Unit Theme: Love and Hate
Week 7 Focus: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
My Week 7 Rundown
Before you begin this week’s reading, review the discussion prompts for this week’s G+ Conversations. The following texts will serve as the basis for this week’s discussion:
- (Fiction) “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, LHE 729-40.
- (Fiction) “Jealous Husband Returns in the Form of Parrot” by Robert Olen Butler, LHE 766-70.
- (Fiction) Individual choice: Read at least one of the remaining stories in the “Fiction” section of “Love and Hate” in LHE. This could include Chinua Achebe’s “Marriage is a Private Affair” (LHE 946-51) and Nahid Rachlin’s “Departures” (LHE 951-57).
- (Nonfiction) “Is Love an Art?” by Eric Fromm, LHE 932-34.
- (Nonfiction) Individual choice: Read at least one of the remaining essays in the “Essays” section of “Love and Hate” in LHE.
- (Poetry) “With His Venom” by Sappho, LHE 772.
- (Poetry) Sonnet 130 “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” William Shakespeare, LHE 787.
- (Poetry) “The Flea” by John Donne, LHE 788.
- (Poetry) “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, LHE 802-3.
- (Poetry) “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath, LHE 808-10.
- (Poetry) “Infidelities” by Moyra Donaldson, LHE 823.
- (Poetry) Individual choice: Read at least two of the remaining poems in the “Poetry” section of “Love and Hate” in LHE. This could include Abbas Saffari’s “Our Story” (LHE 957-61).
- (Audio) Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” read by Michelle Sullivan.
- (Video) A 1989 film adaptation of “The Yellowpaper,” produced by the BBC.
- (Audio) Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130, read by various people. Some of these readings are better than others. If you’ve got time, listen to them all and pick your favorite.
- (Video, well, really audio) Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130, read by Alan Rickman.
- (Audio) Donne’s “The Flea,” read by John Burton.
- (Video) Donne’s “The Flea,” animated and read by jackfate989.
- (Video) Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays,” animated poem read by Carl Hancock Rux.
- (Video, well, audio) Plath’s “Daddy,” read by Plath.
- Record two entries in your Reading Notebook.
- Search the internet for an online resource that supplements one of the texts from this week’s reading (see my list of supplemental texts for examples of what you might find). Once you’ve found your resource, paste a link in this shared Google spreadsheet. Be sure to fill in all the information asked for in the sheet.
- By Thursday: Using #amreading, post a quotation that has struck you from the book you’re reading for your book review. Be sure to include the author’s name after the quotation. Also post two comments about your favorite texts from this week’s reading. By Sunday: Reply to three of your peers’ tweets, responding to the quotation or the reading comments. You can find your classmates on Twitter via the list on the flipside of this link.
- Initial post by Thursday, three responses by Sunday: Participate in the Literary Images of Love and Hate G+ Conversation.
- Initial post by Thursday, three responses by Sunday: Participate in The Four Loves and Literature G+ Conversation.
*Unless otherwise noted, assignments are due by midnight of the date posted.