ENGL 355 Rhetoric of Style
ENGL 355 Rhetoric of Style

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Course Schedule

This is the course schedule. Any readings (see below) must be read before the start of class on the date indicated. Any homework (see below) is to be completed before the start of the next class.

How To Read This Schedule

  1. Activities that begin with PP are required chapter readings from Performing Prose.
  2. All other readings are of the form: Author Name, "Reading".
    • Most readings will be links to the text. Email me immediately if a link does not load.
    • If a reading is not a link, it is posted as a PDF to eCampus.
  3. Entries that say “Analyze” or “Imitate” require you to complete an analysis or imitation entry as described on the Assignments page.

Unit 1: Approaching Style

Week 1 Introduction

Mon 08/27

  • Syllabus
  • Overview of Style / Rhetoric

Fri 08/31

  • Finish Readings
  • Discuss Imitations

Week 2 Values and Valuation

Mon 09/03

Wed 09/05

  • Finish PP 1&2
  • Analyze One

Fri 09/07

  • Introducing First Analysis Assignment

Week 3 Levels of Style

Wed 09/12

  • Finish Dyson + Burrington
  • Discuss Imitations
  • PP 3&5

Fri 09/14

  • Finish PP 3&5
  • Analyze One

Week 4 Analyzing Feeling

Wed 09/19

  • Finish Readings
  • Discuss Imitations
  • PP 4
  • First Notebook Check

Fri 09/21

  • Finish PP 4
  • Analyze One

Week 5 Case Study

Fri 09/28

  • Rough Draft, Bring Copy of Whatever You Have
  • Paper 1 Due 9/30 at 11:59PM

Unit 2: Sentence Analysis

Week 6 Basic Sentence Analysis

Mon 10/01

  • Basic Sentence Analysis 1

Wed 10/03

  • Basic Sentence Analysis 2

Fri 10/05

  • Basic Sentence Analysis 3

Week 7 More Sentence Analysis

Wed 10/10

  • Sentence Modification 1
  • Rhetorical Style Ch 8 (PDF online)
  • Analyze One

Fri 10/12

  • Sentence Modification 2

Week 8 Sentence Modification

Mon 10/15

  • Sentence Modification 3

Wed 10/17

Fri 10/19

  • Sentence Construction 1
  • PP 9
  • Rhetorical Style Ch 9 (PDF online)
  • Analyze Other AI Reading

Week 9 More Sentence Modification

Mon 10/22

  • Sentence Construction 2

Wed 10/24

Fri 10/26

  • Sentence Analysis Exam

Unit 3: Tropes & Schemes

Week 10 Tropes

Wed 10/31

  • PP 6
  • Finish Reading
  • Discuss Imitations

Fri 11/02

  • Finish Tropes
  • Analyze

Week 11 Schemes

Wed 11/07

  • Finish Reading
  • Discuss Imitations
  • PP 8

Fri 11/09

  • Finish Schemes
  • Analyze

Week 12 Imagery

Mon 11/12

  • Alfred Bester, “Fondly Fahrenheit”
  • Imitate

Wed 11/14

  • PP 7
  • Finish Reading
  • Discuss Imitations

Fri 11/16

  • Finish Imagery
  • Analyze

Week 13 Exam + Turkey

Mon 11/19

  • Tropes & Schemes Exam

Wed 11/21

No Class

Reading Day

Fri 11/23

No Class

Thanksgiving Break

Week 14 Experiments

Mon 11/26

  • Style Experiment

    Paper 2 Overview

Wed 11/28

  • Paper 2 Workshop

Fri 11/30

  • Workshop in Class
  • Paper 2 Due 12/2 at 11:59PM

Week 15 Finishing Up

Mon 12/03

  • Workshop in Class

Wed 12/05

  • Workshop in Class
  • Second Notebook Check
  • Style Experiments Due 12/10 at 11:59PM
  • Paper 2 Due 12/10 at 11:59PM