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Final Essay Questions

December 5, 2009

For one of your essay questions, you will have a choice between 1) writing on the blazon and 2) writing on themes of the class in relationship to your memorized sonnet.

Specific wording and more details about the final will be forthcoming once my fever breaks.  Because I’m ill, I apologize in advance for any delay in replies to emails.

See you Wed/Fri.


Final Exam

December 3, 2009
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The final exam is scheduled for Dec. 11th, 4-7pm in Girv 1115.

An alternate exam will be offered on Dec. 9th, 11am-2pm in SH 2635.

You must adhere to the honor code and not discuss the exam questions with classmates if you sit for the alternate exam.

Keep an eye out for updates about exam questions, including possible essay prompts…

Romeo and Juliet

December 3, 2009

As we discussed in class, Romeo and Juliet are sonneteers by any other name.  Download the powerpoint from class to review our discussion:  Romeo and Juliet Powerpoint

Virtual Class: “Virtual Sonnets”

November 16, 2009

You are not required to do this work during class time nor to use the Early Modern Center. It is available for you, only during class time, if you would *like* to use it. You are also not required to turn in any work in conjunction with this virtual class, although I will expect you to take notes and be prepared for discussion.

For today’s class, your challenge is to do some serious, critical thinking about the sonnet as pastiche.  Specifically, you’ll be looking at digital sonnet generators to consider questions of form, theme, and composition.

Focus on these three sites (but you are encouraged to dig about on the web for more): Read more…

Virtual Class Info

November 12, 2009

Details are forthcoming on the virtual class for Monday 11/17.  They will be posted no later than 3:30 that day so you can participate during scheduled class time if you prefer.  There are a limited number of computers available for your use during class that day in the Early Modern Center, SH 2510.  Please let Billy Hall, the Early Modern Center Fellow, know that you are there for my class.

I hope you enjoy your guest lecture today!

OED off-campus access

November 5, 2009

Here’s a link to the library’s info on off-campus access to its services:

Off-Campus Access

The proxy server option is the easier method (over the VPN).

Once you’ve logged in, follow the links for Research Sources –> Electronic Books, Dictionaries, et. al.

Let me know if you have trouble!

Midterm Exam

October 19, 2009

The take-home midterm exam is almost upon us.  You will receive the questions on Tuesday Oct 20th and will submit your  responses on October 27th.  No class on October 22nd to give you time to complete your exam.