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ENGL 213-01:  Spring 2005 Syllabus
MWF 11-11:52  Dana 116

Robert Love Taylor
Hours MWF 1-2 or by appointment
Office:  Carnegie 201
email: rtaylor@bucknell.edu



SCHEDULE OF READINGS  (updated 1-14-05)
Fri.,     1-21  Chris Offutt, 
Kentucky Straight: "Sawdust,"  "Smokehouse,"  "Blue Lick"
Mon.,  1-24 Jo Carson, The Last of the Waltz Across Texas:   "His Father's Work," "Hunting Husbands"; Kentucky Straight: "Horseweed."   To see a photograph of a '53 Chevrolet (as in "Hunting Husbands") click here.
Wed.,  1-26  The Last of the Waltz Across Texas: pp. 53-81.   Film: Tradition.
Fri.,  1-28  Kentucky Straight:  "The Leaving One," "Old of the Moon";  The Last of the Waltz Across Texas: "Sweet Rage."     Thesis statements for first essay due.
Mon.,  1-31 The Last of the Waltz Across Texas: "The Last of 'The Waltz across Texas,'" "Free Will"

Wed.,  2-2 Kentucky Straight: "Aunt Granny Lith," (see Lilith) "Nine-Ball" 
Fri.,     2-4 Writing Workshop: Peer Editing of Rough Draft; Punctuation review. Also, here's a useful guide to MLA formatting.
Mon.,   2-7 Film: Matewan               
Wed.,  2-9  Matewan continued. 
Fri.,    2-11
Matewan
(conclusion).
       Essay Number One Due
Mon.,   2-14 Denise Giardina,Giardina Photo The Unquiet Earth,pp. 3-102.

Wed.,  2-16 The Unquiet Earth, pp. 103-161.  Responses:  Hart MacCardell-Fossel, Benjamin Portman, Jake Meyer 
Fri.,   2-18 The Unquiet Earth: pp. 165-234.  Responses: Lauren Brian, Kelly Doyle, Tim Johnson
Mon.,  2-21  The Unquiet Earth: pp. 237-end.  Responses:  Spencer Hill, Rachel Moseley, Daniel Katz
Wed., 2-23  James Still, River of Earth: pp. 1-43.    Link to dialect vocabulary
James Still photo

          Responses:  Michael  Hirsch, Nadia Vedder, David Wells
       
       

 Fri., 2-25   River of Earth: pp. 44-98.  Responses:  Anthony Katigbak, John Witmer, Brandy Newton
Mon.,  2-28 River of Earth: pp. 99-165.  Responses: Chuck Paindiris, Mike Rusnak, Daniella Shtemberg
Wed.,  3-2  River of Earth: pp. 167-end.
Fri.,     3-4 the sistersFilm: Patrick Donohew's Seven Sisters
Mon.,   3-7  Film: Seven Sisters (conclusion)
Wed.,   3-9 Fred Chappell, Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You, pp. 1-60. 
Fri.,     3-11 Mid-Term Examination 
Spring Break
 
Mon.,   3-21 Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You, pp. 60-100. Responses:  Daniella Shtemberg, Mike Rusnak
Wed.,   3-23 Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You, pp. 101-153. Responses: Chuck Paindiris, Brandy Newton
Fri.,     3-25 Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You, pp. 154-end. Responses:  Anthony Katigbak, David Wells
Mon.,   3-28 Sprout Wings and Fly
Wed.,  3-30 Writing Workshop: Peer Editing of Rough Draft, Essay Two
Fri.,    4-1  Film: Songcatcher  Lily & Tom              
Mon.,   4-4
Film:  Songcatcher (continued) 
Wed.,   4-6  Film:  Songcatcher (concluded).  Essay Two Due.
Fri.,     4-8  Wendell Berry, The Memory of Old Jack, pp. 1-45.  Responses:  Nadia Vedder, Michael Hirsch
Mon.,   4-11  The Memory of Old Jack, pp. 46-92.  Responses:  Rachel Moseley, Daniel Katz
Wed.,   4-13 The Memory of Old Jack, pp. 93-127Responses: Spencer Hill, Kelly Doyle
Fri.,     4-15 The Memory of Old Jack, 128-conclusion.  Read also online:  Wendell Berry, "The Prejudice against Country People";  Responses:  Tim Johnson, Lauren Brian
Mon.,   4-18 Film:  In Jesus' Name  (49 min.)
Wed.,   4-20 Lee Smith, Saving Grace: pp. 1-65. Responses: John Witmer, Benjamin Portman
Fri.,    4-22 Saving Grace: pp. 65-118. Responses: Hart MacCardell-Fossel, Jake Meyer
Mon.,   4-25  Saving Grace: pp. 119-204. Responses:  Volunteers, for extra credit
Wed.,  4-27  Saving Grace: pp. 205-end.  Responses:  Volunteers, for extra credit
Fri.,    4-29  Film:  The Accountant
Mon., 5-2  Last things/ Evaluation
Final examination: Wednesday, May 11, 3:30, Carnegie 208.  Sample here.

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