Monday, December 7, 2009

[ reading & meeting schedule ]

-> Here is the semester's meeting schedule. (Note that this will be enhanced in the coming weeks, but the dates and assignments are basically complete as of this posting, 12/9/09.)

Thursday, Jan 14, 8 PM, at KWH, three readings:
[] Oates, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” [link]
[] Howe, “Pythagorean Silence” [and commentary] on PennSound; text of excerpt [links: 1 2 3]
[] Milch, “Trial By Fury,” Hill Street Blues, season 3, episode 1 [links: 1 2 3]

Monday, Jan 18, 7:30 PM, 4616 Osage: Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys

Monday, Jan 25: On Boxing & The Corn Maiden

Monday, Feb 1: Wild Nights!

Monday, Feb 8: Dear Husband

Monday, Feb 15/Tues Feb 16: Joyce Carol Oates visits

Monday, Feb 22: Howe, My Emily Dickinson

Monday, March 1: Frame Structures (“Frame Structures” & “Secret History of the Dividing Line”) and Singularities (“Thorow” & “Articulation of Sound Forms in Time”) [Consult Perloff on Frame Structures and listen to "Thorow" and "Articulation" on PennSound.]

Monday, March 15: The Midnight (in its entirety); and Souls of the Labadie Tract ("Errand," “Personal Narrative” & “Souls of the Labadie Tract”); and The Non-comformist's Memorial ("Melville's Marginalia") [Listen to Howe reading from The Midnight on PennSound.]

Monday, Mar 22/Tues Mar 23: Susan Howe visits

Monday, Mar 29: Hill Street Blues, season 3 episodes written by David Milch [see list] (Hulu); "Trial By Fury" [script]

Monday, April 5: NYPD Blue, seasons 1 & 2 (DVD) [Click here for a list of episodes we will watch and discuss.]

Monday, April 12: Deadwood (DVD); Stories from the Black Hills; scripts for season 1 episode 1 ("Deadwood") & season 1 episode 12 ("Sold under Sin")**

Monday, April 19: John from Cincinnati (DVD)

Monday, April 26/Tues April 27: David Milch visits

Thurs., April 29, 2-5 PM: Final words; lunch; discussion of exam; video.

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** Al will email links to PDF copies of these two scripts.

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