Calendar

Week 1. August 28    What good is literature?

 Week 2. September 4   Keyterms: mimesis, representation, form

  • Plato, The Republic (Book IX)
  • Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence (first ten pages)
  • NYT article about Masumiyet Müzesi

Week 3. September 11 *No class, but post on the blog as usual (college closed)

Week 4. September 18 *No class, but post on the blog as usual (college closed)       

Week 5. September 25  Keyterms: realism, novel, fact/fiction, true/false

Week 6. October 2 Keyterms: tragedy, hero, pity, terror, citizen, justice, polis

Week 7. October 9 Keyterms: affordance, prolepsis, formalist/historicist

Week 8. October 16  Keyterms:character, plot, structural violence, slow violence

  • Paul Beatty, The Sellout (Ch. 8-16)
  • Johannes Galtung, “Violence, Peace, and Peace Research
  • Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor (excerpt: I’ll bring this to class!)

Week 9. October 23 Keyterms: global citizen, neoliberal multiculturalism, literary value, authority, empathy, identification, understanding

  • Paul Beatty, The Sellout (Ch. 17-the end)
  • Jodi Melamed, “Making Global Citizens”: IT MUST BE YOUR BIRTHDAY, BECAUSE I’M GIVING YOU A PRESENT: WE’LL DO THIS READING TOGETHER SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON YOUR ANNOTATION ASSIGNMENT THIS WEEK.
  • Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (excerpt: I’ll bring this to class!)
    Annotation with keyterm due

Week 10 October 30 Keyterms: labor, market, luxury, refusal, paralipsis, proposal

Week 11. November 6 Keyterms: TBD together

Week 12. November 13 Keyterms: TBD together

  • William Shakespeare, The Tempest
  • Silvia Federici, “The Great Caliban: The Struggle Against the Rebel Body”
     Proposal drafts due; draft workshop

Week 13. November 20 Keyterms: TBD together

Week 14. November 27 Keyterms: TBD together

Week 15. December 4 Keyterms TBD together

Week 16. December 11 Thesis presentations

December 18: 3 pp. of honors thesis draft due with annotated bibliography

AND for your planning purposes, here are our dates for the spring:

  • March 8: Final revision of the thesis due
  • April 12: Honors exam
  • May 8: Honors conference
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