Course Schedule

  Day Date Topic/Reading Writing
1 Tu 8/23 Introduction –“A Continuity of Parks”  
Thu 8/25 Gogol “The Nose” Weekly Reading Journal/Blog due every weekend (Fri-Sun)
2 T 8/30 Metamorphosis – Preface, Translator’s Note, and Part I  
TH 9/1 Metamorphosis – Parts II and III  
3 T 9/6 Borges Labyrinths

Read: “An Invitation by William Gibson” and “Tlon, Uqbar and Orbis Tertius”

 
TH 9/8 Borges – Labyrinths

“The Garden of Forking Paths” “The Secret Miracle”

“The Circular Ruins”

 
M 9/12 Film Mon. Sept. 12 Pan’s Labyrinth
4 T 9/13 Borges – Labyrinths

“The Library of Babel”

“Funus the Memorius”

“Death and the Compass”

 

 
TH 9/15 PDF 
5 T 9/20 Cortazar – “Night Face Up,” “Axolotl” “House Taken Over”  
TH 9/22 Bulgakov

Master and Margarita

 Chapters 1, 2 and 3 (7-46 in my version)

Take a break from journals! Read!

6 T 9/27 Master and Margarita  Chapters 4-11
TH 9/29 Master and Margarita  Chapters 12-16
M 10/3 Film –   The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
7 T 10/4 Master and Margarita  17-26
TH 10/6 Master and Margarita  27-Epilogue (end)
8 T 10/11 Italo Calvino If on a Winter’s Night….  
TH 10/13 Italo Calvino  
9 T 10/18 Italo Calvino  
TH 10/20 Italo Calvino  
M 10/24 Film Mon. Oct. 24 Rashomon
10 T 10/25 Murakami Hard Boiled Wonderland  
TH 10/27 Murakami
11 T 11/1 Murakami  
TH 11/3 Murakami  
12 T 11/8 Murakami  
TH 11/10 Murakami

 

 
M 11/14 Film Mon. Nov. 14 Run Lola Run
13 T 11/15 Meiville The City and the City  
TH 11/17 The City and the City  
11/21-26 Thanksgiving Break!  
14 T 11/29 The City and the City  
TH 12/1 The City and the City  
M 12/5 Mon Dec. 5 No Man’s Land
15 T 12/6

 

Last Day of Classes

 

 
   
Tu 12/13 Final Meeting -1:30-3:30 Final Project Due