Schedule of Readings

  • WEEK ONE: January 29, 2018​​

    • Monday - Introduction​, Anne Lamott, "Shitty First Drafts", In-Class Writing

    • Wednesday - Bring Materials to class; Read James Baldwin, "Letter To My Nephew"; Discuss Literary Criticism; DUE: Portfolio Assignment #1(Cultural Artifact Essay)

  • WEEK TWO: February 5, 2018

  • WEEK THREE: February 12, 2018

    • Monday - ​Baldwin, "Down at the Cross"

    • Wednesday - In-class viewing: I Am Not Your NegroDUE: Portfolio Assignment #2 (13th Annotated Bibliography)

  • WEEK FOUR: February 19, 2018

    • Monday - NO CLASSES (Holiday)

    • Wednesday - Discuss Elements of (Non)Fiction; Bring typed rough draft of first literary analysis essay to class. Also, Bring Coates' Between the World and Me

  • WEEK FIVE: February 26, 2018

    • Monday - ​Coates, Between, "Prologue," and "Part One"; DUE: First Essay

    • Wednesday - Coates, "Part One," ctd. 

  • WEEK SEVEN: March 12, 2018

    • Monday - ​Coates and McKelly, ctd.; DUE: Portfolio Assignment #3 (DRT Character Portrait)

    • Wednesday - In-class viewing: The Black Power Mixtape

  • WEEK EIGHT: March 19, 2018

    • Monday - Essay work-shopping; bring typed draft copies of second essay to class.

    • Wednesday - DUE: Second Essay

 

  • SPRING BREAK: March 26, 2018

    • Monday - NO CLASSES (Holiday)​

    • Wednesday - NO CLASSES (Holiday)

  • WEEK ELEVEN: April 16, 2018

    • Monday - ​ In-class viewing: Beloved

    • Wednesday - Due: Portfolio Assignment #4; In-class viewing: Beloved

  • WEEK TWELVE: April 23, 2018

    • Monday - ​Essay work-shopping

    • Wednesday - Due: Third Essay

  • WEEK FOURTEEN: May 7, 2018

    • Monday - ​Walker, The Color Purple 

    • Wednesday - CLASS CANCELED

  • WEEK FIFTEEN: May 14, 2018

    • Monday -​ Due: Portfolio Assignment #5; In-class viewing: The Color Purple.

    • Wednesday - In-class viewing: The Color Purple 

  • WEEK SIXTEEN: May 21, 2018

    • Monday -​ Essay work-shopping

    • Wednesday - DUE: Fourth Essay