English 2, Section 10436, Tu&Th 9:30-10:45, Room 801

General Info Syllabus
First Visit If this is your first time here, follow the link.
The Students

Week 1 Assignments Beginning Wednesday, 1/19/2011;
Charters Chapter 1 For those of you who don't yet have the text; however, make sure you get it ASAP.
Week 2 Assignments Beginning Monday 1/24/2011
Charters Chapter 2 See comment above
Charters Chapter 3 See comment above
Week 3 Assignments Beginning Monday,1/31/2011; Last day to add classes, Monday, 2/7.
Death and the Maiden Franz Schubert (1797 to1828)
Death and the Maiden Poem by Matthias Claudius (1740 to 1815)
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Bob Dylan video
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue Bob Dylan Lyrics
"How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie" Junot Diaz reads his story, which is discussed by Edwidge Danticatt and "The New Yorker" editor Deborah Treisman
Week 4 Assignments Beginning Monday, 2/7/2011
"Brownies" ZZ Packer
Student Paper On William Carlos Williams' "Use of Force," which you can find in Charters on pages 561 to 568
MLA Format Paper Response
Week 5 Assignments Beginning Monday, 2/14/2011; Last day to drop w/o "W", Sunday, 2/20
"Dream Deferred" Video Langston Hughes, Danny Glover reading
"I, Too" Langston Hughes, Denzel Washington reading
Isabel Wilkerson Interview National Public Radio's Terry Gross interviews Isabel Wilkerson, author of "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration," a history of the African-American migration from 1915 to 1975 when 6 million moved north and west from the south
Poof! Lynn Nottage's one-act play from the 5th edition of Charters
Week 6 Assignments Beginning Tuesday, 2/22/2011
Grading Notation
Conjunctions & Punctuation
Sentence Patterns
Week 7 Assignments Beginning Monday, 2/28/2011
Week 8 Assignments Beginning Monday, 3/7/2011
Memphis White Flight From NPR's Morning Edition
Week 9 Assignments Beginning Monday, 3/14/2011
Week 10 Assignments Beginning Monday, 3/21/2011; No Classes Wednesday, 3/23
Week 11 Assignments Beginning Monday, 3/28/2011; No Classes Thursday, 3/31; Last day to drop with "W", Sunday. 4/3
MLA Sample Paper
"We Real Cool" Reading Gwendolyn Brooks
P. O. W. Video Alicia Keys
P. O. W. Poem Alicia Keys
"Sari" Video Nellie McKay
"Sari" Lyrics Nellie McKay
"Forgetfulness" Video Billy Collins
"Forgetfulness" Poem Billy Collins
"Sprout and the Bean" Video Joanna Newsom
"Sprout and the Bean" Lyrics Joanna Newsom
Week 12 Assignments Beginning Monday, 4/4/2011
Billy Collins on Poetry as Journey From Lapham's Quarterly
Helen Vendler on Writing a Poetry Paper Work Cited: Vendler, Helen. "Chapter 10: Writing About Poems." Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002. 311-328.
Helen Vendler on Emily Dickinson An interview with Christopher Lydon of Brown University's Open Source
Week 13 Assignments Beginning Monday, 4/11/2011;
Spring Break No Classes Monday, 4/18, through suday, 4/24
Week 14 Assignments Beginning Monday, 4/25/2011
Week 15 Assignments Beginning Monday, 5/2/2011
Nihilism Some information on the philosophy of nihilism
Final Paper
Week 16 Assignments Beginning Monday, 5/9/2011
Week 17 Assignments & Finals Begin Beginning Monday, 5/16/2011; Finals begin on Wednesday, 5/18;
Week 18 Finals Continue, Semester Ends Semester ends on Wednesday, 5/25.