ENGL 204: Core II, Renaissance
Course Calendar, Spring 2018

Class meets: W/F 8:10-10:00 AM in 2-13
Office: 47-35G, tel. 756-2636 (note: I am only in my office for office hours -- email is best for communication) 
Office Hours: M 8:10-10 AM, T/Th 12:30-1:30 PM, and by appt.
Dr. Debora B. Schwartz 
e-mail: dschwart@calpoly.edu
Main English Office:  756-2597

Week  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Week 1    (April 4 - 6)
 
Day 1 1) Course format and expectations.  

Read completely through the information on the ENGL 204 Online Syllabus (Class Home Page) and familiarize yourself with the class Calendar.

2) Introduction to the Renaissance World View: Politics and God.

In-class Background Reading:

  • Introduction to the Sixteenth Century (NA 531-49 only); 
  • NA Appendices: British monarchs of the House of Tudor (A42); "Religions in England" (A44-A46 only);
  • The Medieval Morality Play:  Study Guide for Everyman
  • Excerpts from Everyman
Day 2 Topic:  Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus

Required Background Readings:
  • New NA Readings: "The Elizabethan Theater" (NA 555-61); Headnotes for Christopher Marlowe (NA 1106-7) and for Dr. Faustus (NA 1127); 
  • Diagram of "A London Playhouse of Shakespeare's Time," NA appendix A49. 
Reminder:  you are expected to bring ALL assigned readings with you to class, either on an electronic reader in which you can highlight and make marginal notes, or in hard-copy PRINT OUTs  which you should place in a course binder and bring with you to class. 

Primary Readings:

REMINDER:  click on the link to access the Dr. Faustus study guide, which should be printed out, placed in your binder, and brought with you to class.   Study Guides should always be consulted BEFORE reading the text.

Week 2    (April 11 -13)
 
Day 1

Topic:  Politics of the Reformation and Renaissance Humanism.

Required Background Readings:
  • Review Introduction to the Sixteenth Century (NA 531-49 only); NA Appendices: British monarchs of the House of Tudor (A42); "Religions in England" (A44-A46 only); 
  • Review online reading: Humanist Grammar School;
  • New online reading: "Humanism and Reformation" (background information and study guide to assigned NA texts listed below)
  • Headnotes to: Sir Thomas More (NA 569-71 and 679); Faith in Conflict (NA 671-3); The English Bible (NA 673); William Tyndale (NA 677); John Calvin (NA 681); Anne Askew (NA 685); John Foxe (NA 687); Thomas Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer (NA 689); Thomas Cranmer's Book of Homilies (NA 692-3); Roger Ascham (NA 699-700); Sir Thomas Hoby (NA 704); Women in Power (NA 721); Mary I (Mary Tudor) (NA 722-3); Lady Jane Grey (NA 727-8); Mary, Queen of Scots (NA 736-737); Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) (NA 749-50); Sir Walter Ralegh (NA 1023-4)
Required Primary Readings:
  • From John Foxe's Acts and Monuments: "The Death of Anne Askew" (NA 688); "The Words and Behavior of the Lady Jane upon the Scaffold" (NA 735-6)
  • Thomas Cranmer's Book of Homilies: Excerpt from "An Homily Against Disobedience and Willful Rebellion" (NA 693-5)
  • From Roger Ascham's The Schoolmaster: "Teaching Latin" (NA 700-701); "A Talk with Lady Jane" (NA 728-29)
  • Sir Thomas Hoby, from his translation of Castiglione's The Courtier: "Grace" (NA 704-5)
  • Sir Walter Ralegh's The Discovery of the Empire of Guiana (NA 1030-33) 
  • Sir Thomas More, Utopia; you are responsible only for the framework of the story (NA 572-78 and final paragraphs NA 644-5) and the beginning of the section on Religions (NA 634-36)
Day 2 Topic: Vernacular Poetry: Theory and Practice (Sidney's Defense of Poesy and Elizabethan Lyrics I: The Pastoral Tradition)

Required Background Readings (contexts for Sidney's Defense of Poesy):

  • In the NA introduction to the Sixteenth Century, read/review: NA 532 (on the status of English at the beginning of the 16th Century); NA 547-55 ("Writers, Printers and Patrons" and "Tudor Style: Ornament, Plainness, and Wonder")
  • Headnotes for Sir Philip Sidney, NA 1037-9, and for his Defense of Poesy, NA 1044-5; see also comments on Sidney NA 553-4
  • Review concept of sprezzatura from headnote for Sir Thomas Hoby (NA 704)
Required Primary Readings I:  Required Background Readings II (contexts for the pastoral tradition):
  • "Renaissance Love and Desire" (NA 1000-1003);
  • On the pastoral tradition: NA Introduction 554-5 on the Pastoral Mode; paragraph from Sidney's Defense of Poesy on pastoral poetry, NA 1062-3; headnote to Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender (NA 769);
  • Headnotes to assigned poets:  Christopher Marlowe (NA 1106-07); Sir Walter Ralegh (NA 1023-34); Thomas Campion (NA 1004); Edmond Spenser (NA 766-8); Mary (Sidney) Herbert (NA 1102)
  • Online reading: Backgrounds to Pastoral Poetry
  • Online Study Guide: Pastoral Poetry and Women's Voices
Required Primary Readings II (Pastoral Tradition):
Ungraded ME 1 on Dr. Faustus or on any prose work(s) read weeks 1-2, due to Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Sunday following week 2; TWO ungraded, paragraph-long CRs due to Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Monday of week 3.
  • You will paste (and reformat as necessary) your ME into the message field for a Discussion Board postings so that classmates can respond to it in a "thread";
  • you will also SAVE your ME 2 as a .docx or .doc file under the following FILE NAME:  "[yourlastname]204_ME1.docx" (or .doc), and attach this electronic version of your ME to the file so that your instructor (and peer editor) have access to the first draft of your ME for graded revision and expansion.
REMINDER: the first five MEs submitted to your Discussion Group are potential first drafts of the ME-based paper you will revise and expand (by up to one page) for a grade; the Graded Revision will be worth 15% of your final course grade.  Along with your revised and expanded ME, you must turn in HARD COPY of the original draft submitted to your PolyLearn Discussion group, peer-edited by another group member, along with the hard copy of the printer-friendly version of the Essay Evaluation Checklist (available on Polylearn) and final comment written by your Peer Editor.  As you revise, edit your work carefully carefully for the errors and issues flagged by your peer editor, as well as for any other issues and errors not flagged by your peer editor, but listed on the Essay Evaluation Checklist.

Week 3    (April 18 - 20)
Day 1

Wrap-up:  Sidney's Defense of Poetry and Pastoral Tradition poems assigned week two

New Topic 1: Other Elizabethan Poetry: Women's Voices

Required Background Readings for Womens's Voices:

Required Primary Readings (Women's Voices):
  • Mary (Sidney) Herbert: review "A Dialogue Between Two Shepherds" (skim using study guide; text is on e-reserve in Polylearn-- print out and bring with you to class!); look over Herbert's settings of Psalms 52 and 139 (NA 1103-6)
  • Queen Elizabeth: "On Monsieur's Departure" (NA 758-9); "Verse Exchange between Elizabeth and Sir Walter Ralegh" (NA 761-2); "Speech to the Troops and Tilbury" (NA 762-3); "The Golden Speech" (NA 763-6).
  • NOTE:  we will discuss another major Woman's Voice at the end of our unit on sonnets:   Mary Wroth: sonnets and songs from the sonnet cycle Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, #1, 16, 28, 39, 40, 74, 77, 103 (NA 1566-71)

NEW TOPIC 2:  Sonnets and Sonnet Cycles

Required Background Readings (contexts for the sonnets):

Primary Readings:  Sonnets and Sonnet Cycles 
  • Wyatt, "Farewell Love" and "My Galley," as well as modern prose translation of Petrarch's Rima 189 (NA 650-52);
  • Surrey, "Alas! So all things now do hold their peace," as well as modern prose translation of Petrarch's Rima 164 (NA 664); 
  • Sidney, Astrophil and Stella # 1, 2, 9, 15, 52, 108 (NA 1084-1101); Fourth Song, NA 1097-8
  • Spenser, Amoretti # 1, 64, 75, 79 (NA 985-9); 
  • Shakespeare, sonnets # 3, 18, 29, 30, 60, 65, 71, 73, 126, 127, 130, 138, 144, 147, 152 (NA 1171-86)
  • Mary Wroth: sonnets and songs from the sonnet cycle Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, #1, 16, 28, 39, 40, 74, 77, 103 (NA 1566-71)
NOTE: discussion of assigned sonnets will carry over to our next class meeting.  It is likely that we will cover at least Wyatt, Surrey, and possibly Sidney in today's class discussion.

LOOKING AHEAD: your ungraded ME 2, a Sonnet Analysis of ONE assigned poem by Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, or Wroth, OTHER THAN SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET 29, is due to your Polylearn Discussion Group by midnight on Sunday after week 3; TWO ungraded, paragraph-long CRs are due to your Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Monday of week 4.  Do not select a sonnet by Wyatt or Surrey or one of the poems previously assigned under the topics of Pastoral Poetry or Women's Voices.
Day 2 WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT (bring with you in hard copy to today's class):  write up, as a single paragraph, a prose paraphrase of Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 ("When in disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes," NA 1174).  We will use your prose paraphrases in class as the basis of a sample sonnet analysis in preparation for your ME 2, due this week-end.

Sonnets, Continued.

Background Readings: review background readings for sonnets listed for previous class meeting as assigned on Study Guide. Review online reading An Approach to Reading and Writing About Poems.  As necessary, consult Figurative Language and Rhetorical Devices Overview.

Primary Readings:  Sonnets and Sonnet Cycles: CONTINUE discussion of previously assigned poems
  • Wyatt, "Farewell Love" and "My Galley," as well as modern prose translation of Petrarch's Rima 189 (NA 650-52);
  • Surrey, "Alas! So all things now do hold their peace," as well as modern prose translation of Petrarch's Rima 164 (NA 664); 
  • Sidney, Astrophil and Stella # 1, 2, 9, 15, 52, 108 (NA 1084-1101); Fourth Song, NA 1097-8
  • Spenser, Amoretti # 1, 64, 75, 79 (NA 985-9); 
  • Shakespeare, sonnets # 3, 18, 29, 30, 60, 65, 71, 73, 126, 127, 130, 138, 144, 147, 152 (NA 1171-86)
  • Mary Wroth: sonnets and songs from the sonnet cycle Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, #1, 16, 28, 39, 40, 74, 77, 103 (NA 1566-71
Out-of-Class Writing: your ungraded ME 2, a Sonnet Analysis of ONE assigned sonnet by Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, or Wroth, OTHER THAN SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET 29, is due to your Polylearn Discussion Group by midnight on Sunday after week 3; TWO ungraded, paragraph-long CRs are due to your Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Monday of week 4. 

NOTE 1: Do not select Shakespeare's Sonnet 29, a sonnet by Wyatt or Surrey, or a poem other than a sonnet assigned for our previous unit on Pastoral Poetry and Women's Voices.
NOTE 2: Do not write an analysis of an issue or theme that pulls from a number of different poems.  Close reading of ONE highly structured poem is the skill this ME asks you to practice.
  • You will paste (and reformat as necessary) your ME into the message field for a Discussion Board postings so that classmates can respond to it in a "thread";
  • you will also SAVE your ME 2 as a .docx or .doc file under the following FILE NAME:  "[yourlastname]204_ME2.docx" (or .doc), and attach this electronic version of your ME to the file so that your instructor has access to the first draft of your ME while grading revised MEs submitted for a grade.

Week 4    (April 25 - 27)
 
Day 1 As needed: complete discussion of sonnets assigned last week.

NEW TOPID: Epic I:  Spenser's Faerie Queene

Required Background Readings:

  • Review NA 535-37 (on humanist reverence for the classics); 554 (on the "heroic mode"; see especially comments on the Faerie Queene); 766-9 (headnote to Spenser and to the Shepheardes Calender); NA 1065, Sidney's comments on "heroical" poetry; and the comments on the Pastoral Poetry study guide concerning Renaissance attitudes toward the epic.
  • Carefully read NA 775-77 (headnote to the Faerie Queene);
  • New e-reserve reading on the Epic genre (from Abrams's Glossary of Literary Terms); pay particular attention to the discussion of epic conventions;
  • New Online Reading: Faerie Queene Study Guide
Required Primary Readings: 
Day 2 Book I of The Faerie Queene, cont.:  cantos 4 and 5 and  7 and 8 (NA 817-43 and 855-80)
LOOKING AHEAD: Your ungraded ME 3, on Spenser's Faerie Queene, will be due to your Polylearn Discussion Group by midnight on Sunday after week 5; TWO ungraded, paragraph-long CRs are due to Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Monday of week 6. 
  • You will paste (and reformat as necessary) your ME into the message field for a Discussion Board postings so that classmates can respond to it in a "thread";
  • you will also SAVE your ME 2 as a .docx or .doc file under the following FILE NAME:  "[yourlastname]204_ME2.docx" (or .doc), and attach this electronic version of your ME to the file so that your instructor has access to the first draft of your ME while grading revised MEs submitted for a grade.
REMINDER: the first five MEs submitted to your Discussion Group are potential first drafts of the ME-based paper you will revise and expand (by up to one page) for a grade; the Graded Revision will be worth 15% of your final course grade.  Along with your revised and expanded ME, you must turn in HARD COPY of the original draft submitted to your PolyLearn Discussion group, peer-edited by another group member, along with the hard copy of the printer-friendly version of the Essay Evaluation Checklist (available on Polylearn) and final comment written by your Peer Editor.  As you revise, edit your work carefully carefully for the errors and issues flagged by your peer editor, as well as for any other issues and errors not flagged by your peer editor, but listed on the Essay Evaluation Checklist.

Week 5    (May 2 - 4)
Day 1 Book I of The Faerie Queene, conclusion: cantos 9 and 10 and 11 and 12 (NA 880-934)        
Day 2 1st hour or as needed: Complete Discussion of Spenser's Faerie Queene
If time permits: effective in-class essay techniques and pointers (preparation for Midterm exam)
Your ungraded ME 3, on Spenser's Faerie Queene, is due to your Polylearn Discussion Group by midnight on Sunday after week 5; TWO ungraded, paragraph-long CRs are due to Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Monday of week 6. 
  • You will paste (and reformat as necessary) your ME into the message field for a Discussion Board postings so that classmates can respond to it in a "thread";
  • you will also SAVE your ME 2 as a .docx or .doc file under the following FILE NAME:  "[yourlastname]204_ME3.docx" (or .doc), and attach this electronic version of your ME to the file so that your instructor has access to the first draft of your ME while grading revised MEs submitted for a grade.
REMINDER: the first five MEs submitted to your Discussion Group are potential first drafts of the ME-based paper you will revise and expand (by up to one page) for a grade; the Graded Revision will be worth 15% of your final course grade.  Along with your revised and expanded ME, you must turn in HARD COPY of the original draft submitted to your PolyLearn Discussion group, peer-edited by another group member, along with the hard copy of the printer-friendly version of the Essay Evaluation Checklist (available on Polylearn) and final comment written by your Peer Editor.  As you revise, edit your work carefully carefully for the errors and issues flagged by your peer editor, as well as for any other issues and errors not flagged by your peer editor, but listed on the Essay Evaluation Checklist.

Week 6  (May 9 - 11)
 
Day 1 MIDTERM EXAM NOTE:  The MIDTERM EXAM will cover all assigned readings from wks. 1-5
Day 2

William Shakespeare's The Tempest

Required Background Readings:

Required Primary Reading:
  • The Tempest, full text!!  Print out study guide and read whole play before our class meeting. Please use the Signet Classics edition available for purchase in the university bookstore (a used copy is fine). BRING IT WITH YOU TO CLASS!!!

Week 7    (May 16 - 18)

Day 1 William Shakespeare's The Tempest, conclusion

Required Background Readings:

  • All SOURCES printed in the Signet Classics text, pp. 91-105.  Pay particular attention to the selection from Montaigne's essay "On the Cannibals" and Medea's speech from Golding's translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses; carefully read the speeches in Shakespeare's text that draw on these sources (page numbers are indicated in the Signet Classics text). 
  • Review previously assigned Tempest background readings (from last class meeting).
Required Primary Reading: 
  • REREAD The Tempest, full text.  Please use the Signet Classics edition available for purchase in the university bookstore (a used copy is fine) and be sure to BRING IT WITH YOU TO CLASS!!!
Day 2 Early Seventeenth-Century Lyrics I: John Donne and Metaphysical Poetry

Required Background Readings: 

Required Primary Readings
  • Donne (NA 1370 ff.):  "The Flea"; "Song" ("Go and Catch a Falling Star"); "The Sun Rising"; "The Indifferent"; "The Canonization"; "The Bait"; "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning"; Elegy 19, "To His Mistress Going to Bed"); "Satire 3" ("On Religion"); Holy Sonnets 1, 10, 17; "Meditation 17" (NA 1373-5, 1376-8, 1384-6, 1393-7, 1420-21).
  • (George) Herbert (NA 1705 ff.): "The Altar"; "Redemption"; "Easter Wings"; "Jordan (1)"; "Love (3)" (NA 1707-9, 1712, 1725-6).
  • Crashaw (NA 1740 ff.):  "In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord God: A Hymn Sung as by the Shepherds" (NA 1747-9 -- skim using study guide).
  • Marvell (NA 1789 ff.), selections 1: "The Coronet"; "Bermudas" (NA 1791-2).

  • Taylor: "Prologue" to Preparatory Meditations; "Meditation 22 (First Series)" ("When Thy Bright Beams, my Lord, do strike mine Eye"); "Upon Wedlock, and Death of Children"; "Huswifery" (headnote and poems are on e-reserve readings; be sure to PRINT THEM OUT and bring them with you to class).  Note: you are NOT responsible for Meditations 8 and 42 and "Upon a Wasp Chilled with Cold," found on the e-reserve pages adjacent to the assigned readings.

Your ungraded ME 4, on The Tempest, is due to Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Sunday after week 7; TWO ungraded, paragraph-long CRs are due to Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Monday of week 8. 

REMINDER: the first five MEs submitted to your Discussion Group are potential first drafts of the ME-based paper you will revise and expand (by up to one page) for a grade; the Graded Revision will be worth 15% of your final course grade.  Along with your revised and expanded ME, you must turn in HARD COPY of the original draft submitted to your PolyLearn Discussion group, peer-edited by another group member, along with the hard copy of the printer-friendly version of the Essay Evaluation Checklist (available on Polylearn) and final comment written by your Peer Editor.  As you revise, edit your work carefully carefully for the errors and issues flagged by your peer editor, as well as for any other issues and errors not flagged by your peer editor, but listed on the Essay Evaluation Checklist.

Week 8  (May 23 - 25)
Day 1 As needed, continue discussion of Metaphysical Poets assigned for last class meeting.

New Topic: Ben Jonson and the "Sons of Ben" / "Cavalier" poets 

Required Background Readings:

Required Primary Readings:
  • Jonson (NA 1441-3; poems 1539 ff.): "To My Book"; "On My First Daughter"; "To John Donne"; "On Giles and Joan"; "On My First Son"; "Song: To Celia"; "A Sonnet to the Noble Lady, the Lady Mary Wroth"; "My Picture Left in Scotland" (NA 1539-42, 1548-51). 
  • Herrick (NA 1756 ff.): "Delight in Disorder"; "To the Virgins. . . "; "Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast"; "Upon Jack and Jill"; "His Prayer to Ben Jonson"; "Upon His Verses" (NA 1758-9, 1762, 1764-6). 
  • Carew (NA 1768 ff.): "A Rapture" (NA 1775-8).
  • Lovelace (NA 1779 ff.): "To Lucasta. . . "; "To Althea . . . "; "Love Made in the First Age: To Chloris" (NA 1779, 1781-3).
  • Marvell (NA 1789 ff.), selections 2: "To His Coy Mistress"; "Damon the Mower" (NA 1796-7, 1801-3).
Day 2 1) As needed, continue discussion of "Cavalier" Poets / "Sons of Ben" assigned for last class meeting.

2) Women's Voices II: Poetry and Politics in the 17th Century

Required Background Readingss:

  • In the NA Introduction, review 1358-67 (discussion of women writers in the final paragraph of "Jacobean Writers and Genres"; "The Caroline Era"; "The Revolutionary Era, 1640-60"; and "Literature and Culture, 1640-60";  see also the Timeline, NA 1368-9); AND
  • Read section headnotes entitled "Gender Relations: Conflict and Counsel" (NA 1648-49); "Crisis of Authority" (NA 1834 top only; stop at "Reporting the News"); "Writing the Self" (NA 1867-68); AND
  • Read headnotes to assigned 17th-century women writers: Aemilia Lanyer (NA 1430-31); Rachel Speght (NA 1648-49, in "Gender Relations"); Katherine Philips (NA 1783-84); Lady Anne Halkett  (NA 1874); Margaret Cavendish (NA 1773-4, as well as headnote to The Blazing World, NA 1891);  Anne Bradstreet (background info on this British-born, Puritan immigrant to America is online; PRINT IT OUT and bring to class!) 
Required Primary Readings: 

Week 9    (May 30 - June 1)

Day 1 1) Women's Voices II: Poetry and Politics in the 17th Century, cont.: As needed, complete discussion of remaining Cavalier Poets / "Sons of Ben" and Women's Voices assigned for last class meetings.

2) As time permits, we may begin discussing the Backgrounds to Milton's Paradise Lost.

REQUIRED BACKGROUND READINGS:

  • Headnotes to Milton (NA 1897-1901), Lycidas (NA 1917-18), Areopagitica (NA 1929), Sonnets (NA 1939), Paradise Lost (NA 1943-45), and comments on Milton in headnote to "Political Writings" (NA 1842-43). 
  • As necessary, review previously assigned background readings "The Revolutionary Era, 1640-60" and "Literature and Culture, 1640-60" (NA 1360-67), the timeline NA 1368-69, the charts NA A42-A43 (House of Stuart, Commonwealth and Protectorate, House of Stuart [Restored]), and the headnote to "Crisis of Authority" (NA 1384).
REQUIRED PRIMARY READINGS:
  • First 4 pp. of "Plans and Projects" excerpt from The Reason of Church Government Urged Against Prelaty (NA 1924-27; stop at paragraph beginning "But because the spirit of man. . . ");
  • Sonnets: All sonnets printed NA 1939-43 EXCEPT "On the Late Massacre in Piedmont" (read through assigned sonnets quickly, but don't omit the explanatory notes!)
Also recommended (but NOT assigned reading): As needed, review Hints for Reading the Poems and online reading An Approach to Reading and Writing About Poems.
Day 2 As needed:  Complete discussion of Women's Voices assigned for last class meeting.

New Topic: Epic II: Milton and Paradise Lost.  NOTE: Please make an effort to have read through ALL assigned Paradise Lost selections prior to class.  Lecture and discussion at both class meetings this week will range among this set of selections., not necessarily in the order in which they are listed below and on the study guide.

REQUIRED BACKGROUND READINGS:

  • Headnotes to Milton (NA 1897-1901), Lycidas (NA 1917-18), Areopagitica (NA 1929), Sonnets (NA 1939), Paradise Lost (NA 1943-45), and comments on Milton in headnote to "Political Writings" (NA 1842-43). 
  • Milton and Paradise Lost Study Guide (online reading; PRINT OUT and bring with you to class)
  • On e-reserve in PolyLearn: 1) Paradise Lost partial outline (.PDF file, 3 pp., helpfully shared by my Arizona State University colleague Dr. Bill Gentrup); 2) Paradise Lost NA Summaries of portions of Paradise Lost (.PDF file, 2 pp., included in previous NA editions which did not print the complete text)
  • As necessary, review previously assigned background readings "The Revolutionary Era, 1640-60" and "Literature and Culture, 1640-60" (NA 1360-67), the timeline NA 1368-69, the charts NA A42-A43 (House of Stuart, Commonwealth and Protectorate, House of Stuart [Restored]), and the headnote to "Crisis of Authority" (NA 1834, 1st 2 paragraphs only).
REQUIRED PRIMARY READINGS:
  • selections from Paradise Lost (unless otherwise indicated, referred to by book number followed by specific line numbers, not page numbers):
    1. Preface to the Second Edition (1674): The Verse and Book 1: The Argument  (NA pp. 1945-6).
    2. The four-part Invocation of the Muse: beginnings of bk. 1 (and thus of the poem as a whole), at 1.1-26 (= Book 1, lines 1-26); bk. 3, 3.1-55; bk. 7 (and thus the second half of the poem), 7.1-39; bk. 9, 9.13-47.
    3. On Milton's Satan: 1.27-270; 1.587-662; 2.1-42; 2.345-487; 4.32-113.
    4. On the "Felix Culpa" (= "Happy Guilt," more commonly known as the "Fortunate Fall"): 3.56-415.
    5. On Eve (as presented prior to the account of the Fall): 4.287-324; 4.408-535; 4.610-775; 5.1-135; 8.283-596.
    6. ALL of Book 9 (the account of the Fall).
    7. the consequences of the Fall: 10.97-208; 10.845-1104.
    8. 8) the end of the work, 12.466-649.
ALSO RECOMMENDED:
  • Lycidas (NA 1917-20); other sonnets printed NA 1939-43; first 4 pp. of "Plans and Projects" excerpt from The Reason of Church Government Urged Against Prelaty (NA 1924-27; up to paragraph beginning "But because the spirit of man. . . ")
  • If you'd like to explore some additional selections fromParadise Lost, here are some suggestions:  Bk. 1: all; Bk. 2: all; Bk. 3: add lines 416-587; Bk. 4: whole section from lines 1-843; Bk. 5: to assigned readings, add lines 377-512, 600-670, 743-848; Bk. 8: whole section from lines 249-653;.Bk. 10: whole section from lines 68-208, add 414-584, whole section from lines 706-1104; Bk. 11: lines 1-384.

Your ungraded ME 5, on a 17th-century poet, is due to your Polylearn Discussion Group by midnight on Sunday after week 9; TWO ungraded, paragraph-long CRs are due to Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Monday of week 10. 

  • You will paste (and reformat as necessary) your ME into the message field for a Discussion Board postings so that classmates can respond to it in a "thread";
  • you will also SAVE your ME 2 as a .docx or .doc file under the following FILE NAME:  "[yourlastname]204_ME5.docx" (or .doc), and attach this electronic version of your ME to the file so that your instructor has access to the first draft of your ME while grading revised MEs submitted for a grade.
REMINDER:

  • The first five MEs submitted to your Discussion Group are potential first drafts of the ME-based paper you will revise and expand (by up to one page) for a grade; the Graded Revision will be worth 15% of your final course grade.  Along with your revised and expanded ME, you must turn in HARD COPY of the original draft submitted to your PolyLearn Discussion group, peer-edited by another group member, along with the hard copy of the printer-friendly version of the Essay Evaluation Checklist (available on Polylearn) and final comment written by your Peer Editor.  As you revise, edit your work carefully carefully for the errors and issues flagged by your peer editor, as well as for any other issues and errors not flagged by your peer editor, but listed on the Essay Evaluation Checklist.

    Week 10    (June 6 - 8)

    Day 1

    Epic II: Milton and Paradise Lost, cont.  NOTE: Please make an effort to have read through ALL assigned Paradise Lost selections prior to class meeting.  Lecture and discussion at both class meetings this week will range among this set of selections., not necessarily in the order in which they are listed below and on the study guide.

    REVIEW REQUIRED BACKGROUND READINGS:

    • Headnotes to Milton (NA 1897-1901), Lycidas (NA 1917-18), Areopagitica (NA 1929), Sonnets (NA 1939), Paradise Lost (NA 1943-45), and comments on Milton in headnote to "Political Writings" (NA 1842-43). 
    • Milton and Paradise Lost Study Guide (online reading; PRINT OUT and bring with you to class)
    • On e-reserve in PolyLearn: 1) Paradise Lost partial outline (.PDF file, 3 pp., helpfully shared by my Arizona State University colleague Dr. Bill Gentrup); 2) Paradise Lost NA Summaries of portions of Paradise Lost (.PDF file, 2 pp., included in previous NA editions which did not print the complete text)
    • As necessary, review previously assigned background readings "The Revolutionary Era, 1640-60" and "Literature and Culture, 1640-60" (NA 1360-67), the timeline NA 1368-69, the charts NA A42-A43 (House of Stuart, Commonwealth and Protectorate, House of Stuart [Restored]), and the headnote to "Crisis of Authority" (NA 1834, 1st 2 paragraphs only).
    REQUIRED PRIMARY READINGS:
    • Sonnets: "To the Lord General Cromwell, May 1652"; "When I Consider How My Light Is Spent"; "Methought I Saw My Late Espousèd Saint" (NA 1940-43; you may read through the sonnets quickly, but do not omit the explanatory notes!)
    • selections from Paradise Lost (unless otherwise indicated, referred to by book number followed by specific line numbers, not page numbers):
      1. Preface to the Second Edition (1674): The Verse and Book 1: The Argument  (NA pp. 1945-6).
      2. The four-part Invocation of the Muse: beginnings of bk. 1 (and thus of the poem as a whole), at 1.1-26 (= Book 1, lines 1-26); bk. 3, 3.1-55; bk. 7 (and thus the second half of the poem), 7.1-39; bk. 9, 9.13-47.
      3. On Milton's Satan: 1.27-270; 1.587-662; 2.1-42; 2.345-487; 4.32-113.
      4. On the "Felix Culpa" (= "Happy Guilt," more commonly known as the "Fortunate Fall"): 3.56-415.
      5. On Eve (as presented prior to the account of the Fall): 4.287-324; 4.408-535; 4.610-775; 5.1-135; 8.283-596.
      6. ALL of Book 9 (the account of the Fall).
      7. the consequences of the Fall: 10.97-208; 10.845-1104.
      8. 8) the end of the work, 12.466-649.
    ALSO RECOMMENDED:
    • Lycidas (NA 1917-20); other sonnets printed NA 1939-43; first 4 pp. of "Plans and Projects" excerpt from The Reason of Church Government Urged Against Prelaty (NA 1924-27; up to paragraph beginning "But because the spirit of man. . . ")
    • If you'd like to explore some additional selections fromParadise Lost, here are some suggestions:  Bk. 1: all; Bk. 2: all; Bk. 3: add lines 416-587; Bk. 4: whole section from lines 1-843; Bk. 5: to assigned readings, add lines 377-512, 600-670, 743-848; Bk. 8: whole section from lines 249-653;.Bk. 10: whole section from lines 68-208, add 414-584, whole section from lines 706-1104; Bk. 11: lines 1-384.
    Day 2

    Your ungraded ME 6, on Milton's Paradise Lost, is due to your Polylearn Discussion Group by midnight on Sunday after week 10; TWO ungraded, paragraph-long CRs are due to Polylearn Discussion Board by midnight on Monday of exam week. 

    • You will paste (and reformat as necessary) your ME into the message field for a Discussion Board postings so that classmates can respond to it in a "thread";
    • you will also SAVE your ME 2 as a .docx or .doc file under the following FILE NAME:  "[yourlastname]204_ME6.docx" (or .doc), and attach this electronic version of your ME to the file so that your instructor has access to the first draft of your ME while grading revised MEs submitted for a grade.
    LAST DATE TO SUBMIT revision/expansion of ME 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 for a grade; the Graded Revision will be worth 15% of your final course grade.  Along with your revised and expanded ME, you must turn in HARD COPY of the original draft submitted to your PolyLearn Discussion group, peer-edited by another group member, along with the hard copy of the printer-friendly version of the Essay Evaluation Checklist (available on Polylearn) and final comment written by your Peer Editor.  As you revise, edit your work carefully carefully for the errors and issues flagged by your peer editor, as well as for any other issues and errors not flagged by your peer editor, but listed on the Essay Evaluation Checklist.

    Electronically submitted final essays MUST: 
    • include your name, the class number (ENGL 204) and the date at the top of the first page (above the paper title), just as you would on a paper submitted in hard copy; 
    • be saved as a Word file under the file name "[yourlastname]204paper.docx" (or .doc)
    • IMPORTANT: The subject line of the email used to submit the paper should read "[Your Last Name]204 paper." 
    • Be sure to include your TELEPHONE NUMBER in the body of the email used to submit the paper so I can contact you if I I have a problem opening the file. 

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