WEEK TWO

Sunday Sept. 9 – NO CLASS MEETING

*DUE* – STUDENT INFORMATION SHEET [UPLOADED TO MOODLE] + DIGITAL CLASSROOM QUESTIONNAIRE [COMPLETED]

Tuesday Sept. 11   What is Media?

* MEET IN COMPUTER LAB * – Fir Building Room 210

DISCUSS  M. McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage, 26-51 and L. Grossman, “From Scroll to Screen,” from NYTimes [CR]; C. Vandendorpe, “Reading on Screen: The New Media Sphere” [Part One Only – Stop right before you come to ‘The Advent of Hypertext’ section] [CB]

WORKSHOP Using NB [Nota Bene] on W. Blake “The Sick Rose”

 

Friday Sept. 14  What is Romanticism?

DISCUSS  J. Roberts, Chapter 1 from William Blake’s Poetry [CR]

REVIEW IN CLASS W. Harmon and H. Holman, “Romanticism” and “Romantic Period in English Literature, 1798-1870” from A Handbook to Literature [CR]

BROWSE BEFORE CLASS William Blake and the Illuminated Book” [CB]

BROWSE BEFORE CLASS  “Romanticism” – Introduction and ‘Key Events’ Timeline at the Keats-Shelley House  and “The Royal Wedding – Jerusalem”

[CB]

CROWDSOURCE W. Blake, “And did those feet in ancient time [aka Jerusalem]” [NB] [make AT LEAST one comment/question, drawing attention to any key Romanticist themes, biographical links to the life of Blake, or lines/phrases that might explain why the famous musical version of this poem may have been sung at the “Royal Wedding” of 2011] [NB]