English + Lab Spring 2002: Assignments and links
Please see the Fall 2001 syllabus for basic information about this course.
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2002 Poetry for memorization and prose for reading aloud handout
Winter break listening assignment: BBC Interview with Ray Charles
Listening assignment for 2/21-2/28: A Moment of Science
Essay: (2/21) 1. "I Became Her Target", Roger Wilkins, p. 160. See http://www.gmu.edu/robinson/rw.html
Poetry: Memorize Ding, dong bell and the English translation of Ladybug for recitation; read up on Mother Goose; prepare biographical information on James Joyce and vocabulary for his poem, On the Beach At Fontana.
Performance: Prepare to read aloud your imitation of a recorded spoken passage in English.
Novel: Choose and hand in about two A4 pages of dialogue from the novel you reported on last semester.
Listening assignment for 2/28-3/7: Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing (I of II)
Poetry: On the Beach At Fontana by James Joyce; prepare Learning by Judith Viorst.
Listening assignment for 3/7-3/14: Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing (II of II)
Poetry: Learning by Judith Viorst; prepare Sheep in Fog by Sylvia Plath.
Listening assignment for 3/14-3/21: National Public Radio Morning Edition: Recycling Computers
Poetry: Sheep in Fog by Sylvia Plath; prepare To a Friend by Amy Lowell.
Listening assignment for 3/21-3/28: The Joy of Baking: Making Scones, with Stephani Jaworski (RealPlayer Video)
Poetry: To a Friend by Amy Lowell.; prepare Lullaby by Eve Merriam.
Essay: 2. "First and Last, Do No Harm", Charles Krauthammer, p. 322. A bit of background on Charles Krauthammer:
Listening assignment for 3/28-4/11: BBC Update on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Thursday April 4, 2002
Poetry: Lullaby by Eve Merriam; prepare Sonnet 76 by William Shakespeare.
Listening assignment for 4/11-18: Popular Song: Laurie
Poetry: Sonnet 76 by William Shakespeare; prepare The Cutting Edge by Frances FitzGerald.
Listening assignment for 4/18-25: The Sound of Your Voice by Carol Fleming.
Prose reading: The Cutting Edge by Frances FitzGerald; prepare Gazing at the Sacred Peak by Tu Fu; find the original Chinese.
Listening assignment for 4/25-5/9: Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie
Poetry: Gazing at the Sacred Peak by Tu Fu; prepare Pine Tree Tops by Gary Snyder
Listening assignment for 5/9-5/16: Gunsmoke (I)
Poetry: Pine Tree Tops by Gary Snyder; prepare Since There's No Help, Come Let Us Kiss and Part by Michael Drayton
Listening assignment for 5/16-5/23: Gunsmoke (II)
Poetry: Since There's No Help, Come Let Us Kiss and Part by Michael Drayton; prepare Three Days by James R. Gilmore
Listening assignment for 5/23-30: The Angel
Poetry: Three Days by James R. Gilmore; prepare Plea for a Captive by William Stanley Merwin
Listening assignment for 5/30-6/6: Elder Rage (I)
Poetry: Quotes from: Franz Kafka and Henry Van Dyke; prepare In Honor of David Anderson Brooks, My Father by Gwendolyn Brooks
Listening assignment for 6/6-6/12: Elder Rage (II)
Poetry: In Honor of David Anderson Brooks, My Father by Gwendolyn Brooks; prepare: Was There a Time by Dylan Thomas
3. "One Man's Kids", Daniel Meier, p. 8.
4. "Silence", Larry Watson, p. 35.