Schedule

Aug. 29: Introduction

I. The New Woman

Aug. 31:

Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie (1900), chapters 1-17.
Thorstein Veblen, from The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899): Chapter 4, "Conspicuous Consumption"

Sept. 5 : Sister Carrie, chapters 18-35.
Sept. 7 : Sister Carrie, chapters 36-50.

Sept. 12:

Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth (1905), Book One, chapters 1-7.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, from Women and Economics (1898): Chapters 1-5.

Sept. 14:

The House of Mirth, Book One, chapters 8-15.

Sept. 19:

The House of Mirth, Book Two.
First brief paper due.

Sept. 21:

Willa Cather, A Lost Lady (1923), Part One.
George Santayana, "The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy" (1931), in The Genteel Tradition: Nine Essays.

Sept. 26:

A Lost Lady, Part Two.

II. The Great War

Sept. 28:

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (1929), Books 1-2.
Leslie Buswell, "With the American Ambulance Field Service in France: Personal Letters of a Driver at the Front" (1916)

Oct. 3:

A Farewell to Arms, Books 3-5.

Oct. 5:

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night (1934), Book 1.
Andrew Carnegie, "Wealth" (1889)

Oct. 10:

Tender Is the Night, Books 2-3.

Oct. 12:

Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest (1929), chapters 1-12.
Woodrow Wilson, First Inaugural Address (1913); Declaration of Neutrality (1914); Second Inaugural Address (1917); War Message to Congress (1917); Fourteen Points (1918).

Oct. 17:

No class – fall break.

Oct. 19:

Red Harvest, chapter 13-27.
Second brief paper due.

III. Race

Oct. 24:

Nella Larsen, Passing (1928).
W.E.B. Du Bois, from The Souls of Black Folk (1903): Chapters 1-4.

Oct. 26:

No class – Prof. Fitzpatrick out of town.

Oct. 31:

Richard Wright, Native Son (1940), Introduction and Book One.
Richard Wright, "How Bigger Was Born."
Term paper proposal due.

Nov. 2:

Native Son, Book Two.

Nov. 7:

Native Son, Book Three.

Nov. 9:

William Faulkner, Light in August (1932), chapters 1-7.
C. Vann Woodward, from The Strange Career of Jim Crow (1955).

Nov. 14:

Light in August, chapters 8-14.
Annotated bibliography due.

Nov. 16:

Light in August, chapters 15-21.

Nov. 21:

Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man (1952), chapters 1-6.
Phillip Brian Harper, from Framing the Margins (1994): Chapter 1.
Term paper draft due to peer review partner.

Nov. 23:

No class – Thanksgiving.

Nov. 28:

Invisible Man, chapters 7-13.
Commented term paper draft due to peer review partner.

Nov. 30:

Invisible Man, chapters 14-20.

Dec. 5:

Invisible Man, chapters 21-25.
Concluding discussion.
Term paper due.