Calendar - Readings & Assignments - Fall 2011
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Week One ( 8.24 )

Introduction to the Course - Writing Sample.


MLA format for response papers and essays:

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How to Read the Norton Anthology:

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Week Two ( 8.31 )

THE INVENTION OF WRITING AND THE EARLIEST LITERATURES, 3‑11.

Norton Study Plan, section 1 )

GILGAMESH (ca. 2500‑1500 B.C.E), Tablets I‑XI, 12‑81.

Response Paper

Collin Study Grant 2001: Old Faces - New Interfaces

Collin Study Grant 2010: Waxing the Memory




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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

Gilgamesh tomb found - BBC

Development and Meaning

Pole Top - Gilgamesh and Two Animals

Gilgamesh and Lion cub at Sarqon II




 

Week Three ( 9.7 )

Ancient Egyptian Poetry     The Hebrew Bible

 

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN POETRY (ca. 1500‑ca. 1200 B.C.E.), 83‑84.

"Akhenaten's 'Hymn to the Sun,'" 83‑87; "Love Songs," 89‑92.

Response Paper




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THE HEBREW BIBLE (ca. 1000‑300 B.C.E.), "The Song of Songs," 154‑158.

Response Paper




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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

The Rediscovery of Akhenaten and His Place in Religion

Akhenaten, Family, and Solar Disc

Akhenaten kissing a Child

Akhenaten's Hand

Interpenetration of Cultures in Hebrew Literature

Song of Songs Scholarship: an Overview

Song of Songs: Image in a Medieval Manuscript



 

Week Four ( 9.14 )

ANCIENT GREECE AND THE FORMATION OF THE WESTERN MIND, 161‑168.

Norton Study Plan, section 2 )

HOMER (eighth century B.C.E.), 169‑175, The Odyssey,
Book I, 274‑285; Book XI, 397‑413. Books XVIII‑XXIV, 486‑563.

Response Paper




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Reckless Rationalisn - Heroic Reverence

Penelope and the Pigs

Verbal Behavior



 

Week Five ( 9.21 )

Aristotle     Confucius

 

ARISTOTLE (384‑322 B.C.E.), 669‑670, "From Poetics," 670‑674.

Response Paper




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POETRY AND THOUGHT IN EARLY CHINA, 677‑681.

Norton Study Plan, section 3 )

CONFUCIUS (551‑479 B.C.E.), 692‑694, "From Analects," 695‑703.

Response Paper




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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

Doxa in Poetry: A Study of Aristotle's "Poetics"

Plato and the Politics of Aristotle's "Poetics"

Review of Hutton's Translation

Virtue: Confucius and Aristotle

Confucius Ridens: Humor in The Analects

Review of Lau's Translation


Related Web Sites:

Hymn to the Muse - Greek Lyre Solo (YouTube)

Chao Yuan Song - Chinese Pipa Solo (YouTube)

King Chu doffs his armor - Chinese Pipa Solo (YouTube)



 

Week Six ( 9.28 )

Bhagavad-Gita     Catullus

 

INDIA'S HEROIC AGE, 715‑719.

Norton Study Plan, section 4 )

THE BHAGAVAD-GITA (first century B.C.E.)
"From The Second Teaching," 768‑771,
"From The Sixth Teaching," 775‑777.

Response Paper

Legend of Bagger Vance - IMDB web site

Dharmafix Book Reviews: Gita on the Green

YouTube: 'Legend of Bagger Vance': The Field




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THE ROMAN EMPIRE, 783‑785.

Norton Study Plan, section 5 )

CATULLUS (84?‑54? B.C.E.), "Lyrics," 788‑793.

Response Paper


Catullus - Latin Texts:

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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

The Meaning of Man in the Bhagavad Gita

Social and Economic Aspects of the Bhagavad Gita

Review of Miller's Translation

Catullus. A Pivotal Personality

Review of Martin's Translation




 

Week Seven ( 10.5 )

Virgil     Christian BIble

 

FROM ROMAN EMPIRE TO CHRISTIAN EUROPE, 883‑884.

Norton Study Plan, section 6 )

VIRGIL (70‑19 B.C.E.), 794‑795, The Aeneid,
"From Book I," 795‑803, Book IV, 804‑825.

Response Paper

Virgil - Original Latin Text




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THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE (ca. first century C. E.), 887‑888, "Matthew 5‑7," 891‑894.

Response Paper

Matthew - Original Greek Text




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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

Making Roman-Ness and the "Aeneid"

Hellenistic Colouring in Virgil's Aeneid

Review of Fitzgerald's Translation

The Fourteen Triads of the Sermon on the Mount

How Shall We Interpret The Sermon on the Mount?

Some Textual Observations on the Sermon on the Mount



 

Week Eight ( 10.12 )

Visnusarnum     Bhartrhari     Amaru
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes: Friday, October 14.
Essay One  prompts - due Wednesday, October 19.


 

INDIA'S CLASSICAL AGE, 919‑922.

Norton Study Plan, section 7 )

VISNUSARMAN (second or third century), 926‑927, "From Pancatantra," 928‑935.

Response Paper




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BHARTRHARI (fifth century), 936‑937, "From Satakatrayam," 937‑940.

Response Paper




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AMARU (seventh century), 940‑941, "From Amarusataka," 941‑944.

Response Paper




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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

Indian Wisdom and Its Spread beyond India

The Pańcatantra in Modern Indian Folklore

The Brahmin and the Mongoose: Narrative Context

The Peacock's Egg: Bhartrhari on Language and Reality

Amaru: Translation Review

Amaru: Desire for Meaning

Amaru: Compartmentalization and Clustering








 

Week Nine ( 10.19 )

Essay One  due.

T'ao Ch'ien     Koran

 

CHINA'S "MIDDLE" PERIOD, 955‑957.

Norton Study Plan, section 8 )

T'AO CH'IEN (365‑427), selections, 961‑969.

Response Paper

The Peach Blossom Spring - Moral Models

Chinese Script - Omniglot Web Site

Chinese Scholar's Rocks

Treasures of the Chinese Scholar




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THE RISE OF ISLAM AND ISLAMIC LITERATURE, 1001‑1005.

Norton Study Plan, section 9 )

THE KORAN (610‑632), 1008‑1010.
"55. The Merciful," 1038‑9, "Man," 1041‑2.

Essay One  due.

Response Paper

Arabic Script - Omniglot Web Site




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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

The Peach Blossom Spring as Paradise

Review of Hightower's Translation

The Conception of Faith in the Koran

Islamic Calligraphy


(ARTSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

The Peach Blossom Spring - Paintings and Text

Koran Calligraphy



 

Week Ten ( 10.26 )

Rumi     1001 Arabian Nights

 

JALÂLODDIN RUMI (1207‑1283), 1042-1044, selections, 1045‑9.

Response Paper




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THE THOUSAND AND ONE ARABIAN NIGHTS (fourteenth century), 1049‑1050.
all selections, 1051‑1073.

Response Paper




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Coleman Barks - Translator's Web Site

Coleman Barks - PBS Reading

Coleman Barks - Youtube Rumi Readings

Robais 82 - Concrete Poem
  (Adobe PDF)

Story Water - Concrete Poem
  (Adobe PDF)

Rumi's "The Three Fish" - Pancatantra
  (Adobe PDF)

Journal of the 1001 Nights Resources

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(JSTOR / ARTSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

Images of Abraham in the Writings of Jalal ad-Din Rumi

Allegorical Gardens in the Persian Poetic Tradition: Nezami, Rumi, Hafez

Mystical Poetry in Islam: Rumi

Greek Form Elements in the Arabian Nights

Neglected Conclusions of the "Arabian Nights"

Chagall's Illustrations - Arabian Nights



 

Week Eleven ( 11.2 )

Beowulf     Marie de France

 

THE FORMATION OF A WESTERN LITERATURE, 1075‑1077.

Norton Study Plan, section 10 )

BEOWULF (ca. ninth century), 1080‑1085, "Beowulf's Funeral," 1145‑1152.

Response Paper




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Bagby's Beowulf - Opening Lines

Bagby's Beowulf - Old Tale

Bagby's Beowulf - Grendel's Ambush




 

MARIE DE FRANCE (twelfth century), 1195‑1197.
"Lanval," 1197‑1203, "Laüstic," 1203‑1205.

Response Paper




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Marie de France Society

Marie de France Web Resources


Lanval: (original text):

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Laüstic: (original text):

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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

From Beowulf to the Arabian Nights

The Myth of the Anglo-Saxon Oral Poet

Translation Review: Beowulf and 'Heaneywulf'

Courtly Love and the Representation of Women

Marie de France's Le Laustic and Ovid's Metamorphoses



 

Week Twelve ( 11.9 )

Essay Two  prompts - due Wednesday, November 16.

Dante     Chaucer


 

DANTE ALIGHIERI (1265‑1321), 1205‑1213.
Inferno, Cantos I-II, 1214‑1220.

Response Paper




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Danteworlds Site


Canto I: (original text):

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Canto II: (original text):

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Dante - Chatwin:

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GEOFFREY CHAUCER (1340?‑1400), 1365‑1368.
The Canterbury Tales, "General Prologue," 1369‑1385.

Response Paper




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General Prologue (original text):

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John Dryden on Chaucer (handout):

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Matthew Arnold on Chaucer (handout):

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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

Ecphrasis in Virgil and Dante

Sandro Botticelli's Drawings for Dante's "Inferno": ...

Review of Musa's Translation

Chaucer the Reactionary: Ideology and the General Prologue

"A Poet Ther Was": Chaucer's Voices in the General Prologue

Review of Morrison's Translation: Chaucer-Translated or Obliterated?



 

Week Thirteen ( 11.16 )

Man'yoshu     Son-Jara

Essay Two
  due.

 

THE GOLDEN AGE OF JAPANESE CULTURE, 1415‑1417.

Norton Study Plan, section 11 )

THE MAN'YOSHU (eighth century), 1420-1423, selections, 1424‑1432.

Response Paper




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AFRICA: THE MALI EPIC OF SON-JARA
(late thirteenth‑early fourteenth century), 1547‑1550.

Norton Study Plan, section 12 )

SON-JARU, "From Episode I," 1552‑1554; "From Episode 4, 1553‑1566.

Response Paper




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Mandé / Manding Language Group

Son-Jara Resources - Berkeley

Map of Mansa Musa's Africa

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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

Land of the Rising Sun. The Predominant East-West Axis Among the Early Japanese

Water-Plant Imagery in The Man'yoshu

Review of Levy's Translation

How Not to Treat African Folklore

Griottes: Female Voices from West Africa

The Sunjata Epic: The Ultimate Version

Journey in the African Epic

The Age of Mansa Musa of Mali

A Town Called Dakajalan

Review of Johnson's Translation



 

Week Fourteen

23 - 27: Thanksgiving Holiday



 

Week Fifteen ( 11.30 )

Preparation for the Final Essay (thesis workshop).

Machievelli     Montaigne     Cervantes


THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPE
, 1589‑1595.

Norton Study Plan, section 13 )

 

NICOLÒ MACHIAVELLI (1469‑1527), 1607‑1609.
"From The Prince," I609‑1619.

Response Paper




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Il Principe - The Prince - eText


Niccolò Machiavelli, Il Principe - The Prince

(Norton Anthology excerpts):


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MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE (1533‑1592), 1619‑1623.
"From Essays," "To the Reader," 1623, "Of the Power of the Imagination," 1623‑1631.

Response Paper




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Montaigne Project: Essais - Essays


Michel de Montaigne, Essais - Essays

(Norton Anthology excerpts):


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MIGUEL DE CERVANTES (1547‑1616), 1645‑1649.
"From Don Quixote," Part II, Chapter 3, I729‑1734.

Response Paper




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(JSTOR - CougarWeb access only ):

Lionizing Machiavelli

A New Argument for Morality: Machiavelli and the Ancients

Image and Introspective Imagination in Montaigne's Essais

Montaigne's Humanistic Liberalism

Review of Frame's Translation

Cervantes's Aesthetics of Comic Fiction

The Narrators, the Reader and Don Quijote

Dulcinea Del Toboso






 

Week Sixteen


Final Essay 

Exam time: Wednesday, December 7 ‑ 7:00 p.m. ‑ 9:00 p.m.

Basic preparation guidelines (out-of-class / in-class) for the final essay:

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