American Literature: As we continue with American Literature 1914-1945: American Modernism, we have three reading selections this week:
- William Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily” [2216-2224];
- Ernest Hemingway's “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” [2241-2259]; and,
- John Steinbeck's “The Leader of the People” [2272-2283].
Art History II: As usual, we are running behind, but, we will keep working on catching up.... This week we will start with a documentary, move on to two films about contemporary artists, and then maybe get some reading done:
- Art of the Western World, Episode 9: In Our Own Time [DVD]
- Georgia O'Keefe [DVD];
- Pollock [DVD];
- The Sources of Abstract Expressionism;
- Abstract Expressionism: The New York School;
- Abstract Developments 1: Colour-Field;
- Abstract Developments 2: Hard-Edge and Minimal;
- Informal Abstraction in Europe;
- After 1945: Old Masters of the New; and,
- Post-War Sculpture 1.
Poetry and Nonfiction: We are reading Tuesdays with Morrie; you will need to find a copy at a library or buy a copy of the book. I have adjusted the schedule slightly as several of you still do not have a copy of the book, so by the end of the week, you should have read through “The Tenth Tuesday.”
Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Histories: We will finish watching King of Texas, and then we will choose parts for Hamlet and begin reading out what has been called Shakespeare's greatest play!
The Word: The New Testament in Art, History, Literature, and Music: This week we will be looking at biblical issues from the mid to late 1800s—slavery and evolution with two films:
- Amazing Grace and
World Literature: We will begin a new unit this week: Trying to Discern the Thoughts of the Other, and we will begin with Korea. We will look at two documentaries on Korea and Korean art and culture, and then we will read two different translations of a short story before, finally, turning to a film about a boy and his grandmother who must learn to communicate with each other even though they do not appear to be speaking the same language at all:
- The Glories of Korea;
- The Wonders of Korea;
- “Cranes” by Hwang Sunwon; and,
- The Way Home [DVD].
This is an A week, and we only have four weeks before final exams, so make sure that you are getting assignments completed and turned in/presented on time!
Teacher Barb :)