Download or print and consult these materials weekly. Includes both a course description and a syllabus of all the weekly assignments.
Note: we'll also be regularly using the Blog.
SEE ALSO THE BRIEF THEORETICAL AND SPECULATIVE ESSAYS BELOW (articles and a web link to a TED talk) THAT WILL BE RELEVANT FOR ALL THE BOOKS WE'LL READ THIS SEMESTER. THEY TAKE VERY DIFFERENT, BUT I BELIEVE COMPLEMENTARY, APPROACHES TOWARD UNDERSTANDING BROAD RECENT DEVELOPMENTS BUT IN FICTION AND IN THE WORLD WE'RE LIVING IN.
Also included below are some guides toward writing better papers on literature: how to craft a strong thesis, and how to use textual evidence in making an argument. Please consult these before writing paper #1--especially if this course is your first or second Swarthmore English course.