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British literature (Anglo Saxon) only one page around 300 word the book used is: The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Set 1: Vols. A, B, C). Greenblatt. 9th ed.
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ENGL 2210-010
RESPONSE 2
(100 points)
Answer any two of the following questions, each with a brief paragraph (150-300
words). Be sure to back up your interpretive claims with textual evidence. Your
answers should be in MLA formatting, Times New Roman 12 point double-space
font, and are due at the beginning of class on MONDAY, JUNE 25.
1) Choose a portrait from the General Prologue to Canterbury Tales (pp. 243263) that is particularly visually evocative, and describe Chaucerâ??s appeal to
the eye. How would you describe the character in your own words?
2) What similarities and differences does the Faerie Queene have with other
romances like Marie de Franceâ??s Lanval, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,
and Thomas Maloryâ??s Morte Darthur?
3) Describe Malvolio from Shakespeareâ??s Twelfth Night. What is his function in
the play? Is he treated unjustly? Why or why not?
4) What is the inherent conflict in John Donneâ??s Holy Sonnets? Choose a specific
sonnet and explore the conflict in detail.
5) Describe the relationship in John Miltonâ??s Paradise Lost between Adam and
Eve before the fall in Book 4. Does either exhibit any character flaws?
Explain.
ENGL 2210-010
RESPONSE 2
(100 points)
Answer any two of the following questions, each with a brief paragraph (150-300
words). Be sure to back up your interpretive claims with textual evidence. Your
answers should be in MLA formatting, Times New Roman 12 point double-space
font, and are due at the beginning of class on MONDAY, JUNE 25.
1) Choose a portrait from the General Prologue to Canterbury Tales (pp. 243263) that is particularly visually evocative, and describe Chaucerâ??s appeal to
the eye. How would you describe the character in your own words?
2) What similarities and differences does the Faerie Queene have with other
romances like Marie de Franceâ??s Lanval, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,
and Thomas Maloryâ??s Morte Darthur?
3) Describe Malvolio from Shakespeareâ??s Twelfth Night. What is his function in
the play? Is he treated unjustly? Why or why not?
4) What is the inherent conflict in John Donneâ??s Holy Sonnets? Choose a specific
sonnet and explore the conflict in detail.
5) Describe the relationship in John Miltonâ??s Paradise Lost between Adam and
Eve before the fall in Book 4. Does either exhibit any character flaws?
Explain.
EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
ENGL 2210-010 (British Literature I) | MTWR 9:00-11:00 am | Burleson 302
Instructor: Zachary A. Canter, M.A.
Email: canterz@etsu.edu
Office: Burleson 101-G
Office Hours: T and R 11:00-1:00 pm
Course Description:
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1020 or equivalent. British Literature I is designed to
introduce students to men and women British authors from the Old (in translation)
and Middle period through the 18th century. Emphasis is on primary texts and their
link with historical Britain and helping students understand the relationship of
these writers and their works to the genre, politics, intellectual movements, gender
roles, and cultural and class distinctions of their period.
Required Text:
The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Set 1: Vols. A, B, C). Greenblatt. 9th ed.
ISBN: 9780393913002
Course Objectives:
1. Develop a basic understanding of the history of the English language and its
evolution from Anglo-Saxon to modern English.
2. Recognize important historical events and their relationship to English
literature and language.
3. Understand the history of English literature, including major authors,
prominent themes, and literary devices employed in Medieval, Renaissance,
and Restoration and Eighteenth-Century texts.
4. Further develop skills in critical thinking through close reading, discussion,
and textual analysis.
5. Develop an appreciation of British literature by recognizing the importance of
great works and authors and the impact they continue to have today.
POLICIES
Attendance:
The Department of Literature and Language does not distinguish between
â??excusedâ? and â??unexcusedâ? absences and has, therefore, established a maximum
allowable number of absences. No more than four (4) absences are allowed on
the MTWR summer schedule. Students exceeding the limitations will receive an
F or a W if within the University policy on dropping a course. Students who are
tardy when roll is taken will be counted absent.
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EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct:
Plagiarism will not be tolerated in this department, and its consequences are
serious. Proven willful plagiarism can result in failure in the course and may
include dismissal from the university. Essays will be submitted to Turnitin.com to
check for originality.
Student Conduct:
Students must conduct themselves in a manner that is conducive to learning for
themselves and for others in the class. Disruptive behavior is not acceptable and
may result in a student having to face campus disciplinary action or in being
temporarily or, in severe cases, permanently removed from class.
â?¢ Cell phones are to be silenced and put away.
â?¢ Laptops or tablets may only be used for taking notes and/or viewing the
textbook. No headphones please.
â?¢ Drinks and unobtrusive snacks are permitted.
Disability Services:
It is the policy of ETSU to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant to
federal law, state law and the University’s commitment to equal educational access.
Any student with a disability who needs accommodations should inform the
instructor at the beginning of the course. Faculty accommodation forms are
provided to students through Disability Services in the Sherrod Library.
ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES
Item
Essay 1
Essay 2
Responses (2)
Quizzes (4)
Final Exam
Class Participation
Total
Points
200
200
200
200
100
100
1,000
Percent
20%
20%
20%
20%
10%
10%
100%
A: 93-100% B: 87-89% C: 77-79% D: 67-69% F: 0-59%
A-: 90-92% B: 83-86% C: 70-76% D: 60-66%
B-: 80-82%
Late Work
All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date noted in the course
schedule. A letter grade (10%) will be deducted for each day an assignment is late.
You may make up only one missed quiz grade. All major assignments (both essays
and the final exam) must be completed in order to pass the course.
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EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
COURSE SCHEDULE
Week 1
Monday, June 4
Introduction to Course and Syllabus
Tuesday, June 5
Bede and Cædmonâ??s Hymn (pp. 29-32); The Dream of the Rood (pp. 32-36);
Beowulf (pp. 36-43, lines 1-85)
Wednesday, June 6
Beowulf (pp. 88-108)
QUIZ 1
Thursday, June 7
The Wanderer (pp. 117-120); The Wifeâ??s Lament (pp. 120-122); Marie de
France and Lanval (pp. 142-143 and 154-167)
Week 2
Monday, June 11
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (pp. 183-196, â??Fitt Iâ?); Geoffrey Chaucer
and The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue (pp. 238-244, lines 1-18)
***RESPONSE 1 DUE***
Tuesday, June 12
The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue (pp. 244-263)
Wednesday, June 13
The Canterbury Tales: The Pardonerâ??s Tale (pp. 315-324); Sir Thomas Malory
and Morte Darthur (pp. 480-482 and 491-496)
QUIZ 2
Thursday, June 14
Edmund Spenser and The Faerie Queene (pp. 766-768 and 775-795, Book 1,
Canto I)
Week 3
Monday, June 18
William Shakespeare and Twelfth Night (pp. 1166-1170 and 1187-1218, Acts
I and II)
***ESSAY 1 DUE***
Tuesday, June 19
Twelfth Night (pp. 1219-1250, Acts III-V)
Wednesday, June 20
William Shakespeare Sonnets (pp. 1170-1186)
QUIZ 3
Thursday, June 21
John Donne and Holy Sonnets (pp. 1370-1372 and 1410-1415); Sir Francis
Bacon and Essays (pp. 1662-1664 and 1674-1675, â??Of Truthâ? and â??Of
Studies�)
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EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
Week 4
Monday, June 25
John Milton and Paradise Lost (pp. 1897-1901 and 2003-2024, Book 4)
***RESPONSE 2 DUE***
Tuesday, June 26
Paradise Lost (pp. 2091-2116, Book 9)
Wednesday, June 27
The English Bible (pp. 673-676); Elizabeth I (pp. 749-750 and 762-763,
â??Speech to the Troops at Tilburyâ?); John Bunyan and The Pilgrimâ??s Progress
(pp. 2269-2278)
QUIZ 4
Thursday, June 28
John Dryden and Absalom and Achitophel (pp. 2208-2209 and 2212-2236)
Week 5
Monday, July 2
Jonathan Swift and â??The Ladyâ??s Dressing Roomâ? (pp. 2464-2466 and 27672770); Alexander Pope and The Rape of the Lock (pp. 2665-2669 and 26852704)
***ESSAY 2 DUE***
Tuesday, July 3
Samuel Johnson and The Vanity of Human Wishes (pp. 2841-2851); Thomas
Gray and â??Elegy Written in a Country Churchyardâ? (pp. 3047 and 3051-3054)
Review for Final Exam
Wednesday, July 4
Independence Dayâ??No Class
Thursday, July 5
***FINAL EXAM***
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