English 1900E Introduction to Language and Literature (2010)

English 1900 Introduction to Language and Literature * TTH 13:40 – 14:55 W561 * Dr. Kiki Benzon * kiki.benzon@uleth.ca * Office Hours: by appointment * University Hall B-810K *

Required Texts: The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature. Ed. Michael Meyer; The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
You will be given a booklet containing grammar instruction and exercises. Please bring this to class with you for weeks two and three of the course.

Evaluation: Grammar Midterm (20%); 2 Papers (4-5 pp, 25% each); Final Exam (30%).

Week 1: Sept 8-10
Th Introduction to the course

Week 2: Sept 13-17
T ORWELL “Politics and the English Language”
Th Grammar / Essays

Week 3: Sept 20-24
T Grammar / Essays
Th Grammar / Essays

Week 4: Sept 27 – Oct 1
T Midterm Exam (20%)
Th FAULKNER “A Rose for Emily”

Week 5: Oct 4-8
T Review Midterm Exam / UPDIKE “A&P”
Th MELVILLE “Bartleby, The Scrivener”

Week 6: Oct 11-15
T PLATH, The Bell Jar
Th PLATH, The Bell Jar

Week 7: Oct 18-22
T PLATH, The Bell Jar
Th SHAKESPEARE “My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun” / ST. VINCENT-MILLAY “I Will Put Chaos into Fourteen Lines” / THOMAS “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night”

Week 8: Oct 25-29
T First Paper Due (20% + 5% corrections) / POUND “In a Station of the Metro” / WILLIAMS “The Red Wheelbarrow”
Th CUMMINGS “l(a” / JUSTICE “Order in the Streets”

Week 9: Nov 1-5
T ARNOLD “Dover Beach”
Th ELIOT “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Week 10: Nov 8-12
T ELIOT “The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock”
Th Remembrance Day – no class

Week 11: Nov 15-19
T SHAKESPEARE Othello
Th SHAKESPEARE Othello

Week 12: Nov 22-26
T SHAKESPEARE Othello
Th SHAKESPEARE Othello

Week 13: Nov 29- Dec 3
T SHAKESPEARE Othello
Th SHAKESPEARE Othello

Week 14: Dec 6-10
T GLASPELL Trifles
Th Second Paper Due (25%) Review for Final Exam

Final Exam (30%)—date TBA, during exam period