213 Course Calendar
How To Use The Course Calendar
Using all of this information requires a bit of organization, so follow these general
instructions. The works themselves, will be provided by individuals in the class, the first provided by me. You may bring in any medium you like, but you must provide materials for everyone in the class the week prior to your presentation. Read the
online presentation of the format strategy for the week (Org & Outline,
Quoting Your Sources, How To Take A Test, etc.). You are also required to read the thematic
presentation for that week in Online Presentations
(Character, Theme, Irony, etc.). Finally, read Questions for Reading and Writing.
This will allow you to follow the schedule and be topical
in the classroom. Read the directions. Assignments and due dates for papers and tests are announced in class. Most of this syllabus is self-explanatory.
The following is a plan for the semester.
- Tentative Schedule
WEEK I. Introduction to Horror Fiction
WEEK 2. Literary Theory and Criticism/Point of View
WEEK 4. The House
WEEK 5. Good and Evil
WEEK 6. Time to Write
WEEK 7. The Folktale:
WEEK 8. Fear
WEEK 9. Psychosis/Insanity
WEEK 10. Plague and Pestilence
WEEK 11. Time and Setting
WEEK 12. The worst Horror of All: The Blank Page
WEEK 13. Hate/Racism and Sloth
WEEK 14.How It all Fits Together
WEEK 16. Finals Week
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Questions for Reading and Writing
Something to keep in mind in your essays for this class:
Be able to answer these four questions somewhere in the context of your essay. Please
don't merely list the answers... make them part of your general discussion of the work.
Once you've gotten this information into your paper, then we apply the critical
approaches to discuss HOW EFFECTIVELY the message was delivered by author.
- What is the message? Clearly state it and support your response from the text itself.
There can be more than one answer.
- What is the prespective of the message? Be as specific as you can. Authors will create characters or "voices" to tell a story or give a
viewpoint. In drama, that is all you get...
all characters, no narrator.
- Who is the audience of the message? There can be more than one, often linked to the
message...or a single message may have different audiences with different expected results.
Again, be specific and use text for support.
- What methods does author use? Be specific, using terms from ENGL 101 -- irony,
symbolism, theme, conflict -- and new terms from this course.
- In poetry, the use of meter and rhyme and condensation of ideas into brief images
- In drama, the use of character, dialogue and setting are often important.
- In literature, all of these aspects may be factors.
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