Spring 2009

SPRING 2009 READING  LIST

Students should purchase their own copies of the assigned readings that are not reprinted in the Paideia I Reader. In addition, the Paideia I faculty require that students own a good hardback dictionary such as The American Heritage, The Random House, or The Webster’s New Collegiate. One is available for purchase in the Luther Bookstore.

TEXTS

Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. New York: Penguin Classics, 2006.

Frayn, Michael. Copenhagen. New York: Anchor, 2000.

Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. New York: New American Library, 2000.

Lunsford, Andrea. A. Easy Writer: A Pocket Reference. 3rd ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006.

Pa Chin. Family. Prospects Hts., IL: Waveland Press, 1972.

Wilkie, Jacqueline, ed. PaideiaI Reader: Spring 2009. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2009.

Martin Luther King, Jr. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ed. James Melvin Washington. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986. “I Have a Dream,” 217-220. Paideia I Reader 35-38. Copyright 1986 by Writers House, Inc. / Literary Agency.  Reproduced with permission of Writers house, Inc./Literary Agency in the format Copy via Copyright Clearance Center.

Martin Luther King, Jr. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ed. James Melvin Washington. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986. “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” 289-302. Paideia I Reader 41-54. Copyright 1986 by Writers House, Inc./Literary Agency Reproduced with permission of Writers House, Inc./Literary Agency in the format Copy via Copyright Clearance Center.

Martin Luther King, Jr. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ed. James Melvin Washington.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986. “I See the Promised Land,” 279-286. Paideia I Reader 57-64. Copyright 1986 by Writers House, Inc./Literary Agency. Reproduced with permission of Writers House, Inc./Literary Agency in the format Copy via Copyright Clearance Center.

FILMS

Hood, Gavin. Tsotsi. DVD. Directed by Gavin Hood. New York, N.Y.: Miramax Home Entertainment; Burbank, CA: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2006.

Spring 2009 SYLLABUS

Theme:  Freedom and Responsibility

Wednesday, February 4 (Week I)
Lecture: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (N. Whitsitt; Valders 117)
Introduction (Reader 15-21) and Reader (22-25)
Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Introduction (v-xx)

Friday, February 6
• Reader (25-26)
• Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,
Chs. I-XI (1-68)

Monday, February 9 (Week II)
• Reader (26-27)
• Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,
Chs. XII-XX (68-123)

Wednesday, February 11
Reader (27)
• Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,
Chs. XXI-XXX (123-180)

Friday, February 13
• Reader (27-28)
• Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,
Chs. XXXI-Appendix (180-234)
Common Quiz on Incidents

Monday, February 16 (Week III)
• Research Guide (86-93)
• Research Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s Research Unit)
• Response Paper on Jacobs due

Wednesday, February 18
Research Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, February 20
Research Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Monday, February 23 (Week IV)
Research Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, February 25
Research Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, February 27
Reader (29)
• Lecture: Farah Jasmine Griffin (2:45 p.m., CFL Main Hall)

Monday, March 2  (Week V)
Research Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, March 4
Research Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, March 6
Research Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Monday, March 9 (Week VI)
Research Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, March 11
• Lecture: “King, Civil Rights, and the U.S. Rhetoric of Freedom” (L. Williams & J. Wilkie; Valders 117)
• Reader
(30-34)
Martin Luther King Jr., “I Have a Dream” (Reader 35-38)

Friday, March 13
• Reader (39-40)
• Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” (Reader 41-54)

Monday, March 16 (Week VII)
• Reader (39-40)
• Review: Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” (Reader 41-54)

Wednesday, March 18
• Reader (55-56)
Martin Luther King Jr., “I See the Promised Land”  (Reader 57-64)
• Common Quiz on Martin Luther King Jr.
• Research Paper due

Friday, March 20
Midterm Exam

Saturday, March 21 thru Sunday, March 29
• Spring Break

Monday, March 30 (Week VIII)
• Reader (65-68)
Lecture: “Freedom and Responsibility in Pa Chin’s Family” (P. Scholl; V117)
• Pa Chin, Family, Preface, Chs. 1-6 (1-44)

Wednesday, April 1
Reader (68)
Family, Chs. 7-14 (44-113)

Friday, April 3
Reader (68-69)
Family, Chs. 15-22 (113-186)

Monday, April 6 (Week IX)
• Reader (69)
Family, Chs. 23-30 (186-275) and Introduction (v-xxvi)  

Wednesday, April 8
• Reader (69-70)
Family, Chs. 31-39 (275-329)
• Common Quiz on Family

Friday, April 10—Monday, April 13
Easter Break

Wednesday, April 15
• Lecture: Evil and the Everyday: Moral Agency in Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem (L. Skitolsky; V117)
Reader (70-72)
• Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, Chs. 1-3 (3-55)

Friday, April 17
Reader (73)
Eichmann in Jerusalem, Chs. 4-6 (56-111)

Monday, April 20 (Week XI)
• Reader (73-74)
Eichmann in Jerusalem, Chs. 7-9 (112-161)

Wednesday, April 22
• Reader (74)
Eichmann in Jerusalem, Chs. 10-14 (162-233)

Friday, April 24
• Reader (75)
Eichmann in Jerusalem, Ch. 15, Epilogue, Postscript (234-298)
• Common Quiz on Eichmann in Jerusalem

Monday, April 27 (Week XII)
Lecture: “’But why?’: Dramatic Uncertainty in Michael Frayn’s Cophenhagen” (M. Muggli; Valders 117)
• Reader
(75-78)
• Michael Frayn, Copenhagen, “Postscript” (95-97); “A diagram outlining Copenhagen’s scientific and historical background” (following page 132); Copenhagen, introductory materials; Act One, (3-54)

Wednesday, April 29
• Reader (78-79)
Copenhagen, Act Two (55-94)

Friday, May 1
• Reader (79)
• Review Copenhagen; “Postscript” (95-132)
• Common Quiz on Copenhagen

Monday, May 4 (Week XIII)
• Reader (79-80)
• Writing Workshop on final paper

Monday/Tuesday, May 4/5 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m (V117)
• Reader (81-83)
• Film: Tsotsi 

Wednesday, May 6
• Lecture:  “Personal Responsibility and the Freedom of the Individual in Tsotsi” (R. Mtisi; Valders 117)

Friday, May 8
• Discussion of Tsotsi

Monday, May 11 (Week XIV)
• Reader (83-84)
• Research Presentations
• Final Paper due

Wednesday, May 13
• Review

Friday, May 15
• Reading Day

Exam Week, May 16 thru May 20
• Final Exam