ENGLISH 1102-04
MW 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Humanities 206Dr. Lori Wilson Snaith
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Everyday Tricksters

Tricksters break taboos, create mischief, make mistakes, and stir up trouble. They throw themselves--and us--off balance, show us the power of occasional failure, or of making shockingly unpopular observations. If we're lucky, we can see them everywhere (but mostly in the mirror).
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WEEK ONE

1/08 M--Campus Closure; no class!

Welcome to 1102! Class focus, texts, introductions, etc.; the usual first-day-of-class stuff.
Discussion: grammar, punctuation, MLA: why bother?


1/10 W

Welcome to 1102! Class focus, texts, introductions, etc.; the usual first-day-of-class stuff.
Discussion: grammar, punctuation, MLA: why bother?




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LOOKING AHEAD!

WEEK TWO
1/15 M
MLK Day: No Classes today…read ahead!


1/17 W--SNOWPOCALYPSE!!! Campus closed!



Looking ahead:

1. Start working in Tamera Green’s The Greek and Latin Roots of English: Preface and Chapter One are due on Monday, 1/29
2. You must have read all of Margaret Edson’s Wit by Monday, 2/05



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WEEK THREE—First Week to Submit Argumentation Analyses

1/22 M

Argumentation Analyses: a collective run-through
Scholarly Questions and Close Readings
Print out and read for today: Stephen King, "Why We Crave Horror Movies.”
How to annotate a text, and recognize scholarly questions
Read, annotate, and bring hard copy of today’s reading assignment (see links, above):

John Morreall, "Humor in the Holocaust," AND Yevgeny Yevtushenko, “I Would Like.”

Essay #1 Assignment (due Week 6): brainstorming due Wednesday 1/24


1/24 W VOCABULARY LIST from 1/22: (Thank you, Kaitlin!)



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WEEK FOUR

1/29 M--Today's Class Notes: Thank you, Emani Jones!

Morreall, King, and Yevtushenko, continued.Bring to class: Diana Hacker, A Pocket Handbook




1/31 W--**Class Notes:** Courtesy of Lex Duckworth

Tamera Green: The Greek and Latin Roots of English--Preface AND Chapter 1.
Essay #1 Assignment--"third text" discussion, and preliminary brainstorming


Looking Ahead:
You must have read and annotated Stephen King’s “The Body” in (the anthology Different Seasons) by Monday, February 19th



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WEEK FIVE

2/05 M--Chief Rodriguez's Notes from today!

--Watch this video (and take notes!) before class today


2/07 W

  • Reading quiz
  • Essay #1 prep, concluded.



ESSAY #1 ASSIGNMENT

Essay #1 Rubric

LOOKING AHEAD: You must have read the entire Stephen King novella "The Body" from Different Seasons by 2/21

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WEEK SIX
2/12 M—No class meeting--your tasks for today:

  • Draft your Essay #1 draft for 2/14 workshop
    • (Read it aloud and revise for correct punctuation, strong, descriptive word choice, and smooth-flowing sentences)
    • This would be a great time for meeting with classmates in order to read each other's drafts for clarity, word choice, and thesis viability.


  • Complete Chapter 2 of Greek and Latin Roots


2/14 W
  • Bring essay draft to class: Q&A
  • Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 2
  • Margaret Edson, Wit



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WEEK SEVEN---Vocabulary from 2/14: feign (v); voracious (adj); double entendre (French: n); contempt (n); contemptuous (adj).

2/19 M

  • Open Book Reading/Vocabulary quiz: Greek and Latin Roots, Chapter II, and Wit.


2/21 W--MORE COMMON ERRORS: PRINT OUT AND BRING TO CLASS FOR TODAY
  • Edson, Wit, continued.
  • Bring Essay #1 drafts to class today

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WEEK EIGHT

2/26 M

  • Edson, Wit, continued.



2/28 W--Class Notes, or, Lex Duckworth comes to the rescue again!


  • Essay #1 due at the beginning of class

  • Edson, Wit, continued.

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WEEK NINE--
Vocabulary from Monday's class discussion:
  1. Subvert (v)—to undermine the power and authority of another
  2. Paradigm (n)—a typical example or pattern of something


3/05 M Graded Essay #1 returned; optional revision due Wednesday 3/14 at the beginning of class.

  • Essay #2 Assignment--HERE'S THE RUBRIC
  • Stephen King, “The Body" from Different Seasons: Reading Quiz at the beginning of class
  • Wit, continued.


3/07 W--The Hero's Journey Paradigm: <-- print this guide, and bring to class for today

  • "The Body": Vocabulary test--open book, open notes
  • Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 3
  • Stephen King, "The Body," continued.


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WEEK TEN

3/12 M

  • Essay #1 questions for revision (bring your revision lists to class)
  • Greek and Latin Roots of English, Chapter 3 quiz

  • King, “The Body,” continued


3/14 W ESSAY #2 ASSIGNMENT
  • Essay #1 revisions due at the beginning of class
  • Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 4
  • Putting “The Body” and Wit into conversation--bring both texts to class

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WEEK ELEVEN—SPRING BREAK! Woo hoo!!




WEEK TWELVE

3/26 M

  • "The Body" and Wit, continued



3/28 W
  • Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 5
  • "The Body" and Wit, continued

  • Essay #2 Q&A:
  • Bring pre-writing with you--topic, relevant excerpts from the play and novella, excerpts from your theoretical text(s), and a preliminary thesis statement.



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WEEK THIRTEEN—Last Week to Submit Argumentation Analyses

4/02 M




4/04 W

  • Before class: READ OVER THESE Class Notes from Monday--Thank you, Armani Poole!
  • Dover 101 Great American Poems: BRING TO CLASS TODAY--we'll do a sample presentation.
  • Essay #2 due today at the beginning of class...optional revision due Monday 4/16 at the beginning of class
  • Discussion: Essay #3 assignment due via e-mail attachment on Wednesday, May 2nd no later than 8:00 a.m.


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WEEK FOURTEEN

4/09 M
Dover //101 Great American Poems// Presentation Assignment
Use class time today to begin your research your poet and critical articles about your poem


4/11 W
Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 5 (you should've already completed that chapter--see 3/28), and Chapter 6



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WEEK FIFTEEN

4/16 M
Essay #3 conferences in my office (optional)—bring drafts with you.



4/18 W
Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 7; Essay #3 preparation, continued





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WEEK SIXTEEN--Student course evaluations

4/23 M--
Essay #2 Revision due to me today

Student-led poetry discussions--Wallace: "Paul Revere's Ride," p. 10--Warren: "Annabel Lee," p.14--Brunet: "To My Dear and Loving Husband," p.1--Smith: "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," p. 29--Gates: "Sence You Went Away," p. 41--Garcia: "Mother to Son," p. 77


4/25 W
Student-led poetry discussions
--Jones: "Peace," p. 62
--Cochran: "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," p. 50
--Rodriguez: "Alone" p. 13
--Lee: "If We Must Die" p. 70
--Bryan: "Richard Cory" p. 39
--Watts: "Since Feeling is First" p. 74


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WEEK SEVENTEEN

4/30 M
Greek and Latin Roots: Chapter 8

Student-led poetry discussions
-- Ritenour: "Songs for the People," p. 28
--McMillian: "The Arrow and the Song," p. 6
--Poole: "Solitude," p. 33
--Ranger: "My Childhood's Home I See Again, " p. 20
--Anderson: "The Raven," p. 16

--Hill: "We Wear the Mask," p. 43


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WEEK EIGHTEEN

Final essay due via e-mail attachment no later than Wednesday, May 2nd at 8:00 a.m.



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