- Jonathan Culler, A Very Short Introduction to Literary Theory (Oxford, 1997), ch4, pp. 55-68. (Note that this file has chapters 4 and 5. You only need to read chapter 4 for Friday, Jan. 20.)
- John Hollander, Foreword to Elise Bickford Jorgens, The Well-Tun’d Word (University of Minnesota, 1982), vii-xi.
- Bring a favorite poem to class, no more than 24 lines long. Need help finding a poem? Try these suggestions.