F2 (11:00-11:45)

H2 (12:40-1:25)

learning goals: How does “The Ultimate Safari” end? What is the main idea underlying our first writing assignment?

Together, finish reading Nadine Gordimer’s story “The Ultimate Safari”

preview our first writing assignment (both today’s in-class pre-writing and the homework reading)

stages of studying this story:

pre-writing: initial reactions to the story (in today’s class)


background reading of a current news story about people fleeing civil war in Syria (homework for next class, Tues Aug 25)

written response based on lines from William Carlos Williams’ poem: “. . . It is difficult to get the news from poems, but men die miserable every day for lack of what is found there . . .” (in class Tues Aug 25 / day 6)

n.b. A digital copy of Gordimer’s story resides on the “World Fiction” page of this course blog.