Spring 2014

Spring 2014 Book List

Students should purchase their own copies of the assigned readings that are not reprinted in the Paideia 112 Reader or linked through the Katie Common Site.

Davis, Natalie Zemon. The Return of Martin Guerre. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1983. Print.

Plato. Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo. Tr. G.M.A. Grube. Rev. by John M. Cooper. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing, 2002.  Print.

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. New York: Pantheon Books, 2003. Print.

Shakespeare, William. Much Ado About Nothing. Ed. Sylvan Barnet. The Signet Classic Shakespeare. 2nd Ed. New York: Penguin Putnam. 1998. Print.

Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. Tr. G.D. Pickett. Revised Edition. Harlow, England: Pearson Educated Limited. 2006. Print.

Wilkie, Jacqueline. Paideia 112 Reader: Spring 2014. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2014.  Print.

Writing Handbooks – Bundled Together

Bullock, Richard H. The Little Seagull Handbook. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011. Print.

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say. The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. 2nd edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print.

Spring 2014 Syllabus

Enduring Question: What can we know and how can we know our understanding is reliable?

Wednesday, February 5
Introduction (Reader 11-15)
• Reader
(17-18)
Lecture: “What did Bretrande know and how can we tell?” (J. Wilkie; V206)
• Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre, Preface (vii-x), Introduction and Ch. 1 (1-18)

Thursday, February 6
• Optional attendance at Convocation (CFL Main Hall; 9:40 am)
• Required attendance Nicolas Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” (CFL Main Hall; 7 pm)

Friday, February 7
• Reader
(18)
• The Return of Martin Guerre,
Chs. 2-5 (19-50)

Monday, February 10
• Reader
(19)
• The Return of Martin Guerre,
Chs. 3-9 (51-93)

Wednesday, February 12
• Reader
(19)
• The Return of Martin Guerre,
Chs. 10-12 and Epilogue (94-125)

Friday, February 14
Reader (19-20)
• Robert Finlay, “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre” (552-571) and Natalie Zemon Davis, “On the Lame” (572-604)  JSTOR.
• Review and Common Quiz on The Return of Martin Guerre, “On the Lame” and “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre.”

Monday, February 17
• Reader
(20-22)
• The Research Project (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s Research Project)

Wednesday, February 19
• Reader
(22-23)
Research Project:  Consult your section syllabus
Response Paper due on Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre; Robert Finlay, “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre” (552-571); and Davis, “On the Lame” (572-604) JSTOR.

Friday, February 21
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, February 24/26/28
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, March 3/5/7
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday, March 10
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, March 12
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, March 14
First version of Research Paper due

Monday, March 17
• Reader
(23-25)
• Lecture: “The Epic of Sundiata: A Reflection of the Mande Encounter with the Spread of Islam” (N. Whitsitt; V206)
• D.T. Niane, Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (vii-40)

Wednesday, March 19
• Reader
(25)
Sundiata (40-84)

Friday, March 21
• Review and Common Quiz on Sundiata

Saturday, March 22—Sunday, March 30
• Spring Vacation

Monday, March 31
• Reader
(26-27)
• Lecture: “Who Knows What Socrates Knows?” (S. Bailey; V206)
Plato, “The Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic (Reader 41-48)

Wednesday, April 2
• Reader
(27)
“The Allegory of the Cave” (Reader 41-48)

Friday, April 4
• Reader
(27-28)
• Plato, “The Apology of Socrates,” Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (21-39)

Monday, April 7
• Reader
(28)
• “The Apology of Socrates,” (39-44)

Wednesday, April 9
• Review and Common Quiz on Plato

Friday, April 11
• Reader
(29-31)
• Lecture: “Who is Telling the Truth? Perhaps It Doesn’t Matter: Kurosawa, Rashōmon, and Subjective Knowledge” (TBA; V206)
• Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon” (Reader 49-62).

Saturday, April 12
• Reader
(31-32)
• Film: Rashōmon (10 am and 1:30 pm; V206)

Sunday, April 13
• Reader
(31-32)
• Film: Rashōmon (3:30 pm and 7:30 pm; V206)

Monday, April 14
• Discussion of “In a Grove” “Rashōmon” and the film Rashōmon’ Review questions

Wednesday, April 16
• Review and Common Quiz on Rashōmon

Friday, April 18-Monday, April 21
• Easter Vacation

Wednesday, April 23
• Reader
(33-36)
• Lecture: “Knowing the Past: Satrapi’s Persepolis” (L. Kildegaard; V206)
• Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (1-153)

Friday, April 25
• Discussion of Persepolis

Monday, April 28
• Discussion of Persepolis

Wednesday, April 30
• Review and Common Quiz on Persepolis

Friday, May 2
Reader (36-37)
• Writing Workshop Final Paper

Monday, May 5
Reader (37-39)
• Lecture: “Much Ado About Knowing” (K. Narveson; V206)
• Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-2

Wednesday, May 7
Reader (39)
Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-3
• Review Monday’s questions

Friday, May 9
• Celebrating Research: An All-College Symposium
• Final Paper due

Monday, May 12
Reader (39)
Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4
• Review Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-3

Wednesday, May 14
Reader (40)
Much Ado About Nothing, Act 5
• Review Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-4

Friday, May 16
• Common Quiz on Much Ado About Nothing and Review

Exam Week, May 19 thru May 22
• Final Exam