Readings and Course Calendar

Here is a complete PDF version of the syllabus: ENG102 syllabus SP 18 Session I (Martin)

Week 1 (3/5 and 3/7): Multicultural Fiction & Linguistic Awareness

  • Bishop (1990) – “Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Glass Doors”
  • Dialect Awareness for Students- Adger, Wolfram & Christian

Week 2 (3/12 and 3/14): U.S. & Caribbean Diasporic Fiction

  • Guy (1983)- A Measure of Time excerpt
  • A Happening in Barbados excerpt-Meriwether
  • Cambridge (1988) –Clarise Cumberbatch Want to Go Home excerpt
  • Childress- “Like One of the Family” & “Pocketbook Game”
  • Blog Response 1 Due (3/12)

Week 3 (3/19 and 3/21): Speculative Fiction from the Caribbean

  • “Once in a Blood Moon”-Browne-Bannister
  • “Quaka-Hadja”-Franklin
  • “Cascadura”-Williams OR “Maiden of the Mud”-Hosein
  • Writing Workshop-Essay 1 (on 3/21)

Week 4 (3/26 and 3/28): African Diasporic Fictions

  • “The Headstrong Historian”-Adichie
  • “Fari, Princess of Tiali”-Diallo
  • “The Arrangers of Marriages”-Adichie
  • Essay 1 Due (3/28)

Week 5 (4/2 and 4/4): SPRING RECESS! No Classes

Week 6 (4/9 and 4/11): Foundational African American & Caribbean Poetry

4/9: (ONLINE CLASS)

  • Poetry Workbook (pp. 128-129)
  • 1. Post two original poems from the exercises.
  • 2. Comment on at least 2 other posts from your classmates

4/11:

  • Poetry Workbook (pp. 104-119)
  • “Creation”- Johnson
  • “The Poet” & “Life’s Tragedy”- Dunbar
  • “Back to Africa”- Bennett

Week 7 (4/16 and 4/18): Multigenre & Translingual Poetry

4/16: Online Assignment (Blog Response #2 & Poetry Explication)

  • Poetry – Cummings
  • Poetry – Brooks
  • Poetry- Madhubuti OR Poetry – Ellis
  • Poetry – Martin
  • “Carry Go Bring Come”- Bloom
  • “Yardstick” & “Granny in de Marketplace”- Johnson
  • Blog Response 2 Due (4/16)

Week 8 (4/23 and 4/25): Inheritance-themed Poetry

  • “Parsley” & “Claudette Colvin”- Dove
  • “What the Orphan Inherits”- Alexie
  • Writing Workshop-Essay 2 (on 4/25)

Week 9 (4/30 and 5/2): Contemporary U.S. Poetry

  • “Language Lesson 1976”- McHugh
  • “I Do Not”- Palmer
  • “Affirmative Action Blues”- Alexander
  • Poetry Workshop (on 5/2)

Week 10 (5/7 and 5/9): Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

  • Basin [Act I Scenes 1-2] – Rudet
  • The Ballad of George Zimmerman – O’Brien
  • Colored – Miller
  • Essay 2 Due (5/7)

Week 11 (5/14 and 5/16):Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

  • Dressing – Mansour & Manassah
  • Night Vision – Morisseau
  • No More Monsters Here – Gardley
  • Essay 3 Outline Due (5/16)

Week 12 (5/21 and 5/23): Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

  • Some Other Kid – Patmatat
  • Writing Workshop-Essay 3 (on 5/23)

Week 13 (5/28 and 5/30): Student Choice Readings

5/28: College Closed, No classes

5/30:

  • Student Choice Readings
  • Essay 3 Due
  • All essay revisions due

Week 14 (6/4 and 6/6): Final Exam Week

  • Final Exam Review (on 6/4)
  • Portfolio Due (6/4)
  • In-class Final Exam (6/6)

Week 15 (6/11): Individual Conferences

We will schedule all conferences on Monday 6/11 and Tuesday 6/12 (if needed).

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