Schedule

 Tentative Schedule

**Work is due the day it appears on the schedule. Weekly blog posts are always due by noon on Friday. You have until Sunday at midnight to read and respond to two of your classmates’ reading response blog posts.

Week 1

M 1/18 MLK Day. No class.

W 1/20: First day of class. Introductions and class overview.

F 1/22: Online work: Set up your own blog (follow Blogging tab on course blog) and write test post (see course blog for writing prompt). Be sure to email me the URL of your blog!

Autobiography: Definitions, Conventions, and Expectations

Week 2

M 1/25: Due: Read Reading Autobiography, Smith and Watson (X).

W 1/27: Due: Classic American Autobiographies: Frederick Douglass, 221-251.

F 1/29: Write: Reading Response (RR) Blog Post #1: due by noon on Friday. Read and respond to the two names listed below yours on the course blogroll by Sunday at midnight.

 Writing Identities of the 19th Century: Selfhood, Race, and Gender

Week 3

M 2/1: Due: Classic American Autobiographies: Frederick Douglass, 251-304.

W 2/3: Due: Classic American Autobiographies: Frederick Douglass, 304-323.

F  2/5: Write: RR Blog Post #2: due by noon on Friday. Read and respond to the two names listed above yours on the course blogroll by Sunday at midnight.

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Week 4

M 2/8: Due: Classic American Autobiographies, Zitkala-Sa, 413-432

W 2/10: Due: Classic American Autobiographies, Zitkala-Sa, 433-462.

F  2/12: Write: RR Blog Post #3: due by noon on Friday. Read and respond to any two of your classmates’ blogs by Sunday at midnight. Choose which text you’re going to write about for your literary analysis first draft and begin re-reading it! Bring text to class on Monday.

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Week 5           

M 2/15: Due: Reading Autobiography: “Autobiographical Tool Kit” (X). Bring Classic American Autobiographies text to class! In-class: close reading work for draft #1.

W 2/17: Due: Write Literary Analysis #1: Draft #1 (see course blog for details). Bring three copies to class! In-class: workshop.

F  2/19: Write: RR Blog Post #4: due by noon on Friday. Read and respond to any two of your classmates’ blogs by Sunday at midnight.

Writing Identities of the 20th Century: Challenges, Questions, and Subversions

Week 6

M 2/22: Due: Black Boy, 1-77.

W 2/24: Due: Catch up on reading 1-77 in Black Boy. Class cancelled due to illness.

F  2/26: Write: RR Blog Post # 5: due by noon on Friday. Read and respond to any two of your classmates’ blogs by Sunday at midnight.

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Week 7

M 2/29: Due: Black Boy,78-121 (Chapters 3 & 4) . In-class: revision work of literary analysis. Bring your flashdrive and primary text (American Autobiography book).

W 3/2: No class! I’m out of town at a conference. Work on revising literary analysis and completing your mid-term blog tally.

F  3/4:  No online work.

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Week 8:  M 3/7- F 3/11: Spring Break! No classes. Revise Final Literary Analysis and read Black Boy!

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Week 9

M 3/14:  Due: Black Boy, 122-169 (chs. 5-7).Due: Revised Literary Analysis, first draft (w/my comments), and Blog Tally–you can find a pdf of a blog grid linked on the syllabus page! Please assemble the three documents in a pocket folder.

W 3/16:  Due: Black Boy, 170-207(chs 8 -10).

F  3/18: Write: RR Blog Post #6: due by noon on Friday. Read and respond to any two of your classmates’ blogs by Sunday at midnight.

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Week 10

M 3/21: Due: Black Boy, 208-257 (chs.11-14–the end of Part I).

W 3/23: Due: Fun Home, Ch. 1 (3-23).

F  3/25:  Write: RR Blog Post #7: due by noon on Friday. Read and respond to any two of your classmates’ blogs by Sunday at midnight.

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Week 11

M 3/28: Easter Break: No class!

W 3/30: Due:  Fun Home, Chs. 2-3  (27-86).

F  4/1: Write: RR Blog Post #8: due by noon on Friday. Read and respond to any two of your classmates’ blogs by Sunday at midnight.

Visualizing and Writing Identities: Graphic Memoir

Week 12

M 4/4: Due: Fun Home, Ch. 4 (89-120).

W 4/6: Due: Fun Home, Ch. 5 (121-150).

F  4/8: Write: RR Blog Post #9: due by noon on Friday: Choose any one page to read and work with closely. Identify everything you see and understand from the panels, gutters, and speech balloons. If relevant, compare it to another panel. Read and respond to any two of your classmates’ blogs by Sunday at midnight.

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Week 13

M 4/11: Due: Finish Fun Home, Chs. 6-7 (153-232).

W 4/13: Due: Re-read your blog reading responses for both Black Boy and Fun Home, as well as your in-class freewriting. Take notes on the issues/ideas/ that you’re most interetesd in. IdentIn-class: brainstorming and drafting for literary analysis #2.

F  4/15: Write: RR Blog Post #10: due by noon on Friday. Write about any one of the questions from the brainstorming handout I distributed in class. (Be sure to stick with the text you’re going to write about for your literary analysis.) Read and respond to any two of your classmates’ blogs by Sunday at midnight.

Writing and Revision

Week 14

M 4/18: Due: Literary Analysis 2: Draft #1. Bring 3 copies for an in-class workshop.

W 4/20: In-class revision work–bring the text you’re writing about (either Black Boy or Fun Home) all notes, flashdrive, etc. Meet in Albertus 304 (computer lab across the hall).

F  4/22: Write: Extra Credit: RR Blog Post #11: due by noon on Friday. Do a close reading of a new passage or scene from the text you’re writing about.

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Week 15

M 4/25: Due: Literary Analysis #2: D/2. Bring 2 copies for an in-class letter writing workshop.

W 4/27: Meet in Albertus 304 (computer lab across the hall). Be sure to bring all your notes, your first draft, and the primary text you’re writing about!

F  4/29: No online work.

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Week 16

M 5/2: No class: I’ll be in my office from 8:00-10:00 if you’d like to come by for a writing conference with me.

W 5/4: Final portfolio due. Last class & celebration!

F 5/6: Exam Period: @ 10:15 Pick up final portfolio!

 

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