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English 2310 – World Literature I
Spring Semester

Schedule

This schedule is not set in stone. Things happen. Class topics and due dates may need to be rearranged. I will post the changes here as they occur.

Latest Update: 4 / 1 / 2008

Date

Work Due

January 14 - 18, 2008

Topics:

  • Syllabus and Class Policies.

  • Introduction to the Course.

  • Translation: Can't Live with It, Can't Live without It.

  • Introduction to the Project.

Readings:

  • Introduction (Ancient World 2)

  • Mesopotamia (Ancient World 15)

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh (Ancient World 55)

Friday, January 18: Add / Drop ends.

January 21 - 25, 2008

Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King Day. No classes!

Readings:

  • The Epic of Gilgamesh (Ancient World 55), continued

  • Greece (Ancient World 247)

  • Homer, The Iliad (Ancient World 277)

January 28 - February 1, 2008

Readings:

  • Homer, The Iliad (Ancient World 277), continued

  • Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (Ancient World 891)

February 2 - 8, 2008

Readings:

  • Aristophanes, Lysistrata (Ancient World 1044)

  • The Ancient Hebrews (Ancient World 127)

  • Hebrew Scriptures (Ancient World 134), Genesis and Exodus only

Friday, February 8: Hebrew Scriptures (Genesis and Exodus) take-home quiz due.

February 11 - 15, 2008

Readings:

  • Rome (Ancient World 1157)

  • Virgil, The Æneid (Ancient World 1174), continued

Friday, February 15: Aeneid Take-home Quiz due.

February 18 - 22, 2008

Wednesday, February 18: Ancient Period Exam!

Readings:

  • Buddhist Texts (Ancient World 1543)

  • Ashvaghosha, The Life of the Buddha (Ancient World 1549)

  • "The Parable of the Poisoned Arrow" (Ancient World 778)

  • The Near East (Middle Period 15)

  • The New Testament (Middle Period 23)

February 25 - 29, 2008

Readings:

  • The Qu'ran (Middle Period 97)

Monday, February 25: New Testament and Qu'ran Take-Home Quiz due.

March 3 - 7, 2008

Spring Break! No classes!

March 10 - 14, 2008

Readings:

  • Europe (Middle Period 469)

  • Beowulf (Middle Period 482)

Monday, March 10: Beowulf Take-Home due.

March 17 - 21, 2008

Topic: King Arthur

  • Geoffrey de Monmouth, Book IX Chapters 1-6, 11, 19-20; Book X Chapters 1-3, 5, 9-13, and Book XI Chapters 1-2 from History of the Kings of Britain (on-line)

  • Marie de France, "Lanval" (on-line) or (on-line reserve)

Wednesday, March 19: Marie de France and Geoffrey of Monmouth take-home quiz due.

Friday, March 21: Good Friday. No classes!

March 24 - 28, 2008

Topic: King Arthur and Tales and Tale Collections

Readings:

Monday, March 24: Lancelot take-home quiz due.

Friday, March 28: Last day to withdraw.

March 31 - April 4, 2008

Topic: Tales and Tale Collections

Readings:

Wednesday, April 2: Middle Period Exam!

Topic: Early Modern Period

Readings:

  • Niccolo Machiaveli, The Prince (Early Modern 120)

  • Baldesar Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier (Early Modern 170)

April 7 - 11, 2008

Topic: The Great Theater of the Renaissance

Readings:

  • Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus (Early Modern 384)

  • John Milton, Paradise Lost (Early Modern 565)

April 14 - 18, 2008

Readings:

  • John Milton, Paradise Lost (Early Modern 565)

Monday, April 14: Paradise Lost take-home quiz due.

Friday, April 18: No class.

April 21 - 25, 2008

Monday, April 21: No class.

Readings:

  • Myths of Creation (Early Modern 708)

  • Myth of Quetzalcoatl (Early Modern 721)

Wednesday, April 23: Aztec Myths Quiz due.

Thursday, April 24: Last Day of Classes!

April 28 - May 2, 2008

Final Exams!

During Final Exam: Early Modern Period Exam!


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