|Summer Session II, 2000||
|M/W 12:10-3||Office: 353 Voorhies, 2-3408|
|258 Wellman (new room as of 8/14!)||Office Hours: MW 3:30-4:30|
Looking at three genres of literature (the short story, the novel, the poem), English 186 will investigate the ways that women and men in England and America represent gender and the issues traditionally associated with gender: women's lives, sex roles, marriage, domesticity, power relationships, hierarchies, inequalities, resistance, and social statement and protest. We will also investigate more explicitly literary issues, such as the canon and authorship, as well as representations of domesticity, creativity and imagination, and social and psychological conflict, and the ways that racial and class affiliation affect women. Although informed by feminist thought and approaches, our class will not espouse an overt political agenda or political purpose; rather, we will see assigned texts as an opportunity to become more perceptive and purposeful readers. This section of English 186 will be computer-augmented, meaning that we will occasionally pursue class objectives by reading and creating e-mail and web resources.
Literature and Gender: Thinking Critically Through Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Editors Wiegman, Robyn, and Glasberg, Elena
The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
Sula, by Toni Morrison.
The Waste Land and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," by T.S. Eliot
Except for the Eliot poems, which are available on-line and probably on your bookshelf, you should use the editions found in the bookstore.
Class participation and enthusiasm; short essays 30%
Final paper (6-8 pages, due on last day of class) 30%
Group project (web site, annotated bibliography) 20%
Final exam, to be taken on the last day of class 20%
Class Design and Responsibilities
The small size of our class this summer will affect the class in two important ways: we will have more time for class discussion, close readings, and individual instruction; and we will be reading fewer novels than we would have if we had met as a lecture-only class. Because I will be sharing with you the responsibility and satisfaction of preparing for class, you will participate more fully in our class than you probably have in most other classes. This daily participation will take three basic forms:
The Schedule of Presentations
Read carefully the handout on plagiarism distributed in class. If you use another person's work, ideas, images, tables, charts, etc. without acknowledging that use, you commit plagiarism--an infraction with serious academic and legal consequences. Also read carefully the "Reference and Citation" sub-chapter of our Wiegman text (383-393), and make sure that you cite and quote class texts appropriately and accurately. For further information on plagiarism and its consequences, consult the Student Judicial Affairs' web site at http://sja.ucdavis.edu.
Computer Augmented Instruction
Our class will benefit from both a class-specific web site and an automated class mailing list (or ACML). As of the night before our first meeting, both are under construction. The web site for the class will be linked to and from the English Department's Computer-Aided Instruction site (at http://cai.ucdavis.edu). The address for the ACML will be firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll let you know when they are both active.
Return to the Computer Assisted Instruction Site