|Week 4||2/18 Discussion Reading: Lynn Worsham, “Moving Beyond the Logic of Sacrifice” (19-31).||2/19 Discussion; in-class writing Reading: Gwyneth Jones, “The Universe of Things.” Due: Rough draft of Essay I||Thesis; irony; using a theoretical lens.|
|Week 5||2/25 Discussion Reading: Lynn Worsham, “Moving Beyond the Logic of Sacrifice” (32-44). Due: Discussion board||2/27 Discussion; in-class writing § Donna Haraway, “Women in the Integrated Circuit;” Bhanu Kapil, short selection from Humanimal. Due: Professional Draft of Essay I|
|Week 6||3/3 Discussion Reading:Bhanu Kapil, from Humanimal Due: Graphic response||3/5 Discussion; in-class writing.|
|Week 7||3/10 “Women in the Integrated Circuit” “Cyborg: Myth of Political Identity” Homework: Graphic response||3/12 Excerpt from “Walking Among the Comrades” and handout from Buddhism in America. Homework: Discussion board topics will be drafted in/as a class.||Introduction to critical cyborg history and the influence of materialism.|
|Week 8||3/17 Christopher Marlowe, The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus Scenes 1-6 British Library, An Introduction to Doctor Faustus. Due Monday 11:59 pm: 2 pg. informal response en route to Essay II||3/19 British Library, Key Features of Renaissance Culture Brainstorm Form: literary terms II Reading: Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus, scenes 7-final chorus)|
|Week 9||3/24 Reading Due: Humanism Questioned (p. 385-391) (see here for a quick synopsis of Marlowe’s Tamburlaine) And, Hans Moravec, “Pigs in Cyberspace” Due Monday 11:59pm: Full draft||3/26 Reading due: Cleanth Brooks, “Structure and Genre in Doctor Faustus”||Establishing motive; making use of theory.|
|Week 10||3/31 Effective Library Research Workshop, Discussion. Reading: Void Star (Chapters 1-9) Due: Professional Draft of Essay II||4/2; Introduction to the Annotated Bibliography; discussion. Reading: Void Star (Chapters 10-13)||Research, functions of sources, using an interpretive lens,|
|Week 11||4/7 NO CLASS (Wed. schedule) Due: CRAB entry||4/9 NO CLASS Spring Recess|
Coronavirus contingency plan:
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Prepare to go online, if necessary, in the following ways:
Get your Google account for Queens College. Materials on this system can only be accessed via your Queens College account. Short lectures and tutorials will replace in-class meetings, when necessary, in order to meet asynchronously as much as possible.
Be sure that you are able to access Blackboard Collaborative Ultra. If you work from a smartphone, know that the app for BB Collaborative Ultra is different from the regular BB app and is much more functional/up-to-date than the regular BB app.
Further update: As much as possible, we will be crafting discussion boards in our class meetings and posting follow-ups online. It is hoped that this will be a more engaging way to use the discussion board.