Schedule of Readings and Assignments

revised SCHEDULE OF READINGS & ASSIGNMENTS

(all readings are from the Writing New York Anthology unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday, April 3

  • Readings to Discuss: Zora Neal Hurston, “Story in Harlem Slang” (pages 680-686), James Baldwin, from The Fire Next Time (pages 831-838)
  • Writing Due: FINAL DRAFT, Paper #2 Due (3-5 pages typed)–Please remember to hand in all previous drafts and cover letters with your final draft**

Week Eleven

Monday, April 8

  • Readings to Discuss: Langston Hughes, “When the Negro was in Vogue” (pages 632-639), Ralph Ellison, “New York, 1936” (pages 995-1003), Audre Lorde, “Poetry Is Not A Luxury” (course site)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Free Choice/Reading Log)

Wednesday, April 10

  • Readings to Discuss: Frank O’Hara (all selections, pages 785-789), James Schuyler (all selections, pages 916-925), Allen Ginsberg (all selections, pages 926-930), New York School Packet 1 (course site)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Free Choice/Reading Log)

Week Twelve

Monday, April 15

  • Readings to Discuss: New York School Packet 1 (course site), Frank O’Hara, “Personism” (course site)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Free Choice/Reading Log)

Wednesday, April 17–CLASS CANCELLED!!!

  • Writing Due: Response Paper 4 (Paper #3, Preparation 1)–email to Professor Kaufman (Erica.Kaufman@baruch.cuny.edu) by 3PM.

Week Thirteen

Monday, April 22

  • Readings to Discuss: New York School Packet 2 (course site), Charles Bernstein, “The Difficult Poem” (course site)
  • Writing Due: Response Paper 5 (Paper #3, Preparation 2)

Wednesday, April 24

  • Readings to Discuss: New York School Packet 2 (course site)
  • Writing Due: Annotated Bibliography (Paper #3, Preparation 3)

Week Fourteen

Monday, April 29

  • Readings to Discuss: New York School Packet 3 (course site)
  • Writing Due: ROUGH DRAFT, Paper #3 Due (5-7 pages typed, bring 3 COPIES to class)

Wednesday, May 1

  • INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCES NO REGULAR CLASS PERIOD—Please come to my office—VC6-248 at your assigned time & Bring a copy of your most recent draft of Paper #3!

 **Poetry Reading at The Poetry Project, 8PM—Jean Day & Larry Fagin**

Week Fifteen

Monday, May 6

  • Readings to Discuss: Joan Didion, “Goodbye to All That” (pages 886-895)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Reflective Writing Log)

Wednesday, May 8

  • Readings to Discuss:  Isaac Bashevis Singer, “The Cafeteria” (pages 896-912)
  • Writing Due: FINAL DRAFT PAPER #3 (5-7 pages typed)–Please remember to hand in all previous drafts and cover letters with your final draft**

Week Sixteen

Monday, May 13

  • Readings to Discuss: TBD
  • Presentations of digital essays (part one)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Reflective Writing Log)—Use this blog entry as a space to share your digital essay process—describe and reflect on how and why you created what you did. Feel free to include images and a slideshow if appropriate. I’d also like to suggest that you also reflect on how the digital essay process impacted the writing of your “formal” paper.

Wednesday, May 15

  • Readings to Discuss: TBD
  • Presentations of digital essays (part two)

LAST CLASS/ Grades

Good Luck!

Week One

Monday, January 28

  • Introduction, Review of Syllabus
  • Readings to Discuss: from “Here is New York” by E.B. White (handout)

Wednesday, January 30

  • Readings to Discuss: from “Here is New York” by E.B. White (handout)
  • Poems by Anselm Berrigan and Jayne Cortez (handout)
  • Writing Diagnostic

Week Two

Monday, February 4

  • Readings to Discuss: “Introduction” (pages xvii-xxii), Jane Jacobs, from The Death and Life of Great American Cities (pages 811-815)
  • Writing Due: Response Paper 1 (1-2 pages typed, to be handed in)

Wednesday, February 6

  • Readings to Discuss: Alfred Kazin, from A Walker in the City (pages 731-737)

Week Three

Monday, February 11

  • Readings to Discuss: George Templeton Strong, from The Diaries (pages 191-240)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Free Choice/Reading Log)

Wednesday, February 13

  • Readings to Discuss: Henry David Thoreau, “Letters from Staten Island” (pages 65-73), Jacob Riis, “The Down Town Back-Alleys” (pages 294-307) (supplementary images on course site)
  • Writing Due: Response Paper 2 (1-2 pages typed, to be handed in)

Week Four

Monday, February 18

  • NO CLASS (President’s Day!)

Wednesday, February 20

  • Readings to Discuss: Anzia Yezierska, “The Lost Beautifulness” and “Soap and Water” (course site), Fanny Fern, “Tyrants of the Shop” (pages 255-256)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Free Choice/Reading Log)

Week Five

Monday, February 25

  • Readings to Discuss: Terrance Hayes, “New York Poem” (course site), Marianne Moore, “New York” (pages 461-462)
  • Writing Due: ROUGH DRAFT, Paper #1 Due (3-5 pages typed, bring 3 COPIES to class)
  • Peer Review/In-class Writing Workshop

Wednesday, February 27

  • INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCES: NO REGULAR CLASS PERIOD—Please come to my office—VC6-248 at your assigned time & Bring a copy of your most recent draft of Paper #1!

Week Six

Monday, March 4 : MAKEY MAKEY!

  • Writing Due: FINAL DRAFT, Paper #1 Due (3-5 pages typed)–Please remember to hand in all previous drafts and cover letters with your final draft**

Wednesday, March 6 : MAKEY MAKEY!
(Meet in Room 323, 137 East 25th Street, building next to the Newman Library)

Week Seven

Monday, March 11

  • Readings to Discuss: Walt Whitman, “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” (pages 138-144), Vladimir Mayakovsky, “Brooklyn Bridge” (pages 479-484), Hart Crane, “To Brooklyn Bridge” (pages 485-486), Charles Reznikoff, “[On Brooklyn bridge I saw a man drop dead]” (course site)
  • Writing Due: Response Paper 3 (1-2 pages typed, to be handed in)

Wednesday, March 13

  • Readings to Discuss:  Brooklyn Poems continued… (Whitman, Mayakovsky, Crane, Reznikoff), Charles Reznikoff, from Autobiography: New York (page 621), Luc Sante, “Preface” (to Low Life) (course site)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Free Choice/Reading Log)

Week Eight

Monday, March 18

  • Readings to Discuss: Julia Alvarez, “Queens, 1963” (course site), John D’Agata, Selections (course site), Woo Chin Foo, “Experience of a Chinese Journalist” (pages 268-270)
  • Writing Due: ROUGH DRAFT, Paper #2 Due (3-5 pages typed, bring 3 COPIES to class)
  • Peer Review/In-class Writing Workshop

Wednesday, March 20

  • Readings to Discuss: Zora Neal Hurston, “Story in Harlem Slang” (pages 680-686), James Baldwin, from The Fire Next Time (pages 831-838)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Reflective Writing Log)—Use this blog entry as your opportunity to post your questions, concerns, status, etc. with regards to Paper #2. How is your revising going? What are you struggling with? What are you excited about? This post should be at least two well-developed paragraphs. Please also try to comment on your classmates’ posts—the blog is here to help us with our writing processes!

Week Nine

Monday, March 25

  • NO CLASS—Spring Break!

Wednesday, March 27

  • NO CLASS—Spring Break!

Week Ten

Monday, April 1

  • NO CLASS—Spring Break!

Wednesday, April 3

  • Readings to Discuss: Zora Neal Hurston, “Story in Harlem Slang” (pages 680-686), James Baldwin, from The Fire Next Time (pages 831-838)
  • Writing Due: FINAL DRAFT, Paper #2 Due (3-5 pages typed)–Please remember to hand in all previous drafts and cover letters with your final draft**

Week Eleven

Monday, April 8

  • Readings to Discuss: Langston Hughes, “When the Negro was in Vogue” (pages 632-639), Ralph Ellison, “New York, 1936” (pages 995-1003), Poems by Langston Hughes (course site)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Free Choice/Reading Log)

Wednesday, April 10

  • Readings to Discuss: Frank O’Hara (all selections, pages 785-789), James Schuyler (all selections, pages 916-925), Allen Ginsberg (all selections, pages 926-930), New York School Packet 1 (course site)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Free Choice/Reading Log)

Week Twelve

Monday, April 15

  • Readings to Discuss: New York School Packet 1 (course site), Frank O’Hara, “Personism” (course site)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Free Choice/Reading Log)

Wednesday, April 17

  • Readings to Discuss: New York School Packet 2 (course site)
  • Writing Due: Response Paper 4 (Paper #3, Preparation 1)

**Poetry Reading at The Poetry Project, 8PM—Celebration of Joe Ceravolo (details to come)**

Week Thirteen

Monday, April 22

  • Readings to Discuss: New York School Packet 2 (course site), Charles Bernstein, “The Difficult Poem” (course site)
  • Writing Due: Response Paper 5 (Paper #3, Preparation 2)

Wednesday, April 24

  • Readings to Discuss: New York School Packet 3 (course site)
  • Writing Due: Annotated Bibliography (Paper #3, Preparation 3)

Week Fourteen

Monday, April 29

  • Readings to Discuss: New York School Packet 3 (course site)
  • Writing Due: ROUGH DRAFT, Paper #3 Due (5-7 pages typed, bring 3 COPIES to class)

Wednesday, May 1

  • INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCES NO REGULAR CLASS PERIOD—Please come to my office—VC6-248 at your assigned time & Bring a copy of your most recent draft of Paper #3!

 **Poetry Reading at The Poetry Project, 8PM—Jean Day & Larry Fagin**

Week Fifteen

Monday, May 6

  • Readings to Discuss: Joan Didion, “Goodbye to All That” (pages 886-895)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Reflective Writing Log)

Wednesday, May 8

  • Readings to Discuss:  Isaac Bashevis Singer, “The Cafeteria” (pages 896-912)
  • Writing Due: FINAL DRAFT PAPER #3 (5-7 pages typed)–Please remember to hand in all previous drafts and cover letters with your final draft**

Week Sixteen

Monday, May 13

  • Readings to Discuss: TBD
  • Presentations of digital essays (part one)
  • Writing Due: Blog (Reflective Writing Log)—Use this blog entry as a space to share your digital essay process—describe and reflect on how and why you created what you did. Feel free to include images and a slideshow if appropriate. I’d also like to suggest that you also reflect on how the digital essay process impacted the writing of your “formal” paper.

Wednesday, May 15

  • Readings to Discuss: TBD
  • Presentations of digital essays (part two)

LAST CLASS/ Grades

Good Luck!