6. Th. 2. 29. The Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards "A Faithful Narrative, "Narratives of Surprising Conversions" " Personal Narrative." Sarah Edwards Narrative of Conversion and Esther Edwards Burr, excerpts from Narrative and Journals in second packet..
7. Th. 3. 7. Jonathan Crary, Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century . Hawthorne. "Young Goodman Brown," "The Gentle Boy," "Alice Doane's Appeal, " "Rappaccini's Daughter. "
8. Th. 3. 14. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun . Henry James, Hawthorne.
9. Th. 3. 28. Emily Dickinson. Alice James, excerpts from the Diary (in second packet. )
10. Th. 4. 4. Henry James, "The Ghostly Rental," "The Turn of the Screw, " "Maud-Evelyn." "The Question of our Speech. "
11. Th. 4. 11. Henry James. What Maisie Knew.
12. Th. 4. 18. Robert Duncan Conference. You should plan to go to the panels.
are the departed therefrom. Whose
leavings. Reading we partake of.
A lamp of letters, a ladder of
a substance of ourselves lost, lost
in a world lost waste lost that we must gather
Set like a crying girl to sift cinders
out of old passions. For a first fire.
For a light in old age to burn in the skull
that lit youth's loins?
But read further, read further.
Beloved Shakespeare, beloved Lao Tse,
beloved Virginia Woolf!
My heart is submerged as I read.
the swarming radiance.
These that I never saw I see.
the boundless waters.
"The Human Communion. Traces"
13. Th. 4. 25 The Golden Bowl . Papers due.
Just why they came=Is the same way=In which they waited=In liking having bought it=Which made them go=They went away at once.=XIX=It is easy to keep count.=One two three all out but she.= It is easy to keep count and make a mistake.=Slenderness keeps them busy.=Ought they to be kept busy=
With it=anything artificial is an annoyance example artificial silk.=All history is cautious.
Gertrude Stein- from "We Came. A History."
Lily Hoang's MFA fiction workshop syllabus, 2012 [HTML Giant]:
ENGL 574 Syllabus
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This will be an intensive graduate workshop. I am working with a different model, one that emphasizes both generative practices and revision. You will be required to write three new stories very quickly (during the first nine weeks of class), which we will workshop, then we'll spend the last five weeks of class workshopping one revision. It doesn't take a mathematician to realize that we will be "flying" through the stories in the first part in order to focus our time on the revision.
COURSE GOALS: Part of the challenge of being a successful writer is writing under deadline. As you gain recognition as a writer, journals will begin soliciting your work. Editors and agents will require that you work efficiently. This class is modeled on your future success. As such, you will generate three new stories: one every three weeks, which will be workshopped very quickly.