Approved byFaculty Senate.

 

University Studies Course Approval-Writing Flags

 

· Department or Program English

Course Numbers 414,417,447

Semester Hours each-3

Frequency of Offering each-every year

Course Titles Shakespeare: Comedies &

Histories, Shakespeare:

Tragedies, Modern Literary

Criticism

Catalog Descriptions Varies (see current catalog)

These are existing courses previously Yes approved by A2C2

This is a new course proposal No

(If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Not applicable

Curriculum Approval form must also be

Completed as in the process prescribed

By WSU Regulation 3-4)

 

Proposal Category Writing Flag

 

Department Contact Douglas Hayes

 

E-mail Address dhayes @winona.edu

UNIVERSITY STUDIES WRITING-FLAG COURSES COLLECTIVE PROPOSAL AND RATIONALE

English 414: Shakespeare: Comedies & Histories

English 417: Shakespeare: Tragedies

English 447: Modern Literary Criticism

The courses listed require, in a substantial way that students engage in writing assignments connected to the literature
Covered in the courses. This substantiality manifests in two ways the frequency of the writing process, and the advanced nature of
the writing projects and products. The latter relates to the fact that these courses are 400-level courses, which carry the
any given point in the semester Their

That they register in a student's final grade, these writing are further accented by the emphasis that professors give to the assignments, by the guidance that professors give to students involved in writing, and by the revision work that students will conduct upon receiving constructive commentary from their professor and peers. Not only do students in these courses have both opportunities and feedback as they write in these courses, but they also have pertinent contexts for writing, as the writing assignments will correlate closely with the literature covered in these courses. Hence the students in the courses will be writing about texts specific to the discipline of literature. In doing so, students will be asked to use the methods and approaches that-as they have learned in other, less advanced English courses, and as they will review in these courses-are appropriate to literary studies.

These courses merit the writing flag in that they

-have section enrollments of 25' or fewer students; they are thus relatively small classes that therefore allow for "clear guidance, criteria, and feedback for the writing assignments."

-include such work in writing that, by virtue of either the depth and thus frequency of this writing, students will be engaged in 'a significant amount of writing ... distributed throughout the semester"

-are based on a grading plan that derives at least 50% of each student's final grade from the grades on the writing assignments that each student completes; writing, therefore, constitutes "a significant portion of the students' final course grade."

-integrate opportunities for students to revise their writing after having received comments from their peers and professor; students thus will be in the position to "incorporate iaaders1 critiques of their writing."

These courses Include requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to

a. practice the processes and procedures for creating and completing successful writing in their fields.

Students who enroll in these courses will have been learning about such processes and procedures as early as their

Freshman composition course and their introductory courses to literary studies. The 400-level writing-flagged courses of the English Department will review and emphasize these basic strategies: pre-writing, exploring topics,

 

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examining secondary sources, formulating a working thesis, drafting, integrating information and insights from primary and secondary texts, sharpening and solidifying an argument, revising, incorporating the critiques of the professor and peers, revising further, editing, and proofreading. In addition, students writing in these courses will strengthen their skills in analyzing literary texts, discussing these texts from a contextual angle or theoretical. perspective, and shaping their arguments to interact productively with what others have said about the literary topic in question.

b. understand the main features and uses of writing in their fields. Students in these writing-flagged courses will, before entering any of these courses, have acquired some knowledge of the principal features of writing about literature. In these courses, though, students will be required to apply the terminology and approaches distinctive to written arguments concerning literature. To this end, those who teach these courses will review the specialized vocabulary and particularly pertinent methodologies of literary study. As students in these courses will learn once more, and more thoroughly, the uses of writing about literature vary widely, comprehending, as they do, applications related to pragmatic realms such as teaching. reviewing, or professional writing. or less readily applicable realms such as scholarly or critical contributions to the ongoing conversations that take place in books, articles, on-line avenues, conferences, and academic commerce among students who are peers. Writing in focused, informed ways about complex literary material, students in these courses will in some fashion enter a significant dialogue in reference to the subject that they choose to treat.

C. adapt their writing to the general expectations of readers In their fields. As students in these courses will be reminded, the audience of an advanced paper in literary studies will expect not just such things as credibility, proper citation of sources, standard English usage, apt modulation of tone, and use of suitable terminology. but also an analytical penetration of the literary text's) under consideration and an effective incorporation of historical, biographical, theoretical, or critical sources into a discussion. that shows knowledge of the subject and that develops an argument about the same. The feedback of both the student's professor and peers should give the student a good idea of readers' expectations. Furthermore, the outside reading that the student does as he or she is engaged in a writing project should give the student a sense of the standards and nature of the critical dialogue that he or she is entering, as well as a sense of what elements his or her audience comprises.

d. make use of the technologies commonly used for research and writing In their fields. Although much writing about literature draws directly from primary texts, students who take these courses will be expected to integrate into their papers information from secondary sources. Whether they fall under the inchoate category of technology or not, such secondary sources can take many forms, and many of them exist in actual books shelved in libraries and actual articles found in journals on libraries' shelves. Yet in order to locate these sources, students will use on-line catalogs that point them to such non-electronic books and articles. Further use of technological resources may include information resources that students will find and use through computerized venues. By the time that students enroll for the 400-levels courses that have writing flags, they should have some finesse in navigating these cyber paths, but insofar as they may not, these writing-flag courses will include a review of such technologies. For example, students may be given, or asked to discover, websites, chatrooms, or list serves related to the subject about which they are writing. Or, students may be asked to turn in working bibliographies that they cull from on-line databases such as the MLA bibliography or humanities oriented index.

e. learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation In their fields. The papers assigned in

these courses will require that students use MIA (Modern Language Association) format for citation and documentation (MIA sets the conventions for such matters in the field of literary studies). Students in these 400-level classes should already be familiar with MLA style, but in these classes students will review and practice it.

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while in many courses you may be (may have been) expected to write, in English Department Writing Flag courses you can expect to write frequently, throughout much of the course, and to a high standard of accomplishment. A 400-level literature course carries the expectation of your bringing to bear your prior study in English-and, consequently, of your writing papers marked by depth, breadth, and sophistication.

You will usually be occupied in some sort of writing at any given point in the semester, and you can expect that your writing will account for a substantial part-at least 50%-of your final grade. You can expect some considerable discussion of the assignments, considerable guidance given to your writing, and considerable revision work based upon constructive commentary from your professor and peers. Your writing in this class may be used as part of your graduation portfolio in English, as part of a dossier should you apply to graduate schools or for related employment, and/or as potential topics for possible conference or teaching presentations.

As a Writing Flag Course in the University Studies Program, this course includes requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to...

a. practice the processes and procedures for creating and completing successful writing in their fields. This course will review and emphasize basic strategies: pre-writing, exploring topics, examining secondary sources, formulating a working thesis, drafting, integrating information and insights from primary and secondary texts, sharpening and solidifying an argument, revising, incorporating the critiques of the professor and peers, revising further, editing, and proofreading. In addition, writing assignments will help you strengthen your skills in analyzing literary texts, discussing these texts from a contextual or theoretical perspective, and shaping your arguments to interact productively with what others have said and written.

b. understand the main features and uses of writing in their fields. You will work to apply the terminology and approaches distinctive to writing about literature, and the course will include review of the specialized vocabulary and particularly pertinent methodologies of literary study. As the uses of writing about literature vary widely, from applications related to teaching, reviewing, or professional writing to scholarly books, articles, on-line avenues, and conferences, your writing may take varied forms. But you will be expected to write in focused, informed ways about complex literary material, in the process taking part in the ongoing discourse of literary studies.

c. adapt their writing to the general expectations of readers in their fields. Audiences for literary studies will expect not just credibility, proper citation, standard English usage, and appropriate tone and terminology, but also an effective incorporation of historical, biographical, theoretical, and/or critical sources. Feedback from your professor and peers should provide a good idea of readers' expectations, as can model essays and handbook advice. Furthermore, your outside research and reading should provide a sense of the standards and nature of the critical dialogue that you are entering.

 

d. make use of the technologies commonly used for research and writing in their fields. Although much writing about literature draws directly from primary texts, here you will be expected to evaluate and integrate reliable information from authoritative secondary sources; thus the "technologies" most frequently used consist of scholarly books and journal articles. You will be expected to use online catalogs and databases (such as the MLA Bibliography), and you may be expected to include information from online venues.

e. learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields. The writing assignments will require MEA format for citation and documentation, with which you should already be familiar, given the prerequisites for the course. The course will provide some review of the conventions of MLA format, as well as of those that govern usage in formal academic writing, and you will be expected to apply what you have learned about argumentation and evidence in writing literary analysis.

The Writing Center

The English Department's Writing Center, located in Minne 340 and staffed primarily by graduate assistants in English, offers WSU students free, individualized instruction in all aspects of writing. You may visit the Center on your own, or on the recommendation of a teacher; you may "drop in" or sign up for a scheduled appointment; you may seek assistance with any aspect of your writing for any class or purpose. Call x5505, email "wcenter", check the schedule and sign-up sheet posted on the Writing Center door-or visit the Writing Center Web at http://www.winona.edulwritinpcenter.

Selected Resources for writing about Literature

Harmon and Harmon, A Handbook to Literature, 7e

Gibaldi, MIA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Se

Barnet, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature

Stevens, A Guide to Literary Criticism and Research

Browner, Literature and the Internet: A Guide for Students, Teachers, and Scholars

Likewise, students will be re-exercised in the conventions that govern usage associated with formal academic writing in standard English. With regard to conventions of evidence, students in these classes will be expected to apply what they in prerequisite courses have learned about argumentation and evidence in writing that pertains to literary analysis. Any students who display a sub optimal aptitude in these areas will ideally attain competence as they work on writing assignments with the help of their professor and peers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

English 447: Modern Literary Criticism: Theory and Practice

Professor Meeker

Spring, 2000

Course Description:

The course will focus on the ways we read, interpret, and analyze literary texts; students will also write about and discuss the assumptions behind their own critical responses. The course will introduce some of the issues and problems facing contemporary critical theorists rather than attempt an historical survey of critical approaches. Graduate students will be expected to complete additional readings, research, and/or writing in consultation with the instructor.

Text:

Keesey, Donald. Contexts for Criticism. 3rd Ed. Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield, 1997.

Basic Instructional Methods:

The course will emphasize reading and analyzing texts and examine the possible reasons for and consequences of choosing critical approaches. Students will also practice criticism by responding to literature in short writings, group discussions, and longer critical papers. These responses will themselves be the basis for additional discussion and analysis.

Course Requirements:

Reading Quizzes:

Quizzes on the reading will be given regularly; see schedule for dates.

Exams:

Primarily essay and/or short answer questions, the exams will cover the readings, discussions, and lectures. See sample questions.

Short "Practical Criticisms"

Students will regularly practice criticism in short, written responses to anonymous literary works. These responses will be the basis for class discussion (papers will be shared and/or read aloud). The writings will not be evaluated, but all the assignments must be completed to receive credit in the course. See handout on practical criticism assignments.

Longer Critical Paper:

All students will be expected to write a longer piece of literary criticism. The focus of the paper will be selected by the student in consultation with the instructor. There is no length requirement for the paper, although most students have submitted papers of about 1500 to 3000 words. (Please have a conference with me about your paper topic by midterm.) See critical payer assignment.

Group Presentations:

In small groups, students will share the responsibility of introducing and directing the discussion of the theoretical readings. These presentations and groups will be assigned early in the term and evaluated on criteria revised by the class. See handout on group presentations and criteria.

Attendance:

Criticism is a continuing dialogue and your participation in that process is necessary. Consequently, if you miss more than 10% of the course without a legitimate excuse, you can expect your grade to be lowered.

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Practical Criticism Assignments

On a regular basis (see course schedule), students will write original critical responses to anonymous literary works, primarily short prose pieces and poems. These "practical criticism" assignments will be shared and analyzed and used as a basis for further examination of the critical context being studied. while there are no "right" or "wrong" criticisms, no set length requirements, no model responses, it is assumed that students will submit work that reflects an attentive reading of the text, significant personal reflection, and thoughtful and careful writing.

Although these assignments will be publicly discussed, they will not be evaluated or graded. Students wilt, however, need to complete all the assignments to receive passing credit for the course.

 

Course Paper and Analysis of Critical Approach

This assignment has two distinct parts:

1) a paper about a particular issue in one of the three texts featured in Keesey (this could include such things as the work's critical reception, your own personal response to the work, the work's textual or political or moral or psychological or sociological or sexual or aesthetic implications).

2) a short critical analysis of your paper's purposes, assumptions, and strategies (what you did and why).

Part I: A Work of Literary Criticism (2000-3000 words)

See sample paper

The assignment is a substantial piece of literary criticism (about 2000-3000 words). You may choose to write about any aspect of the three texts featured in the Keesey text (The Awakening Intimations Immortality, or The Tempest. but check with me first on your topic). Obviously you must limit the scope of your paper to fit the limited length of the paper and the requirements of the critical approaches you choose. And it is also obvious that certain critical approaches lend themselves more readily to certain kinds of critical papers. And to certain time frames. Beyond these restrictions, you are not limited in your approach. Some approaches may

Although you may be working with a particular set of critical assumptions (theories), the actual paper will also make use of many of the best tools and practices (methods) of all good criticism--such as carol reading, a knowledge of relevant context, a review of what critics have said on the issue, rhetorical and organizational skills, and a writing style that enhances rather than obscures your argument.

The paper should support the generalization that you make about the work. Follow the standard MLA author-page-works cited format.

Part H: Critical Analysis of your Critical Approach (700-1000 words)

After completing the paper, you are to write a separate analysis of your approach's critical assumptions, purposes, and strategies. Although your critical paper probably included many of the different "contexts" we studied in the course, you may be able to identify one or two contexts as dominant. Obviously, since many critical approaches overlap and borrow from each other, you will have to carefully define and delineate what you see to be the salient features of the approach (es) you have chosen. There is, of course, no "correct" or "right" response to this analysis. You might discuss why some approaches worked better than others, why you did or did not use certain contexts, what problems you see in your approach. what you would do differently next time, etc.

This analysis should be concise, an abstract of the whole. Limit yourself to about 700-1000 words. This explanation of the critical approach will be used in two ways: 1)1 will read it to see if you show a good understanding of critical method, and 2)1 will use it to evaluate your own application of the method--to see if you have done what you said you did.

 

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Process

1. Discussion and brainstorming topics

2. Conference on topic before midterm

3. Preliminary prospectus for paper

4. Presentation of papers

5. Critical analysis of your own paper

6. Critical analysis of another's paper

 

Final Revised Paper

You are required to confer with me informally before midterm about possible paper topics.

After that (see the syllabus), you will be required to present, to the whole class or to small groups (depending on class size), a short one-page "prospectus" or proposal for your paper. This prospectus will indicate your tentative topic, a tentative thesis, a short discussion of why you think the thesis is worth arguing (what the issue or problem is), a tentative outline of points to be taken up in the paper, and some indication of the evidence you will use to back up your claims. A copy of the prospectus will be collected.

On the day's) designated in the syllabus, you will share drafts of your papers in small groups and receive (and give) suggestions for revision. Groups should help presenters focus and develop their papers: Is the thesis clear? Is it a thesis worth arguing? Has the writer considered relevant opposing arguments? Does the writer provide sufficient evidence to support the arguments? Can you suggest evidence? Are there questions unanswered?

Final revised papers (with a duplicate copy) will be collected on the day indicated on the syllabus. Your final exam take home assignment will be to write a critical analysis of someone else's paper. If you do not have a paper to hand in on this date, you will NOT receive credit for the take-home examination.

 

 

 

Group Presentations of Critical Articles

PURPOSE: I would like you to think of your purpose in these group presentations as twofold: 1) to sincerely try to understand the reading and help us (and I include myself here as well as the rest of the class) understand its meaning and significance; 2) to practice the essence of criticism itself (as I see it) by sharing, and negotiating, individual interpretations of a text to produce a collaborative presentation.

PREPARATION: Groups should prepare for their presentation as individuals and as collaborative groups. That is, each member of the group should prepare by carefully reading the article assigned before the group gets together to discuss and plan the presentation. (You will, of course, spend most of your time on the article your group is presenting; but an understanding of all the readings in the chapter will enhance your report.) When working together as a group, all members must contribute and take on responsibility. The best reports will illustrate this shared responsibility in their coherence and collaboration. This process takes work.

PRESENTATION: Since your group will have only ten or fifteen minutes to present your findings, you should be organized, focused, and precise. Please don't obfuscate by using big words, or merely repeat what Keesey says in his introductory notes, or just present quotes from the article as if we all understood. Your job is not to impress us but teach us. The following suggestions are only suggestions:

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· Define key term's central to your focus in the presentation. (Look up references and terms you are

unfamiliar with in your Harmon and Holman Handbook to Literature; what is the "intentional fallacy'1 that Watson refers to? Look it up.)

· Focus your presentation on the key questions. (A very short summary of the article might be needed, but try to find the pivotal issue, the central question, and the important point.)

· Focus on what you question or don't understand. (Good presentations often analyze and speculate on problems the groups had in understanding-if such discussions are clearly important and central.)

Point to specific relevant passages and offer a careful analysis.

· Relate ideas in the article you are reading to ideas in the other articles. (How does Watson's discussion of

Beardsley's "Principle of Plenitude" relates to Hirsch's views on inclusivism?)

· Place the argument of your article within the context we are studying. (} How is Bower's discussion of

Hamlet an example of historical criticism? How might Bowler's focus on reading-which sounds like a

different context--still fit the historicist/intentionalist context?)

· Evaluate the effectiveness of the article. (14ow convincing is Austin's analysis of Keats? Or Fowler's defense of authorial intention?)

 

EVALUATION: Each group should distribute (to the whole class) a one-page handout which will include the group members' names, the author's name and title of the article, and the most important points of the group presentation. All the members of the group will receive the group grade based on criteria such as the following (seethe separate grading criteria handout):

· The best presentations will be clear and helpful, providing the class with effective information in preparing for

exams and writing papers; group members will present the materials in their own words, define difficult terms where necessary, and relate the ideas to the issues we are studying; all the members will contribute and group materials will indicate careful and serious preparation. They will also exhibit good presentation skills and elicit class participation and questions.

· Less effective presentations will merely paraphrase Keesey's introduction or patch together chunks of the article without defining terms or placing the materials in the context of the issues we are studying; these presentation may not indicate a group effort or the materials may be less carefully prepared.

· Each report will be evaluated by the class and the instructor on a forced-choice, four-point scale:

\½xcellent3 = good 2 = satisfactory 1 = weak

 

 

Group Presentations. Grading Criteria

4 Excellent

All the features of the "Good" report with something more--better planning, smooth cooperation, more effective aids, examples, illustrations, better presentation skills, a better understanding of the materials, a greater sense of context and connection to other ideas and readings, a truly "excellent" effort.

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A strong, well planned and executed cooperative effort; effective and relevant aids (overheads, handouts, etc.), clear and interesting explanations (presenters put the material in their own words), coordination of effort (all members contributing), well-chosen questions that involve the audience, a good understanding of the materials --an honest attempt at least, and an honest admission of what one doesn't understand.

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2 Average

A presentation which may show some cooperation, or present some effective handouts or aids, or offer a few good explanations, but one which, overall, seems to tack some cohesiveness or relevance or understanding. Perhaps some of the presentations are weak, or some illustrations and examples seem to lack relevance, or the separate parts don't seem work together to help us understand the reading: presenters might not put the ideas in their own words and merely represent phrases from the reading as if we all understand.

1 Weak

This presentation has some clear weaknesses: perhaps there is a lack of understanding, cooperation, or commitment on the part of some or all the group; we learn little if anything from the presentation--perhaps we even sense some obvious omissions or serious misreading.

 

 

Presentation Evaluation Form

Please evaluate each group presentation, preparing a sheet with the following information (which I will collect, record, and then give to the presenters).

Article Discussed: Date:

Names of Presenters:

What was effective?

What did you question or find not so effective?

Suggestions:

 

4 = excellent 3 = good 2 = satisfactory 1 = weak

 

 

 

Course Assessment

Course Grades will be based on the following:

unit quizzes 10%

mid term exam 20%

group presentations 5%

practical criticism essays 1004

final exam 20%

take home essay 10%

course paper 20%

attendance 5%

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Schedule: Spring 2000

Week 1 1/12/00 W Introduction to course

1/14F Discussion: What is Literature? and What is Literary Criticism?

Week 2 1/1 7M MLK Day (no classes)

1/19W Quiz #1: KEESEY, "GENERAL Introduction" 1-8; assign poem #1; Group

presentations, Wordsworth's 1tThtimations of Immortality"

1/21 F discuss practical criticism #1; group presentations, The Tempest

Week 3 1/24M Quiz #2 KEESEY, "HISTORICAL CRITICISM I," 9-16; assign poem #2; group

presentations, The Awakening

1/26W Hirsch, "Objective Interpretation," 17-28; discuss practical criticism #2

1/28F Group presentations: 1) Watson, "Are Poems Historical Acts?" 29-33; 2) Fowler,

"Intention Floreat," 34-39

Week4 1/31M 3)Yachnin, "Shakespeare and the Idea of obedience: Gonzalo in The Tempest," 40-52; 4)

Ross, "Seeking a Way Home: The Uncanny in Wordsworth's Immortality Ode," 53-64

2/2 W 5)Walker, "Feminist or Naturalist: The Social Context of Kate Chopin's The

Awakening," 65-70

2/4 F Quiz #3--KEESEY, "FORMAL CRITICISM," 71-79; assign poem #3

Week 5 2/7 M Brooks, "Irony as a Principle of Structure," 80-88; discuss practical criticism #3

2/9 W group presentations: 1)Wimsatt, "The Structure of the Concrete Universal," 88-96; 2)

Schorer, "Technique as Discovery," 97-107

2/1 IF 3) McDonald, "Reading The Tempest,"108-120;4) Vendler, "Lionel Trilling and the

Immortality Ode," 121-132;

Week 6 2/14M 5) May, "'Local Color in The Awakening"133-138

2/16W Quiz #4--KEESEY, "READER-RESPONSE CRITICISM," 139-149; assign poem #4

2/1 SF BREAK DAY: No WSU Classes

Week 7 2121M Rosenblatt, "The Quest for "The Poem Itself," 149-57; discuss practical criticism #4

2/23W group presentations: 1)Iser, "Readers and the Concepts of the Implied Reader," 158-65;

2)Holland, "The Miller's Wife and the Professors: Questions about the Trans active Theory of

Reading," 166-80

2/25F 3)Skilleas, "Anachronistic Themes and Literary Value: The Tempest," 181-1904)

Meisenhelder, "Wordsworth's Informed Reader,"190-6;

Week 8 2/28M 5) Shaw, "Puffing Audience in Its Place: Psychosexuality and Perspective Shifts in 'The

Awakening "196-202.

3/1 W Review for test and submit possible paper topics

3/3 F Midterm Exam: Historical Criticism, Formalism, Affective Criticism

Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break

Spring Break

Week 9 3/20M Quiz #5--KEESEY, "MIMETIC CRITICISM," 203-12; assign poem #5

3/22W Alter, "Character and the Connection with Reality,"213-225; discuss practical criticism

#5

3/24F group presentations: l)Paris, "The Uses of Psychology, " 226-34; 2) Donovan, "Beyond

the Net: Feminist Criticism as a Moral Criticism," 235-45

Week 10 3/27M 3) Paris, "The Tempest,"246-54; 4)Trilling, "The Immortality Ode," 255-62;

3/29W 5) Wolff, "Thanatos and Eros: Kate Chopin's The Awakening" review mimetic criticism

3/31 F Quiz #6--KEESEY, INTERTEXTUAL CRITICISM," 279-92;assign poem #6; present

revised critical paper topics

Week 11 4/3 M Frye, "The Critical Path," 293-301; discuss practical criticism #6

4/5 W group presentations: 1) Culler, "Structuralism and Literature," 302-11; 2) Rosmarin,

"Defining a Theory of Genre," 312-37,

4/7 F 3) Frye, "Shakespeare's The Tempest," 338-45; 4) Williams, "The Intimations Ode:

Wordsworth's Fortunate Fall," 346-53,

Week 12 4/lOM 5) Gilbert, "The Second Coming of Aphrodite: Kate Chopin's Fantasy of Desire,"354-

70;Tentative Prospectus for Critical Paper due

4/12W Quiz #7--KEESEY, "POSTRUCTURAL CRITICISM," 371-82; assign poem #7

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4/14F Derrida, "Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourses of the Human Sciences," 383-94; discuss practical criticism #7

Week 13 4/17M group presentations: 1) de Man, "Semiology and Rhetoric," 395-404; 2) Fish, "What

Makes an Interpretation Acceptable?" 405-14;

4/19W 3) Miko, '"Tempest," 415-24; 4) Hartman, "'Timely Utterance' Once More," 425-32;

4/21 F 5) Yaeger, "A Language Which Nobody Understood": Emancipatory Strategies in The

Awakening," 433-50;

Week 14 4124M Quiz #8-- KEESEY, "HISTORICAL CRITICISM II," 451-59; assign poem #9

4/26W Eagleton, "Literature and History 460-67; discuss practical criticism #9

412SF group presentations: 1) Belsey, "Literature, History, Politics," 468-76; 2) Greenblaft,

"Culture," 477-82,

Week 15 5/1 M 3) Brown, "This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine,' The Tempest and the

Discourse of Colonialism," 483-97; 4) Megan, "Wordsworth and the Ideology of Romantic Poems,"

498-504;

5/3 W   5) Strange, "Personal Property: Exchange Value and the Female Self in The Awakening"

5/5 F  Drafts of course papers presented in groups

5/l0w Critical papers due

5/12r Review; explain take-home exam

5/15 M  Final Exam

5/16 T Final exams