Please consult the Fall 2021 Calendar for all important dates Baruch-wide:

We are meeting every Thursday at 7:50 am EST, starting on Thursday, August 26th. You will be expected to have done the readings and published your post/comments on the Google Doc before the corresponding Thursday meeting.

First meeting: Thursday, August 26th at 7:50 am– “The Enlightenment in Europe,” (Norton Anthology, 5 pages).

Candide, by Voltaire, 1759 (full text). Start reading the author intro and Chapters 1-15 (24 pages, inc. in the Norton Anthology, “NA” hereafter).
Module 1 (Meeting: Thursday, Sep 2nd)Candide, Chapters 16-30 (37 pages).
Module 2 (Meeting: September 9th)
*Following week is a holiday, college being closed Sep 15-16*
Confessions, Book 1, by Rousseau, 1712-1723 (7-page excerpt + NA intro).

– “Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau,” by William Blake, 1800 (short poem + NA intro).
Module 3 (Meeting: Thursday, Sep 23rd)– “The Nineteenth Century: Romanticism” (NA, 7 pages) PDF

– “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey,” by William Wordsworth, 1798 (poem + NA intro, 7 pages).

– “La Belle Dame sans Merci,” by John Keats, 1819 (poem + NA intro, 5 pages). PDF
Module 4 (Meeting: Thursday, Sep 30th)– Poems by Emily Dickinson + intro (all poems featured in the NA, 11 pages).
Module 5 (Meeting: Thursday, Oct 7th)– “The Nineteenth Century: Realism and Symbolism” (NA, 7 pages). PDF

– “A Simple Heart,” by Charles Flaubert, 1877 (whole novella of 23 pages + NA intro).
Module 6 (Meeting: Thursday, Oct 14th)– “The Flowers of Evil” and “Paris Spleen,” by Charles Baudelaire, 1857, 1869 (whole excerpts of 8 pages featured in NA + intro).

– “The Drunken Boat,” by Arthur Rimbaud, 1871 (poem +NA intro, 4 pages) PDF
Module 7 (Meeting: Thursday, Oct 21st)
Essay #1 due Friday, Oct 15th, 11:59 pm via TurnitIn (Blackboard)
Hedda Gabler, by Henrik Ibsen, 1891, Acts I and II (35 pages + intro, full play included in the NA).
Module 8 (Meeting: Thursday, Oct 28th)Hedda Gabler, Acts III and IV (21 pages).
Module 9 (Meeting: Thursday, Nov 4th)– “The Twentieth Century” (NA, 5 pages). PDF

Six Characters in Search of an Author, by Luigi Pirandello, 1921, Act I (NA intro + 10 pages).

– “The Wasteland,” by T. S. Eliot, 1922 (whole poem + intro, 13 pages)
Module 10 (Meeting: Thursday, Nov 11th)A Room of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf, 1929, Chapter 1 (NA intro + 12 pages).

– “The Garden of Forking Paths,” by Jorge Luis Borges, 1941 (whole novella + NA intro, 8 pages)
Module 11 (Meeting: Thursday, Nov 18th)
– “The Guest,” by Albert Camus, 1957 (whole novella + NA intro, 12 pages).
Module 12 (Meeting: Tuesday, Nov 23rd 8:30 am) *Thursday, Nov 26th is a holiday*
Essay #2 due Friday, Nov 19th, 11:59 pm via TurnitIn (Blackboard)
– “Zaabalawi,” by Naguib Mahfouz, 1961 (whole novella + NA intro, 12 pages)

– “The Headstrong Historian,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2008 (whole novella + NA intro,12 pages).
Last meeting: Thursday, December 2nd Exam revision in class (overview of the texts studied + quizz)
Study period: December 3rd-15th
FINAL EXAM: Thursday, December 16th, 7:50 am to 9:30 am (same Zoom link as always)