(subject to change)

Week 1:
T 8/30:
Introductions & overview of syllabus

Th 9/1:
“Reading Poetry” (891-910)
Introduction to Paragraph & Close Reading Assignments

Week 2:
T 9/6:
Gray, “Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat” (130) (A)
Pratt, “The Prize Cat” (427) (B)

Th 9/8:
Piercy, “The Cat’s Song” (814) (A)
Smart, excerpt from Jubilate Agno (136) (B)

Week 3:
T 9/13:
No class this day; professor attending meeting of COLA faculty re: budget remediation

Th 9/15:
Blake, “The Tyger” (157) (A)
Hughes, “The Jaguar” (764) (B)

Week 4:
T 9/20:
Lawrence, “Snake” (437) (A)
Barbauld, “The Mouse’s Petition” (150) (B)

Th 9/22:
Bishop, “The Fish” (595) (A)
Marianne Moore, “The Fish” (462) (B)

Week 5:         
T 9/27:
Eliot, “Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” (474) (A)
Donne, “The Flea” (41) (B)

Th 9/29:
Close Reading Essay Workshop:
Please bring to class:
1. a complete draft of your essay to class in hard copy
2. a second hard copy of the first page of your essay

Week 6:
T 10/4:
Close Reading Essay due
Introduction to Critical Essay & Poem Fact Sheet Assignment

Th 10/6:
Herrick, “Delight in Disorder” (54) (A)
Swift, “The Lady’s Dressing Room” (course reserves) (B)

Week 7:
T 10/11:
Coleridge, “Kubla Khan” (180) (A)
Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress” (81) (B)

Th 10/13:
Cavendish, “Natures Cook” (86) (A)
Jonson, “Inviting a Friend to Supper” (48) (B)

Week 8:
T 10/18:
Bradstreet, “The Author to Her Book” (74) (A)
Wordsworth, “Nuns Fret Not” (173) (B)

Th 10/20:
Attend one Encountering Shakespeare event

Week 9:
T 10/25:
Encountering Shakespeare event summary due
Shakespeare, Sonnet 55 (32) (A)
Milton, “On Shakespeare” (67) (B)

Th 10/27:
Stevens, “Anecdote of the Jar” (420) (A)
Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” (226) (B)
If you wrote a paragraph for today’s reading, you may turn it in on T 11/1 for extra credit. We will simply skip these readings and pick up with Williams and Auden.

Week 10:
T 11/1:
Williams, “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus” (436) (A)
Auden, “Musée des Beaux Arts” (553) (B)

Th 11/3:
Library Workshop: meet Holly Jackson in 241/242 Dunbar Library
Professor giving paper at SLSA

Week 11:
T 11/8:
Plath, “The Colossus” (776) (A)
Shelley, “Ozymandias” (211) (B)

Th 11/10:
Yeats, “The Second Coming” (398) (A)
Sexton, “In the Deep Museum” (733) (B)

Week 12:
T 11/15:
Cowper, “The Poplar-Field” (145) (A)
Frost, “Birches” (410) (B)

Th 11/17:
Shelley, “Mont Blanc” (208) (A)
Dickinson, “There’s a Certain Slant of Light” (318) (B)

Week 13:
T 11/22:
Poem Fact Sheet Question and Answer Session
Introduction to Final Project

Th 11/24:
Thanksgiving Break

Week 14:
T 11/29:
Poem Fact Sheet due
Critical Essay Workshop

Th 12/1:
Use this day to work on your critical essay (no formal class meeting)

Week 15:
T 12/6:
Critical Essay Peer Review — Please come to class with a complete draft of your critical essay.

Th 12/8:
Critical Essay due via email (as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachment) by 5pm. Please include your last name in the file name for your essay.
Use this class time to complete work on your mixtape.

Finals Week: T 2:45pm mixtape track list with album art due in class during final exam period