Topics: Poetry, Harlem Renaissance, Literature Pages: 3 (414 words) Published: September 24, 2013
Fall 2013
class time: M W F 10:00 am
office hours: M W 11:00-11:45 am; M 5:00-6:00 pm
and by appointment
office: 626 Crawford
phone: 321-674-8370
website: course number: 7023849 password: Hangman

Class Schedule

9/11E. Annie Proulx, “55 Miles to the Gas Pump” (87; 578-579)

9/13Mark Twain, “The Story of the Good Little Boy” (615-619) Due: Peer Review
___________________________________________________________________________________________ 9/16Tim O’Brien, “How to Tell a True War Story” (340-350)

9/18Margaret Atwood, “Happy Endings” (online at

9/20Reading Poetry (755)
Writing About Poetry (793-795)
Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (1107-1108) Herbert R. Coursen, Jr., “A Parodic Interpretation of ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’” (1117-1118) Due: Choose two works of metafiction and make an argument about what they show us about storytelling. How do they show us new ways of interpreting the process of reading and writing fiction? (1-2 pages typed.) ___________________________________________________________________________________________ 9/23Richard Wakefield, “In a Poetry Workshop” (1371-1372) Mark Halliday, “Graded Paper” (905-906)

Ezra Pound, “In a Station of the Metro” (860)

9/25Billy Collins (1123-1130), “Introduction to Poetry” (776)

9/27T.E. Hulme, “On the Differences between Poetry and Prose” (863-864) Wilfred Owen, “Dulce et Decorum Est” (853-854)
___________________________________________________________________________________________ 9/30Word Choice, Word Order, Tone (801-806)
Mark Jarman, “Ground Swell” (online at Poetry and the Visual Arts (after page 1084, A-P; focus on H-J)

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