206 Schedule

While the shape of the course will remain stable, the day-to-day schedule will change to fit the needs of the class. Please check our wiki frequently for any updates and adaptations.

Tuesday, January 12 Introduction to Course
Friday, January 15 The Rise of Silas Lapham 1-3, 3-48; Presentation assigned

Tuesday, January 19 The Rise of Silas Lapham 4-11, 49-154 (last day to add a class); Lapham Presentation
Friday, January 22 The Rise of Silas Lapham 12-14, 155-208; Romanticism to Realism; explication; Century Magazine; issues into themes

Tuesday, January 26 The Rise of Silas Lapham 15-24, 209-314
Friday, January 29 The Rise of Silas Lapham 25-end, 315-365; Howells presentation by Lauren and Sam; 4 most important ideas/themes in The Rise of Silas Lapham

Tuesday, February 2 W.D. Howells “Editha” and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman “A Poetess”; identifications; Janelle's powerpoint on "The Poetess"
Friday, February 5: Snow day (Last day to drop a class or withdraw without academic record)

Tuesday, February 9 Snow day
Friday, February 12 Exam I Due (take home) Frost "Mending Wall," "Home Burial," "Death of a Hired Man," "A Hundred Collars"; Essay I assigned; Presentation on "Mending Wall" and Home Burial"; Presentation on "A Hundred Collars" and Death of a Hired Man"

Tuesday, February 16 Summer 1-14, 1-137 explication 2; Ryan's and Danilo's Presentation on Summer; Myles's Presentation on Summer; David's Presentation on Summer

Friday, February 19 Summer 15-end, 138-192; Carolyn's Presentation on Summer; Exam I revisions due; make-up reading response

Tuesday, February 23 BLackboy 1-3, 1-101 Kayla and Luda Process; Textual Evidence; 4 most important things in Summer
Friday, February 26: Blackboy 4-5 102-144 Matt and Giovanni Essay I Due Kayla's Presentation on Blackboy; Matt's Presentation on Blackboy; Giovanni's Presentation on Blackboy

Tuesday, March 2: Spring Break No Class
Friday, March 5: Spring Break No Class

Tuesday, March 9 Blackboy 6-14 145-256 Courtney and Caroline M student midterm evaluations; Caroline's Presentation on Black Boy
Friday, March 12 Blackboy 15-17, 261-314 and Zora Neale Hurston Miguel and Maria Courtney's Presentation on Black Boy;
Maria's Presentation on Black Boy; 4 most important things from Blackboy

Tuesday, March 16 Faulkner "Barn Burning" Jackie and Kathleen Jackie and Kathleen's presentation on "Barn Burning"
Friday, March 19 T. S. Eliot “The Waste Land” and “Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock” (handouts) Eliot reading Prufrock Chris

Tuesday, March 23 Faulkner "A Rose for Emily" Caitlin and Jessica explication example for exam II
Friday, March 26 tips for studying for the exam Exam II; Essay II Due

Tuesday, March 30 Death of a Salesman Act I Mary Kate and Sara Mary Kate's Presentation on Death of a Salesman; Sara's Presentation on Death of a Salesman; 4 most important things about Faulkner
Friday, April 2 Easter No Class

Tuesday, April 6: Monday schedule observed on Tuesday: No Class
Friday, April 9: Death of a Salesman Act II Kelly and Julie Kelly and Julie's Presentation on Death of a Salesman; 4 most important things about Death of a Salesman

Tuesday, April 13 The Bluest Eye chapters 1-5 Autumn and Winter Michelle and Mursal workshop on Essay III - bring in your topic choice; Mursal and Michelle's Presentation on The Bluest Eye;
Wednesday April 14 optional conferences on Essay III
Friday, April 16 The Bluest Eye chapters 6-7 (two sections into Spring)Jennifer and Monica Jennifer and Monica's Presentation on The Bluest Eye; workshop - revising literary essays

Tuesday, April 20 Bluest Eye chaters 8-11 (the rest of the book) Samantha 4 most important things about the Bluest Eye
Friday, April 23 Allen Ginsberg article on the beats; “Howl” (handout) Joel and Andreas's presentation on "Howl"; Joel and Andreas review for exam; Student Definitions of Literary Periods for teh Final Exam; Peer Review for Essay III; top ten list of issues for the final exam

Friday April 30 3:00-5:30 Final Exam; Essay III Due

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