Reminder: the Winter Sports Banquet will be held on Saturday March 12th at 6:00 in the Wilson Center.
American Literature: This week we continue with the literature of 1820-1865. We will read three authors who cover the three big movements of this time period—Nationalism, Romanticism, and Transcendentalism:
- Washington Irving: “Rip Van Winkle” [453-466]
- William Cullen Bryant: “Thanatopsis” and “To a Waterfowl” [475-479]
- Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Nature” [489-519] and “Self Reliance” [533-550]
Art History II: This week we continue with The Age of Revolutions, and although we are a bit behind, we should easily catch up with a few reading selections and a documentary:
- Academic Art in Europe
- French Realism
- French Landscape: the Barbizon School
- Art of the Western World, Episode 7: “A Fresh View: Impressionism and Postimpressionism”
- Impressionism 1: the Early Years
- Impressionism 2: the Later Years
- Sculpture in the Later 19th Century
Poetry & Nonfiction: This week we will finish Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard. This is an observational account of her time at Tinker Creek, and our reading will culminate with each of you writing a sonnet based on one of the chapters in the book. Additionally, this week we will have Poetry Friday ON THURSDAY due to the Peace and Social Justice Day on Friday, so don’t forget to bring 16 copies of the three poems you have chosen for the week ON THURSDAY.
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories: We are reading King Lear this week, and when we finish, we will begin the film of this play starring Lawrence Olivier—a powerful performance which clearly shows Lear’s descent into madness.
The Word--The New Testament: This week we will be working on Unit Eleven B: “The Letters of Paul”:
- Chapter 33: “The Christian Community”
- Chapter 34: “Social Order”
- Unit Feature: “Augustine”
World Literature: This week we continue our unit on Travel and Self-Recognition in the Face of the Other with a classic story of travel and silliness:
- Geoffrey Chaucer: an introduction, “The General Prologue,” and “The Miller’s Prologue and Tale” from The Canterbury Tales [1163-1169, 1170-1204].
Online Classes: please make sure that you are on track and on task!
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