ENGL 452 A: Topics in American Literature

Meeting Time: 
MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Location: 
LOW 205
SLN: 
14434
Instructor:
Eva Cherniavsky
Eva Cherniavsky

Syllabus Description:

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Dawn of the Dead (George Romero, 1978)
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Schedule of Readings

 

September 26: introductions

 

October 1:  Read Dracula, chapters I-XI

October 3:  Read Dracula, chapters XII-XIX

 

October 8:  Read Dracula, all

October 9:  Read Franco Moretti, A Capital Dracula” (pages 431-438 in the Norton Edition), Stephen Arata, “The Occidental Tourist” (pages 462-470 in the Norton Edition), and Jennifer Wicke, excerpt from “Vampiric Typewriting”

 

October 15: Read I am Legend, chapters 1-10

October 17: Read I am Legend, all

 

October 22:  View George Romero, Night of the Living Dead and read David McNally, “Ugly Beauty”

October 24:  Read Steven Shaviro, “Contagious Allegories”

Class meets in Allen Library Auditorium for screening of George Romero, Dawn of the Dead

 

October 29:  Discussion of Shaviro and Dawn (no additional reading/viewing assignment)

October 31: Read, Kim Newman, “Red Reign”

 

November 5:  Read, The Gilda Stories, chapters 1-3

November 7:  Read, The Gilda Stories, all

November 9:  TOPIC STATEMENTS DUE BY 5PM

 

November 12:  Veteran’s Day (no class)

November 14:  Read, The Walking Dead, chapters 1-4

 

November 19:  Read, The Walking Dead (all) and Marc Fisher, excerpts from Capitalist Realism

November 21:  No class meeting – TOPIC STATEMENTS DUE BY 12 PM

 

November 26:  Read, Zone One, section one (“Friday”)

November 28:  Read, Zone One, section two (“Saturday”) through p 209

 

December 3:  Read, Zone One, all

December 5:  conclusions 

 

December 11: FINAL PAPERS DUE BY 5PM

Catalog Description: 
Exploration of a theme or special topic in American literary expression.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 10:50pm