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Survey of American Literature II ENG 3025 S1CA Summer Session II: 2020 “I would prefer not to.”--“Bartleby the Scrivener,” Herman Melville,Jeanne Merle: Office Hours: Wed. and Fri. 10:00-11:00am, by email.Email: [email protected]Synchronous Meetings:Required (see allowed absences below in Attendance)Every Monday and Thursday: 2:00- 3:30, via Zoom.Asynchronous Meetings: See details on our Discussion Board Forum on Blackboard. Every Wednesday: One post due by 2:00 pm.Every Friday: One post due by 2:00 pm.*NOTE: The Exception: We will meet August 12th, a Wednesday, which will be synchronous from 2:00-4:00.Course DescriptionIn Survey of American Literature II, we will analyze and interpret a variety of literary works. Along with a great deal of close reading, you will need to be prepared to do a good amount of writing, which will include written in-class responses to the readings, and peer editing and evaluating. You will also be expected to participate actively and meaningfully during each class session. In our section of ENG 3025, we will structure the course around the theme of the “outsider”: the anti-hero, the man/woman marginalized culturally, politically, racially, etc., both a literary and historical concept that has had, for a long time, a firm hold in the U.S. and quite emphatically so, since the mid-1800s. Course Objectives:Increased ability to interpret meaning in literary texts by paying close attention to an author’s choices of detail, vocabulary, and style Ability to discuss the relationship between different genres of literary texts and the multicultural environments from which they springIncreased confidence in offering a critical evaluation and appreciation of a literarywork’s strengths and limitationsIncreased confidence in the oral presentation of ideasIncreased ability to write a critical essay employing a strong thesis statement, appropriate textual citations, and contextual and inter-textual evidence for your ideasRequired Texts and Materials: All texts are required and are provided either by an online link or in a digital format on our Blackboard site (see the Schedule of Assignments, below, for details). You will not be askedto purchase any texts.
Grade Distribution:Group Presentation: (including weekly group posts by all individuals in the group) 20%*Class participation and decorum: 20%

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Jacqueline DiSalvo

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