352:368:02 The Military in American Literature (revised 10/5/04)

Ehrlich, TuTh 2:30-3:50 -- Index # 10772 -- Fall 2004 -- Office: 521 Hill Hall, Hours: TuTh 1:30-2:30 & by appt.
E-mail: ehrlich@andromeda.rutgers.edu -- Web page http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich
368 class e-mail: amerlit@andromeda.rutgers.edu -- 368 class web page http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~ehrlich/368/

Required Texts: Assigned editions: (available at NJ Books)
  • James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans Intro R. Slotkin (Penguin 0-14-039024-3)
  • Herman Melville, Shorter Novels (Norton Critical ed., 0-393-97541-6)
  • Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage (Norton Critical ed. 0-393-96430-2)
  • World War I: Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
  • World War II: Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
  • TBA: Korean, VietNam, Persian Gulf, Iraq, other wars.
  • Additional shorter texts to be available as handouts or online Tasks: Impromptu, Paper, Quiz, TBA (to be announced).
  • Task Week Date     Assignment Schedule: (See details page for updates and changes)
    I  1 Sep 2, 7 Introduction: Mather, Rowlandson (online)
    P1 2 9, 14 Cooper, Last of the Mohicans
    Q1 3 16, 21 Cooper, cont.
    P2 4 23, 28 Melville, Billy Budd; Benito Cereno
      5 30, Oct5 Melville -- cont
      6 7, 12 Short Civil War works: Whitman, Melville, Bierce
    P3 7 14, 19 Crane, Red Badge of Courage
      8 21, 26 Crane, cont.
       9 28, Nov. 2 WW I Novel - Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
     P4 10 Nov 4, 9 WW I Novel - Hemingway, cont
      11 11, 16 WW II Novel - Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse 5
    P4 12 18, 23 WW II Novel - Vonnegut, cont
      13 30, Dec 2 Vietnam? -- TBA
      14 Dec 7, 9 Gulf Wars? -- TBA