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ENGL 233 Lecture Notes - Ann Beattie, Baby Boomers, New Criticism

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Fall 2015

Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 233
Professor
Elaine Pigeon
Lecture
1

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Class 1: ENGL 233/2
- 1930s: New Critic
- In text, close reading
- 4 classes per section
- Paper 1 short story
- Paper 2 poetry
- Paper 3 drama
Ann Beattie “Snow”
- American contemporary writer
- 1960s golden age
- Baby boomers, change
- Idealistic expectations, spell
- Not being able to free oneself from youth
- “I remember” – first person point of view
- Too subjective? Memories not always reliable
- Contrast – him
- Opposition
- Her – wildly idealistic, imaginative
- Him – more realistic
- Short story – every word counts
- Idealized lens that emphasizes her point of view
- Feminine experience emphasized
- Male perspective – shorter
- She embellishes the story
- Chipmunk – hidden (Male), ran through house (female)
- He is more critical
- Male/female conflict and approach to relationship
- Issue of reliability – first person/memory of narrator
- Contrasting characters – idea of light (solarized, snow) and darkness (night, moon)

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Class 1: ENGL 2332 1930s: New Critic In text, close reading 4 classes per section Paper 1 short story Paper 2 poetry Paper 3 drama Ann Beattie Snow American contemporary writer 1960s golden age Baby boomers, change Idealistic expectations, spell Not being able to free oneself from youth I remember first person point of view Too subjective? Memories not always reliable Contrast him Opposition Her wildly idealistic, imaginative
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