American Literature: Reminder, if you didn’t present your project for Writing Assignment 2 on Friday, you need to be prepared to present on Tuesday, May 14th! Once we have the presentations completed, we will begin a new unit, American Literature since 1945: Contemporary Literature with a look at the introduction to and a timeline of this period. We will be reading Eudora Welty’s “Petrified Man” [2323–2334] and then watching Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire [2334-2336].
Art History: We continue with Art Since 1915 with one reading selection, one commercial film, and one documentary:
- The Sources of Abstract Expressionism
- The Fine Art of Life with Daphne Maxwell Reid
Mystery Fiction: Continue reading Ellis Peters’ A Morbid Taste for Bones. The postcards and crime logs for this final novel will be due on Wednesday, May 22nd!
Publications & Media: We need to get the cover designed and printed this week. Pages need to be finished up with the exception of what we are doing for prom and graduation. We need to be ready to “burn” the DVDs during the week of May 26th and distribute these during the final exam week.
Shakespeare’s Comedies: Having finished The Taming of the Shrew and watched the traditional version of the play on film last week, we will begin this week with Ten Things I Hate About You—a contemporary movie version of the play. Don’t forget the character alphabet for The Taming of the Shrew is due on Friday, May 24th. We should begin reading out parts for The Tempest, our last play for the semester, this week.
Web 2.0: Tips, Tricks, and Tools: Don’t forget, you are still supposed to be responding to my blog posts each week! Post once with an original post of your own, and [at least] once in response to someone else’s post! Continue to work on your websites—these will be due in only a few weeks!
World Literature: Reminder, if you haven’t presented Multimedia Assignment 2 on Wednesday, you will need to be prepared to present on Monday the 13th! This week we will also finish the film Not One Less before moving on to “The Golden Age of Japanese Culture” and the “Evening Faces” chapter of Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji.
This is an A week, and we have an Administrative Half Day on Wednesday; blocks 3 and 4 will meet in place of blocks 1 and 2 with a noon dismissal.
T. Barb :)