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English 2121 schedule, spring 2019

Updated 3/25/19

Note that this schedule of readings and assignments is tentative.  I will make additions and adjustments as need arises, giving ample notice in class and on the web when making changes in the schedule.

Day/Date Assignments due Readings due In class
Thursday, January 10  

Course syllabus
21XX syllabus supplement
2000-4000 grades and grading

Introduction to course
Simple Stuff
Beowulf context

Tuesday, January 15 Student info (online)
Drop/add ends
Elements of fiction
Golden rules

Beowulf overview
Norton Anthology: Beowulf 36-58
 
Thursday, January 17   Nuggets
Elements of poetry
Beowulf 58-87
 
Tuesday, January 22

Terminology test
(in D2L quizzes) 

Quotations
Beowulf
87-106

 

Thursday, January 24  

On plagiarism
Marie de France headnote 120-21
"Lanval" 121-34

 
Tuesday, January 29  

Word problems
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight overview
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight 135-60

 
Thursday, January 31

Writing matters test

Sir Gawain & the Green Knight 160-88  
Tuesday, February 5

 

Geoffrey Chaucer overview
Chaucer headnote 188-93
 "The General Prologue" 193-213
   (Penguin edition 3-26)
Paper 1 assigned
Thursday, February 7   "The Miller's Prologue & Tale" 214-30
  (Penguin edition 86-106)
 
Tuesday, February 12 Paper proposal due "The Wife of Bath's Prologue & Tale" 230-58
  (Penguin edition 258-92)
 
Thursday, February 14   "The Pardoner's Prologue & Tale" 258-73
  (Penguin edition 241-58)
 
Tuesday, February 19 Paper 1 due Sir Thomas Malory overview
Malory headnote 328-29
Morte Darthur
329-47
 
Thursday, February 21   Edmund Spenser overview
Spenser headnote 399-401
The Faerie Queene 402-35
Discuss exam
Sample passages
Tuesday, February 26   Edmund Spenser overview
The Faerie Queene
435-74
Sample passages
Thursday, February 28     Midterm exam
Tuesday, March 5   Selected 17th-century poetry
  Shakespeare sonnets, #'s:
      18, 60, 116, 130, 144 (from pp. 539-51)
  John Donne headnote 666-68
      "The Flea" 669
      "Holy Sonnet #10" 691
      "Holy Sonnet #14" 692
  George Herbert headnote 730-31
      "The Altar" 732
      "Easter Wings" 733
   Andrew Marvell headnote 750-51
      "To His Coy Mistress" 751-52
 
Wednesday, March 6 Last day to withdraw 
with "W" grade
 
   
Thursday, March 7   Shakespeare headnote 535-39
Othello
reading points
Othello 552-80
 
Tuesday, March 12 Othello threaded discussion in D2L Othello 580-607  
Thursday, March 14   Othello 607-35  
Mon. March 18-
Fri. March 22
Spring break  Spring break Spring break
Tuesday, March 26 Paper 1 corrections  Henry V overview
Henry V
5-41 (Bantam edition) (1.1-2.4)
2 Henry IV excerpt
Thursday, March 28   Henry V 42-82 (3.0-4.2)

  

Tuesday, April 2   Henry V 82-119 (4.3-5.2)  
Thursday, April 4   John Milton overview
Milton headnote 768-72
Paradise Lost
799-819

Paper 2 assigned

Tuesday, April 9   Paradise Lost 819-41  
Thursday, April 11 Paper proposal due   Paradise Lost 887-911  
Tuesday, April 16   Swift headnote 1055-56
Gulliver's Travels
1058-1100
 
Thursday, April 18   Gulliver's Travels 1101-41  
Tuesday, April 23 Paper 2 Gulliver's Travels 1141-55  
Thursday, April 25   Gulliver's Travels 1155-99  
Tuesday, April 30   Pope headnote 1205-9
"The Rape of the Lock" 1227-44
Discuss exam
       
Final exam
Thursday, May 2
10:30-12:30
Paper 2 corrections