This is our weekly schedule, & while we plan to stay on track, it is subject to change by announcement of the instructor.
Thursday, January 16: Introduction to 2130; Perks of Being a Wallflower
1.27 Perks of Being a Wallflower – book & film
2.3 Into the Wild Blog 1 over Perks is due by 11:59pm
2.10 Into the Wild – film
2.17 Blue Like Jazz – book & film Blog 2 over ITW
2.20 (Thursday )Andrea Gibson Performance at the Backdoor Playhouse 8pm: Attendance is worth 5 points; extra credit blogs encouraged
2.24 The Beat Generation! Kerouac & On The Road; Blog 3 over BLJ; Major Essay announced & explained
3. 3 Beats Go On! Ginsberg Howl meets Gibson & performance poets! Blog 4 Over OTR
3.6 by 11:59pm; topic & essay proposal due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
3.10 No Class – Spring Break
3.17 Beats Concluded. Howl – film;
3.24 Anne Waldman & chant poems; Major Essay Rough Draft Due;
Workshops & Class Discussion; Blog 5 over Howl
3.31 The Houses that Beat Built: Hippies, Punks, & Hipsters; Blog 6 over Anne Waldman
4.7 Songwriters & Singers as Poets!
Final Poetry/Music ‘Zine/Blog/Remix Assignment Announced & Explained! Major Essay due
4.14 Blues/Hip-Hop/Gospel/Preaching & the African-American Literary Experience;
4.21 Saul Williams & SLAM; Blog 7 over (your choice) Williams or Songwriter/Preacher/MC
4.28 Class Poetry Slam (participants get extra credit)! Blog 8 of original poems due
5.5 Final ‘Zine/Remix Due in our Final Exam for Show & Tell!