Course Daily Schedule

Reconsidering James Baldwin in an Era of #BlackLivesMatter (FYW-1259)

Fall 2017 FYW Schedule

Academic Calendar fall 2017

Google Drive resources link:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5rkPGGYEGphMEs3b2V0OXJTZjA&usp=sharing



Week 1

W August 23

Watch: James Baldwin and Dick Gregory 1969

Introductions

James Baldwin (Aug. 2, 1924 – Dec. 1, 1987)

First Year Seminars (See the university guide)

The Good Student Trap, Adele Scheele

“A House of My Own,” Sandra Cisneros


F August 25

Jenny Colvin, library introduction

Prologue, Vertigo, Louise DeSalvo (course files, PDF)

Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie

Discuss Essay 1 (definition/personal narrative)



Week 2

M August 28

“Let America Be America Again,” Langston Hughes

“Theme for English B,” Langston Hughes

[Related: Revisiting “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes]

“Save the Last Word” activity

REFLECTION 1

The Transition to College Writing, Preface, Ch. 1


W August 30

A Report from Occupied Territory, James Baldwin

A HerStory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement


F September 1

REFLECTION 2

Transition, Chs. 2-3

“Peculiar Benefits,” Roxane Gay



Week 3

M September 4

Labor Day Holiday


W September 6

Jenny Colvin, library and the disciplines

Academic/Scholarly Writing

(See Writing for Specific Fields)

Writing as a Young Scholar/Academic

Advice on Writing, Trish Roberts-Miller

Advice to Students and Authors: Submitting Your Work

Essay submission guidelines

Discuss Writer/Scholar Project


F September 8

Workshop Essay 1



Week 4

M September 11

Beginnings

Lockridge: “The American Myth,” James Baldwin

REFLECTION 3

Transition, Ch. 4


W September 13

Workshop Essay 1


F September 15

Essay 1 first submission DUE; peer review in class



Week 5

M September 18

Guest speaker: Coleman Allums

The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Why Ta-Nehisi Coates Isn’t Our James Baldwin


W September 20

REFLECTION 4

Transition, Ch. 5


F September 22

Adrienne Rich’s Poetic Transformations – The New Yorker

“The Baldwin Stamp,” Adrienne Rich

Essay 2 Assignment

REFLECTION 5

Style, Part 1 (Lesson 1 and 2)



Week 6

M September 25

If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? James Baldwin


W September 27

‘Whitewashing’ row over Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell role reignites

Ghost in the Shell’s whitewashing: does Hollywood have an Asian problem?

Essay 2 workshop


September 29

“Water Is Life,” by Barbara Kingsolver.

REFLECTION 6

Transition, Ch. 6



Week 7

M October 2

9:30 only: Dr. Aaron Simmons

Roxane Gay choice essay(s) share


W October 4

REFLECTION 7

Style, Lessons 3-4


F October 6

Essay 2 Workshop in class



Week 8

M October 9

Fall Break


W October 11

Essay 2 first submission DUE; peer review in class

Citation, APA (See OWL)

(See HEREHERE and HERE about different citation styles)

Plagiarism

Jenny Colvin, library

REFLECTION 8

Style, Appendix  II (Using Sources)


F October 13

MIDTERM

Writer/Scholar Project (in-class share; video/PP submission DUE)

Email 1-2 page handout or PowerPoint of key points based on your interview of a Furman professor about her/his scholarship/writing BEFORE October 13 class.

Form groups of 3-4 and meet to discuss your interview; EMAIL a report of your group discussion to me by 3 pm October 13 with an overview of your discussion and ALL group members’ names.



Week 9

M October 16

Brainstorm Essay 3/research

Class meeting in LIB 043


W October 18

Black Body: Rereading James Baldwin’s “Stranger in the Village,” Teju Cole

REFLECTION 9

Transition, Chs. 7

Workshop


F October 20

REFLECTION 10

Transition, Chs. 8

Workshop



Week 10

M October 23

Gay non-fiction choice discussion

Workshop


W October 25

Workshop, Essay 3

REFLECTION 11

Transition, Conclusion


F October 27

Jenny Colvin, evaluating sources

REFLECTION 12

Style, Lessons 5-6



Week 11

M October 30

Gay non-fiction choice discussion

Workshop


W November 1

Workshop, Essay 3 (topic, sources DUE)


F November 3

REFLECTION 13

Style, Part 3 (Lessons 7-8)

Workshop



Week 12

M November 6

Workshop

Sample APA essay with notes


W November 8

Essay 3 first submission DUE; peer review in class


F November 10

Gay non-fiction choice discussion

REFLECTION 14

Style, Lessons 9-10

Workshop



Week 13

M November 13

Gay non-fiction choice discussion

Workshop


W November 15

Workshop, Essay RWs, Essay 4 brainstorm


F November 18

Prepare Essay 4 Proposal

Include type of essay you plan to draft and in 2-3 sentences explain the topic and approach you will take. Email proposal DUE before class Monday November 20.



Week 14

M November 20

Discuss and approve Essay 4 proposals

REFLECTION 15

Style, Lessons 11-12

Workshop


W November 22

Thanksgiving Holiday


F November 24

Thanksgiving Holiday



Week 15

M November 27

Essay 4 first submission DUE; peer review in class


W November 29

In-Class conferences/ workshop


F December 1

In-Class conferences/ workshop



Week 16

M December 4

Gay non-fiction choice discussion; small group share in class

Essay 4RW DUE

FINAL DUE:

All initial essay submissions of E.1, E.2, E.3, E.4 and at least one RW of all four essays as well as conferences.



Final Exam/ Final Writing Portfolio

FYW-1259-01 — Furman Hall 121, 9:30-10:20 MWF

W December 13 8:30-11:00 AM

FYW-1259-02 — Furman Hall 119, 12:30-1:20 MWF

Th December 07 12:00-2:30 PM (Final Writing Portfolio DUE December 13)

 

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