American Literature: This week we begin looking at American Literature from 1820 to 1865: An American Renaissance—Nationalism, Transcendentalism, and Romanticism. After an introduction and a review of the timeline, we eill watch The Last of the Mohicans and read Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle [pages 453-466]. Don’t forget, Writing Assignment 1 [details in your syllabus] is due on Tuesday, March 26th!
Art History: This week we will move on to art of the Revolutionary Era.
Publications & Media: We need the theme and the deadlines for individual sections set up! I want to see your plan in WRITING by the end of the week: who is responsible for what and when is it due?
Shakespeare’s Comedies: We will finish reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream [we have less than a page to go!] and then watch the film version—I hope you will enjoy this one!
Web 2.0: Tips, Tricks, and Tools: This week we will look at timelines using tools like xtimeline and TikiToki. You will choose a tool and create a personal timeline with a minimum of 10 events to share with the class by Friday! Don’t forget, you are still supposed to be responding to my blog posts each week! Once with an original post of your own, and [at least] once in response to someone else’s post!
World Literature: We continue with our unit Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other by looking at “The Rise of Popular Arts in Pre-modern Japan” (2103-2107) and examining the haiku form of poetry by reading Matsuo Bashō’s The Narrow Road of the Interior (2108-2134) and looking at a few examples of his work. Then you will try writing and illustrating your own haiku which we will hang up in the classroom. The haiku assignment will be due on Wednesday, March 27th, and you will have time in class this week to work on it.
This is an A week.
T. Barb :)