ENGL 102 (1:00 PM) Reading and Assignment Schedule, Spring 2011

Make sure that you have accessed the page for your ENGL 102 class — I’m teaching two sections this semester, and the information for each section differs.

This schedule is tentative and may change at any time at the discretion of your professor.  Changes will be announced in class, and you are responsible for making note of any and all changes.  Bring a copy of this schedule to EVERY class.


When a section of a text is discussed in class, you should already have read it.  So, for example, you will need to have read de Maupassant’s “The Jewelry” (pp. 69-75) before class begins on Friday, January 14.

Short Fiction
W 1/12 — Introduction to course, review of syllabus
F 1/14 — Discuss plot (59-61), de Maupassant’s “The Jewelry” (69-75), and commonplaces of writing about literature

M 1/17 — No class (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
W 1/19 — Discuss narration, point of view (102-107), close reading, and Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” (107-113)
F 1/21 — In-class writing, follow-up discussion of close reading

M 1/24 — Discuss ESSAY 1, character, setting (121-128, 158-160, and 162-164), and essay structure
W 1/26 — Discuss Chekov’s “The Lady With the Dog” (165-178) and paragraph structure
F 1/28 — Discuss symbol and figurative language (212-218) and introductory paragraphs (need more information on introductions?  CLICK HERE.)

M 1/31 — Discuss O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” (396-409) and incorporating quotes
W 2/2 — Discuss theme (246-249) and concluding paragraphs, review essay expectations
F 2/4 — Discuss Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (314-328)

M 2/7 — ESSAY 1 DUE; Discuss Doyle’s “The Man With the Twisted Lip” (click on story name to access online text of the story), inductive vs. deductive reasoning
W 2/9 — Discuss Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemia” (click on story name to access online text of the story) and concision
F 2/11 — EXAM 1

M 2/14 — Discuss poetry, theme, tone (438-439 and 475-476), and Behn’s “On Her Loving Two Equally” (452)
W 2/16 — Discuss ESSAY 2, Parker’s “One Perfect Rose” (580-581), Frost’s “The Rose Family” (click on poem title for link), and Herrick’s “Gather Ye Rosebuds” (click on poem title for link)
F 2/18 — Discuss Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (click on poem title for link) and commas

M 2/21 — Discuss Jarrell’s “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” (573) and Owen’s “Dulce Et Decorum Est” (574)
W 2/23 — Discuss transitions; in-class comparison practice with Jarrell and Owen
F 2/25 — Discuss poetic form (632-636) Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” (527-528), and traits of formal writing, ESSAY 2 DUE

M 2/28 — Discuss sound and meter (587, 591-596, and 597) and Frost’s “Fireflies in the Garden” (583)
W 3/2 — Discuss meter and Poe’s “The Raven” (600-603)
F 3/4 — Discuss Browning’s “My Last Duchess” (660-662), purpose, and audience

M 3/7 — EXAM 2

W 3/9 — Introduction to the novel, discuss literary research
F 3/11 — Discuss ESSAY 3 and Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (beginning-chapter 2)

M 3/14 — Library research session; meet in Daniel Library
W 3/16 — Discuss Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (chapter 3-chapter 5)
F 3/18 — Afternoon classes cancelled for pre-Corps Day activities

M 3/21 — Annotated bibliography due. Discuss Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (chapter 6-chapter 7) and vigorous verbs
W 3/23 — Discuss Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (chapter 8-end) and passive vs. active voice
F 3/25 — Discuss sentence variety and perform in-class work on ESSAY 3


M 4/4 — Introduction to drama
W 4/6 — Discuss Glaspell’s Trifles (748-758)
F 4/8 — Discuss staging, performance, and characterization; ESSAY 3 DUE

M 4/11 — Discuss ESSAY 4, perform Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound (759-middle of 765)
W 4/13 — Perform Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound (middle of 765-top of 772)
F 4/15 — Perform Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound (top of 772-middle of 780)

M 4/18 — ESSAY 4 thesis statement due (by 7PM via email). Perform Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound (middle of 780-793)

W 4/20 — Queen Elizabeth’s Speech to the Troops at Tilbury
F 4/22 —  Shakespeare’s speech of Henry V before the Battle at Agincourt

 M 4/25 — ESSAY 4 DUE. Course evaluations, review for final

1 PM on W 4/27 — FINAL EXAM. There are no alternate final exam times, so make your travel plans accordingly.