Living Art, Making Fiction

updated 12/3/04


ENGL 090-03: Fall Semester 2004: Syllabus

MWF 11:00-11:52 in O'Leary 309
R 7:00-8:52 in various places
Robert Love Taylor
Hours MWF 2:00-3:30 or by appointment
Office: Carnegie 201
email:rtaylor@bucknell.edu
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Note: Journal entries are turned in each Friday. For journal guidelines, click here.


Remember to turn in your corrected exercises (due on the class period following their return to you). For a good review of punctuation, click here. And here is the key to abbreviations for mechanical errors.


For information about the writers we're reading, click on their names (underlined) in the syllabus below.

August
25 Nemerov, "Storm Windows" (click here for the poem).
27 Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues"; Writing: Places 1- 3


30 Cather, "Paul's Case"; Workshop
September
1 Writing: Places 4, 5, People 1, 2; Workshop
3 Workshop

6 Reading: Kafka, "The Metamorphosis"; Writing: People 3, 4
8 Workshop
10 Workshop

13 Oates, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Writing: Action 1, 2
15 Workshop
17 Workshop

20 O'Brien,"The Things They Carried"; Writing: Action 4, 6
22 Workshop
24 Hemingway, "Hills Like White Elephants"; Workshop

27 O'Connor, "Everything That Rises Must Converge"; Carver, "Cathedral"; Writing: Dialogue 1
29 Workshop
October
1 Workshop

4 The Garden of Eden, pp. 3-145. Hand in Dialogue exercise 4.
6 Workshop
8 Workshop; Hand in portfolios for mid-term evaluation

11 The Garden of Eden,concluded
13 Workshop; Monologue 1 due
15 Workshop

18 Workshop
20 No class
22 Workshop; Monologue 2 due.  Reading:  Melville, "Bartleby the Scrivener"

25 Fall Break
27
Paley, "A Conversation with My Father"; Joyce, "Araby"
29 Workshop

November
1 Story 1 due
3 Workshop: Story One:  Brittany, Carly, Annie
5 Workshop:  Story One:  Sarah, Alex, Jake

8 Updike, "A & P"; Workshop:  Story One:  Emily, Caroline
10 Workshop:  Story One:  Anthony, Robin, Diana
12 Porter, "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall"; Chopin, "The Story of an Hour"

15 Steinbeck, "The Chrysanthemums"; Gilman, "The Yellow Wallpaper"
17 Story 2 due ; Moore, "How to Be a Writer";  Bambara, "The Lesson"
19 Workshop:  Story Two;    see Discussion Leaders

22 Workshop
24 Thanksgiving Break

26 Thanksgiving Break


29 Workshop
December
1 Workshop
3 Workshop

6 Chekhov, "Lady with the Dog"; Walker, "Everyday Use";  Summing up.

Dec. 10: Portfolio Due. The portfolio should include:

-- all exercises, okayed for corrections, arranged chronologically (first to last)

--your journal (chronological, first to last)

-- the two stories, okayed for corrections

--a new version of one of the stories; see Guidelines for Revision

--a self-addressed 10" X 13" envelope (with postage, if home address) so that I can return your portfolio to you


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