English 3350: Modern and Postmodern American Literature



Schedule of Assignments

Essay 1

Essay 2

                In-class Presentation Assignment
                In-class Presentation Schedule


            The Ernest Hemingway Furniture collection

            The telegraph

            Your life’s work with the telegraph!

            Locating “Double Birthday” in Pittsburgh

            Traditional sonnet structure

            Frost reads “Mending Wall

            Williams reads “The Red Wheelbarrow” and other poems

            Diego Rivera’s Mexico City Murals

            Coney Island Newsreel

            Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

            Yeats’s, Leonardo’s, and Boucher’s representations of Leda

 H.D.’s “Leda

            Charles McGrath’s review of a biography of Ezra Pound with some good insights about the Pound-Eliot relationship

            Louis Armstrong’s “Black and Blue

            The William Blake poems that Allen Ginsberg heard in his “auditory vision.” “Ah! Sun-Flower” is in plate 43 and “The Sick Rose” is in plate 39.

            “The Ledge” After 50 Years

            Paintings of the rape of Europa

            Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” and Oates’s film review of Smooth Talk

            Images of Death and the Maiden

            Judges 19:17

            Differences between Modernism and Postmodernism

            1939 Futurama Ride

            Newsreel on The 1939 World’s Fair, “The World of Tomorrow

            Democracity at the 1939 World’s Fair

            Paul Coates’s 1955 episode of Confidential File, “The Horror of Comic Books

            Dr. Fredric Wertham and EC’s William Gaines (creator of Tales from the Crypt and Mad) testifying before the senate, 1954



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