Course Schedule

WEEK 1 | THE “ENLIGHTENMENT”
Monday – Introductions, syllabus review, intro to literary analysis
Tuesday – Arrive having read “The Enlightenment in Europe and the Americas” and Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”
WednesdayASYNCH. Read: intro to Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz and her “Loa to the Mystery Play The Divine Narcissus: An Allegory” & Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Thursday – Discussion of week’s readings, synthesis. In-class writing.

WEEK 2 | REVOLUTIONS
Monday – Arrive having read “An Age of Revolutions in Europe and the Americas,” the “US Declaration of Independence,” the “Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen” and “The Rights of Woman”, and Dessaline’s “Liberty or Death”
Tuesday – Arrive having read Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an America-Slave
Wednesday – Arrive having read Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener”
ThursdayASYNCH. Answer discussion questions and respond to classmates.

WEEK 3 | ROMANTICISM INTO REALISM
MondayJuneteenth observed; no class!
Tuesday – Arrive having read “Romantic Poets and Their Successors” and Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Wednesday – Arrive having read “Realism Across the Globe” and Flaubert’s “A Simple Heart”
Thursday – Arrive having read Ichiyo’s “Separate Ways.” Discussion. In-class writing.

WEEK 4 | “MODERNITY
Monday – Arrive having read “Modernity and Modernism, 1900-1945” and Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own”
Tuesday – Come having read Brecht, “The Good Woman of Setzuan”
WednesdayASYNCH. Read: Kafka, “The Metamorphosis”
Thursday – Discussion of Kafka, synthesis. In-class writing.

WEEK 5 | POSTWAR, POST-COLONY
MondayJuly 4th observed; no class!
Tuesday – Arrive having read “Postwar and Postcolonial Literature, 1945-1968” and Lessing, “The Old Chief Mshlanga”
Wednesday – Arrive having read Baldwin, “Notes of a Native Son”
Thursday – Arrive having read “Contemporary World Literature” and Morrison, “Récitatif”. Discussion, synthesis. Last in-class writing (due July 8th at 1 pm).

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