Course Schedule

This has been modified due to hurricanes, etc. Please see recent blog posts for the reading schedule.

Day Date Topic/Reading Writing/Other
1 M 8/22 Introduction –  
W 8/24 Gogol – “The Nose”  
F 8/29 Dada, Surrealism, and Magic Realism
2 M 8/29 Kafka – Metamorphosis Part I
W 8/31 Kafka – Metamorphosis – Parts I and Part II
F 9/2 Kafka – Metamorphosis – Parts I II and III (finish story) Short Writing on Kafka due Weekend (F-SN)
3 M 9/5 Celebrate Labor! No class!  Read your Nietzsche!

Nietzsche_Truth and Lies

W 97 Nietzsche – “On Truth and Lies in the Extra-moral sense” Nietzsche_Truth and Lies
F 9/9 Surrealism and Andalusian Dog  
4 M 9/12 Borges – Ficciones “The Library of Babel” and “The Circular Ruins” Film – Pan’s Labyrinth 3-5, LJSUT
W 9/14  Borges – Ficciones “The Garden of Forking Paths”
F 9/16 Borges – Ficciones “The Lottery in Babylon” Film reactions on Pan’s Labyrinth due this weekend (try again to respond to the WordPress site, but email me if you have trouble).
5 M 9/19 Borges – Ficciones 

“The Secret Miracle”

W 9/21 Borges – Ficciones  “The Circular Ruins” “The Form of the Sword”
F 9/23 Discuss Pan’s Labyrinth + Borges 

“Funes Memorius”

Short writing on Borges due Weekend (F-SN)engl-371-short-writing-on-borges
6 M 9/26 Cortazar Blow Up
W 9/28 Cortazar Blow Up “A Continuity of Parks” “Axolotl”
F 9/30 Cortazar Blow Up “The Night Face Up”
7 M 10/3 Cortazar Blow Up “Blow up” Film The Discreet Charm LJSUT 3-5 (Optional)
W 10/5 Cortazar “House Taken Over”  and “Bestiary”
F 10/7 FALL “Break” NO CLASS!  Short Writing on Cortazar Due Sunday Midnight
8 M 1010 Gabriel Garcia Marquez –100 Years of Solitude – Read the first Chapter 1-18
W 10/12 Gabriel Garcia Marquez –100 Years of Solitude 19-58 The Insomnia Plague
F 10/14 Gabriel Garcia Marquez –100 Years of Solitude 59-101 Love
9 M 10/17 Gabriel Garcia Marquez –100 Years of Solitude 103-159 Death
W 10/19 Gabriel Garcia Marquez –100 Years of Solitude 161-180 War
F 10/21 Gabriel Garcia Marquez –100 Years of Solitude 181-243 Beauty

Paper Proposal Due

 

 

10 M 10/24 Gabriel Garcia Marquez –100 Years of Solitude –245-313 The Banana Massacre / Witness and memory

Film – Rashomon 3-5 SUV

W 10/26 Gabriel Garcia Marquez –100 Years of Solitude – 315-354  Ursula – Family
F 10/28 Gabriel Garcia Marquez –100 Years of Solitude –355-417 The astounding end
11 M 10/31 Discussion
W 11/2 Sharnush Parsipur   Women without Men Part I and II
F 11/4 Sharnush Parsipur   Women without Men
12 M 11/7 Sharnush Parsipur   Women without Men  Marquez  Writing Due
W 11/9 Haruki Murakami The Elephant Vanishes “The Elephant Vanishes”

 

F 11/11  

Murakami “The Little Green Monster” “Sleep”

 

 

13 M 11/14 Murakami “TV People”  

Film Run Lola Run SUT 3-5

W 11/16 Murakami “The Second Bakery Attack”
F 11/18
Thanksgiving Break! 11/21-25  
14 M 11/28 Ben Okri Stars of the New Curfew “Worlds that Flourish” “In the Shadow of War” of Simulacra”
W 11/30 Okri – “Stars of the New Curfew”
F 12/2 Okri – “Stars of the New Curfew”
15 M 12/5 War and the “enemy” : Borges “The Form of the Sword” Film – No Man’s Land 3-5 LJSUT
W 12/7 No Man’s Land Review Final Exam Short Writing Due on Okri 

 

 

F 12/9 Final Exam 1:30 PM Room 168 FINAL EXAM
12/15 Last Day to Turn in Final Draft of Semester Paper
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