Read the first 99 pages of Beloved.
Also, do remember the basic rule of college: students who do not attend classes and do not hand in work do not pass the class. It’s not a college professor’s job to chase students down and convince them to do their part as students.
Please remember that we will begin class by attending Patricia Smith’s poetry reading at 6:30.
As I mentioned in class, class will begin in the museum in Klapper Hall. Please arrive at 6:30, if you can. We will end class ten minutes early to accommodate the adjustment.
We will then discuss Ellison’s essay in class as well as your final assignments for the semester.
We are meeting at Patricia Smith’s poetry reading, held at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum in Klapper Hall (right above our classroom). The reading begins at 6:30 and I would appreciate it if you came on time for the reading–we can leave class a little early as a result.
Here is a link to the event: https://www.pw.org/literary_events/patricia_smith_at_queens_college
I will post the course reading for the week on Friday.
Here is a link to my favorite online version of the story. Read it and discuss irony in the text. We will also discuss some elements of the text as a class.