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Course Schedule

Reading and writing assignments are listed for the day they are due.

 

Module Date Assignments
Introductions 8/26 Writing: Introduce Yourself on the Blog
Close Reading 8/31 Reading: [Close reading review]
Same space, different places? 9/2 Listening: Grandmaster Flash, “New York, New York”; Frank Sinatra, “New York, New York (On the Town), Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, “Empire State Of Mind”
Reading: [Introductory essay on Place/Space]
9/9 Reading: Washington Irving, “Rip Van Winkle”
9/14 Reading: Jean Baudrillard, “New York” (from America)
9/21 Reading: Henry James, Washington Square
9/23 Reading: Excerpts from Jacob Riis, How the Other Half Lives (Chapter 4)
Visiting: [Digital Exhibit]
10/5 Reading: [Essay on New York representations at the turn of the century and slumming, possibly excerpt from Robert Dowling’s book?]
10/7 Reading: Stephen Crane, Maggie, A Girl of the Streets (Part 1)
10/12 Reading: Stephen Crane, Maggie, A Girl of the Streets (Part 2)
10/19 Mid-term Examination
10/21 Reading: Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth  (Part 1)
10/26  Reading: Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth  (Part 2)
10/28
11/2
11/4 Reading: Scott F. Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (Part 1)
11/9 Reading: Scott F. Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (Part 2)
11/11 Essay Due
11/16 Reading: Selected Langston Hughes Poems
Watching: Isaac Julien, dir., Looking for Langston
11/18
11/23
11/30
12/2  

 

Final Exam 12/7  Final exam due date