World Literature


For the end of the year:

Be prepared to write down sonnet 29 on Monday.

Submit your critique response on The Stranger to turnitin no later than May 19.

Have your typed project ready to hand in.



For the weeks of April 27 through the end of classes, May 19:

This is a list of all the tests and assignments remaining, with dates.

Friday, April 24: In-c;ass essay on Notes From Underground.

Monday, May 4: Follow-up test on "Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock."

Tuesday, May 11 (tentative): Reading check test on The Stranger-Albert Camus.

Friday, May 15: Literary Criticism response on The Stranger. (Submit to turnitin and a hard copy to me by May 18)

Monday, May 18: "Brain-developing" project    AND

                                 Proof of having memorized Sonnet 29.



For the week of April 20:

Monday;  Be prepared with your choice of project, as described in class.

The test on the Inferno will be on Tuesday.

The test on Notes from Underground will be on Friday.


Vacation Assignment:

Part II of Notes from Underground will be due upon your return.  A reading test will be given the week of April 13.

Read The Stranger by Albert Camus and begin research for the final assignment.  On Monday when you return, I will check the notes that you take as you read the novel "in a scholarly way." 


For the week of March 16:

Keep working on your rough draft on Antigone.

Keep reading Part II of Notes from Underground.


For the week of March 9: 

Keep reading Notes from Underground.  You should be finished with Part I by now and moving into Part II.

Keep revising your Antigone essay as we read and discuss the play in class.


For the week of March 2:

Keep reading Notes from Underground while we are reading and discussing Antigone in class.  Part I should be finished by Friday, March 6.  Part 2 should be finished by the week of March 16.

Dont forget to keep working on your essay on Antigone in your notebook.  The rough draft should be finished at the beginning of next week.


For the week of Feb. 16:

Go on the GALE site through the Library Resourses and find a literary criticism article on Kafka's Metamorphosis.  Write a summary IN YOUR NOTEBOOK and then type it right in o turnitin.

Then finish reading Antigone and start constructing a thesis, as described endlessly in class.

Have a good vacation.


For the week of Feb. 9: 

Continue working on the "flow chart" for developing your thesis on The Metamorphosis.  I will check your notebooks for this work on Tuesday.

Friday: Have comments and or questions on Antigone written in your notebook.


For the week of February 2:

The reading test on The Metamorphosis will be on Monday.  I won't collect the comments/questions until Tuesday.

Once you finish reading Kafka's novella, start constructing a thesis as we've discussed in class.    Evidence of your attempts will be recorded in your notebook, in the writing section.

Don't forget to start printing out a copy of Antigone by Jean Anouilh from this site!! You have about a week, so plan accordingly.


For the week of January 19:

We will finish the presentations on The Kite Runner.

Please make sure you have finished your questions/comments on The Metamorphosis.  Hand in the hard copy by Thursday, but also  submit it to turnitin.


For the week of January 12:

If you haven't already, finish reading Kafka's Metamorphosis so you have time to write comments and questions on the novella in your notebool.

For Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, have your ideas for discussion in your group written down in your notebook so I can see the work you have been doing in preparation for class. Wednesday should be the day you finalize your discussions and solidify your plans for presenting your group's main idea. We will start presentations on Thursday and should conclude by Friday.  

The reading quiz on Metamorphosis will be given on Tuesday, Janueary 20.


For the Christmas vacation:

You will read Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis in a book or online.  Take notes and start constructing a thesis following the method you have to enhance your reading and understanding of the novella.  Write down the prescribed preliminary thinking in your notebook.

Prepare your ideas and comments on The Kite Runner to present to your group upon return from vacation.


For the week of Dec. 15:

There will be a reading test on The Kite Runner on Friday, Dec 19.

The in-class essay on Rumi will be on Thursday.

Make sure your essay is on turnitin, and that you hand in the hard copy to me by Tuesday.



For Friday please have your rough draft ready for exchange.


For the weekend:

Finish reading The Kite Runner and have the comments on the novel ready for me to see in class.


For the week of Nov. 24:

Keep reading and taking notes on The Kite Runner.  

Finish working on the body of the essay.


For the week of Nov. 17:

There will be a quiz on Chinese prose and poetry this week, probably Tuesday.

Remember, your improved essay should be ready to hand in on Friday, Nov. 21.

Keep reading The Kite Runner.


For the week of Nov. 10:

Keep reading The Kite runner.  

Keep working on the revision of your essay on "Death in Midsummer."


For the week of November 3:

Don't foget about the quiz on "Death in Midsummer" on Tuesday.

Make sure you have your essay on "Death in Midsummer" ready to put on turnitin by Thursday night to make sure there are no problems.

Keep reading The Kite Runner.


For the week of October 27:

Please have the rough draft of your essay written in your notebook for Monday.  As we finish comments on the short story in class, you will be making changes and additions to this initial draft.

The quiz on your notes on "Death in Midsummer" will probably be this Thursday.

Continue to read The Kite Runner.


For the week of October 20:

Monday: Have your thesis on "Death in Midsummer" (and the work you did to construct it )written in your notebook (the writing section).

Keep reading The Kite Runner.  Make sure you take notes as you read.


For the week of October 13:

Begin reading the Kite Runner.  Take notes.

Start writing some preliminary ideas for your essay on "Death in Midsummer."

Take good notes in class in preparation for your next note test, a follow-up test on your notes!

 Please ask in class if you have any questions on your assignments.


For the week of October 6:

Tuesday: Reading Quiz on "Death in Midsummer."  

You should have your comments on the short story typed up, ready to hand in.

Please be sure to bring your copy of "Death in Midsummer" to class every day,

Get a copy of The Kite Runner.  You can start reading the novel as soon as you get it.


For the week of September 29:

Final, typed copy of your college essay is due on Monday.

Please have your notes on "Death in Midsummer" available for me to see in your notebook on Monday, 9/29.

Expect a test on your notes on Wednesday, 10/1.

Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 10/2: Reading test on "Death in Midsummer. "

Typed copy of comments on "D in M" is due on Friday.


For the week of September 22:

D period, your guidance visit is on Monday, 9/22     G Period, yours is on Tuesday, 9/23.

G, please have your rough draft typed and ready to exchange by Monday 9/22.  D, please have your rough draft ready for Tuesday.  

We will be going to the library on Thursday to sign up for turnitin and receive instruciton how to use the online library.


For the week of Sept. 15:

Please have a rough draft of the introduction and the first paragraph of the body of your college essay written in your notebook by Monday.

Continue to read "Death in Midsummer" in a "scholarly way."


For the week of September 8:

Monday: Please have with you a  printout of the course requirements, a 100 page college ruled noteboo and a pen.

Wed: Please have a rough draft of your college essay written in your notebook.