English 2773 schedule, fall 2005

Updated 12/1/05
Day/Date Assignments due Readings due In class
Friday, August 19   Course description
2000-4000 grades and grading
Introduction to course
Monday, August 22 Student info (online)

Simple Stuff
Golden rules 1-5

Norton Anthology of American Literature:
   
Indian creation stories 19-33

 
Wednesday, August 24 Simple Stuff exercise Golden rules 6-10
Norton: Columbus letters 34-37
   Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca 58-70
   John Smith 103-14
 
Friday, August 26 Golden rules quiz
Golden rules quiz w/ answers

Norton: Indian trickster tales 120-56

 
Monday, August 29 Golden rules exam (online)

Nuggets 1-5
Norton: William Bradford 156-57
   Of Plymouth Plantation 157-59, 166-83
 Thomas Morton 196-205

 
Wednesday, August 31 Drop/add ends

Nuggets 6-10
Norton: Anne Bradstreet 238
   "The Prologue" 239-40
   "The Flesh and the Spirit" 260-62
   "The Author to Her Book" 262
   "Before the Birth of One of Her Children" 263
   "A Letter to Her Husband" 264
   "In Memory of My Dear Grandchild" 267-68
 Edward Taylor 341
   "Meditation 38" 347-48
   "Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children" 356-57
   "Upon a Wasp Chilled with Cold" 359-60
   "Huswifery" 360

 
Friday, September 2

Nuggets quiz
Nuggets quiz w/ answers

Norton: Michael Wigglesworth 292-93
   The Day of Doom excerpts 293-308

 
Monday, September 5

Labor Day Holiday

Labor Day Holiday Labor Day Holiday
Wednesday, Sept. 7 Nuggets exam (online)

Norton: Mary Rowlandson 308-9
  "A Narrative of the Captivity . . ." 309-40

 
Friday, September 9  

Quotes and documentation 1-3
Norton: Jonathan Edwards 464-66
  "Sinners in the Hands . . ." 498-509

 
Monday, September 12

Quotes/documentation quiz
QD quiz w/ answers

Quotes and documentation 4-5
Norton
: Benjamin Franklin 515-16
   "The Way to Wealth" 516-22
   "Rules by Which a Great Empire . . ." 523-28
   "Remarks Concerning the Savages" 534-37
 
Wednesday, Sept. 14 QD exam (online) 

Norton: J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur 657
   Letters from an American excerpts 657-82   

 
Friday, September 16   On plagiarism
Word problems
Norton: Olaudah Equiano 747-48
   The Interesting Narrative 748-59
 
Monday, September 19 Word problems quiz Norton: Equiano, Narrative 759-81  
Wednesday, Sept. 21   Norton: Philip Freneau 791-92
   "On the Emigration to America" 799-800
   "The Wild Honey Suckle" 800-1
   "The Indian Burying Ground 801-2
   "To Sir Toby" 802-4
   "On Mr. Paine's Rights of Man" 804-5
   "On the Religion of Nature" 805-6
 
Friday, September 23   Norton: Phillis Wheatley 808-10
   "On Being Brought from Africa . . ." 810
   "To the Right Honorable William . . ." 812-13
   "To the University of Cambridge . . ." 813
   "On the Death of the Rev. Mr. . . ." 814-15
   "To His Excellency Gen. Washington" 819-20 
   Letters 820-25
 
Monday, September 26   Norton: Royall Tyler 825-26
   The Contrast 826-45
 
Wednesday, Sept. 28    Norton: Tyler, The Contrast 845-67  
Friday, September 30   Norton: Susanna Rowson 879-80
   Charlotte 880-911
 
Monday, October 3   Norton: Rowson, Charlotte 911-45  
Wednesday, October 5  

 

Midterm 1
Friday, October 7  

Norton: Washington Irving 978-80
   "Rip Van Winkle" 980-92
   "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" 992-1013

 
Monday, October 10   Norton: James Fenimore Cooper 1013-15
   The Pioneers excerpts 1015-29
Paper 1 assigned
Wednesday, October 12

 

Norton: Catharine Maria Sedgwick 1039-40
   "Cacoethes Scribendi" 1040-50
   "A Reminiscence of Federalism" 1051-71

 

Friday, October 14  

Norton: William Cullen Bryant 1071-72
   "Thanatopsis" 1072-74
   "To a Waterfowl" 1074-75
   "The Prairies" 1075-78
 William Apess 1078-79
   "An Indian's Looking-Glass" 1079-84
 Caroline Stansbury Kirkland 1085
   A New Home excerpts 1086-93

 
Monday, October 17 Paper proposals

Norton: Ralph Waldo Emerson 1103-6
   "The American Scholar" 1135-47
   "Self-Reliance" 1160-76

 
Wednesday, October 19  

Norton: Nathaniel Hawthorne 1247-50
   "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" 1250-63
   "The Minister's Black Veil" 1280-89

 
Friday, October 21 Fall break Fall break Fall break
Monday, October 24  

Norton: Hawthorne, "The Birth-Mark" 1289-1300
    "Rappaccini's Daughter" 1313-33

 
Wednesday, October 26 Class canceled

Work on your papers

Class canceled
Friday, October 28 Paper 1 due

Norton: Edgar Allan Poe 1507-10
   "Sonnet—To Science" 1510
   "Israfel" 1511-12
   "Ulalume" 1521-23
   "The Raven" 1518-21
   "Annabel Lee" 1524
   "The Fall of the House of Usher" 1534-47

 
Monday, October 31  

Norton: Edgar Allan Poe:
   "The Masque of the Red Death" 1567-71
   "The Tell-Tale Heart" 1572-75
   "The Cask of Amontillado" 1592-97

   
Wednesday, Nov. 2  

Norton: Harriet Beecher Stowe 1670-72
   Uncle Tom's Cabin excerpts 1673-1709

 
Friday, November 4  

Norton: Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin 1709-46

 
Monday, November 7   Norton: Harriet Jacobs 1757-58
   Incidents in the Life excerpts 1759-79
 
Wednesday, Nov. 9  

Midterm 2
Thursday, November 10 Last day to withdraw w/ "W"    
Friday, November 11

  

Norton: Henry David Thoreau 1788-92
   "Resistance to Civil Government" 1792-1807

 
Monday, November 14 Paper 1 corrections 

Norton: Frederick Douglass 2029-32
   Narrative of the Life 2032-65

 
Wednesday, Nov. 16   

Norton: Douglass, Narrative 2065-97

 
Friday, November 18   

Norton: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1476-77
   "A Psalm of Life" 1477-78
   "Excelsior" 1478-79
   "My Lost Youth" 1484-86
Norton
: Walt Whitman 2127-31
   "Preface to Leaves of Grass" 2131-45
   "Out of the Cradle, Endlessly Rocking" 2212-16
   "Beat! Beat! Drums!" 2219-20    

 
Monday, November 21  

Norton: Walt Whitman:
   "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" 2226-32
   "Song of Myself" 2147-89, Lines: 1-57, 122-59,
        183-210, 326-71, 422-82, 499-546, 662-708,
        1003-1014, 1079-1106, 1198-1213, 1299-1336

Paper 2 assigned
Wednesday-Friday,
November 23-25
Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 28

Paper proposals   

Norton: Herman Melville 2287-92
   Billy Budd 2431-61

 
Wednesday, Nov. 30  

Norton: Melville, Billy Budd 2461-87

Research help
Friday, December 2

Norton: Emily Dickinson 2499-2503
   Poem numbers: 67, 241, 258, 341, 536, 650, 754;
     249, 303, 1078, 1129

 
Monday, December 5  

Norton: Dickinson poem numbers: 130, 285, 978, 986,
      1463; 280, 324, 465, 501, 712

 
Wednesday, Dec. 7  

Norton: Rebecca Harding Davis 2545-47
   "Life in the Iron Mills" 2547-2573

 
Friday, December 9 Paper 2 due 

Norton: Louisa May Alcott 2574-75
   "Transcendental Wild Oats" 2575-86

Discuss exam
        
Final exam
Monday, Dec. 12, 10:30-12:30
Paper 2 corrections      

Note that this schedule of readings and assignments is tentative.  I will make additions and adjustments as need arises, giving ample notice in class and on the web when making changes in the schedule.