Writing in class. Identification assignment
Introductions. Topic I -- The Middle Ages, pp 1-14. The Old English period,
backgrounds. In-class reading of "The Wanderer," pp 68-70. Presentation of
preliminary findings on identifications. Read Bede and "Caedmon's Hymn, " pp
Lab: intro to e-mail, Web browsing. Send e-mail to both professors.
More fun with Anglo-Saxon. Read "Dream of the Rood," pp 19-21. Begin reading Beowulf,
pp 21-67. Beowulf group assignment.
Complete discussions of early Anglo-Saxon works. Begin discussion of Beowulf. Beowulf
oral presentations in class. Hand in identification essays with MLA-style citations and
Works Cited list (1-2 pp).
Lab: Web searching. HTML lesson using WORD. Production of class page
of sources. Demos of HTML Assistant Pro and WORD. HTML tutorial.
Begin work on Beowulf multimedia projects. Intro to Web board.
Continue discussion of Beowulf.
Lab: HTML review. Work on Beowulf multimedia projects: show work in
progress for feedback
Test on Beowulf, OE poetry
Lab: Demos of completed Beowulf projects. Final edited drafts (HTML disk
with hard copy) handed in.
II. Chaucer and the Comic Vision
The Middle English period, backgrounds, pp. 76-79
The Canterbury Tales, pp 79-81.
Backgrounds on Chaucer. Begin "General Prologue," pp 81-101.
Oral reading exercise.
Site-search assignment: Find 3-5 sites on Web relating to medieval
women, knighthood, medieval manuscripts, a character from Chaucer (GP, Wife of Bath) or
the Arthurian legend. Print out sites with a brief (3-page) analysis of which sites are
most useful and why. Site-search assignment due in hard copy March 1. Prepare to present
in lab Feb 24.
The Canterbury Tales, "General Prologue," pp. 81-101.
Lab: Site-search reports (oral). HTML extras, including backgrounds,
sizing images, making tables. Paint Shop Pro lesson. Use PSP to create an image map.
Select art work related to themes discussed in class. Start work on image analysis.
Complete The Canterbury Tales, "General Prologue," pp. 81-101.
Begin "The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale," pp. 117-143.
Discussion of character analysis. Hand in site-search essays with sample print-out from
sites under discussion.
Continue "Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale." Select character from Chaucer or
the Arthur legends and draft monologue.
Lab: Preview image analysis project. Complete image analysis. Demo
WaveStudio. Practice session of sound recording of monologues.
Demo of "The Wife of Bath's Prologue" and Chaucer on CD-ROM
III. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Compare "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and
Dame Ragnell" (hand-out).
Hand in draft of character monologue to Dr D in hard copy. Begin work on longer
character analysis (contexts, analysis, monologue).
Chaucer's Retraction, p. 195. Chaucer test. Sir Gawain passage
Lab: Preliminary demos of image map to incorporate in one HTML
project. Record monologues. Powerpoint/audio demo. Frames. Meta tags.
Arthur project demo.
Backgrounds on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, pp. 200-253. Begin
discussion of Sir Gawain. Text analysis essay assignment. Continue work on
Continue discussion of Gawain. Written Gawain passage analysis due
(traditional essay assignment). Bring notes, outline, draft of longer character analysis
to discuss with Dr D.
Lab: Image map presentations. Save to include in character analysis, Gawain
or final project. Last day to record your character monologue. Prep, edit, produce HTML
document of monologue, sound and text. Link audio clip to character analysis draft.
Conduct site search for character analysis, passage analysis.
Complete discussion of Gawain. Begin Morte Darthur, pp. 344-362, and
other Arthurian legends (handout).
Continue Arthurian legends. Gawain analysis due.
Continue work on longer character analysis.
Lab: Work on Gawain and longer character analysis in HTML
Web board discussions. Paint Shop Pro drawing lesson. Tristan project demo.
IV. Renaissance Drama and Poetry
Read Norton, 395-413. Begin reading King Lear, pp. 888-967.
Backgrounds on Lear. Lear video
Gawain passage analysis essays returned and discussed with Dr D.
Lab: Complete HTML page for Gawain analysis. Preview date for
longer character analysis projects.
Gawain analysis with monologue due next class in HTML and hard copy. Character analysis
with all components due in two weeks.
Selecting scenes for virtual performance. Collect Gawain passage
analysis on disk and in hard copy.
Complete discussions of Lear.
Lab: Demo Gawain (with HTML version), final due date. View
longer character analysis projects.
Almost 100 Quotations exercise in HTML format.
Review Almost 100 Quotations in hard copy for final exam.
Discussion of selected sonnets from Norton. Discussion and groups for final
Continue text review, readings. Writing workshop. Final project proposals due
by e-mail. Review for written examination.
Lab: Show character analysis projects (complete). Final date for
character analysis with monologue. Revise and develop final projects. Preview final
projects for feedback. Workshop on refining
Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Continue text review, readings.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Prep final projects in lab.
Final examination (written).
Lab work on final multimedia project in groups.
Sharing of final group projects. Submit all work for final evaluation in disk and hard