Hey all,

  • Lit Circle short story presentations are going to be on THURSDAY (Maroon) and FRIDAY (Gold)–I bumped them back a day.  You’ll have another day in class to work on them, but I’m not guaranteeing that we’ll have computers, so bring your own if you can.
  • The Lit Analysis Essay rough draft is bumped back a day as well.  You’ll need your rough draft ready by MONDAY/TUESDAY of next week (whichever day you have this class).

Literary Analysis Materials

Having trouble with the lit analysis essay?  Here’s a buncha stuff:

(But if you’re REALLY having trouble, stop by and see me!  I can help!)

 Literary Analysis Essay Assignment and Rubric 


New Criticism


New Historicism in a Nutshell

Purdue Owl–Writing a Literary Analysis

Applying New Criticism and New Historicism

Blank Outline–Literary Analysis

General Tips on What a Literary Analysis Should Include

Sample Outline–Literary Analysis

Literary Analysis Essay Sample New Criticism

Literary Analysis Essay Sample New Historicism


Short Stories: All of ’em

Ones we all read:

A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flanner O’Connor

A Hunger Artist–Franz Kafka

Boys and Girls–Alice Munro

Brownies–ZZ Packer

Gooseberries–Anton Chekhov

The Man in a Case–Anton Chekhov

The Snows of Kilimanjaro–Ernest Hemingway

Lit Circle Options:

Barn Burning by William Faulkner

oates_going (“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”)

Saboteur–Ha Jin

The Catbird Seat

The Fly–Katherine Mansfield

The Garden Party

The Youngest Doll Rosario Ferre

thiswayforgasstory (“This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen”)

Vladimir Nabokov – Signs and Symbols

Roman Fever