Friday, November 19, 2010

our reading & meeting schedule

Thursday, Jan 13, 8:30 PM at KWH. special evening class, introduction: read brief excerpts each by Susan Cheever (from chapter 8 of Home before Dark; PDF); by Edward Albee (a scene from The American Dream; PDF); and by Marjorie Perloff (a passage from The Vienna Paradox; PDF).

Mon., Jan 17, 8:30 PM: special evening class at Al's house, 4616 Osage: John Cheever, "Goodbye, My Brother" [web*] and "The Sorrows of Gin" [PDF]

Mon., Jan 24: Susan Cheever, Home Before Dark; Cheever on the decision to become a writer [video]

Mon., Jan 31: Cheever, Desire

Mon., Feb 7: Cheever, American Bloomsbury & Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography

Mon., Feb 14 & Tues., Feb 15: Susan Cheever visits

Mon., Feb 21: Edward Albee: The Zoo Story; The American Dream; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Albee on creating his characters [video]; watch 12 clips from Zoo Story performances on YouTube; Albee on The American Dream [video]; excerpt from Mel Gussow's biography [PDF]

Mon., Feb 28: Albee, A Delicate Balance; Seascape; All Over (plus DVD of performance of All Over)

Mon., Mar 7: no class – spring break

Mon., Mar 14: Albee, Three Tall Women; The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?; At Home at the Zoo [PDF]; Albee on creativity [video]

Mon., Mar 21 & Tues., Mar 22: Edward Albee visits

Mon., Mar 28: Marjorie Perloff, selected essays:
“Something Is Happening, Mr. Jones” [web]
“The Return of Robert Lowell” [web]
“Can(n)on to the Right of Us…” (in Poetic License)
“Canon & Loaded Guns: Feminist Poetics & the Avant-Garde” (in PL)
“The Two Ariels: The (Re)Making of the Sylvia Plath Canon” (in PL)
“A Step Away from Them: Poetry 1956” (in Poetry On & Off the Page)
“Poetry in a Time of War” (in POOP)

Mon., April 4: Perloff, The Vienna Paradox
"Close Listening" reading & discussion with Charles Bernstein (in PennSound)

Mon., April 11: Perloff, selected essays & talks:
“Avant-Garde Community and the Individual Talent” [web]
“Teaching the ‘new’ Poetries: The Case of Rae Armantrout” [web]
“Writing Poetry after 9/11” [web]
"Why Teach Poetry Anyway?" [YouTube videos: 1 2 3 4 5 6]
"Incognito Lounge" interview with Aldon Nielsen, 1991 [mp3]
“Modernism Now” [web]
“Signs Are Taken for Wonders: The Billboard Field as Poetic Space," from Radical Artifice [PDF]

Mon., April 18: Unoriginal Genius; Kenneth Goldsmith’s Soliloquy, Act 1 (up to p. 109)

Mon., April 25 & Tues., April 26: Marjorie Perloff visits

TBA: Final Words gathering

TBA: Comprehensive Final Exam

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