ENG 286 Netforum (please post by Wednesday 10 pm)
Professor: William McBride
I reserve the right to amend this syllabus.
Required Texts [Copies of many of these texts are available at Milner and the local public libraries and "second hand" at Babbitts and other used book stores.]
Two paintings referenced in Venus in Furs.
On-Line version of Charles Herr's edition of The Right to Be Lazy
Joyce, James. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Viking 1977.
Negri, Toni and Felix Guattari. Communists Like Us. Semiotext(e) 1985.
. Marcus, Greil. Lipstick Traces. A Secret History of the Twentieth Century. Harvard 1990.
FC. Industrial Society and Its Future. Jolly Roger Press, 1995. (out of print. Click on title for on-line version)
Cockburn, Alexander & Jeffrey St. Clair. Five Days That Shook the World: The Battle for Seattle and Beyond. Verso 2000.
Giroux, Henry. Stealing Innocence: Youth, Corporate Power and the Politics of Culture. St. Martins 2000
Other selected texts via photocopy.
Description of Course (forthcoming)
Seminar/discussion. Students will 1) post weekly responses to readings/lectures/discussion via NetForum; 2) write an 8-10 page interpretive essay on one of the prose texts read in the first 7 weeks of the semester; 3) compose a mid-term examination comprised of short answer and essay; and 4)write a 8-12 page paper on one or more of the texts.
Three absences excused.
Final grade will be reduced 1/2 a
letter grade for each additional absence.