Note:   This schedule is tentative and — except for the final exam — subject to change and modification throughout the term.  Ensure that you check the online schedule pages for each week regularly and do not rely on older, printed versions.

Unit Two - The Modern Period (1910 to 1945)

Week Three
Zitkala-Sa

June 19-23 - The Disenfranchised

Modern Period
Reading for this week

"The Yellow Wallpaper" – Gillman, pp. 578-90 (+ bio, pp. 577-8)

"Trifles" – Glaspell, pp. 1041-1050 (+ bio, pp. 1040-1)

Task #6

"Mr. Cornelius Johnson, Office Seeker" – Dunbar, pp. 172-8 (+ bio, pp. 171-2)

all Zitkala-Sa, pp. 811-821 (+ bio, pp. 809-10)

Task #7

 
Week Four
Booker T. Washington

June 26-30 - Oppositions

Modern Period
Reading for this week

Booker T. Washington/W.E.B DuBois
from Up from Slavery, Washington, pp. 870-894 (+ bio, pp. 868-9)
from The Souls of Black Folk, DuBois, pp. 897-917 (+ bio, pp. 894-6)

Task #8

Willa Cather/Edith Wharton
"The Other Two" - Edith Wharton, pp. 983-996 (+ bio, pp. 962-4)
"Roman Fever" - Wharton, pp. 1019-1028
"A Wagner Matinee" - Willa Cather, pp. 1035-1039 (+ bio pp. 1034-5)
"Paul's Case" - Cather [online text], local copy

Task #9

Frost/St. Vincent Millay
all Frost, including bio, pp. 1058-71
all St. Vincent Milla, including bio, pp. 1099-1107

Task #10

 
Week Five
William Carlos Williams

July 3-7 - Modern Forms and Formalism

Modern Period
Reading for this week

Williams/Pound – Imagism
all Pound, including bio, pp. 1109-31
all Williams, including bio, pp. 1157-74

Task #11

Hemingway/Faulkner – late modernism
"Hills Like White Elephants," - Ernest Hemingway, pp. 1422-25 (+ bio, pp. 1420-1)
"Barn Burning," - William Faulkner, pp. 1464-76 (+ bio, pp. 1436-8)

Task #12

Mid-Term Exam

Essay #1 due

 

 

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