any Question on Act 1. Jack Guerrero. (Presentation Completed.)

JOURNAL SET 5 DUE BY PAPER DUE DATE; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes O'Connor through Shepard; I would suggest finishing this set by exam day so you can use it then.)

FINALS WEEK

Final Exam Date Monday, May 12 from 2:30-4:20 p.m. Due by email by Friday, May 16: Term Paper. (I must turn in grades by May 23, 2014.) For your other courses, check CSUF's Final Exam Schedule.