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Semaine
1

Semaine 1

7 heures pour terminer

chapter 1.1 (week 1)—Whitman & Dickinson, two proto-modernists

7 heures pour terminer
14 vidéos (Total 257 min), 11 lectures, 2 quiz
14 vidéos
watch video on Emily Dickinson's "I dwell in Possibility"23 min
watch video on Dickinson's "Tell all the truth but tell it slant"15 min
watch further discussion on "Tell all the truth"10 min
watch video on Emily Dickinson's "The Brain within its Groove" (part 1)15 min
watch video on Emily Dickinson's "The Brain within its Groove" (part 2)13 min
watch the CANON CHALLENGE for week 18 min
watch video on Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" (part 1)24 min
watch video on Walt Whitman's “Song of Myself” (part 2)21 min
watch video on canto 47 of "Song of Myself"21 min
watch discussion of Divya Victor's "W is for Walt Whitman's Soul"28 min
(alt.) watch abridged video on Victor's "W is for Walt..."18 min
watch Divya Victor discuss "W is for Walt Whitman's Soul"33 min
watch video discussion of the Whitmanian and Dickinsonian modes18 min
11 lectures
listen to an optional further introduction to week 1: audio & transcript15 min
read Emily Dickinson's “I dwell in Possibility”2 min
listen to Al Filreis recite "I dwell in Possibility"1 min
read Dickinson's "Tell all the truth but tell it slant"2 min
read Dickinson's "The Brain within its Groove"2 min
(optional) watch condensed video on Dickinson's "Brain within its Groove"10 min
read sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 14, 47 & 52 of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”20 min
listen to recordings of “Song of Myself”20 min
read Al Filreis on canto 8 of "Song of Myself"10 min
read Divya Victor's "W is for Walt Whitman's Soul10 min
watch or listen to Divya Victor read "W is for Walt Whitman's Soul"10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
on "Possibility" in Emily Dickinson's "I dwell in Possibility"30 min
on the dash in Emily Dickinson’s “I dwell in Possibility”30 min
Semaine
2

Semaine 2

5 heures pour terminer

chapter 1.2 (week 2)—Whitmanians & Dickinsonians

5 heures pour terminer
11 vidéos (Total 142 min), 22 lectures, 2 quiz
11 vidéos
watch video on William Carlos Williams’s “Smell!”15 min
watch video on William Carlos Williams's "Danse Russe"19 min
watch video on Allen Ginsberg's "A Supermarket in California"15 min
watch video on Lorine Niedecker's "Grandfather Advised Me"13 min
watch video on Lorine Niedecker's "You are my friend"12 min
watch video on Lorine Niedecker's "Foreclosure"8 min
watch the CANON CHALLENGE for week 23 min
watch video on Cid Corman's "It isnt for want"14 min
watch video on Rae Armantrout's "The Way"21 min
watch video on distinctions between “Dickinsonian” and “Whitmanian” proto-modernism11 min
22 lectures
listen to an optional further introduction to week 2: audio & transcript11 min
read William Carlos Williams’s “Smell!”2 min
listen to Williams perform “Smell!”1 min
read/listen to "Smell!" in text-audio alignment1 min
read Williams's "Danse Russe"2 min
listen to Williams perform "Danse Russe"1 min
read/listen to “Danse Russe” in text-audio alignment1 min
read Allen Ginsberg's “A Supermarket in California”5 min
listen to Ginsberg perform “A Supermarket in California”2 min
read/listen to Ginsberg's “A Supermarket in California” as text-audio alignment2 min
read Lorine Niedecker's “Grandfather advised me”2 min
read Lorine Niedecker's “You are my friend”2 min
read Lorine Niedecker's “Foreclosure”2 min
listen to Lorine Niedecker perform “Foreclosure”1 min
listen to a 30-minute discussion of “Foreclosure” (& another short poem)30 min
read Cid Corman's "It isnt for want"2 min
listen to Cid Corman perform “It isnt for want”1 min
read Rae Armantrout's “The Way”2 min
listen to Rae Armantrout perform “The Way”1 min
listen to Rae Armantrout talk briefly about “The Way”5 min
listen to PoemTalk discussion of “The Way”30 min
essay assignment #110 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
on Niedecker's "Grandfather advised me"30 min
on Corman's "It isnt for want"30 min
Semaine
3

Semaine 3

4 heures pour terminer

chapter 2.1 (week 3)—the rise of poetic modernism: imagism

4 heures pour terminer
8 vidéos (Total 114 min), 12 lectures, 1 quiz
8 vidéos
watch video on H.D.'s "Sea Rose"21 min
watch video on Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro"11 min
watch video on Ezra Pound's "The Encounter"13 min
watch further discussion on "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"9 min
watch a discussion of Tonya Foster's haiku (with the poet)26 min
watch a PoemTalk discussion of Tonya Foster's haiku23 min
watch the CANON CHALLENGE for week 32 min
12 lectures
listen to an optional further introduction to week 3: audio & transcript25 min
imagism briefly defined5 min
read H.D.'s "Sea Rose"5 min
read Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro"2 min
read Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" as it appeared in Poetry magazine2 min
read a selection of critical commentary on "In a Station of the Metro"10 min
watch brief further discussion of Pound's "In a Station of the Metro"2 min
read Ezra Pound's "The Encounter"5 min
read Wallace Stevens's "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"5 min
listen to a discussion of Stevens's "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"28 min
read haiku from Tonya Foster's "A Swarm of Bees in High Court"10 min
essay #1: write reviews of others' essays10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
on "In a Station of the Metro"1 min
4 heures pour terminer

chapter 2.2 (week 3 cont.)—the rise of poetic modernism: Williams

4 heures pour terminer
7 vidéos (Total 90 min), 21 lectures, 1 quiz
7 vidéos
watch video on Williams's "Between Walls"9 min
watch video on Williams’s “This Is Just to Say”12 min
watch video on Williams's "The Red Wheelbarrow"12 min
watch video discussion on Duchamp’s “Fountain”23 min
watch video on Williams's "Portrait of a Lady"10 min
watch video on Marcel Duchamp's "Nude Descending a Staircase"11 min
21 lectures
read William Carlos Williams's "Lines"2 min
read William Carlos Williams's "Between Walls"5 min
listen to Williams reading "Between Walls"1 min
read/listen with text-audio alignment to Williams's "Between Walls"1 min
listen to PoemTalk discussion of "Between Walls"30 min
read William Carlos Williams's "This Is Just to Say"5 min
read Flossie Williams's reply to "This Is Just to Say"5 min
listen to William Carlos Williams's explanation of “This Is Just to Say”2 min
listen to five recordings of Williams reading "This Is Just to Say"5 min
listen to five recordings of Williams reading “This Is Just to Say” as text-audio alignment5 min
read William Carlos Williams's "The Red Wheelbarrow"5 min
listen to four recordings of Williams reading “The Red Wheelbarrow”3 min
listen to four recordings of Williams performing “The Red Wheelbarrow” as text-audio alignment3 min
watch further discussion of Williams’s “The Red Wheelbarrow”6 min
look at a photograph of Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” at the Philadephia Museum of Art5 min
watch a museum-goer’s video of Duchamp’s “Fountain” on display at SFMoMA1 min
read William Carlos Williams's, “The rose is obsolete”5 min
listen to a 6-minute close reading of “The rose is obsolete”6 min
read William Carlos Williams's, "Portrait of a Lady"5 min
listen to 3 recordings of Williams performing “Portrait of a Lady”5 min
look at Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase”5 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
on Williams's "Between Walls"30 min
Semaine
4

Semaine 4

5 heures pour terminer

chapter 2.3 (week 4)—the rise of poetic modernism: Stein

5 heures pour terminer
9 vidéos (Total 116 min), 27 lectures, 1 quiz
9 vidéos
watch video on Stein's "A Long Dress"11 min
watch further discussion on "A Long Dress"5 min
watch video on Stein's "A Carafe, That Is a Blind Glass"18 min
watch video on "Water Raining" and "Malachite"17 min
watch video on Stein's ideas about narrative, composition, repeating & nouns22 min
watch video on Stein's "Let Us Describe"11 min
watch video on Stein's "If I Told Him"20 min
watch the CANON CHALLENGE for week 43 min
27 lectures
listen to an optional further introduction to week 4: audio & transcript17 min
read Stein's "A Long Dress" from Tender Buttons5 min
read Marjorie Perloff's comment on Stein and in particular on "A Carafe, That Is a Blind Glass"10 min
read Gertrude Stein, "A Carafe, That Is a Blind Glass," from the "Objects" section of Tender Buttons5 min
watch video of Laynie Browne discussing "A Carafe" and the "Objects" section of Tender Buttons6 min
listen to Jackson Mac Low's 1978 performance of Stein's "A Carafe, That Is a Blind Glass"3 min
listen to Jackson Mac Low's close reading of "A Carafe, That Is a Blind Glass"1 min
watch video on Stein’s phrase “not unordered in not resembling”2 min
read Stein's "Water Raining" and "Malachite" from Tender Buttons10 min
watch Bob Perelman on Stein's use of the continuous present tense1 min
watch Ron Silliman on how each Stein poem creates its own definition of reading1 min
watch discussion of the pleasure to be gotten from Stein's “linguistic-ness”4 min
read Stein on narrative5 min
read Stein on the noun5 min
read Stein on repetition5 min
read Stein on composition5 min
listen to Joan Retallack reading some propositions from Stein’s “Composition as Explanation”4 min
condensed version of video on Stein's ideas about narrative, composition & nouns [alternative]10 min
watch further discussion on the noun & loving repeating6 min
read Gertrude Stein's "Let Us Describe"5 min
read Stein’s “If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso”5 min
listen to Stein perform “If I Told Him”4 min
read/listen with text-audio alignment of Stein's "If I Told Him"4 min
watch a dance choreographed to Stein's “If I Told Him”2 min
read Ulla Dydo's prefatory comment on "If I Told Him"2 min
listen to Marjorie Perloff speaking about Stein’s portraits2 min
essay assignment #210 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
on "A Carafe, That Is a Blind Glass"30 min
2 heures pour terminer

chapter 2.4 (week 4 cont.)—the rise of poetic modernism: modernist edges

2 heures pour terminer
3 vidéos (Total 38 min), 11 lectures, 1 quiz
3 vidéos
watch video on Tristan Tzara's "To Make a Dadaist Poem"14 min
watch video on Bishop's "A Recollection" and the sonnet in modernism8 min
11 lectures
read Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven’s “A Dozen Cocktails—Please”5 min
explore the archived manuscript of "A Dozen Cocktails—Please"10 min
read Williams on the Baroness10 min
listen to a brief bio of the Baroness2 min
listen to a passage from Kenneth Rexroth’s account of the Baroness3 min
read Tristan Tzara’s “To Make a Dadaist Poem”5 min
re-read Tzara’s “To Make a Dadaist Poem” in an introduction to "chance operations"5 min
watch a film-illustration of “To Make a Dadaist Poem”2 min
read about the sonnet as a form7 min
read William Carlos Williams on the sonnet2 min
read John Peale Bishop, "A Recollection"5 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
on Tzara's "To Make a Dadaist Poem"30 min

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