Syllabus

English 200:
Introduction to Literature

Section 21
Fall 1998
The University of Mississippi
Department of English

This syllabus is subject to change. Page numbers in parentheses refer to the required readings for that class day. Note that in the fiction and drama sections, only the principal authors and titles are listed for each day; any one day's reading assignment may include additional biographical, introductory, and background material. Note also that this online syllabus is color coded according to genre: days spent on drama have a red background while those for fiction are green and those for poetry are blue. Updates and changes to this syllabus will be announced in class and posted on SOPHLIT and on this course web page.

Week

Tuesday

Thursday

1



Aug. 20

Course Introduction

2 Aug. 25

DRAMA

Synge, Riders to the Sea, and Keillor, Prodigal Son (pp. 1061-65, 1077-1101)

Aug. 27



Aristotle, "Tragedy" (pp. 1715-17)

3 Sep. 1



Sophocles, Oedipus the King (1102-49)

Sep. 3



Dodds, "Sophocles and Divine Justice" (1717)

4 Sep. 8

FICTION

"Plot" and "The Short Story" (9-12); Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily" and Porter, "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall" (19-32,67-78)

Sep. 10



Boyle, "Greasy Lake" (110-12, 129-37)

5 Sep. 15



Hemingway, "A Clean, Well Lighted Place" and Faulkner, "Barn Burning" (154-77)

Sep. 17

Essay 1 DUE

Hawthorne, "Young Goodman Brown" (189-91, 211-21)

6 Sep. 22

POETRY

"Reading a Poem" and "Imagery" (583-96, 660-76)

Sep. 24



"Figures of Speech" (677-96)

7 Sep. 29

MIDTERM EXAM

Oct. 1



"Sound" and "Rhythm" (714-53)

8 Oct. 6

DRAMA

Shakespeare, Othello (1150-1254)

Oct. 8



Rymer, Auden, Johnson, Burgess (1717-21)

9 Oct. 13

Ibsen, A Doll's House (1255-1315)

Oct. 15



Shaw, Woolf (1721-23)

10 Oct. 20

FICTION

O'Connor, "Everything That Rises Must Converge," "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (347-70)

Oct. 22



O'Connor, "Revelation," etc. (371-91)

11 Oct. 27



Hurston, "Sweat"; Mason, "Shiloh" (452-61, 490-501)

Oct. 29



Welty, "A Visit of Charity" (559-67)

12 Nov. 3

POETRY

"Closed Form" and "Open Form" (755-95)

Nov. 5



"Symbol" (796-807)

13 Nov. 10



"Myth and Narrative" (808-23)

Nov. 12



"Poetry and Personal Identity" (824-42)

14 Nov. 17

DRAMA

Miller, Death of a Salesman (1476-1547)

Nov. 19

Essay 2 DUE

Miller, "Tragedy and the Common Man" (1726-28)

15 Nov. 24

FICTION

Crane, "The Open Boat" (264-69, 192-210)

Nov. 26

Thanksgiving

16

Dec. 1



Tolstoi, The Death of Ivan Ilych (269-310)

Dec. 3



Tolstoi continued

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