ID - Klaus, C., et al. In Depth: Essayists for Our Time. 2nd ed. Princeton, NJ: Heinle, 1993. ISBN: 0155001728.
APE - Lopate, Phillip. The Art of the Personal Essay. New York, NY: Doubleday Publishing, 1997. ISBN: 038542339X.
TM - Perelman, L., et al. The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1997. ISBN: 1559346477.
|LEC #||TOPICS||KEY DATES|
|2||ID: "Introduction: On the Essay."|
White, E. B. "The Essayist and the Essay."
Woolf, V. "The Modern Essay."
|3||APE: pp. 5-136.||Assignment 1 distributed|
|4||Peer Review||Rough draft 1 due in class|
|5||Discussion of Drafts|
ID: Hoagland, E. "The Courage of Turtles."
Raymo, C. "An Ancient Brilliance." (copy)
|6||ID: Eiseley, L. "How Flowers Changed the World," and "The Hidden Teacher."|
APE: J. Tanizaki, "In Praise of Shadows."
|Final draft 1 due|
|7||ID: Walker, A. "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self."|
APE: Hazlitt, W. "On the Pleasure of Hating."
|Assignment 2 distributed|
|8||Peer Review||Rough draft 2 due|
|9||Discussion of Drafts|
TM: Twain, M. "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses."
Saki. "The Reticence of Lady Anne."
APE: Shonagon, Sei. "Hateful Things."
|10||Discussion of Drafts (cont.)|
ID: Walker, A. "Am I Blue?"
Woolf, V. "The Death of the Moth."
Oates, J. C. "Against Nature."
|11||ID: Orwell, G. "Politics and the English Language."|
TM: Queenan, J. "Introduction."
|Final draft 2 due|
Assignment 3 distributed
|12||TM: Swift, J. "A Modest Proposal."|
|13||Peer Review||Rough draft 3 due|
|14||Discussion of Drafts|
Alexie, Sherman "Captivity." (copy)
TM: Twain, M. "A Medieval Romance."
|15||TM: Voltaire. Candide.||Final draft 3 due|
Assignment 4 distributed 2 days after Lecture 15
|16||Peer Review||Rough draft 4 due|
|17||Discussion of Drafts|
TM: Austen, J. Lady Susan.
|18||Discussion of Drafts (cont.)|
TM: Twain, M. "English as She Is Taught."
ID: "All of Woody Allen."
|Final draft 4 due four days after Lecture 18 no later than 2pm|
|20||Individual Conferences (cont.)|
|21||Individual Conferences (cont.)|
|22||Final Class Meeting in Class|
Individual Conferences (cont.)
|Final draft of essay 5 due in portfolio five days after Lecture 22|
Portfolio due five days after Lecture 22 no later than 3pm