Spring 2019 Syllabus and Reading List

Spring 2019 BOOK LIST 

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. The Thing Around Your Neck. Anchor Books, 2009.
Davis, Natalie Zemon. The Return of Martin Guerre. Harvard UP, 1983.
Paideia 111 Reader: Spring, 2019.  Edited by Rebecca Sullivan, Luther College, 2019.
Plato. Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo.  Trans. G.M.A. Grube. Rev.    
     by John M. Cooper. Hackett Publishing, 2002.
Rashōmon. Dir. Akira Kurosawa. Janus Films Criterion Collection, 2001. 
Shakespeare, William. Much Ado About Nothing.. Ed. Sylvan Barnet. 2nd ed., Penguin-Signet
     Classic, 1998. 

Writing Handbooks

Bullock, Richard H., et. al. Little Seagull Handbook. 3rd ed., W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. 4th ed., W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. 

Spring 2019 Syllabus

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

Wednesday, February 6
• Daily Study Guide (Reader 13-16)
Reader (17-18)
• LECTURE: “Real History or Fake News? History, Fiction, and the Story of Martin Guerre” (V. Christman, Valders 206)
• Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre, Preface (vii-x), Intro and Ch. 1 (1-18) 

Thursday, February 7
• Opening Convocation: 9:40 am, CFL Main Hall (Attendance Optional) 

Friday, February 8
• Reader (18-19)
• The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 2-5 (19-50) 

Monday, February 11
• Reader (19)
• The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 6-9 (51-93) 

Wednesday, February 13
• Reader
(19-20)
• The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 10-12 and Epilogue (94-125)
• Robert Finlay, “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre” (553-571). JSTOR 

Friday, February 15
• Reader (20)
• Natalie Zemon Davis, “On the Lame” (572-603). JSTOR 

Monday, February 18
• Review and Common Quiz on The Return of Martin Guerre, “On the Lame,” and “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre” 

Wednesday, February 20
Reader (21-23)
• The Research Project (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s Research Project)
Response Paper due on Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre; Robert Finlay, “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre”; and Davis, “On the Lame” 

Friday, February 22
The Research Project: Consult your section syllabus 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, February 25/27/March 1
The Research Project: Consult your section syllabus 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, March 4/6/8
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, March 11/13/15
The Research Project: Consult your section syllabus 

Monday, March 18
The Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, March 20
• Reader (25-26)
LECTURE: “Who Knows What Socrates Knows?”  (S. Bailey, Valders 206)
Plato, “The Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic (Reader 39-46)
First Version of Research Paper due 

Friday, March 22
• Reader (26)
Review “The Allegory of the Cave” (Reader 39-46) 

Saturday, March 23–Sunday, March 31
• Spring Break 

Monday, April 1
• Reader (26-27)
• Plato, “The Apology of Socrates,” Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (21-39) 

Wednesday, April 3
• Reader (27)
• “The Apology of Socrates” (39-44)
•  Review and Common Quiz on Plato

Friday, April 5
• Reader (28-31)
• LECTURE: “Narrative and Truth in Kurosawa’s Rashōmon” (T. Johnson; Valders 206)
• Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon” (Reader 47-60)

Sunday, April 7
• FILM Rashōmon 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm, Valders 206 

Monday, April 8
• Discussion of “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon
• Review questions 

Wednesday, April 10
• Discussion of the film Rashōmon
• Review questions 

Friday, April 12
• Review and Common Quiz on Rashōmon 

Monday, April 15
• Reader (32-34)
• LECTURE: “Much Ado About Knowing” (L. Row-Heyveld, Valders 206)
• Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-2 

Wednesday, April 17
• Reader (34)
Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-3
• Review Monday’s questions 

Friday, April 19–Monday, April 22
Easter Break 

Wednesday, April 24
Reader (34)
• Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 4
• Review Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-3 

Friday, April 26
• Reader (34)
Much Ado About Nothing, Act 5
• Review Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-4 

Monday, April 29
• Review and Common Quiz on Much Ado About Nothing 

Wednesday, May 1
• Reader (35-36)
• LECTURE: “Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck: Making Sense of Crossing Cultural Borders” (N. Whitsitt; Valders 206)
• Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck (3-42) 

Friday, May 3
• Reader (36)
The Thing Around Your Neck (43-94) 

Monday, May 6
• Reader (36)
The Thing Around Your Neck (95-127) 

Wednesday, May 8
• Reader (36-37)
The Thing Around Your Neck (128-186) 

Friday, May 10
• Celebrating Research: An All-College Symposium (Attendance Required)
Final Essay due 

Monday, May 13
• Reader (37)
The Thing Around Your Neck (187-218)

Wednesday, May 15
• Review and Common Quiz on The Thing Around Your Neck

Friday, May 17
• Review for Final Exam 

Monday, May 20
• Final Exam