This is our weekly schedule, & while we plan to stay on track, it is subject to change by announcement of the instructor.
Monday night section, 6-8:50pm:
Schedule (Subject to change)
Week 1 – No Class for MLK holiday. Purchase books, get set up on the Ning, start reading Snake Oil.
Week 2 M 1.26 Welcome to American Literature; view Perks of Being A Wallflower
Blog 1 over Perks of Being A Wallflower film, due on Ning by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 1
Week 3 M 2.2 read Snake Oil – Becca Stevens special presentation in Derryberry Auditorium
Blog 2 over Snake Oil, due on Ning by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 8
Week 3 M 2.9 Blue Like Jazz – book & film
Blog 3 over Blue Like Jazz book, due on Ning by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 15
Week 4 M 2.16 Into The Wild – book; blog grades reported to students
Week 5 M 2.23 Into The Wild – film
Blog 4 over Into The Wild book, due on Ning by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 22
Week 6 M 3.2 The Beat Generation! Kerouac & On The Road
Week 7 M 3.9 NO CLASS SPRING BREAK
Week 8 M 3.16 Beats Go On! Ginsberg! Howl!
Blog 5 over Kerouac, due on Ning by 11:59pm on Sunday, March 15
Week 9 M 3.23 Saul Williams: Said the Shotgun to the Head;
Waldman, chant poems & performance poets
Blog 6 over Williams or Waldman (your choice), due on Ning by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 22
Week 10 M 3.30 Class Poetry Slam – Midterm due in class
Week 11 M 4.6 Martin Luther King Jr.: The Prophet as Poet
Blog 7 over MLK due on Ning by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 12
Week 12 M 4.13 Blues/Gospel/Preaching/ Hip-Hop & the African-American Literary Experience
Blog 8 over Blues/Gospel etc. lecture & videos, due on Ning by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 19
Week 13 M 4.20 Folk, Rock & Lyrics as Literature; Searching for Sugarman; Final Exam Assigned
Blog 9 over lyrics or Searching for Sugarman due on Ning by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 26
Week 14 M 4.27 Art as Literature: Patchen, Picture Poems, Etc.
Blog 10 over Patchen due due on Ning by 11:59pm on Friday, May 1
M 5.4 Final exam period: Lyrical Analysis, Picture Poem, or Annotated ‘Mixtape’ is due