Revised Schedule for English 3809 – March/April 2014

 

*Some events/assignments subject to change

 

Date

What’s Happening in Class

What to Do for Next Class

W-3/19

 

Read The Wasp Factory (pp. 1-40)

F-3/21

Start discussing The Wasp Factory

Read The Wasp Factory (pp. 41-86)

M-3/24

Discuss The Wasp Factory

 

Read The Wasp Factory (pp. 87-127)

Music: Start listening to music selections from the Cocteau Twins

W-3/26

Discuss The Wasp Factory

 

Finish The Wasp Factory (pp. 128-184)

F-3/28

Finish discussion of The Wasp Factory

Start reading Barker’s Blow Your House Down (pp. 247-307)

Complete forum post on Cocteau Twins music before Monday’s class

M-3/31

Discuss Cocteau Twins; start discussing Blow Your House Down

Read Blow Your House Down (pp. 308-368)

W-4/2

Wrap up Cocteau Twins; Brian Eno on "Ambient Music"

 

 

Have pp. 247-368 read of Blow Your House Down

F-4/4

Discuss Blow Your House Down

Term Paper précis due!

Finish reading Blow Your House Down (pp. 369-416); start reading Sarah Kane's Blasted (pp. 1-30)

M-4/7

Finish discussion of Blow Your House Down

Term Paper précis due!

Finish Blasted (pp. 31-61)

W-4/9

Discuss Kane's Blasted

Start reading McLiam Wilson’s Eureka Street (ES), chapters 1-3, pp. 1-58

F-4/11

Start discussion of Eureka Street

Read Eureka Street (pp. 59-139)

M-4/14

Discuss Eureka Street

Read Eureka Street (pp. 140-211)

W-4/16

Discuss Eureka Street

Read Eureka Street (pp. 212-256)

F-4/18

Discuss Eureka Street

Read Eureka Street (pp. 212-262)

M-4/21

Discuss Eureka Street and music

Read Eureka Street (pp. 263-343); Music: Start listening to “Troubles Music” via class website and The Police (“Invisible Sun,” “Rehumanize Yourself,” “Driven to Tears”)

W-4/23

Discuss Eureka Street

Finish Eureka Street (pp. 344-396)

F-4/25

Finish discussion of Eureka Street

Forum response on The Police and Troubles music due before Monday’s class

M-4/28

Discuss Troubles music

Watch Alan Clarke’s Elephant

Finish listening to music selections about the Troubles

W-4/30

Finish Elephant (if needed) and discuss

Better be revising your drafts of your term paper!

Watch Ken Loach’s Hidden Agenda outside of class (with dinner!)

F-5/2

Discuss Hidden Agenda; wrap up course

Term Paper Due!

 

 

Final Examination: Tuesday, May 6, 12.30-2.30 PM