Short Talk and Film Schedule for Fall 2008: Advanced Composition (Humanities)
English 302H06 (Tues/Thurs, 7:30-8:45 am, Fine Arts Building B112)
English 302H07 (Tues/Thurs, 9:00-10:15 am, Robinson A109)
Dr Ellen Moody
Tues/Thurs, Aug 26th/28th
- The class watches O'Connor, Carr, and Gray's film adaptation, A Month in the Country
Tues/Thurs, Sept 9th/11th
- Tues, 9/9: Short talk 1: The story of the painter and content of the painting in A Month in the Country, book and film: Lane Jones/Rima Sinno
- Tues, 9/9: Short Talk 2: The hidden history of private pain
uncovered in the stories of Tom Birkin, Alice Keach and Charles (James
in film) Moon in
A Month in the Country, book and film: Lucia De Paolis/Shannon Pennell
- Thurs, 9/11: Short Talk 3: How religion functions to make the modern community and exclude people in the present in A Month in the Country, book and film: Abby Barnes/Mike Duncanson
Tues/Thurs, Sept 23rd/25th
- Tues, 9/23: Short talk 4: Turning a Newstory into a Novel in Bel Canto: Daniel Byerley/Brandon Cosby
- Thurs, 9/25: Short Talk 5: How does Patchett make us identify with the "terrorists" as strongly as we do with the hostages in Bel Canto: Danielle LaFever/Jill Jones
- Thursd, 9/25: Short Talk 6: How does music function to bring people together in Bel Canto?: Nina Zati/Trevor Blankley
Tues/Thurs, Sept 30th/Oct 2nd
- The class watches all of Fred Schepisi and Graham Swift's film adaptation, Last Orders.
Tues/Thurs, Oct 7th/9th
- Tues, 10/7: Short talk 6a: How myths of successful masculinity (you must have children, they must be successful, you must make a lot of money, you should be handsome &c&c) shaped the mens' lives in Last Orders: Kyle Stanley/Michael Peterson
- Tues, 10/7: Short talk 7: The limited options of women's lives in Last Orders: Amy, Mandy and Susie: Christina Leslie/Daron Savaides
- Thurs, 10/9: Short Talk 8: The function of the stop-off places in the journey to the Margate in Last Orders: _________________________/Vernon Keeve
Thurs/Tues, Oct 23rd/28th
- Tues, 10/28: Talk 9: Racism and Male and Female Stereotypes in Children's Books (Chapters 1-3 in The Girl Sleuth): Amira Koren/Kimberly Classen
Thurs/Tues, Oct 30th/Nov 4th
- Thurs, 10/30: Short Talk 10: Pseudo-power, classism, and glamor in Nancy Drew (as described and analyzed by Mason, Chapter 4): ________________________________________/Jennifer Morgan
- Thurs, 10/30: Short Talk 11: Alternate Sleuths and dream careers in The Girl Sleuth: country and rich girls, nurse, flight attendants, advertising agents (as described and analyzed by Mason, Chapters 5-6): Andrea Montano/Michelle Ferguson
- Tues, 11/4: Short talk 12: The group of young women and Nafisi who form the secret class, Chs 1-11 in Part One in Reading Lolita in Teheran: Monica Ramillo/Shaniqua Steele
Thurs/Tues, Nov 6th/11th
- Thurs, 11/6: Short Talk 13: Nafisi's personal experience of returning to Iran after the first revolution, Chapters 1-11 of Part Two of Reading Lolita: Evelyan Pregano/__________________________________
- Thurs, 11/6: Short Talk 14: Lolita as a book about male tyranny and fantasy and Great Gatsby as a book about aspiration: do you agree or disagree: Chs 12-15, Part One, and 17-19, Part Two of Reading Lolita: Ashleigh Payne/__________________________________
- Thurs, 11/6: We watch first half half of Peter Bogdanovich and Frederick Raphael's film adaptation, Daisy Miller in class.
Thurs/Tues, Nov 13th/18th
- Tues, 11/13: Short talk 15: The hostile attitude towards young
women's independence and sexuality in Daisy Miller, book and
film: Laura Rogers/Amanda Latham.
- Tues, 11/13: We'll finish watching Daisy Miller.
- Thurs, 11/18: Short Talk 16: Nafisi's experience of the 1980 revolution, Chapters 1-11 of Part Three of Reading Lolita: Mario Rodriguez/__________________________________
- Tues, 11/18: Short talk 17: The nobility and danger of ignoring
or defying social mores in the fiction of Henry James, Nafisi's
classroom, and in the lives of her young women students, Chapters
12-35, Part Three of Reading Lolila Bret Rushia/__________________________________
Thurs/Tues, Nov 20th/25th
- Thurs, 11/20: Short talk 18: Why was Pride and Prejudice originally titled First Impressions?: Rosie Donnelly/__________________________________
- Tues, 11/25: Short talk 19: Mortification and Love in P&P: Kristina Whitt/Christine Spargur
- Tues, 11/25: Short talk 20: Money, class, and marriage in
P&P: Tysha Butler/Rebecca Cervantes
- Tues, 11/25: We will watch parts of different movie adaptations
of Pride and Prejudice.
Tues/Thurs, Dec 2nd/4th
- Tues, 12/2: Short Talk 21: Parallels between Austen's novels and Nafisi's girls, based on Part Four (Reading Lolita): Gloria Lee/Camille Munoz
- Tues, 12/2: Short Talk 22: Family barbarity, state terrorism and
books in people's lives, based on Part Four (Reading Lolita):
Amira Koren/Marie Edwards
Contact Ellen Moody.
Pagemaster: Jim Moody.
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