FALL 99
Eng 140 (56744) MWF 11:30-12:20 
This column lists what must be read for the class that meets on the day indicated at the left
9/1 Introduction : How we read texts
9/3 FICTION 

Readings are from Birkert,Literature

Character, 22-24;  
31-38,  N. Mahfouz, "The Conjurer, etc." 
 Click here for information about the city in which this story is set 
9/8 Plot, 38-48, Marquez, "A Very Old Man" and 
346-351, Welty "A Worn Path" 
9/10 401-408, Updike "Separating" 
9/13 
Email due. 
 
Setting, 56-67, Jewett, "A White Heron" 
Students email me their story choice for class  on  9/22 and 24 by 4pm. Stories may be chosen from 163-252. 
For each story give a 2-3 sentence justification  of your choice.
9/15 Point of View, 85-97 
"The Yellow Wallpaper,"277-87 
 (link to medical background on the story )
9/17 "The Yellow Wallpaper" Continued"
9/20 Theme,194-216 
"Sonny's Blues"
9/22 Paper Due paper1.html  Tone, 110-25 
*Student Choice of Story
9/24 Symbolism, 125-136 
*Student Choice of Story
9/27 Test on   
Short Stories
9/29 Mary Shelley, Frankenstein  
Frankenstein (Click for link to information on Shelley,the text, film versions, etc.)
10/1 " "
10/4 " "
10/6  

*10/8 no class

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Fall Break

10/11 Frankenstein
10/13 Frankenstein Panel  
Students will present position papers that offer an interpretation of the text from a particular critical stance.
10/15   Frankenstein Panel
10/18 DRAMA 

10/19  Paper  due Frankenstein

"A Tender Offer" 
2 students will perform this play in class,using their books. 
Paper must be put in Dr. Stevenson's mailbox in the English Dept. in Auerbach Hall by 4pm 10/19.
10/20 Poetic language: 
Sound and Sense, 547-563  
Imagery, 638-652 
10/22 
Students watch video of Mel Gibson "Hamlet"
Shakespeare Sonnets, 789-91 Students choose 2 to talk about 
 
Begin Shakespeare, "Hamlet" 
Click here for link to great websites on Shakespeare 
10/25 "Hamlet" 
 
10/27 "Hamlet"
10/29 "Hamlet"
11/1 "Hamlet"
11/3 "Hamlet" Panel
11/5 
See Play
No Class- Students must see University Playersí Production of "A Cherry Orchard" Nov,4,5,6 or 12,13,14
11/8 
 
Chekov, "A Cherry Orchard" 
 
11/10 
 
 
 "A Cherry Orchard"
11/12 
 See Play
"A Cherry Orchard"
11/15  "A Cherry Orchard" 
 
11/17 
First Version due of Paper on "CherryOrchard"
"A Cherry Orchard"
11/19 
 
Directing "A Cherry Orchard" 
Guest:  Dr. Sally Porterfield 
 
11/2 
Test on Drama  
 
THANKSGIVING  
POETRY 
11/29 
Final Version due ofpaper on "A Cherry Orchard"
534-546
12/1 
Email due 
Sound and Sense, 547-563  
Imagery, 638-652  "Catching Frogs" 646 
Students email me with choice of poems to discuss and  a2-sentence justification of theirchoice.
12/3 Rhythm and Meter, 590-614
12/6 
 
 
Form, 615-20 
"My City" 631 and "Upon Westminster Bridge" 811 
 
*12/7  
Added   Class
Voice, 564-590 
Browning, "My Last Duchess" 582 
Audre Lord, "Hanging Fire" 916
12/8 
 
Student's Choice of Poetry 
 
12/10 
 
 Poetry Slam:  Students Perform poetry from the text book or of their own composition
12/13  
Test on Poetry