Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Week Twelve

In Class

Final Exam.
  1. Much Ado about Nothing e-book HERE.
  2. Introductory presentation on Much Ado about Nothing HERE.
  3. Much Ado about Nothing's Main Characters' Status, Alliances, and Relationships HERE.
  4. The Battle of the Sexes: Male and Female Reputation HERE.
  5. Happy Endings? Marriage, or The Taming of the Shrew HERE.
  6. Print your final exam if you are typing it. Make two copies if you want one for yourself.
By Thursday, December 7 at 12:00 midday:
  • Check a sample revision of Essay 1 (packet, pages 59-62). 
  • Depending on your situation,* revise Essay 1 or Essay 2. Put in my my box, in E103. If you do not follow the Revision Guidelines to the letter, I will not accept your revision.
*If you have turned the draft of Essay 2 late, it cannot be revised for a new grade.

By Sunday, December 10 at 9:00AM: Journals 7-12. 


By Tuesday, December 12, learn one of the following sonnets by heart:
  • Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130," 
  • Donne's "Holy Sonnet X," 
  • Millay's What lips my lips.."
Next Tuesday we will meet for grades, advising, and the recitation of sonnets for extra credit. Same place, same time!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Week Eleven

Petruchio forcing Kate to kiss him at their wedding ceremony.
Image from Franco Zefirelli's 1967 film version of
Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew found in TV Tropes
BENEDICK
Peace! I will stop your mouth.
Kissing Beatrice.
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A. Much Ado Jeopardy!:
  • Open the Introductory Presentation on Much Ado HERE.
  • Open the Literary Terms III: Drama Presentation HERE.

B. Work on Journal 10.


Online Work for Week Eleven

Note: items marked with an asterisk will count as your hour of online attendance for Week Eleven.

By Tuesday, December 5 at 9:00AM:

1. Read
  • The Battle of the Sexes: Male and Female Reputation HERE.
  • Happy Endings? Marriage, or The Taming of the Shrew HERE.
2. *Write Journal 11.

3. Complete the Quiz on Literary Terms III on Blackboard.

4. At the beginning of class on December 5: Turn in take-home portion of Final Exam.

Ongoing 
By Thursday, December 7 at 12:00 midday: Revise Essay 1 or Essay 2. If you did not turn in a draft for Essay 2 last week, your only option is to revise Essay 1 for a new grade. 
  • Read "Guidelines for Revising Essays" (packet, page 58). If you do not follow these guidelines to the letter, I will not accept your revision.
  • Check a sample revision of Essay 1 (packet, pages 59-62).
  • Submit your revisions to me or my box in E-103

By Sunday, December 10 at 9:00AM: Turn in Journals 7-12. 

Extra Credit: by Tuesday, December 12 learn one of the following sonnets by heart:
  • Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130," 
  • Donne's "Holy Sonnet X," 
  • Millay's What lips my lips.."
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    Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Week Ten

    If you are turning in Essays 1 and or 2,
    • print a copy of the essay and its Works Cited page
    • attach the Grading Checklist with your self-evaluation
    • attach any slips proving you have visited the Writing Center to get help with the essay.

    Tuesday Meeting
    Original cartoon by Tony Lopes
    See more at Stoney Toons
    Image from Sophia Literaria

    Much Ado about Nothing is the text we will use for the in-class Final Exam, so you need to be very familiar with it. To help, today we will screen Kenneth Branagh's version of play.
    If you are/were unable to come to class on Tuesday, November 21, search the film in our library's Streaming Media Project  HEREFor copyright reasons, you can only watch the film on campus. Otherwise, check the film information so you can rent it, watch it on YouTube, etc. HERE
    2. Discussing the Final Exam. Once you have decided what question you want to answer, check the work you should complete for Journals 9, 10, and 11. Instructions and Prompts for Journals

      Online Work for Week Nine

      Note: items marked with an asterisk will count as your hour of online attendance for Week Nine.



      1. Review an introductory presentation on Much Ado about Nothing HERE.
      2. Review Much Ado about Nothing's Main Characters' Status, Alliances, and Relationships HERE.
      3. *Complete Journal 9. You will need the play for evidence. If you do not have Much Ado about Nothing, check the e-book HERE.
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        Tuesday, November 14, 2017

        Week Nine

        If you are turning in Essay 1,
        • print a copy of the essay and its Works Cited page
        • attach the Grading Checklist with your self-evaluation
        • attach any slips proving you have visited the Writing Center to get help with the essay.

        Tuesday Meeting

        1. Thesis Workshop

        If you submitted a thesis statement, I will put you in a group of maximum three people. Responses to thesis: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wTspWplTQi8gy3myLFcPR2dfNc3EMCdVy4nIq4yPUo8/edit?usp=sharing

        If you did not submit a thesis statement, please do so now: https://goo.gl/forms/gpcpGVyvYvMvqDZU2

        We will write selected theses on the board.

        Criteria to consider for the evaluation of theses:

        Does it address the prompt? Review the prompt for Essay 2

        2. Writing Workshop

        Online Work for Week Nine

        Write Essay 2. Tell me when you intend to turn it in by completing this form:   https://goo.gl/forms/h22sDVPJQM0TjTDK2 
        Responses to form:   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q7gIpzat4AjTk61slczL4AiFy9V9p1CINJL1iumT1vU/edit?usp=sharing

        Monday, November 6, 2017

        Week Eight

        Tuesday Meeting
        Iron Mask and Collar for Punishing Slaves, Brazil, 1817-1818
        Source: Jacques Arago, Souvenirs d'un aveugle. Voyage autour du monde... par M. J. Arago (Paris, 1839-40), 
        vol. 1, facing p. 119.
        From The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas
        by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite
        Sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.
        "Did you speak to him? Didn't you say anything to him? Something!" [said Sethe.]
        "I couldn't, Sethe. I just... couldn't" [said Paul D.]
        "Why!"
        "I had a bit in my mouth."
           --From Toni Morrison, Beloved (84). 
        This image is one of the many representations of a series of masks, bridles, and mouth bits created to silence women and slaves. For more, see the blog U.S. Slave HERE (Warning: nasty images). To see how the tradition continues, if much abated, HERE. (Thanks to HiccupsS for the link!) 

        One of the many reasons why Butler's and especially Morrison's storytelling is important, therefore, is that they reclaim the power of language and representation for those who have been denied such a voice. Thus, Kindred touches on many "unspoken" issues that define present American culture. 
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        Kindred Workshop

        Starting from  where we ended last class (or, in the case of 5:45, where we should have ended):

        Essential questions to answer:
        • How does the narrative of The American Dream ignore, deny, erase, or take over other narratives and realities? 
        • What and who are in danger when ignorance, denial, erasure, and overarching control by a such master narrative are encouraged to happen?
        Just in case you are interested: Major Themes in Kindred HERE

        Buckner Topsy Turvy 1901 doll.  Image and historical context below from Black Legacy Images.
        Oral history of the doll: A slave mother designed this type of doll for her children because slave children were not allowed to play with white dolls. When white people were present slave children always had to play with the black doll. The black doll was the only legal doll black children could play with in America during slave times.















        Online Work for Week Eight
        1. * Complete this form with a Tentative Thesis Statement for Essay 2
        2. Complete the Quiz on Literary Terms III on Blackboard based on THIS PRESENTATION



        Tuesday, October 31, 2017

        Week Seven

        2:15, check these slides created by 5:45: HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE.

        Tuesday Meeting

        Essay 2 Readings Workshop

        1. For the group/ reading you have been assigned: You will have 5 minutes to check your journal on the reading

        2. Have a copy of the reading handy. Left that packet at home? That's okay. Here it is.

        3. You will have 20 minutes to discuss the five questions assigned. Then each group will present its findings to the class whereupon we will try to make connections among readings in preparation for doing similar work with Kindred.

        Online Work for Week Seven
        Note: items marked with an asterisk will count as your hour of online attendance for Week Seven.

        1. * Journal 8 ("The Storm," "The Rope.")
        2. Quiz: Kindred: "The Storm," "The Rope."
        3. Quiz: Literary Terms II