English 101: Introduction to Fiction

Reaction Paper Schedule

Fall 2017

On the day of your reaction paper presentation, come to class prepared to begin discussion of the work in question by presenting your "reaction" orally to the class. After your presentation, you must also hand a three-page (minimum; double-spaced) reaction paper in to me (or email it to me before class begins). The dates listed here are the dates currently on the syllabus; it is possible that we may have to get to some reaction papers a day or more later than the dates given here.

Monday, September 4
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper" --
Wednesday, September 6
Franz Kafka, "The Metamorphosis" --
Friday, September 8
Franz Kafka, "A Hunger Artist" --  
Monday, September 11
Joseph Conrad, "Heart of Darkness" --
Wednesday, September 20
James Joyce, "Araby" --

Toni Cade Bambara, "The Lesson" -- Ashley Blair
Friday, September 22
James Joyce, "The Dead" --
Wednesday, September 27
William Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily" -- Jeff Bishop
Monday, October 2
William Faulkner, "That Evening Sun" --
Wednesday, October 4
Flannery O'Connor, "Good Country People" -- Brian Gourd
Friday, October 6
Flannery O'Connor, "A Good Man is Hard to Find" --
Wednesday, October 11
Ralph Ellison, "Battle Royal" -- Scott Little
Friday, October 13
Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues"
Monday, October 16
Zora Neale Hurston, "The Gilded Six-Bits" --
Wednesday, October 18
Richard Wright, "The Man Who Was Almost a Man" -- Siwon Sung
Friday, October 20
Shirley Jackson, "The Lottery" -- Joie Dozpat

Ray Bradbury, "There Will Come Soft Rains" -- Rick Mottram
Monday, October 23
Tim O'Brien, "The Things They Carried" -- Allison Butler
Friday, October 27
Tadeusz Borowski, "This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen" --
Monday, October 30
Joyce Carol Oates, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" -- Mason Rode
Wednesday, November 1
Louise Erdrich, "The Red Convertible" -- Mac Boyle

Leslie Marmon Silko, "Yellow Woman" --
Friday, November 3
Raymond Carver, "Cathedral" -- John Montani
Monday, November 6
Raymond Carver, "A Small, Good Thing" --

Raymond Carver, "The Bath" -- Matt Ottsen
Wednesday, November 8
Raymond Carver, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" -- Brandon Stokes
Wednesday, November 15
Alice Munro, "Age of Faith" -- Hunter Stump
Friday, November 17
Denis Johnson, "Work" --

Junot Díaz, "How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie"
Monday, November 27
Julie Otsuka, "The Children" --

Amy Tan, "Two Kinds" -- Spencer Zanardi