Writing through literature

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I. WRITING THROUGH LITERATURE. 1. Introduction: Writing Through Literature. 2. Reading/Writing: The Reading Process. The “before, during and after method. A poem and a story: Illustrating the before, during and after method. Sharon Olds, Photograph of a Girl. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World. 3. Reading/Writing: Reading Journals. The double-entry journal. The summary/reflection journal. The freewriting journal. 4. The Writing Process. Prewriting. Drafting. Revising. Editing. A revision checklist. An editing checklist. 5. From Personal Response to Critical Inquiry. Gwendolyn Brooks, We Real Cool. Hortense Spillers, from Gwendolyn the Terrible. Kenny Williams, from The World of Satin Legs. Houston Baker, from The Achievement of Gwendolyn Brooks.. 6. The Research Process. Primary/secondary sources. Taking notes while researching. Integrating quotations. 7. The Assignment Sequence. Step 1: Thinking about the topic. Step 2: “Enacting” the topic. Step 3: Responding to the readings. Step 4: Making connections. Step 5: Putting it all together. Sample assignment sequence. 8. Talking Literature. Literary terms. Perspective. Voice. Language/technique. Poetic form. Story form. Dramatic form. Character. Meaning. II. READINGS FOR WRITING. IDENTITIES. Getting started: Writing exercises on Identities. Section Essay: Rollo May, from The Experience of Becoming a Person. 9. Becoming a Person (Cluster). Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Langston Hughes, Salvation. James Joyce, Araby. Richard Wright, The Man Who Was Almost a Man. John Updike, A+P. Alice Munro, Boys and Girls. Rita Dove, Adolescence III Stephen Dunn, Tenderness. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.) 10. Self-Reliance. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Self-Reliance. Robert Frost, Mending Wall. Shirley Jackson, The Lottery. Chinua Achebe, Dead Men's Path. Kitty Tsui, It's In the Name. Sophocles, Antigone. Writing Assignment Sequence. Critical Commentary. (cont.) 11. Phenomenal Women. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Virginia Woolf, from Professions for Women. Adrienne Rich, Aunt Jennifer's Tigers. Joyce Carol Oates, Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll. Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman. Linda Pastan, Marks. Kate Rushin, The Tired Poem: Last Letter from a Typical Unemployed Black Professional Woman. Nikki Giovanni, Dreams. Susan Glaspell, Trifles. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.). 12. A Dream Deferred. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream. Langston Hughes, Harlerm and As I Grew Older. Gwendolyn Brooks, Sadie and Maud. Wole Soyinka, Telephone Conversation. Charles Johnson, Exchange Value. Lucille Clifton, for de Lawd. Audre Lorde, Power. Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.). FAMILIES. Getting started: Writing exercises on Families. Chapter essay: Jane Howard, Families. 13. Growing Up. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Russell Baker, from Growing Up. Frank O'Connor, My Oedipus Complex. Anne Sexton, The Fury of Overshoes. Audre Lorde, Hanging Fire. Liliana Heker, The Stolen Party. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.). 14. Mother's Inheritance. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Michael Dorris, The Contest. Jamaica Kincaid, Girl. Fawziyya Abu- Khalid, Mother's Inheritance. Cynthia Ozick, The Shawl. Amy Tan, Two Kinds. David Leavitt, Gravity. Margaret Atwood, Today. Marsha Norman, 'Night, Mother. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.). Critical Commentary. 15. The Father. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Raymond Carver, My Father's Life. Lidia Sigourney, The Father. James Baldwin, The Rockpile. Theodore Roethke, My Papa's Waltz. Ronald Koertge, Orientation Week. Sharon Olds, The Victims. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.). 16. Family Reunion. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, from Dan Quayle Was Right. Seamus Heaney, Mid-Term Break. Alice Walker, Everyday Use. Louise Erdrich, Family Reunion. Kazuo Ishiguro, A Family Supper. Gardner McFall, Four Corners. Sam Shepard, True West. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.). Critical Commentary. LOVE. Getting started: Writing exercises on Love. Chapter Essay: Diane Ackerman, from The Natural History of Love. 17. True Love. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Andy Rooney, The Love That's Easy to Hate. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116 (“Let Me Not to the Marriage...”). Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How Do I Love Thee? Bernard Malamud, The Magic Barrel. Judith Viorst, True Love. Luisa Valenzuela, I'm Your Horse in the Night. Galway Kinnell, Rapture. Wendy Wasserstein, The Man in a Case. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.). 18. Guilt, Desire and Love. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Bruce Weber, The Unromantic Generation. Ernest Hemingway, Hills Like White Elephants. James Balwin, Guilt, Desire and Love. Sharon Olds, Sex Without Love. Marge Piercy, To Have Without Holding. Muriel Rukeyser, Looking at Each Other. Tess Gallagher, The Hug. Tony Kushner, from Angels in America I: Millennium Approaches. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.). 19. Married Love. Writing Assignment Sequence. Cluster essay: Anna Quindlan, Married. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Birthmark. Kate Chopin, The Storm. Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour. John Updike, Wife Wooing. Robert Creely, A Marriage. Liz Rosenberg, Married Love. Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House. Writing Assignment Sequence (cont.). Critical Commentary. FRAMES OF MIND. Getting started: Writing exercises on Frames of