English 10C-1 - Winter, 2015

Literatures in English III: 1900-Present

Class Information

Instructor: Cattivera, Alexis
CRN: 72511
Time: TR 12:10-1:30
Location: 1007 Giedt

Description

    This is the third course in the required Literatures in English sequence, with this installment focusing on a range of Anglophone literature between 1900 and the present day. This sequence is designed to prepare majors to succeed in upper division courses. To that end, this will be a reading and writing intensive course. We will be discussing our texts in terms of their broad but complex modernist and postmodernist periodizations as well as their sociocultural contexts and learn various interpretive techniques with which to critique literature.

Grading

    Assignments
    Outlines for paper #1 and #2: 4%
    Paper #1: 20%
    Paper #2: 25%
    Final exam: 20%
    Participation, in-class writing assignments, and quizzes: 25%
    Three Chat Room responses (100-150 words each): 6%
    * Assignments and assignment percentages subject to change

Texts

    Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms, eds. Murfin and Ray
    Short stories, poems, and essays , Included in course reader and/or on SmartSite
    Flaming Iguanas, Erika Lopez
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
    Cane, Jean Toomer
    Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf