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Last approved: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:15:05 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

manzellaa
Abigail
Manzella
manzellaa@missouri.edu
573/882-8998
English
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
No
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
manzellaa
Abigail
Manzella
manzellaa@missouri.edu
573/882-8998
English
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
readd
David
Read
ReadD@missouri.edu
573/882-6066
English

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
English (ENGLSH)
English
3310
3
 
30
Survey of American Literature: 1865-Present
A survey of major writers and movements in American literature from realism to postmodernism.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
ENGLSH 1000.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

manzellaa
Abigail
Manzella
manzellaa@missouri.edu
573/882-8998
English
(numbers only)
NTT Assistant Professor
 
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

In this introduction to American literature from the end of the Civil War to the present, students will engage with vibrant texts in the genres of fiction, poetry, and drama. This literature, some of which will have just been published, will teach students not only about how authors responded to the historical moment in the past but also how they continue to do so today. The terminology for different writing styles, such as naturalism, realism, modernism, and postmodernism, will help to frame our discussions. The course will also ask questions about the shifting notions of subjectivity. Who is given an interiority in the stories we read, particularly in relationship to the categories of gender, race, and national origin? Who are the authors telling such tales? How do perceptions of American-ness change? This course is writing intensive, so we will be spending significant time throughout the semester focused on writing as a process and the best way to develop and support an argument.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
40
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Response Papers
You will submit six one-page response papers throughout the semester to better hone your thoughts on our primary reading for classroom discussion, to develop your reading skills and knowledge of literary terminology, and to improve your writing.
Length of assignment:
6
Abigail Manzella
 
 
6

Lens Reading Paper
To develop close reading skills by selected a particular passage and then read that through the lens of a second text from class. This will also help you to find connections between texts without a simple compare and contrast approach. (This is the guiding set up to a more research driven paper later.)
Length of assignment:
4
Abigail Manzella
4
Abigail Manzella
8

Research Paper
To delve into some of the research on a given piece literature in order to become part of the academic conversation on this piece.
Length of assignment:
6
Abigail Manzella
6
Abigail Manzella
12

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
16.00
Revisions:
10.00
26.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
All of my assignments allow for their to be more than one interpretation. They include close reading of our primary texts as well as the inclusion of secondary reading to help apply a historical/theoretical understanding of our texts as well.
Response papers happen about every other week throughout the semester. The first paper will be completed in September and into October, and the second paper will be completed in November and into December.
70
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0
 

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement


Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:17:28 GMT): changed effective term from 10/1/16 to Spring 2017
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:14:50 GMT): I have added ENGLSH 3310W, 01 to the Spring 2017 schedule of classes and cancelled ENGLSH 3310, 01 from Spring 2017
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