Short Talk and Film Schedule for Spring 2005: Advanced Composition in the
Includes Revised Plan and Essay Due Dates
English 302:H14: Tues/Thurs, 9:00-10:15 pm, Robinson A246
Dr Ellen Moody
Week 2: Thurs, Feb 3rd
- Thurs, 2/3: The class may watch excerpts from Pat O'Connor's 1987 film A Month in the Country.
Week 3: Tues/Thurs, Feb 8th/10th
- Tues, 2/8: Short Talk 1: Ruin and Restoration: The Painting and
Crumbling Church in A Month in the Country: Jillian Milatzo
- Short Talk 2: Memory and History: Archeaology and the Landscape in A Month in the Country: Christian Brady
- Thurs, 2/10: Short Talk 3: Religion, Exclusion and Community in A Month in the Country: Kristin Fuller
Week 4: Tues/Thurs, Feb 15th/17th
- Tues, 2/15: The class is devoted to watching Campion's film, The Piano.
- Thurs, 2/17: Short Talk 4: Solace, Career, or Political Networking: Music in Bel Canto: Kim Moffatt
- Thurs, 2/17: The class finishes watching The Piano.
Week 5: Tues/Thurs, Feb 22nd/24th
- Tues, 2/22: Short Talk 5: Personal Presentation of Politics and
"Terrorists" in Bel Canto: Jay Pereira
- Tues, 2/22: Short Talk 6: Turning a Newstory into a Novel in Bel Canto: Naomi Hinders
- Thurs, 2/24: Short Talk 8: Campion's The Piano as a Feminist or Woman-Centered Tale of Colonialism: Lara Ayad
- Thurs, Short Talk 9: Music as Self-expression, Sexuality and Class Prestige in The Piano: Kevin Makowski
Week 6: Tues/Thurs, Mar 1st/3rd
- Tues, 3/1: The class watches as much of Zinneman's A Man for All Seasons as we can.
- Thurs, 3/3: Short Talk 11: A Man for All Seasons as a political tragedy: Jessie Aldrich
- Thurs, 3/3: The class finishes watching A Man for All Seasons.
Week 7: Tues, Mar 8th
- Tues, 3/8: Short Talk 12: Characters Contrasted and Compared in A Man for All Seasons: The Stance taken towards Integrity in More, Rich, Cromwell, Norfolk and Alice: _________________________________
- Tues, 3/8: Short Talk 13: The Importance of the Acting Performances in The Piano and A Man for all Seasons: Andrew Ryder
Week 8: Tues/Thurs, Mar 22nd/24th
- Tues, 3/22: Short Talks 14: The Connection of Social Pressure to Lynching in The Ox-Bow Incident, the novel: Joe Haluska
- Tues, 3/22: Short Talk 15: The Connections between Bullying, Belonging to a Community, and Evil in The Ox-Bow Incident: Eileen Lopez
- Thurs, 3/24: Short Talk 15a: Manliness in The OxBow Incident: Damaris Polanco
- Thurs, 3/24: The class begins to watch Fred Schepisi's Last ORders
Week 9: Tues/Thurs, Mar 29th/31st
- Tues, 3/29: Plan for Essay-Journal #2 is due; Name of Book and Sources for Essay #3 are due.
- Tues, 3/29: Short Talk 16: Myths of Successful Masculinity (Jobs and Children) in the novel, Last Orders: Jeremy Cotham
- Tues, 3/29: The class will finish watching Last Orders.
- Thurs, 3/31: Short Talk 17: Women's Fates in the novel, Last Orders: Amy, Mandy and Susie: Katie Roem
- Short talk 18: Ensemble casts in The Ox-Bow Incident and Last Orders (films and/or novels): Christian Brady
Week 10: Tues/Thurs, Apr 5th/7th
- Tues, 4/5: The class may watch excerpts from Wellman's film, Ox-Bow Incident
- Thurs, 4/7: Short Talk 19: Racism and Male and Female Stereotypes in Children's Books (Chapters 1-3 in The Girl Sleuth: Ann Dang
Week 11: Tues/Thurs, Apr 12th/14th
- Tues, 4/12: ESSAY #2 DUE.
- Thurs, 4/14: Short Talk 20: A Falsifying or Unreal Glamor Ideal: Nancy Drew (as described and analyzed by Mason): Karen Chamaj
- Thurs, 4/14: Short Talk 21: Alternative Girl Sleuths: Judy Bolton, Trixie Beldon, Cherry Ames, Vicki Bar (as described and analyzed by Mason): Courtney Finney
Week 12: Tues/Thurs, Apr 19th/21st
- Tues, 4/19: Short Talk 22: Lolita as a book about male power and possessing a woman in the context of Nafisi's "cell" of forbidden reading (Part One of Reading Lolita: Amber Suggs
- Tues, 4/19: Short Talk 23: The Great Gatsby as a book about materalism and utter unconcern for the powerless (Part Two of Reading Lolita): Katharine Merritt
- Thurs, 4/21: Short Talk 24: The Nobility and Dangers of Ignoring Social Mores in James in the context of Nafisi's "cell" of forbidden readers (Part Three in Reading Lolita): Andrew Ryder
Week 13: Tues/Thurs, Apr 26th/28th
- Tues, 4/26: Short Talk 25: Parallels between Austen's novels and Nafisi's girls (Part Four of Reading Lolita in Teheran: Cynthia Burrows
- Thurs, 4/28 Short Talk 26: The autobiographical and biographical stories in Reading Lolita: Torture, State Terrorism and the Centrality of Marriage in people's lives: ________________________
Week 14: Tues, May 3rd/5th
- Tues, 5/3: Short Talk 27: A review of the film adaptations of Last Orders and Ox-Bow Incident: Kevin Makowski
- Thurs, 5/5: If time permits, the class may watch excerpts from and discuss a film adaptation of one of the novels Nafisi discusses: Peter Bogdanovich's 1974 adaptation of Daisy Miller
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