COURSE: ENG 337W-01 FALL 2001
TIME: MWF 11:00-11:50 AM TISDALE
PLACE: MCIVER 138
TEXTS: Anonymous, The Earliest English Poems, trans. Alexander (Penguin)
Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, trans. Green (Macmillan)
HELOISE AND ABELARD, The Letters of Heloise and Abelard, trans. Radice (Penguin)
ANONYMOUS, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Patience, andPearl, trans, Noroff (Norton)
MALORY, Le Morte D'Arthur, ed. Baines (Dutton)
the norton anthology of english literature, vol. I, 7th ed.
1) Identify and understand varied characteristics of literature;
2) Apply techniques of literary analysis to texts;
3) Use literary study to develop skills in careful reading and clear writing;
4) Demonstrate understanding of the diverse social and historical contexts in which literary texts have been written and interpreted;
5) Develop a sense of the influence of great works of literature in one period;
6) Exercise the use of literary study as a means of growth and self-discovery;
7) Learn how to write essays about literature, comparing themes and motifs in several works.
8) Expose the student intensively to medieval culture and literature, mainly that of England, but also Europe in general;
9 Learn how to write an essay about medieval literature, as a primary paper, and then the incorporation of secondary scholarship.
Anglo-Saxon England: Mead, Middle-Earth, and Monks
22 Slides of Anglo-Saxon Sites
24 The First English Poet: Caedmon
27 The Heroic Ideal: The Wanderer
29 Love Stories: The Wife
31 Christ as Hlaford: The Dream of the Rood and the Ruthwell Cross
3 LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
5 Old English Riddles
7 The Beowulf Manuscript
8 Beowulf and Old English Verse Form
12 Darkness and Light: Beowulf As A Young Hero
17 Review of Old English Literature
19 In-Class Essay on Old English Literature
The Love of Learning and the Desire for God
24 Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy, Bk. I
26 Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy, Bk. II
28 Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy, Bk. III
Dream Vision and Allegory
1 The Structure of Pearl
3 Pearl, Stanzas 1-65
5 Pearl, Stanzas 66-101
8 FALL BREAK
10 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pts. I-II
12 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pts. III-IV
17 Who were Heloise and Abelard?
The Faces of Love
19 The Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Introduction, pp. 9-55
22 The Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Historia Calamitatum, pp. 57-106
24 PAPER DUE (First Version
26 The Letters of Heloise and Abelard: The Personal Letters, pp. 109-156
29 Middle English Ballads
2 RETURN PAPERS
5 Review of Medieval Love, Allegory, and Consolation Literature
7 In-Class Essay on Medieval Love, Allegory and Consolation Literature
Medieval People: A Fair Field of Folk
9 Chaucer: General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales I
12 Chaucer: General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales II
14 William Langland: The Prologue of the Vision of Piers the Plowman
16 The Book of Margery Kempe
19 The Wakefield Second Shepherd
21 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
23 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
The Romance: Sword and Grail
26 Legendary Histories of Britain: Geoffrey of Monmouth, Layoman, and the Myth of Arthur
28 Marie de France: Lanval and the Fables
30 Malory: The Tale of King Arthur, pp. 21-94
3 Malory: The Tale of the Sangreal, pp. 359-431
5 Malory: The Book of Sir Launcelot and Queen Gwynevere, pp. 432-471
Le Morte Darthur, pp. 472-507
7 PAPER DUE (Second Version
10 Review for Exam
17 Final Exam: 8:00-11:00 AM
NOTES: 1) All assignments of individual authors and works include introductions and biographical sketches.
2)Class participation: The instructor assumes that your presence in class means that you have read the assignment. He will call on you from time to time and expects you to contribute to discussion. If it is clear that you are consistently not prepared then your final grade will be lowered. There may be times when pressing duties or emergencies prevent you from completing the reading. Please inform the instructor beforehand so that he will know not to call on you. Always bring your text to class.
3)Attendance Policy: Students are allowed five cuts for whatever reason. After that a letter grade is dropped from the final average. After ten cuts, then two grades are dropped, and so on. Tardiness is counted as a cut.
4)Bad Weather Policy: Class will be held unless there is a media announcement that the University is closed.
5)Writing Intensive Course: This means that special attention in this class is given to writing skills. Consult the syllabus for how this works. In addition, students may voluntarily seek out individual conferences with the instructor. As the syllabus indicates, there will be five writing assignments: Three in class essays (including the exam) and a term paper in two versions. The first version is to be written in response to a thesis you develop out of the primary material. The second version involves both a revision and the addition of secondary research from the library. You are to integrate at least four different secondary sources into your paper. These must be documented properly.
6)The instructor will give unannounced quizzes several times throughout the semester. The cumulative average of these will count 20% of your final grade. The other four assignments will count %20 each.
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