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FALL 2006

English 4300-001
Recent British And America Writers


4:00-5:15 Mondays & Wednesdays, Bate 2020

 


SCHEDULE

Note: This schedule is subject to change. If you miss class, email me or check with a classmate to make sure of the assignment.


Aug 23 Welcome; some background on contemporary literature; a selection of poems by W.H. Auden (handout via email)


Aug 28 Graham Greene: The Quiet American

Aug 30 Graham Greene: The Quiet American


Sep 04 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY: No class

Sep 06 A selection of Beat Poets (handout)


Sep 11 Flannery O'Connor: Everythng That Rises... selected stories (TBA)

Sep 13 Flannery O'Connor: Everythng That Rises... selected stories (TBA)


Sep 18 Joan Didion: Play It As It Lays

Sep 20 Joan Didion: Play It As It Lays


Sep 25 Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and the Confessional Poets (handout)

Sep 27 Donald Barthelme: Sixty Stories, selected stories (TBA)


Oct 02 Donald Barthelme: Sixty Stories, selected stories (TBA)

Oct 04 Donald Barthelme: Sixty Stories, selected stories (TBA)


Oct 09 Raymond Carver: Cathedral, selected stories (TBA)

Oct 11 Raymond Carver: Cathedral, selected stories (TBA)


Oct 16 FALL BREAK

Oct 18 First Essay Due


Oct 23 J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians

Oct 25 J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians


Oct 30 Some Contemporary British Poets (handout)

Nov 01 Steven Millhauser: The Barnam Museum, selected stories (TBA)


Nov 06 Steven Millhauser: The Barnam Museum,selected stories (TBA)

Nov 08 Steven Millhauser: The Barnam Museum, selected stories (TBA)


Nov 13 Salman Rushdie, East West

Nov 15 Salman Rushdie, East West


Nov 20 Some Contemporary American Poets (handout); Second Essay Due

Nov 22 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (no class)


Nov 27 Zadie Smith, On Beauty

Nov 30 Zadie Smith, On Beauty


Dec 04 Zadie Smith, On Beauty

Dec 06 Trends and Future Directions; Third Essay Due




FINAL EXAM: 2:00-4:30 PM, WED, DEC 13th. DETAILS FORTHCOMING.

 

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