in the Wilson Center
Saturday, May 14th
$25 per person or
$40 per couple
American Literature: We will continue with the presentations of Writing Assignment 2. The ones we have seen so far have been quite interesting! We will also be discussing the eagerly anticipated Poetry Island Survivor assignment! Be prepared to pick a poet and get creative! Finally, when the presentations are completed, we will read Eudora Welty’s “Petrified Man.”
Art History II: Yes, we are still a week behind, but we have wiggle room at the end of the semester, so it will all work out. This week we continue with the Twentieth Century:
- Pollock [DVD]
- 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
- Post-War Sculpture 1
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art: Rothko [DVD]
Poetry & Nonfiction: By popular demand, we will be watching a fascinating documentary this week: Planet Earth. It is beautifully filmed and an excellent example of science/natural history non-fiction. Please do not forget to tell me what you have chosen to do as your final project!
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories: We will finish watching The Hollow Crown series, which includes Richard II, Henry IV: Part I, Henry IV: Part 2, and Henry V. And then, the play you have all been waiting for? Hamlet!
The Word--The New Testament: This week we move to a discussion of how The New Testament saw slavery in a very different light from The Old Testament and how a committed group of individuals who were “doing the work of God” worked to bring an end to the British slave trade in the latter quarter of the 18th century. Their story is well-told in the film Amazing Grace.
World Literature: Don’t forget! Multimedia Project 2 presentations are due on Monday, May 9th! Then we will continue with our unit of Trying to Discern the Thought of the Other as we watch The Way Home. We will also make choices for the Multimedia Project 3 Assignment which is your final project for the course. The information for the project is available on page 9 of your syllabus and on Jupiter!
Online Classes: please make sure that you are on track and on task!
This is an A week.
Teacher Barb :)