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English 2121 schedule, fall 2015

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.

Updated 11/10/15         

Day/Date Assignments due Readings due In class
Monday, August 17  

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

Introduction to course
Simple Stuff
Beowulf context

Wednesday, August 19 Student info (online) Elements of fiction
Golden rules

Beowulf overview
Norton Anthology: Beowulf 36-58
 
Thursday, August 20 Drop/add ends    
Monday, August 24

 

Nuggets
Elements of poetry
Beowulf 58-87

 

Wednesday, August 26 Terminology test
(in Brightspace/D2L quizzes) 

Class cancelled

Class cancelled
Monday, August 31  

Quotations
Beowulf
87-106

 
Wednesday, Sept. 2

 

Word problems
Marie de France headnote 120-21
"Lanval" 121-34

 
Monday, Sept. 7 Labor Day holiday Labor Day holiday Labor Day holiday
Wednesday, Sept. 9 Writing matters test
(in D2L quizzes)

On plagiarism
Sir Gawain & the Green Knight overview

Sir Gawain & the Green Knight 135-60

 
Monday, Sept. 14   Sir Gawain & the Green Knight 160-88  
Wednesday, Sept. 16   Geoffrey Chaucer overview
Chaucer headnote 188-93
 
"The General Prologue" 193-213
   (Penguin edition 3-26)
 
Monday, Sept. 21   "The Miller's Prologue & Tale" 214-30
  (Penguin edition 86-106)
 
Wednesday, Sept. 23

"The Wife of Bath's Prologue & Tale" 230-58
  (Penguin edition 258-92)
Paper 1 assigned
Monday, Sept. 28 Paper proposal due "The Pardoner's Prologue & Tale" 258-73
  (Penguin edition 241-58)
 
Wednesday, Sept. 30   Sir Thomas Malory overview
Malory headnote 328-29
Morte Darthur
329-47
 
Monday, October 5 Paper 1 due Edmund Spenser overview
Spenser headnote 399-401
The Faerie Queene 402-35
Discuss exam
Sample passages
Wednesday, October 7     Midterm exam
Monday, October 12   Edmund Spenser overview
The Faerie Queene
435-74
 
Wednesday, Oct. 14 Last day to withdraw 
with "W" grade
 
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
 
Monday, October 19   Shakespeare headnote 535-39
Othello
reading points
Othello 552-80
 
Wednesday, Oct. 21 Othello 580-607  
Monday, October 26 Paper 1 corrections Othello 607-35  
Wednesday, Oct. 28   Henry V overview
Henry V
5-41 (Bantam edition) (1.1-2.4)

  

Monday, November 2   Henry V 42-82 (3.0-4.2)  
Wednesday, November 4   Henry V 82-119 (4.3-5.2)

  

Monday, November 9   John Milton overview
Milton headnote 768-72
Paradise Lost
799-819
 
Wednesday, November 11   Paradise Lost 887-911 Paper 2 assigned
Monday, November 16   Swift headnote 1055-56
Gulliver's Travels
1058-1100
 
Wednesday, November 18 Paper proposal due  

Gulliver's Travels 1101-41

 
Monday-Saturday,
November 23-28
Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving holiday

Monday, November 30

Paper 2  Gulliver's Travels 1141-55  
Wednesday, December 2   Gulliver's Travels 1155-99 Discuss exam
Monday, December 7   Pope headnote 1205-9
"The Rape of the Lock" 1227-44
 
Final exam
Wednesday, December 9
1:00-3:00
     

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.