Spring 2018

SPRING 2018 Reading List

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. The Thing Around Your Neck. Anchor Books, 2009.

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

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.

Sullivan, Rebecca. Paideia 112 Reader: Spring 2018. Luther College, 2018.

 

WRITING HANDBOOKS

Bullock, Richard H., et. al.  The 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. 3rd ed., W.W. Norton, 2014.

 

Spring 2018 SYLLABUS

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

Thursday, February 8
• Opening Convocation: 9:40 am, CFL Main Hall (Attendance Optional)

Friday, February 9
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), Introduction and Ch. 1 (1-18)

Monday, February 12
• Reader (18-19)
• The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 2-5 (19-50)

Wednesday, February 14
• Reader (19)
• The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 6-9 (51-93)

Friday, February 16
• 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

Monday, February 19
• Reader (20)
• Natalie Zemon Davis, “On the Lame” (572-603). JSTOR

Wednesday, February 21
• Review and Common Quiz on The Return of Martin Guerre, “On the Lame” and “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre”

Friday, February 23
• 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”

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, February 26/28/March 2
The Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, March 5/7/9
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, March 12/14/16
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday, March 19/21
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, March 23
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus
First Version of Research Paper due

Saturday, March 24 – Monday, April 2
• Spring Break

Wednesday, April 4
• Reader (25-26)
• LECTURE: “Who Knows What Socrates Knows?” (S. Bailey; Valders 206)
Plato, “The Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic (Reader 39-46)

Friday, April 6
• Reader (26)
Review “The Allegory of the Cave” (Reader 39-46)

Monday, April 9
• Reader (26-27)
• Plato, “The Apology of Socrates,” Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (21-39)

Wednesday, April 11
• Reader (27)
• “The Apology of Socrates” (39-44)
• Review and Common Quiz on Plato

Friday, April 13
• 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 15
• FILM: Rashōmon 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm, Valders 206

Monday, April 16
• Discussion of “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon
• Review questions

Wednesday, April 18
• Discussion of the film Rashōmon
• Review questions

Friday, April 20
• Review and Common Quiz on Rashōmon

Monday, April 23
• Reader (32-34)
• LECTURE: “Much Ado About Knowing” (L. Row-Heyveld; Valders 206)
• Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-2

Wednesday, April 25
• Reader (34)
Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-3
• Review Monday’s questions

Friday, April 27
• Reader (34)
Much Ado about Nothing, Act 4
• Review Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-3

Monday, April 30
• Reader (34)
Much Ado about Nothing, Act 5
• Review Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-4

Wednesday, May 2
• Review and Common Quiz on Much Ado about Nothing

Friday, May 4
• 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)

Monday, May 7
• Reader (36)
The Thing Around Your Neck (43-94)

Wednesday, May 9
• Reader (36)
The Thing Around Your Neck (95-127)

Friday, May 11
• Celebrating Research: An All-College Symposium (Attendance Required)
Final Essay due

Monday, May 14
• Reader (36-37)
The Thing Around Your Neck (128-186)

Wednesday, May 16
• Reader (37)
The Thing Around Your Neck (187-218)

Friday, May 18
• Review and Common Quiz on The Thing Around Your Neck
• Review for Final Exam

Monday, May 21
• Final Exam