More syllabus adjustment. For Tuesday, read Frost’s two poems: “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Also, take a look at Hiram Powers’ 1844 statue, “The Greek Slave.” For now, make a list of all … Continue reading
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For Thursday, let’s discuss Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” I’ll also introduce our next out-of-class writing assignment on “American Selfies” Don’t forget to join our Forums site, create your profile, and join your book club group. You … Continue reading
For Tuesday, read over the Emily Dickinson poems. As you read and re-read them, think about moments in the poems that seem to connect with moments, themes, motifs that we’ve encountered in Emerson, Whitman, and Douglass. Also, our book club … Continue reading
For Thursday, blog about the meaning of this quote in the context of Douglass’s Narrative: “I now resolved that, however long I might remain a slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact.” … Continue reading
Remember: no class on Thursday. I’ll be at a conference in San Diego. For Tuesday, then: finish reading Frederick Douglass. After you’ve finished Douglass’s autobiography, blog about connections you think you see between Douglass and Whitman or Emerson. Also, we need … Continue reading
Be sure to read the first five chapters of Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. And, don’t forget, if you’ve revised the BYON essay, your revision is due Tuesday, October 11.
Don’t forget: no class on Thursday. Instead, I’ll be holding office hours during class. (If you had trouble finding a spot on the sign-up sheet, stop by my office at 12:30, and we’ll see what we can do.) Before you … Continue reading
For Tuesday, we’ll discuss the closing section of Whitman’s 1855 version of “Song of Myself.” You can find this section here. To help you with the revision of your BYON essays, I’ve written up a pretty detailed prompt and posted a … Continue reading
More Walt! We’ll read the 1855 Leaves of Grass up to the lines: “Failing to fetch me me at first keep encouraged,/Missing me one place search another,I stop some where waiting for you.” Your other assignment for Thursday: go back … Continue reading
Keep reading “Leaves of Grass.” You’ll want to have finished reading the entire poem by Tuesday.