EN102 Syllabus - English 102 section 49 Mon/Wed 7:55-9:10pm...

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English 102 section 49 Mon/Wed 7:55-9:10pm Law Library Room 202 Instructor: Mr. Gregory A. Hays Office Hours: By appointment E-mail: [email protected] Required Texts You will be required to buy these texts: Stoker, Bram. Dracula . Broadview Edition. Matheson, Richard. I Am Legend . Any Edition. One of the following: Emson, Thomas. Skarlet. Any Edition King, Stephen. Salem’s Lot. Any Edition. Moore, Christopher. Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story . Any Edition. Martin, George R.R. Fever Dream. Any Edition. Rice, Anne. Interview with a Vampire . Any Edition. These short stories you will find online: Polidori, John. “The Vampyre; A Tale” Best found at Project Gutenberg ( ) Le Fanu, Sheridan. “Carmilla” Also at Project Gutenberg ( ) and also on Wikisource. An Archaeological Article you will find online: Tucker, Abigail. “The Great New England Vampire Panic”. Smithsonian Oct 2012. Found online here ( - England-Vampire-Panic-169791986.html ) I will provide you with the following in handout or online form: Hare, Augustus. “The Vampire of Croglin Hall” Selections from Rymer, James.“Varney the Vampyre” Tolstoy, Alexis. “The Curse of the Vourdalak” Matheson, Richard. “Blood Son” Cohen, Jeffery Jerome. “Monster Culture (Seven Theses)” I will also provide you with selections from Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality by Paul Barbar and Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires by Michael E. Bell. Recommended Texts -A dictionary. I suggest you get the most complete one available, as it is something you will consult throughout your life. 1
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-You are welcome to purchase Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality by Paul Barbar and Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires by Michael E. Bell. Also the short stories I will give you are taken from the collection Children of the Night edited by D.S. Davies, Wordsworth Edition. -An online source for folk lore vampires that you may find useful is -Any handout you receive from me you are expected to read and hold on to. Required Materials - A notebook and a pen or pencil and your laptop. Do not come to class without either. You will be expected to take notes and complete in class writing assignments. -A folder, with pockets, to hand in your papers and any other required documents I assign. -Your laptop is welcome in class too unless otherwise specified. Course Description English 102 trains students in the methods of academic argument using an intertextual approach to literary works. It is important to understand how this course is different from Introduction to Literature. Our focus will not be on the formal elements of literature (plot, imagery, characterization, etc.), but on the themes and cultural issues raised by such works, the narrative patterns that recur from work to work, and the academic argument these connections stimulate. English 102 thus continues the work with academic
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