Bucknell Literature and Composition syllabus revised-1

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Literature and Composition: The Art and Persistence of Memory Professor Gillespie Spring 2008 Tu/Th 2:30 – 3:52 Office hours 11:00 – 12:00 M/W/F and by appt. Office: 209 Vaughn Literature E-mail (the best way to reach me) [email protected] “Memory—that long drawn sunset shadow of man’s personal truth.”  Checkov Course Description During the semester we will explore selected works of literature through the avenue of  writing—learning more effectively how to express thoughts and to gain an understanding  of literature by analytically responding with written language. We will use memory as a  way of creating continuity for our explorations and as a thematic thread that, hopefully, 
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will transcend the parameters of the course and get us to ponder the connections between  identity and our subjective memories. Course Readings All of the readings for the course can be found on the course Blackboard website. Course Policies Attendance and participation      In order for this course to be productive and interactive, it is essential that each  student be present for all class meetings.  What this means is that ALL students are  expected to have completed all reading assignments and to come to class prepared to  discuss them.  When I say discuss, I do not mean sit quietly or absentmindedly.  I mean  be prepared to engage your classmates with thought-provoking ideas and questions.  Tell  us what you thought and felt when you read the text.        When you are reading, try to find thematic connections between the texts.  This  process will help to prepare you to complete the writing assignments for the semester.    I   strongly encourage you to take careful notes on each text as we read  and to bring these  notes with you to class to use in discussions.  Due Dates       All assignments must be turned in on time, in class, as a hard copy. Late assignments  cannot be accepted without documented, extenuating circumstances.  Do not submit  course work via e-mail unless specifically requested to do so. Documentation      All written assignments must conform to MLA formatting guidelines.  Do not turn in  the only copy of your work and be sure to retain returned and graded work until the end  of the semester. Instructor note
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