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Advertisement for the Waldorf-Astoria, written by Langston Hughes, is a very unique
poem in itself. There can be many interpretations of what is meant by the words Hughes
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
was born in western Pennsylvania
grew up in San Francisco
youngest of 5 children
she went to medical school but did not finish
she lived in Paris for the remainder of her life after school
in 1907 she met Alice B. Toklas and the
EngL 1701-001: Modern Fiction!
Dr. Anne Roth-Reinhardt!
254 Lind Hall
Ofce hours: T 1-3 p.m and by appointment
Teaching Assistants: !
Scott Long: [email protected] [responsible fo
Interpretive Essay One: Tim OBrien
Do what you are
"supposed" to do.
may be truer than
the truth. Even
what is not real
has realness to it.
Make one believe.
Do not always
It is not enough to
tell a story
Postmodernism Accurately Depicting a State of Mind
Amiri Baraka uses a postmodernist presentation to create a social commentary about
black oppression in the United States. This mode of presentation depicts the str
Explaining Literary Analysis
What is literary analysis?
It is more than just literary and an analysis
It is an ARGUMENT
How is it literary?
Usually, it will involve a discussion of a text as writing, thus the term literary, which
means having to do w
Elements of modernism
Response to WWI
What happens to the standards in literature and art while the world is falling apart?
Breakdown in literary form
Reinvention of literary aesthetic
Yet, often nostalgic for forms a
Identity, Invisibility, and Tragedy
To know who you are depends on who you are to someone else
This was present both in The Beast in the Jungle and in Metamorphosis
Relationships, codependence, and identity
Trauma and Storytelling
What is gained by talking about the past in the present?
Why is a memory not just important, but essential?
What is the importance of remembering?
To grasp the
What to expect
tenets of modern/post modern in and out
be ready to explain the relationship between technique, frames, and char
Time is a Goon
What does it mean that times a goon? How is it made trueor how is it contradictedby
Things you think of when you think of goons
Big guys that get in fights
Definition of a goon
A stolid, dull, or stu
Storytelling in OBriens The Things They Carried
Postmodernism and TTTC
Exemplifies the disappearance of the real
Undercuts his own authority; fallible perspective is valuable perspective
Mixes literary genres
Schedule of Readings and Assignments (subject to change)
1: Jan. 17, 19
Course introduction, syllabus, etc.
Watch prior to class: TED talk, Jonathan
(In Class: Theroux, The Memory Priest
Story sequence of events, real, fictional, truth v. Truth
Arc rising action, climax, falling action
Stasis conflict action climax conflict resolved new stasis
People - change
Tale v. Telling
Tale: sequence of events
For my final project, I decided to create a picture poster. This poster is assembled with
pictures, words, and quotes, describing major themes, symbols, and events occurring in the three
Title: Avalanche Awakening
Catch Phrase: It will rock your thermal socks off!
Jack- The father of a new Boy Scout. This is his first year participating as a leader.
Anna- The mother of four boys who have each been a B
Fighting in Modern Warfare
After creating five classes, each of which has a weapon and extra equipment for
any situation that may arise, the screens colors turn to black and white and the player is
suddenly warped into an
The Aspern Papers
From what I have been able to read so far, The Aspern Papers has been an
interesting, but also exciting story to read. Just by reading the first few chapters of the
book, I feel that I have
Tender Buttons, written by Gertrude Stein, is an abstract work of art. I dont quite know
if it is a story or a novel, or even what is portrayed on the pages of this book. But no matter how
Art and Everyday Life
John Dewey was a famous American philosopher and psychologist who enjoyed his life
that reigned from 1859 to 1952. He developed many theories based on his research about art and
The Fall of the House of the Usher
Edgar Allen Poes tale, The Fall of the House of the Usher, is a very dark and
spooky tale about a man who goes to visit an old friend from childhood. The narrator of
Obasan written by Joy Kogawa is an interesting story about a girl named Naomi
Nakane who is a third generation Japanese. In the third chapter, there is a point in the story
where Naomi is with her aunt O
Homework assignment: Due Thursday, Feb. 9, in class.
Weve spent the first few weeks talking about elements of fictional style-how the telling can be
different from the tale, the point of view (which we complicated to include the concepts of
Essay Exam: 10 points
From the syllabus: One week prior to each exam, we will give you a list of questions. The day
of the exam, we will randomly draw a number, and you will answer that question. You may
In the Shadow of No Towers and Postmodernism
Recently-recognized Rooted Cosmopolitan
Proximity in perspective
Intent: sort our fragments of what was experienced/ actually seen during
September 11, 2001 with media i