Monday, March 30, 2015

Week Four: The Monomyth and Goblin Market

Arthur Rakham (1867-1939) Goblin Market
This Week 
  1. Review: Symbols, Motifs, and Themes.
  2. Copybook: Freewrite on "The types of people I run into every day".
  3. Lecture: Archetypes and The Hero's Journey (or Monomyth)
  4. Discussion: Rossetti's Goblin Market (Starting with the online form), Archetypes and The Hero's Journey
  5. Tech: Google Drive Set-up and Share: WikiProject and Essay 1
  6. Writing: Essay 1 Workshop
Homework 
  1. WikiProject: Join Wikipedia and Enroll in the Course (link to the upper right). Attendance for Hybrid Hour. If you have already done so, you do not need to join again.
  2. Writing: Continue Workshop with Team Members online.
  3. Read: "The Story of Jumping Mouse" (packet) and "Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator" on Wikipedia
  4. Activity: Take the PMAI (packet). You can wait until class to score it.
  5. Writing: Essay 1 due next class at the beginning of class in hard-copy and email SHARE (Google Drive) to me at dr.c.jason.smith@gmail.com
Next Time
  1. Writing: Essay 1 DUE (SHARE with Comments in Google Group and hard-copy)
  2. Activity: Scoring the PMAI
  3. Lecture: Pearson Archetypes and the Monomyth
  4. Discussion: The Story of Jumping Mouse

Monday, March 23, 2015

Week Three: Symbolism, Motifs, Themes, and Archetypes

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Venus Verticordia (1864-1868)
Welcome to Week Three! This week we will be getting further into poetry and symbolism working our way from single symbols to motifs (repeated symbol types and pairings)

This Week
  1. Seating Chart
  2. Poems: Milne "Water Lilies", Warren "Original Sin: A Short Story", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain",  De La Mare "The Listeners", Keats “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (all in the Readings folder).
  3. Activity: Symbolism, Themes, and Motifs using the Online Form
  4. Essay: Essay 1 Assigned
  5. Wikipedia: 
    1. Status updates on books
    2. Google Drive set-up and Share (share your link as a comment on this blog entry.
    3. Research: Author / Illustrator Bios, Reviews, Critical responses
Homework 
  1. Draft Essay 1 prior to class next week. 
  2. Read/Listen to "Goblin Market".
  3. Quiz: "Goblin Market"
  4. Basic Author research for Wikipedia (as time allows)
Next Week 
  1. Quiz: Essay 1 Workshop and Attendance
  2. Rossetti "Goblin Market"
  3. The Hero's Journey (Monomyth)
  4. Essay 1 Workshop



Monday, March 16, 2015

Week Two: Symbolism. Themes, and Motifs

    Today

    1. Essay 1 Assigned
    2. Lecture: Poetry Basics
    3. Review: Symbolism, Motif, Theme 
    4. Discussion: Milne "Water Lilies", Robert Penn Warren’s "Original Sin: a Short Story".
    5. Activity: The Online Form & Results
    6. Discuss: Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"De La Mare "The Listeners"Keats “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” paying special attention to Poetry Basics and Symbolism
    7. Writing Program Evaluation (20m)
    Homework
    1. Wikipedia Accounts and Join the Class (links to the right). 
    2. Read & Listen to "Goblin Market" (Readings Folder Above)
    3. Quiz: "Goblin Market" (in Blackboard)
    4. Preview Essay 1 (Research Folder above)

    Next Week
    1. Essay 1 Assigned 
    2. Wikipedia Project Overview
    3. Wikipedia Training and Quiz
    4. Basic Author research for Wikipedia (as time allows)


    Friday, February 27, 2015

    Week One: Welcome and Poetry Basics


    Welcome to the Supernatural class blog! Here I will be posting all sorts of things that I am thinking about as the semester progresses as well as your assignments. If you see something interesting please leave me a comment! Also, feel free to explore what my other classes are doing by taking the link back to my home blog on the right (www.cunygames.blogspot.edu).

    Week One

    1. Roll
    2. Syllabus & Course Overview.
    3. Introduction to Blackboard, Blogger, Google Docs, and Wikipedia.
    Homework
    1. Tech: Google & Wikipedia Set-up. 
    2. Enroll in the Wikipedia Course (link in the upper right hand corner of this page)
    3. Buy books and Copy Book as directed.
    4. Read: Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"De La Mare "The Listeners"Keats La Belle Dame Sans Merci” paying special attention to Poetry Basics (see the folder above) and "Jumping Mouse" (with syllabus in the packet)
    Next Time
    1. Lecture: Poetry Basics
    2. Lecture: Symbolism, Motif, Theme (continued)
    3. Discussion: Milne "Water Lilies", Robert Penn Warren’s "Original Sin a Short Story".
    4. Activity: The Online Form
    5. Discuss: Dickenson "I Felt a Funeral in my Brain", Rossetti "Orchard Pit"De La Mare "The Listeners"Keats “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” paying special attention to Poetry Basics and Symbolism
    6. Wikipedia Project Overview
    7. Writing Program Evaluation 1