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Department
English
Course
ENGL 1080
Professor
Maria Broser
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 1ENG1080 1232012 104700 AM University of GuelphCollege of ArtsSchool of English and Theatre StudiesWinter 2012English 1080 01Literatures in English I Reading the Past Lectures Monday Wednesday 1230120Seminars Friday 10301120 MacKinnon Room 223 224 MacDonald Institute Room 300Course DescriptionENGL 1080 Reading the Past focuses on the disciplinary skill of close reading and is intended for students planning to specialize in the study of English literature Through a series of case studies the course introduces students to a range of historical and national writings in prose poetry and drama and to some of the key terms and concepts in contemporary literary studiesLectures will address selected works from the Middle Ages onwards the periods in which these works were produced and some of the ways in which these texts have been or could be interpreted Seminars will be devoted to further exploration of ideas raised by reading assignments in group discussions writing workshops and the completion of graded inclass writing exercisesAssignments in ENGL 1080 are designed to strengthen your skills as a critical reader an analytical thinker and a persuasive writerskills you will continue to develop and strengthen in 1080s companion course Literatures in English II Finding a Critical Voice ENGL 2080 and throughout your studiesEvaluation Inclass writing exercises 152 close reading assignments 350500 words 20Midterm Test 15Prewriting assignment 5Essay 9001200 words 20Final Exam 25 Final Exam Wednesday April 18 8301030 amLate submission penalty 5 marks will be deducted for each day that a paper is late including weekends If you complete a late assignment over the weekend email me a copy of your paper to avoid losing additional marks and then submit a hard copy of your paper on Monday Inclass writing exercises There will be four inclass writing exercises each worth 5 The 15 marks allotted to these exercises will be comprised of the three highest grades you receive Please refer to the class schedule for the dates of these inclass writing exercises Should you miss an inclass writing exercise there will be no opportunity for a makeup assignment Midterm Test and Final Examination The midterm test will be written during the Friday seminar period The opportunity to make up for a missed midterm will be granted only for medical psychological or compassionate reasons and only if documentation that confirms the reason for a students absence is provided The format of the midterm test and final exam will be discussed in class and posted on Courselink Laptops and cell phones Laptops are permitted in class only for the purpose of notetaking Please ensure that your cell phones are turned off during the class period Required Texts The Harbrace Anthology of Poetry Short Fiction 5th edition Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Oxford World Classics Christopher Marlowe Doctor Faustus Broadview Press Aphra Behn Oroonoko Norton Critical edition Robert Louis Stevenson The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Broadview Press Willa Cather My Antonia Broadview Press Summary of Course Objectives In English 1080 you will 1 read and discuss selected texts lyric and narrative poetry drama and prose from the middle ages to the twentieth century 2 learn a set of basic literary terms 3 learn and practise the art of close reading 4 strengthen your writing skills to produce polished prose where attention is given to the development of a persuasive argument clear expression and the appropriate and effective use of textual evidence from primary sources Jan 913 Jan 1620 Jan 2327 Jan 30 Feb 3Feb 610 Feb 1317Schedule of Classes Introduction to Reading the Past Close ReadingNew Criticism PoetryArtImagination John Keats Ode on a Grecian Urn Elizabeth Barrett Browning Hiram Powerss Greek Slave WHAuden MuseedesBeauxArts Elements of FictionThe Short Story Charlotte Perkins Gilman The Yellow Wallpaper Kate Chopin The Story of an Hour William Faulkner A Rose for Emily Nathaniel Hawthorne Young Goodman Brown INCLASS WRITING EXERCISE 1 The Medieval Period Ballad Medieval Romance Quest Sir Patrick Spens Sir Gawain and the Green Knight CLOSE READING ASSIGNMENT 1 DUE JAN 27 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight James Joyce Araby The Renaissance Period The Sonnet Metaphysical Poetry Shaped Verse William Shakespeare Sonnet 55 73 130 John Donne A Valediction Forbidding Mourning Holy Sonnet XIV Batter my Heart threepersond God INCLASS WRITING EXERCISE2 Andrew Marvell To his Coy Mistress Bermudas Robert Herrick To the Virgins to Make Much of Time George Herbert EasterWings MIDTERM TEST FEB 17 Feb 2024 Reading Week No classes Feb 27 Mar 2 Mar 59
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