English 101 Medieval and Renaissance Literature

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English 101, Spring 2014Medieval and Renaissance LiteratureProfessor Fradenburglfraden@english.ucsb.eduSouth Hall 2708

T 4/1IntroductionR 4/3CLASS CANCELLED Academic Student Employee Union on strike

T 4/8Introductory Material on Anglo-Saxon Literature, incl. selection from Bedes History; Caedmons Hymn; Introductory Material on Beowulf ; BeowulfR 4/10Beowulf

T 4/15Introduction on The Fourteenth Century and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Fitt IR 4/17Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Fitts II & III

T 4/22Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Fitt IVR 4/24Introductory material on Geoffrey Chaucer; Chaucer, portrait of the Wife of Bath in the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales; The Wife of Baths Prologue

T 4/29Chaucer, The Wife of Baths TaleR 5/1Chaucer, the Millers portrait in the General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales; The Millers Prologue and Tale

T 5/6Chaucer, The Millers Prologue and TaleR 5/8OED/CHAUCER Paper Due; Introduction, on The Fifteenth Century, MysteryPlays, the Wakefield Second Shepherds Play

T 5/13MIDTERMR 5/15Introductory Material on Shakespeare, Shakespeares Sonnets

T 5/20Introductory Material on The Early Seventeenth Century; IntroductoryMaterial on John Donne; Donnes The Flea, The Sun Rising, The Canonization,Nocturnall on St. Lucies Day, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, The Relic,Holy Sonnets #10 & #14R 5/22Introductory Material on Shakespeares King Lear, King Lear, Acts I and II

T 5/27Shakespeare, King Lear, Act IIIR 5/29Shakespeare, King Lear, Act IV; OED/SHAKESPEARE PAPER DUE

T 6/3Introductory Material on Milton; Aereopagitica; Paradise Lost, Book IVR 6/5Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IX

W 6/11FINAL EXAM, 12-3pm

Required Text: The Norton Anthology of English Poetry, Medieval and Renaissance

Class Requirements: Midterm, 25%; Final (not cumulative, 25%) (both exams will be multiple-choice scantron exams); OED paper on Chaucer, 5-7 pages, 25%; OED paper on Shakespeare, 5-7 pages, 25%. By OED paper I mean that, for both papers, you will use the Oxford English Dictionary to find out the etymology and meanings of 10 key words in a passage from Chaucer and then from Shakespeare, and build close readings of the passages on your research into the language. This is not a vocabulary exercise but a way for you to conduct original research for a critical interpretation of the poetry. Your TA can raise your final grade by a + or lower it by a depending on whether youve passed or failed their requirements for class attendance and participation.

Class Policies: No laptops or phones in class; zero tolerance on plagiarism; no makeup exams unless you have official written confirmation of medical ailments or family emergencies. By official I mean from a doctor, funeral director or court clerk. If you have made travel plans that conflict with the exam dates, you can either unmake them, or take this class at another time.

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