Spring 2015

Spring 2015 Texts

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. The Thing Around Your Neck. New York: Anchor Books, 2009. Print.

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

Galilei, Galileo. Sidereus Nuncius or The Sidereal Messenger. Trans. Albert Van Helden. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. Print.

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

Rashōmon. Dir. Akira Kurosawa. Janus Films Criterion Collection, 2001. DVD.

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

Sullivan, Rebecca. Paideia 112 Reader: Spring 2015. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2015. Print.

Writing Handbooks – Bundled Together

Bullock, Richard H. The Little Seagull Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014. Print.

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say. 3rd ed. The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W.W. Norton, 2014. Print.

Readings and acknowledgements

Akutagawa, Ryūnosuke. “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon.” Rashōmon and Other Stories. Trans. by Takashi Kojima. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1952. Reproduced with permission of Liveright Publishing Corporation—in the format photocopy for a coursepack via Copyright Clearance Center. (Paideia 112 Reader 49-62)

Davis, Natalie Zemon. “On the Lame.” American Historical Review 93.3 (1988): 572-603. JSTOR. Web. 12 January 2015.

Finlay, Robert. “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre.” American Historical Review 93.3 (1988): 553-571. JSTOR. Web. 12 January 2015.

Plato. “The Allegory of the Cave.” The Republic. Trans. C.D.C. Reeve. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing, 2004. Reproduced with permission of Hackett Publishing company, Inc.— in the format photocopy for a coursepack via Copyright Clearance Center. (Paideia 112 Reader 41-48)

Spring 2015 Syllabus

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

Wednesday, February 4

  • Daily Study Guide (Reader 12-14)
  • Reader (15-16)
  • LECTURE: “What Did Bertrande 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 5

  • Optional attendance at Convocation (CFL Main Hall; 9:40 am)

Friday, February 6

  • Reader (16-17)
  • The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 2-5 (19-50)

Monday, February 9

  • Reader (17)
  • The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 6-9 (51-93)

Wednesday, February 11

  • Reader (17-18)
  • The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 10-12 and Epilogue (94-125)
  • Robert Finlay, “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre” (553-571). JSTOR.

Friday, February 13

  • Reader (18)
  • Natalie Zemon Davis, “On the Lame” (572-603). JSTOR.
  • Review and Common Quiz on The Return of Martin Guerre, “On the Lame” and “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre”

Monday, February 16

  • Reader (19-21)
  • The Research Project (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s Research Project)

Wednesday, February 18

  • Reader (21)
  • Research Project: Consult your section syllabus
  • Response Paper Due on Davis and Finlay

Friday, February 20

  • Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, February 23/25/27

  • Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, March 2/4/6

  • Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday, March 9/11

  • Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, March 13

  • First Version of Research Paper Due

Saturday, March 14—Sunday, March 22

  • Spring Break

Monday, March 23

  • Reader (23-24)
  • LECTURE: “Who Knows What Socrates Knows?” (S. Bailey; V206)
  • Plato, “The Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic (Reader 41-48)

Wednesday, March 25

  • Reader (24)
  • Review “The Allegory of the Cave” (Reader 41-48)

Friday, March 27

  • Reader (24-25)
  • Plato, “The Apology of Socrates,” Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (21-39)

Monday, March 30

  • Reader (25)
  • “The Apology of Socrates” (39-44)
  • Review and Common Quiz on Plato

Wednesday, April 1

  • Reader (26-28)
  • LECTURE: “Galileo and the Telescope: Comprehending the Incomprehensible” (J. Wilkerson; V206)
  • Galilei, Galileo, Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger, Introduction (1-24)

Friday, April 3-Monday, April 6

  • Easter Break

Wednesday, April 8

  • Reader (28-29)
  • Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger (25-86)

Friday, April 10

  • Reader (29)
  • Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger, Conclusion (87-113)
  • Review and Common Quiz on The Sidereal Messenger

Monday, April 13

  • Reader (30-32)
  • LECTURE: “Who is Telling the Truth? Perhaps It Doesn’t Matter: Kurosawa, Rashōmon, and Subjective Knowledge” (S. Hurley; V206)
  • Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon” (Reader 49-62)

Tuesday, April 14

  • Reader (32-34)
  • FILM: Rashōmon (6:30 pm and 9:00 pm; Olin 102)

Wednesday, April 15

  • Discussion of “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon.” Review questions

Friday, April 17

  • Discussion of the film Rashōmon. Review questions

Monday, April 20

  • Review and Common Quiz on Rashōmon

Wednesday, April 22

  • Reader (35-37)
  • LECTURE: “Much Ado About Knowing” (L. Row-Heyveld; V206)
  • Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-2

Friday, April 24

  • Reader (37)
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-3
  • Review Wednesday’s questions

Monday, April 27

  • Reader (37)
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4
  • Review Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-3

Wednesday, April 29

  • Reader (37)
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Act 5
  • Review Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-4

Friday, May 1

  • Review and Common Quiz on Much Ado About Nothing

Monday, May 4

  • Reader (38-39)
  • LECTURE: “Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck: Making Sense of Crossing Cultural Borders” (N. Whitsitt; V206)
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck (3-56)

Wednesday, May 6

  • Reader (39)
  • The Thing Around Your Neck (57-114)

Friday, May 8

  • Celebrating Research: An All-College Symposium
  • Final Paper Due

Monday, May 11

  • Reader (39-40)
  • The Thing Around Your Neck (115-166)

Wednesday, May 13

  • Reader (40)
  • The Thing Around Your Neck (167-218)

Friday, May 15

  • Review and Common Quiz on The Thing Around Your Neck

Monday, May 18

  • Final Exam