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Write a 750-word (minimum) essay addressing one of the topics described below.  You must meet the minimum word count to get full credit.Your essays must include quotes from each text used to get full credit.  Be sure to quote, cite, and reference from the text(s) using appropriate APA formatREADINGS FROM AMERICAN LITERATURE BOOK 2013 8TH EDITION BELOWTopic 1: Write an essay in which you compare Art Spiegelman’s Maus to a more traditionally formatted story assigned for this class or a comic book you are familiar with.  How are elements including theme, plot, and conflict different or alike in the two works?  How successful do you think Spiegelman is in conveying his message through the more unfamiliar format of the graphic novel?Topic 2: Choose two texts that we’ve read from week 3 (you may use Trifles for one of them) and discuss them in relation to modernism.  Use the definition of modernism given in the Terms lecture from Week 3.  Make sure to explain what modernism is and show how the texts you chose demonstrate modernism.Topic 3: View one of the films below.  Choose one character from the film and compare him/her to another character from another reading we’ve studied in class.  How are they similar?  Why did you choose these characters?  Do they have characteristics that you can relate to?  You may include elements of psychoanalytic criticism (see Week 2 Terms).The table below identifies the three films you may choose from.FilmThe Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel.  Available to rent on Amazon; available for streaming on Netflix as of May 2013;also in theaters in May of 2013)Of Mice and Men, based on John Steinbeck’s 1937 novel.  Available to rent on Amazon; available for streaming on Netflix as of May 2013The Glass Menagerie, based on Tennessee Williams’s 1944 play. Available to rent on Amazon; available for streaming on Netflix as of May 2013Week 1 – Beginnings to 1700 and American Literature 1700-1820Required ReadingAssignments and Due DatesWeek 1 lecturesTermsAuthorsHistoryPoetry TermsFrequently Asked Questions (Under Start Here)APA Format (Under Start Here)Essay Tutorial (Under Start Here)Plagiarism Information (Under Student Resources)Beginnings to 1700Timeline (pp. 18-19)Christopher Columbusbiography (p. 24)“Letter to Luis de Santagel Regarding the First Voyage” (pp. 25-26)”Letter to Ferdinand and Isabel Regarding the Fourth Voyage”(pp. 26-28)Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vacabiography (pp. 28-29)from “The Relation of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca” (pp. 29-35)Anne BradstreetBiography (p. 110)”To My Dear and Loving Husband” (p. 120)”The Prologue” (pp.111-112)” In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1665, Being a Year and a Half Old” (pp. 121-122)Mary Rowlandsonbiography (pp. 126-127)from A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. MaryRowlandson (pp. 127-143)American Literature 1700-1820Timeline (pp. 168-169)Red Jacketbiography (p. 229)from “Reply to the Missionary Jacob Cram” (pp. 230-231)Benjamin FranklinBiography (pp. 234-236)”Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America” (pp.244-247)Thomas PaineBiography (pp. 323-324)from Common Sense (pp. 324-331)Phillis WheatleyBiography (pp.401-403)”On Being Brought from Africa to America” (p.403)”To the University of Cambridge, in New England” (pp.404-405)”To His Excellency General Washington ” (pp. 410-411)Week 2 – American Literature 1820-1865 and 1865-1914Required ReadingAssignments and Due DatesWeek 2 lecturesTermsAuthorsHistoryElements of FictionAmerican Literature 1820-1865Timeline (pp. 464-466)”Slavery, Race, and the Making of American Literature” (pp. 761-762)Edgar Allan Poebiography (pp. 683-687)“The Fall of the House of Usher” (pp. 702-714)Walt Whitmanbiography (pp. 1005-1009)”Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” (pp. 1069-1073)Emily Dickinsonbiography (pp. 1189-1193)Poem 122 (“These are the days when Birds come back”) (p. 1194)Poem 207 (“I taste a liquor never brewed”) (p. 1195)Poem 236 (“Some keep the Sabbath going to Church”) (p. 1196)Frederick Douglassbiography (pp. 934-938)”What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” (pp. 1002-1005)American Literature 1865-1914Timeline (pp. 1279-1281)Kate Chopinbiography (pp. 1604-1605)”The Story of an Hour” (pp. 1609-1611)Charlotte Perkins Gilmanbiography (pp. 1668-1669 )”The Yellow Wall-paper” (pp. 1669-1681)”Why I Wrote ‘The Yellow Wall-paper'” (access using  this link)Paul Laurence Dunbarbiography (pp. 1805-1806)”Sympathy” (p. 1809)Week 3 – American Literature 1914-1945Required ReadingAssignments and Due DatesWeek 3 lecturesTermsAuthorsHistoryAmerican Literature 1914-1945Timeline (pp. 1279-1281)Langston Hughesbiography (pp. 2221-2222)”The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (pp. 2222-2223)”Mother to Son” (p. 2223)”I, Too” (pp. 2223-2224)Robert Frostbiography (pp. 1911-1912)”Mending Wall” (pp. 1913-1914″The Road Not Taken” (pp. 1919-1920)Richard Wrightbiography (pp. 2244-2245)”The Man Who Was Almost A Man” (pp. 2245-2253)F. Scott Fitzgeraldbiography (pp. 2147-2149)”Babylon Revisited” (pp. 2164-2178)Willa Catherbiography (pp. 1861-1863 )”Neighbor Rosicky” (pp. 1863-1883)Susan Glaspellbiography (pp. 1926-1927)Trifles (pp. 1927-1936) ANDwatch the performance of Trifles belowWeek 4 – American Literature since 1945Required ReadingAssignments and Due DatesWeek 4 lecturesTermsAuthorsHistoryAmerican Literature after 1945Timeline (pp. 2268-2271)Robert Haydenbiography (pp. 2370-2372)”Middle Passage” (pp. 2372-2376)”Homage to the Empress of the Blues” (p. 2377)”Those Winter Sundays” (p. 2377)Raymond Carverbiography (pp. 2678-2679)”Cathedral” (pp. 2679-2689)Alice Walkerbiography (pp. 2714-2715)”Everyday Use” (pp. 2715-2721)Art Spiegelmanbiography (pp. 2734-2735)from Maus (pp. 2736-2752)Creative Nonfiction”Creative Nonfiction” (p. 2803)Edwidge Danticatbiography (p. 2827)from Brother, I’m Dying (pp. 2827-2829)

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