ENGL 1102/Fall 2021/Schedule

From Gerald R. Lucas

This schedule represents the ideal outline for our study this semester. Yet, like all best-laid plans, we may not be able to keep up with our agenda. Please be flexible and try to look and read ahead whenever possible.

We will do our best to stick by this schedule, but I will inform you verbally, via an email, and/or a literal change to the schedule below whenever there is a deviation. Getting these updates is solely your responsibility. Therefore, this schedule is tentative and subject to change contingent upon the needs of the students and the professor, and dictated by time and other constraints which may affect the course. For face-to-face classes, this schedule reflects only an overview of the assigned reading and other major course assignments. It may not indicate specific class session assignments or activities. Specific in-class assignments may not be reflected on the schedule.


Week Date Assignments
1 11 August 2021 Class Introduction
Request a LitWiki account by sending me an email with your preferred username. Once you receive your account info, log in and decorate your user page by writing a short bio and maybe uploading a photo.
ℹ️ Note: Before you can edit your user page, you must verify your email address under Preferences on the top-right of the wiki after you login.
2 August 16, 2021 Sipiora, Chapter 1 Introduction; Music: The Smiths, “Girlfriend in a Coma”
August 18, 2021 Fitzgerald, “Babylon Revisited”
3 August 23, 2021 Sipiora, Chapter 2 (including stories by Hemingway and Joyce)
August 25, 2021 Research Workshop in class
Find a journal article or book chapter about one of the stories we have read up until this point. Print it, read it, and bring it to class with you today. You might begin with the Library’s 1102 research guide.
4 August 30, 2021 Sipiora, Chapter 7 (including stories by Chopin and Silko)
Post your intention for Project 1 on your user page on LitWiki.
September 1, 2021 Workshop; bring your laptops and wiki questions.
5 September 6, 2021 Labor Day — No Class
September 8, 2021 Writing #1 Due
Annotated Bibliography entry on one of the texts that we have read until this point. The article must be from a book or scholarly journal.
6 September 13, 2021 Sipiora, Chapter 6 Introduction; London, “To Build a Fire”
September 15, 2021 Music: Counting Crows, “Anna Begins”
7 September 20, 2021 Sipiora, Chapter 4 Introduction; Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues”
September 22, 2021[1] Library Orientation with Kristen Bailey, Library Lab 1
8 September 27, 2021 Workshop; bring your laptops and wiki questions.
September 29, 2021 Writing #2 Due
Annotated Bibliography entry and Theme Exploration on Baldwin or London. The bib entry must be on an article from a book or scholarly journal.
9 October 4, 2021 Conferences (No class).
Work on wiki revisions and additions; make a significant contribution every day this week so that each section of each study guide contains some information (see Wikipedia articles—Baldwin and London—for models). Make an appointment with me either in the Writing Center or via Zoom.
October 6, 2021[2]
10 October 11, 2021 Sipiora, Chapter 5 Introduction; Vonnegut, “Harrison Bergeron”
October 13, 2021[3] Library Work Day
Meet on the second floor of the library with your laptops.
11 October 18, 2021 Poe, “The Cask of Amontillado”
October 20, 2021 Library Work Day
Meet on the second floor of the library with your laptops.
12 October 25, 2021 Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener
October 27, 2021 Library Work Day
Meet on the second floor of the library with your laptops. Have you made your WC appointment?
13 November 1, 2021 Workshop; bring your printed rough draft.
November 3, 2021 Writing #3 Due: Research Essay
14 November 8, 2021 Wilson, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
November 10, 2021
15 November 15, 2021 Screening of Wolfe, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
November 17, 2021
16 November 29, 2021 Optional XC Workshop; bring your essay drafts printed to participate.
December 1, 2021 Writing #4, Research Essay on Wilson Due


  1. Dr. Lucas is out of town.
  2. Midterm grades due.
  3. Drop day.
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