English 316K, 33935-33985
Dr. B. Berry
Masterworks of American Literature
Spring 2009, T Th 12 Noon-1:45 pm
Office Hrs.: MW 12 noon-1:30
— * Buy
at the beginning of the course *
George McMichael, general editor,
Concise Anthology of American Literature
, Sixth Edition
(Prentice Hall, 2006)
Maggie, A Girl of the Streets, and Other New York Writings
, (Modern Library,
1893; rpt. 2001)
A. Van Jordan,
(W. W. Norton, 2004)
The Bell Jar
(Perennial Classics, 1963; rpt. 1999)
In the Lake of the Woods
(Houghton Mifflin, 1994; rpt. 2008)
(Vintage International/Random House, 2006)
25% — Exam 1
30% — Exam 2
30% — Final Exam/Exam 3 [Saturday, May 16th, 9 am in location TBA]
15% — Discussion Section Performance:
pop quiz average (the lowest grade will be dropped),
attendance, and general participation.
Intro to instructor, TAs, and course: course
focus, description, and aims.
Syllabus handout; Course Policy Statement handout.
Puritans/Calvinists/Colonialists/Early American Lit:
The year is
William Bradford, author bio & essay “Of Plymouth Plantation,” pp. 53-55 & pp. 61-73.
[We will seat
discussion sections, fill out bio cards, and hand out Syllabus and Course Policy Statements.]
“New England Primer,” pp. 89-90; Samuel Sewall, bio & “The Diary of Samuel
Sewall,” pp. 137-148.