English 45A: LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (CHAUCER TO MILTON)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Final Examination: Tuesday, 20 May, 5:00-8:00 p.m., 2040 Valley LSB

The following Milton poems are to be read for Monday 21 April:

From Norton Anthology: "On Shakespeare" (p. 1782), "How Soon Hath Time" (p. 1812), "When I Consider How My Light Is Spent" (p. 1814).

Paradise Lost, using the Norton Critical Edition (single volume): Book I.

The following Donne poems from the Norton Anthology are to be read for Monday 14 April:

Songs and Sonnets, beginning p. 1236: "The Flea," "The Good-Morrow," "Song," "The Sun Rising," "The Canonization," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "The Ecstasy".

The following Donne poems from the Norton Anthology are to be read for Wednesday 16 April:

Holy Sonnets, beginning p. 1268: Sonnets 1, 5, 7, 10, 14.

Old Announcements

Reading for Wednesday 19 March is the selection from Spenser, Shepherds Calendar, and the selctions from his Amoretti, Norton Anthology, Seventh Edition, Volume I, pp. 617-24, 864-68; also Epithalamion, pp. 868-78.

Reading for Monday 17 March is Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe: see Norton Anthology, Seventh Edition, Volume I, pp. 990-1025.

The following poems from the Norton Anthology, Seventh Edition, Volume I, are to be read for Wednesday 12 March:

Wyatt, pp. 527-30; Surrey, pp. 570-3, 576; Sidney, pp. 916ff: Sonnets 1, 5, 31, 39, 71.

Midterm Exam Monday 10 March. Three parts: I) Translation; II) Identifications (six of seven); III) Essay on Canterbury Tales.

Second Quiz: Wednesday, 12 February: Translation passage will be 14 lines taken from the second half of Book IV of Chaucer's Knight's Tale

Chaucer readings:

Tuesday, 11 March: 7-9 p.m., 2600 Buena Vista Way

Buena Vista is about 7 blocks north of Campus, connecting with Euclid (turn right one block north of Cedar) and La Loma (turn left one block north of Cedar).

Section and TA Information

Notes and Admonitions on class business: see bottom of this page

Chaucer Images

Chaucer, from Ellsmere MS, Huntington Library

The Manciple from Cambridge University Library MS


Semester Syllabus (subject to change)

Eng 45A/2 Literature in English Spring 2003, 60 Evans, Lectures MW 3-4

W Jan 22  Introduction: Chaucer's life, language, works
F     24  Section: Chaucer's Language

M     27  Canterbury Tales: General Prologue
W     29  General Prologue
F     31  Section: General Prologue

M Feb  3  General Prologue; Knight's Tale Book 1
W      5  Knight's Tale Book 2
F      7  Section: General Prologue

M     10  Knight's Tale Book 3
W     12  Knight's Tale Book 4
F     14  Section: Knight's Tale

M     17  President's Day Holiday - No Classes; Offices Closed
W     19  Miller's P&T, Reeve's P&T
F     21  Section: Miller's Tale and Reeve's Tale

M     24  Wife of Bath's P&T
W     26  Franklin's P&T
F     28  Section: Chaucer

M Mar  3  Pardoner's P&T
W      5  Nun's Priest's P&T; Retraction
F      7  Section: Chaucer

M     10  Midterm Exam
W     12  Skelton, Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, Poems
F     14  Section: Poetry

M     17  Marlowe, Dr. Faustus
W     19  Spenser's life, language, works; Amoretti
F     21  Section: Dr. Faustus

Spring Break

M     31  Spenser, Faerie Queene (Book I)
W Apr  2  Faerie Queene
F      4  Section: Faerie Queene

M      7  Faerie Queene
W      9  Faerie Queene
F     11  Section: Faerie Queene

M     14  Donne, Songs and Sonnets
W     16  Donne, Holy Sonnets
F     18  Section: Donne

M     21  Milton's life, language, works; Poems
W     23  Milton,  Paradise Lost
F     25  Section: Paradise Lost

M     28  Paradise Lost
W     30  Paradise Lost
F May  2  Section: Paradise Lost

M      5  Paradise Lost
W      7  Paradise Lost
F      9  Section: Paradise Lost

M     12  REVIEW

Final Examination: Tuesday, 20 May, 5:00-8:00 p.m., 2040 Valley LSB

Section 201 (28499): F 3-4, 215 Dwinelle TA: Kristine Ha
Section 202 (28502): F 3-4, 155 Barrows  TA: Gloriane Yi

Notes and Admonitions on class business

1) Class participation in this English 45A is mandatory. Attendance will be taken often in lecture, and always in Friday section. More than two unexcused absences in lecture and more than one unexcused absence in section will result in a reduction of your final grade by one grade step (e.g., from B to B-) for each such absence. (Persistent tardiness will accumulate as unexcused absences.) Do not skip section or class on the day a paper is due for the sake of completing the paper!

2) You are expected to have read each assignment in advance of the class-period in which that assignment is discussed.

3) Each student must read a passage of Chaucer aloud to the satisfaction of the instructor or TA, either individually or as part of a group. Several group readings will be organized during the semester, late-afternoons and evenings. Although you are not required to attend, you are urged to participate in at least one group reading.

4) You are reminded of the Department of English policy regarding plagiarism.

5) Final admonition: You are required to read all assignments over the semester. The mid-term and final examinations will be designed to test whether you have done the required reading. Failure to accomplish the required reading will be grounds for a failing final grade regardless of how well you may do in other aspects of this course.

Sections

Paper topics and deadlines will be set in section. No re-writes for improved grades; instructors will be happy, however, to look at drafts in advance of deadlines.

Final grades will be calculated as follows (with reductions for excessive absences):

Quiz totals           =   5%
2 papers @ 15% & 20%  =  35%
Midterm exam          =  15%
Final exam            =  25%
Section grade         =  20% (=55% including papers) 
TOTAL                 = 100%

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