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ENGH 202--004

Spring 2015

 

 

Schedule of Classes and Assignments

 

This schedule is preliminary; details will be added as we go along, and the schedule may require minor adjustments for a variety of reasons, the most likely being one or more snow days.   Changes will be announced in class or by email and, as soon as possible, will be reflected on the Blackboard (Bb) version of this schedule.  If you’re working from a printed copy, please double-check the online version regularly for changes and/or updated directions regarding readings, chapters to be covered on a particular date, etc.  If class is cancelled for any reason, or if you miss a class for your own reasons, please check Bb  and your email inbox for activities to complete in lieu of the cancelled class, and/or for homework and related handouts you need to prepare for the next class (please do this before emailing me to ask what you missed).   (Dates in parentheses are important university deadlines which may or may not be relevant to your experience in this particular class, but which faculty are asked to include, as reminders, in class schedules)    

Jan. 21-25

In class Wed. 1/21:

  • · Introductions (in-person and online: Discussion Board Post 1)
  • · Go over syllabus
 

Jan. 26-

Feb. 1

 

 

Before class Mon. 1/26:

  • · Finish Post 1 if necessary
  • Read critical introductions to Charlotte Temple (CT) and The Lamplighter (Lamplighter) (these will be available in PDF under “other handouts” no later than Fri. 1/23 for those who don’t have the editions listed on the syllabus)
  • · Complete Prep 1.1 (in the Preps folder on the lefthand menu in Bb) (make sure to read through this before beginning the introductions; it’s designed to be completed concurrently with the reading, with the book open.  Please draft your answers to short-answer prep questions in the accompanying Word worksheet, save the document, and keep it available for reference during class; this both serves as a backup in case there’s any problem with Blackboard, and gives you notes to refer to (and possibly build on) during class). 
 

In class Mon. 1/26:

  • Discuss 20th-century literary criticism, its methods and questions, and how the study of literature by American women fits into the picture
 

(Tues. 1/27 is the last day to add classes, or to drop with no tuition penalty)

 

Before class Wed. 1/28: 

  • Read Preface and Volume I of CT
  • Complete Prep 1.2
 

In class Wed. 1/28:

  • · Discuss CT
 

Feb. 2-8

 

 

Before class Mon. 2/2:

  • · Read Volume II of CT
  • · Complete Prep 1.3
  • · Begin the reading for Wed. 2/4 (there’s probably more than you want to try to accomplish between Mon. and Wed.) 
 

In class Mon. 2/2:

  • · Discuss CT

 

Wed. 2/4:  

  • · No class meeting
  • · In lieu of class, please complete distant-reading exercise (available in the “Preps” folder on Bb, even though it will contribute to your participation grade)
 

Feb. 9-15

 

 

Before class Mon. 2/9:

 

In class Mon. 2/9:

  • · Discuss spaces & places as approach to literary analysis
  • · Introduction to Omeka/Neatline
 

Before class Wed. 2/11: 

  • · Complete Prep 1.5 (CT spaces/places list)
  • · Begin reading Lamplighter (see 2/25 and 3/2 for reading due dates)
 

In class Wed. 2/11:

  • · Compile/refine CT spaces/places lists
  • · Form groups for CT exhibits/presentations
  • · Begin looking for sources/files for CT  items
 

Feb. 16-22

 

 

Before class Mon.  2/16:

  • · Locate sources/files for CT  items
  • · Continue reading Lamplighter

 

In class Mon. 2/16:  

  • · Begin creating CT items

 

Before class Wed. 2/18: 

  • · Check your email for a registration activation notice for the class Omeka site (they seem to be coming through);  when you receive it, activate your account (click on link in email and follow directions on site, or see more detailed instructions posted in “other handouts” on Bb)
  • · Continue work on CT item by filling out the item worksheet (available under “other handouts”); if you gain access in time, begin transferring information and files to item on Omeka site. 
  • · Continue reading Lamplighter
 

In class Wed. 2/18:

  • · Continue work on CT items
  • · Begin thinking about form exhibit(s) might take
 

(Friday 2/20 is the last day to drop a class)

 

Feb. 23-Mar. 1

 

 

Before class Mon. 2/23:

  • · Full drafts of CT items due on Omeka
  • · Continue reading Lamplighter

 

In class Mon. 2/23:

  • · Work on CT exhibits; plan oral report
  • · Revise items as/if necessary

 

Before class Wed. 2/25: 

  • · Continue work on CT  items & exhibits
  • · Continue reading Lamplighter

 

In class Wed. 2/25:

  • · Work on CT exhibit worksheets; plan oral reports (these are informal presentations of your group’s findings; you have 15 minutes at most to report, and 5-10 would be fine) 
  • · No later than 11:59 p.m. on Wed. 2/25 (and preferably at the end of class), upload the exhibit worksheet (one copy per group) to the appropriate turn-in on Bb. 
  • · You’ll probably want to turn in your item worksheet (one person, to the appropriate link in “turn-ins” on Bb) at the same time, but you may have until before class on Mon. 3/2 if you wish (just make sure that you don’t make any changes in your items that will compromise the effectiveness of the exhibits in which they play a part). 

 

Mar. 2-8

 

 

Before class Mon. 3/2:

  • · Post CT item worksheets to turn-in on Bb, indicating that the item is ready for grading
  • · CT exhibits due
  • · Continue reading Lamplighter

 

In class Mon. 3/2:

  • · Presentation/discussion of CT exhibits

 

Before class Wed. 3/4: 

  • · Finish reading at least through Chapter XXVI(26)/p. 187 of Lamplighter
  • Complete Prep 2.1
 

In class Wed. 3/4:

  • · Discuss Lamplighter
 

Mar. 9-15

--Spring Break--

 

Mar. 16-22

 

 

Before class Mon. 3/16:

  • · Finish Lamplighter
  • · Complete Prep 2.2
 

In class Mon. 3/16:

  • · Discuss Lamplighter
 

Before class Wed. 3/18: 

  • Prep 2.3 (Lamplighter places/spaces lists) due
  • · Begin reading House of Mirth (HoM)(see below for due dates)
 

In class Wed. 3/18:  

  • · Compile/refine Lamplighter spaces/places lists
  • · Form groups for Lamplighter exhibits/presentations
  • · Begin looking for sources/files for Lamplighter items
 

(Fri. 3/20: Midterm grades will be available on or before this date)

 

Mar. 23-29

 

 

Before class Mon.  3/23:

  • · Full drafts of Lamplighter items due on Omeka
  • · Continue reading HoM
 

In class Mon.  3/23:

  • · Work on Lamplighter exhibits; plan oral reports

 

By 9 a.m. on Tues. 3/24:

  • · Upload preliminary version of Lamplighter exhibit worksheet to Bb turn-ins folder (I will create exhibit for presentation using this worksheet; you’ll have a chance to suggest any post-presentation revisions on the final version of the worksheet, due Mon. 3/30)

 

Before class Wed. 3/25: 

  • · Post Lamplighter item worksheets to turn-in on Bb, indicating that the item is ready for grading
  • · Prepare for Lamplighter exhibit presentations
  • · Continue reading HoM

 

In class Wed. 3/25:

  • · Lamplighter presentations/discussion

 

(Fri. 3/27 is the last day to exercise the selective withdrawal option.) 

 

Mar. 30-Apr. 5

 

 

Before class on Mon. 3/30:

  • · Final version of Lamplighter exhibit worksheet (indicating that exhibit is ready for grading) due to Bb turn-ins folder
  • · Finish reading at least through Book 1 of HoM
  • · Complete Prep 3.1
 

In class Mon. 3/30:

  • · Discuss HoM

 

Before class Wed. 4/1: 

  • · Finish HoM
  • Complete Prep 3.2
 

In class Wed. 4/1:

  • · Discuss HoM
 

Apr. 6-12

 

 

Before class Mon.  4/6:

  • Prep 3.3 (HoM places/spaces lists) due
  • · Begin reading The Color Purple (CP)(see due dates below)
 

In class Mon. 4/6:

  • · Compile/refine HoM spaces/places lists
  • · Form groups for HoM exhibits/presentations
  • · Begin looking for sources/files for HoM  items
 

Before class Wed. 4/8: 

  • Full drafts of HoM  items due on Omeka
  • Continue reading CP
 

In class Wed. 4/8:

  • · Work on HoM exhibits; plan oral reports
 

By 9 a.m. Thurs. 4/9:

  • · Upload preliminary version of HoM exhibit worksheet to Bb turn-ins folder (I will create exhibit for presentation using this worksheet; you’ll have a chance to suggest any post-presentation revisions on the final version of the worksheet, due Wed. 5/6)
 

Apr. 13-19

 

Before class Mon.  4/13:

  • · Prepare for presentation of HoM exhibits
  • · Post HoM  item worksheets to turn-in on Bb, indicating that the item is ready for grading
  • · Continue reading CP
 

In class Mon. 4/13:

  • · Presentation/Discussion of HoM exhibits
 

Before class Wed. 4/15: 

  • · Post final version of HoM exhibit worksheet to turn-in on Bb, indicating that exhibit is ready for grading. 
  • · Finish reading CP at least through p. 116 in the 1992 Harcourt edition, or up to just before the first letter from Nettie.  Make sure to read Walker’s 1992 preface as well. 
  • Complete Prep 4.1
 

In class Wed. 4/15:

  • · Discuss CP
 

Apr. 20-26

 

 

Before class Mon.  4/20:

  • · Finish CP
  • · Complete Prep 4.2
 

In class Mon. 4/20:

  • · Discuss CP
 

Before class Wed. 4/22: 

  • Prep 4.3 (CP places/spaces lists) due
 

In class Wed. 4/22:

  • · Compile/refine CP spaces/places lists
  • · Form groups for CP exhibits/presentations
  • · Begin looking for sources/files for CP items
 

Apr. 27-May 3

 

 

Before class Mon.  4/27: 

  • Full drafts of CP items due to Omeka
 

In class Mon. 4/27:

  • · Work on CP exhibits; plan oral reports
 

By 9 a.m. Tues. 4/28:

  • · Upload preliminary version of CP exhibit worksheet to Bb turn-ins folder (I will create exhibit for presentation using this worksheet; you’ll have a chance to suggest any post-presentation revisions on the final version of the worksheet, due Wed. 5/6)
 

Before class Wed. 4/29: 

  • · Post CP item worksheets to turn-in on Bb, indicating that the item is ready for grading
  • · Prepare for oral presentation of CP exhibit
 

In class Wed. 4/29:

  • · Presentation/Discussion of CP exhibits
 

 

 

May 4-10

 

Before class Mon. 5/4:

  • · Post final version of CP exhibit worksheet to turn-in on Bb, indicating that exhibit is ready for grading. 
  • · Complete Prep 5.1 (text/exhibit comparison/contrast/synthesis)
  • · Read prompt for take-home final exam; bring any questions to class
 

In class Mon. 5/4:

  • · Discussion of overall themes of class
  • · Final exam questions
 

Wed. 5/6:

No class (Weds. 5/6 is a makeup day for Thurs. 3/5)

 

May 11

By 11:59 p.m. on Mon. 5/11:

  • · Take Home Final Exam due to Bb Turn-Ins Folder