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English 293 Wilderness in American Literature

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English 293 Wilderness in American Literature

    English 293: Wilderness in American Literature Fall 2007

    Professor Warren (Payne 25: Office Hours: M-F 2-3)

September 6: Introduction

    Sept. 11: Thoreau, Maine Woods : Introduction (ix-xxxiii) & “Ktaadn” (1-111)

    Sept. 13: Thoreau, “Chesuncook” (112-213); Nash, Wilderness and the American

     Mind (44-95)

Sept. 18: “Allegash and East Branch” (214-308)

Sept. 20: “Allegash and East Branch” (308-407)

    Sept. 25: Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra (3-114); Nash, Wilderness and the

     American Mind (96-181) Sept. 27: Muir, First Summer (115-94)

     October 1: First Paper Due

October 2: Muir, First Summer (195-264)

Oct. 4: Austin, Land of Little Rain (3-149)

Oct. 9: Austin, Lost Borders (153-263)

Oct. 11: Reading Day (No Class)

    Oct. 16: Austin (continue discussion)

Oct. 18: Gary Paul Nabhan, The Desert Smells Like Rain (3-64)

Oct. 23: Nabhan (65-130)

Oct. 25: Leopold, Sand County Almanac (3-92)

    Oct. 30: Leopold, Sand County Almanac (93-162); Nash (182-237)

November 1: Leopold, Sand County Almanac (165-226)

     Nov. 5: Second Paper Due

Nov. 6: Lopez, Arctic Dreams

Nov. 8: Lopez, Arctic Dreams

Nov. 13: Lopez, Arctic Dreams; Nash (272-315)

Nov. 15: Lopez, Arctic Dreams

    THANKSGIVING BREAK

     Nov. 26: Third Paper Due

Nov. 27: Cormac McCarthy, The Road (3-137)

Nov. 29: The Road (138-287)

December 4: Ray, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood (3-103)

Dec. 6 : Ray, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood (105-73)

     Final Examination

GROUNDRULES

    1. More than 3 unexcused absences results in automatic failure.

2. Extensions are granted only with a week’s warning, not at the last minute.

    3. All work is due in my office at midnight, pledged, with the time of your turning

    it in on the paper. Every 24-hour period after that deadline costs one letter

    grade. For extremely late papers, I don’t give commentary.

    4. First Paper (Thoreau) is 5 pages (20%); Second Paper (Muir or Austin) is 7

    pages (25%); Third Paper (Leopold or Lopez) is 8 pages (30%); Final

    Examination is comprehensive, with special emphasis on McCarthy and Ray

    (25%).

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