Spring Semester 2013

Beginning next Tuesday I will be teaching two courses at the University of Pittsburgh during the spring semester: Seminar in Composition (ENGCMP 0200, Pitt’s freshman English) and Reading Poetry (ENGLIT 0315). I am greatly looking forward to both classes as each should prove to be interesting, challenging, and fun. These courses reprise courses taught the previous semester.

In Seminar in Composition we’ll be reading selections from the following:

David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky eds., Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers, 9th ed. (New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010).

William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White, The Elements of Style: With Revisions, an Introduction, and a Chapter on Writing, 4th ed. (New York: Longman, 2000).

David Foster Wallace,  A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments (New York: Little, Brown & Co., 1997).

And, among a number of other poems and poets, in Reading Poetry we’ll primarily be looking at:

John Ashbery,  Selected Poems (New York: Penguin, 1986).

Ben Lerner, The Lichtenberg Figures (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2004).

Robert Lowell, Life Studies and For the Union Dead (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007).

Harryette Mullen, Recylcopdeia: Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, and Muse & Drudge (Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2006).

T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land and Other Writings (New York: The Modern Library, 2001).

Walt Whitman, Song of Myself, ed. Susan Rattiner (Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2001).

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