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How To Read This Schedule: All readings will be completed before class on the date on which they are assigned. Anything in bold is work to be completed before class and brought with you on the day listed. Paper due dates, also in bold, indicate that the completed manuscript of your paper must be in the correct dropbox on eCampus before class starts on the day indicated.
Unit 1: Levels of Style / Fable
Week 1 Introduction
- Course Overview
- What is Style?
- What is Rhetoric?
- Field Work #1
Unit 2: Footing / Anecdote
- Donald Barthelme, “Game”
- Joyce Carol Oates, “How I Contemplated the World From the Detroit House of Corrections and Began My Life Over Again”
- Fable Due
- J.K. Rowling, “The Tale of the Three Brothers” + Commentary
- Office Hours Rescheduled to 02.06
- Field Work 2
Unit 3: Sentences / Personification
- Rheotrical Style, Chapter 7
- Commonplace Book Check
- Dashiell Hammett, “Arson Plus”
- Anecdote Due
- Rheotrical Style, Chapter 8
- Rheotrical Style, Chapter 9
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”
- Field Work 3
Unit 4: Tropes / Encomium OR Invective
- Anaïs Nin, “The Houseboat”
- Personification Due
- Field Work 4
Unit 5: Schemes / Refutation
- Field Work 5
Unit 6: Imagery / Description
- “Call of Cthulhu” by H.P. Lovecraft
- Refutation Due
- Italio Calvino, From Invisible Cities
- Field Work 6
- Tim O’Brien, “The Things They Carried”
- Commonplace Book Final
- Description Due
Redefined Day (Go To Friday Classes)