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Lydia Netzer
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Reading Period 29: May 13 - June 9: Review
Jorge Luis Borges liked geography. Look at him liking it. Class Meeting: June 4, 6 pm This week we will return to South America briefly, to pick up our discussion on a couple of authors we briefly looked at last spring. You'll be writing two 500-word essays...
Jorge Luis Borges liked geography. Look at him liking it. Class Meeting: June 4, 6 pm This week we will return to South America briefly, to pick up our discussion on a couple of authors we briefly looked at last spring. You...
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Reading Period 28: May 6 - 12: Kenya, Tanzania
Long Read:  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 20-25 Short Read:  Yeats' Vision . The Irish poet William Butler Yeats had a vision about human history, including a concept that history is divided into repeating series of 2000 years, divided furthe...
Long Read: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 20-25 Short Read: Yeats' Vision. The Irish poet William Butler Yeats had a vision about human history, including a concept that history is divided into repeating serie...
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Reading Period 26: April 22-28: Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia
Long Read: Things Fall Apart , by Chinua Achebe, chapters 8-13 Short Read:  " How to Write About Africa " by Binyavanga Wainana Poem: Galaa Leged (Defeat of the Infidels)  by Mohammed Abdullah Hassan Somalia is famous for its poetry. The explorer Richard Bu...
Long Read: Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, chapters 8-13 Short Read: "How to Write About Africa" by Binyavanga Wainana Poem: Galaa Leged (Defeat of the Infidels) by Mohammed Abdullah Hassan Somalia is famous for its p...
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Reading Period 24: April 8 - 14: Egypt
Short Read: " The Dragon " by Ray Bradbury Poetry: " Song of the Harper " from ancient Egyptian tombs. Three versions. Creative Assignment: Explaining creation is difficult, and the Egyptians had one of the most visually interesting and complicated creation...
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Reading Period 22: March 18-24: United Kingdom
Long Read: Don Quixote , chapters 28-52, finishing the first half. I'm going to let you skip some chapters if you need to get through it faster. Chapters to skip: 33, 34 (The Novel of the Man who was Recklessly Curious) and 39, 40, 41 (The History of the Ca...
Long Read: Don Quixote, chapters 28-52, finishing the first half. I'm going to let you skip some chapters if you need to get through it faster. Chapters to skip: 33, 34 (The Novel of the Man who was Recklessly Curious) and 39...
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It's pronounced gee! Like ski! Last Class Meeting: To Be Determined Due Dates: June 24. This includes all late assignments and quizzes! Long Read: Finish A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Short Read: The Necklace by Guy de Maupass...
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Reading Period 27: April 29 - May 5: Congo
Long Read:  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 14-19 Short Read:  " The Main Road Through the Heart of Africa " by Robert Draper (National Geographic) Poem : "Le debut de l'histoire" by Brigitte Yengo Seule dans la foule Un an. Un an de lutte inté...
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Long Read: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 14-19 Short Read: "The Main Road Through the Heart of Africa" by Robert Draper (National Geographic) Poem: "Le debut de l'histoire" by Brigitte Yengo Seule dans la fou...
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Reading Period 25: April 15-21: Mali, Niger, Chad
Long Read:  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 1-7 Short Read:  Interview with Chinua Achebe, " The Art of Fiction No. 139 " in the Paris Review. Poetry : " Love Apart " by Christopher Okigbo. I chose this because it reminded me of the Nut and Geb...
Long Read: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 1-7 Short Read: Interview with Chinua Achebe, "The Art of Fiction No. 139" in the Paris Review. Poetry: "Love Apart" by Christopher Okigbo. I chose this because it rem...
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Reading Period 23: March 25 - April 7: Morocco
Short Read: Selections from the Travels of Ibn Battuta , pages 41, 43-53  (Ibn Battuta travels from Tangiers to Cairo) Poem: " One Hand Isn't Enough to Write With " by Abdellatif Laâbi " Next to Nothing " by Paul Bowles (American living in Tangiers in the 6...
Short Read: Selections from the Travels of Ibn Battuta, pages 41, 43-53 (Ibn Battuta travels from Tangiers to Cairo) Poem: "One Hand Isn't Enough to Write With" by Abdellatif Laâbi "Next to Nothing" by Paul Bowle...
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Reading Period 21: March 11-17: Italy
Long Read:  Don Quixote, chapters 15-27 (Part 3) Short Read (and Poem): The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, The Inferno, Cantos 1-4 Creative Assignment: Write an ekphrastic poem based on the painting by Matisse that we reproduced in mosaic form in class, ...
Long Read: Don Quixote, chapters 15-27 (Part 3) Short Read (and Poem): The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, The Inferno, Cantos 1-4 Creative Assignment: Write an ekphrastic poem based on the painting by Matisse that we repr...
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Writer, mother, chief of the watermelon police, and afraid of bears. Author of Shine Shine Shine.
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I'm the author of Shine Shine Shine, a novel published by St. Martin's Press, which was a NYT Notable Book in 2012 and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. My new novel, How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky, was published in 2014 by St. Martin's Press. I'm a homeschooling mother of two wild redheads, and the wife of a cyclist. 
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  • Bowling Green State University
    English, 1989 - 1993
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    English, 1993 - 1999
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Lydia Jenkins