English 1413.A1 - Fall 2020

T, Th: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Room: BAC 207
Professor: Richard Cunningham
"Office" Hours: M, W 2:30 - 3:30*, or by app't

( *'"Office" Hours' rather than 'Office Hours' because any contact between us will be mediated through MS Teams, email, or telephones.)


Acknowledgement of Traditional Territory:

We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.


Accessible Learning Services Blurb

If you are a student with documentation for accommodations or if you anticipate needing supports or accommodations, please contact Ian Ford, Accessibility Resource Facilitator at 902-585-1520, disability.access@acadiau.ca or Marissa McIsaac, Manager, disability.access@acadiau.ca. Accessible Learning Services is located in Rhodes Hall, rooms 111-115.


The Acadia Writing Centre

(Could also be called "your best friend" if your plan is to get good grades by writing well.)

The Writing Centre offers free help to students wanting to improve their writing skills. You can sign up online today:

· To book a one-to-one appointment with a trained writing tutor, click here: writingcentre.acadiau.ca/writing-tutorials.html

· To see which helpful presentations and workshops you’ll want to attend this year, click here: writingcentre.acadiau.ca/workshops-and-presentations.html


Other Important Resources

The Oxford English Dictionary

Acadia's "Plagiarism Guide"

Acadia's "You quote it, you note it" on-line tutorial

Similar resources on the topic of plagiarism at the U of Alberta

Help getting started on a Research Paper

On Scholarly Sources


Course Description

This is a course devoted to both writing and reading.

In order to do the reading, you must have a copy of the course anthology. To ensure you meet this requirement, an on-going chance to lose 10% of your course grade is built in to the grading scheme. On any given day, if you do not have the anthology open in front of you while we discuss a work you’ve had assigned to read, you risk forfeiting up to ten percent of your grade. Because the professor believes in progressive discipline, you will get one warning: but only one.

Writing assignments will be submitted through Acorn, which means two important things for you. First, everything you submit will be run through an anti-plagiarism software called Turn-it-in. Second, each assignment will have a very hard deadline, set in Acorn. No late assignments will be accepted, but if you realize well in advance of the assignment's time and date due that meeting the deadline will be almost impossible for you, then contact the professor and make another arrangement. Having an exam or an assignment due in another class is not grounds for an alternative arrangement.

The professor has the right to fail any student who does not submit each and every assignment. I.e. if you do not submit any one assignment, you very well might fail the entire course.

You must turn your phone off and put it away during class. This is the professor's rule. The professor assigns your grade for this course. You do not want to make an enemy of the person who assigns your grade.


Course Texts

The Broadview Introduction to Literature, Concise Edition. Edited by Lisa Chalykoff, Neta Gordon, Paul Lumsden. Broadview Press, 2015.

Fotheringham, Scott. The Rest is Silence. Goose Lane: 2012.

The Oxford English Dictionary, a.k.a. the OED.

To access the OED from off-campus, you'll need to install the Acadia University VPN.


Grading

Attendance & Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
30%
 
 
First Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10%
 
 
Second Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
20%
 
 
The Rest is Silence Reading Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 5%
 
 
Third Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
25%
 
 
Take Home Exam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10%
 
 

 


Course Schedule

Day
Text
Class theme, Things Due, etc.
 
 
 
Tuesday, Sept. 22 
Introductions:
each other, professor, course
         
 
 
Thursday, Sept. 24
Introduction to rhetoric 
 
 
 
Tuesday, Sept. 29
Wyatt's "The long love," (pp. 468 - 9),
and "Whoso list to hunt," (470);
Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 (475) and Sonnet 130 (477).
The sonnet
 
 
 
Thursday, Oct. 1
Donne's Holy Sonnets 10 (479) and 14 (480).
First Assignment Due by 2:30 PM
 
 
 
Tuesday, Oct. 6
Marlowe's "Passionate Shepherd," & Ralegh's
"Nymph's Reply," (473 - 4 & 472 respectively
and in that order).
Longer poetry
 
 
 
Thursday, Oct. 8
Donne's "The Flea," (478) and Herbert's "The Altar" and "Easter Wings" (485 & 486).
 
 
 
Tuesday, Oct. 13
Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress," (491 - 3).
Using Style Guides. E.g. MLA style
 
 
 
Thursday, Oct. 15
Browning's "My Last Duchess," (543 - 4);
Tennyson's "The Lady of Shallot," (531 - 6).
Exam schedule posted for December examinations. Last day to decrease meal
plan for Fall term. Last day to opt out of
ASU Health Plan or add dependents.
 
 
 
Tuesday, Oct. 20
 
 
 
Thursday, Oct. 22
Shelley's "Ozymandias," (511 - 12);
Rossetti's "Goblin Market," (557 - 73).
Second Assignment made available.
 
 
 
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Yeats's "Easter 1916," (576 - 9) and "The Second Coming" (579 - 80).
 
 
 
Thursday, Oct. 29
Pound's "In a Station of the Metro," (592)
Williams's "The Red Wheelbarrow," (588)
and Eliot's "Prufrock" (596 - 600).
Second Assignment Due by 2:30 PM
 
 
 
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Chopin's "The Story of an Hour," (25 -7).
 
 
 
Thursday, Nov. 5
Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper," (28 - 42).
 
 
 
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants,"
(sites.broadviewpress.com/BIL)
The Rest is Silence Reading Quiz
 
 
 
Thursday, Nov. 12
 
Reading Break – no classes.
 
 
 
Tuesday, 17
The Rest is Silence
 
 
 
Thursday, 19
The Rest is Silence
 
 
 
Tuesday, Nov. 24
The Rest is Silence
 
 
 
Thursday, Nov. 26
The Rest is Silence
Third Assignment Due by 2:30
 
 
 
Tuesday, Dec. 1
 
 
 
Thursday, Dec. 3
Oedipus Rex
 
 
 
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Ibsen's "The Doll's House," (248 - 307).
 
 
 
Thursday, Dec. 10
"The Doll's House"