English 53, Modern American Poetry // GENERAL RESOURCE MATERIALS.
Please download this entire file to your computer and consult it weekly. It has working links for access to online materials as well as all weekly reading assignment in the print anthology as well as online. Key parts of this syllabus are also reproduced below, but you should consult this file every week for our weekly reading assignments and instructions.
Students are responsible for reading and understanding all English 53 Course Requirements. If you have any questions about these or anything else on our syllabus, please consult with Prof. Schmidt.
Updated right before spring break. Will be updated and re-posted after March 20.
See instructions on the syllabus, but basically for week #2 all students in group "X" will post reactions to one of the poems and all in group "Y" will respond to some of the posts. Then the next week the roles will be reversed. We'll go back and forth like this every week for the rest of the semester. So you'll need to visit Modern American Poetry on Facebook every week. Please post comments by Wed. or Thursday so your classmates will be able to read them and post their responses either Thursday evening or Friday morning. Posts don't have to be long, but should be thoughtful and should not be vague or bland. We'll use some of your ideas in class discussions.
For annotating lyrics of all kinds, from rap to pop to classic r&b and country. Using the Genius annotation site is one of the "creative project" options for English 53: for more information, see the syllabus and follow the directions.
Note what the syllabus says:
- All students will regularly post brief comments on upcoming syllabus materials to the English 53 Facebook page, alternating between weeks when you post a comment on our reading and weeks when you give brief feedback on others’ posts. (We'll assign everyone to one of two Engl 53 Facebook groups.) A slight grade deduction will be incurred for students who don’t participate in this assigment every week.