Weekly Schedule for Short Story and Poetry

(You must be prepared with the reading that is listed on the given day.)


Week 9, March 12 and 14

Tuesday: Flash Fiction due!
Walcott, “Sea Grapes”; other poetry and works

Thursday: Post-colonial Literature

Journal 12: Discuss how each story forces the reader to understand or explore a historical aspect. Then, explain the historical references. In other words, close read one of the poems we discussed in class.


Week 10, March 19- 21

Tuesday:Finish Poetry; Presentation Workshop

Thursday: No class, Teacher out


Week 11, March 26 - 28

Tuesday: Alexie, “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” (498)

Adichie, “Birdsong”

Journal 13: Discuss how modernity and tradition seem to clash throughout the story. How is adultery portrayed? What could it symbolize?

Thursday: Holocaust Literature

Journal 15: TBA in class
Selections TBA


Week 12, April 2 - 4

Tuesday: Holocaust Literature cont. and discuss the presentation
Speigelman, Selection from Maus

Journal 16: Discuss how Holocaust literature is different than the other works we have read in class. Make sure you focus both on the poetry and the prose.

Thursday: Workshop day on presentations (Bring a laptop!)


Week 13, April 9 and 11

Tuesday: Theory Presentations

Thursday: Presentations, cont.

Journal 17 (50 point journal): Reflect on the presentations; how can theory change perspectives of works and further understanding? Take one work we read in class and apply three different theories on it to show an example.


Week 14, April 16 and 18

Tuesday: Discussion of the final paper and how to write with secondary sources

Thursday: Computer time?

Writing for Literature PowerPoint

Essay Example


Week 15, April 23 and 25

Tuesday and Thursday: Conferences


Week 16, April 30 and May 2

Tuesday and Thursday: Conferences

Final Paper is due on May 7