Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Godey's Lady's Book v. 40-41 1850

Godey's Lady's Book March 1850


Victorian Woman Hood

Copy the following questions into a Google Document.  Answer them and share with me before going on to your Ideal Victorian Woman Word Cloud.  

  • What generalizations can you make about Victorian women based on skimming through Godey's?
  • What does your group's section of "The Work Table" feature?  What does it suggest about middle-class women's perception of work?  
  • Read Goethe's "The Sphere of Women."  
    • How does Goethe define the role of women?
    • How does he see the woman's role as having advantages over that of man?
    • On what is woman dependent?
    • How does the image complement the text?
You are done!  Share your document with me!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Gothic Conventions in JE


  • Gothic Conventions Presentation
  • Gothic Conventions h/o: http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/wuthering/gothic.html
  • Looking for Gothic Conventions in "House on Haunted Hill"
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkL-zUs14qI

  • Read chapters 16 + 17 w/ Questions

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Reflections of Charlotte in Jane (for Thursday)

-Bell Work
-Notes on Charlotte Bronte + JE
-Skim: http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/EG-Charlotte-1.html#VIII  Focus on the correspondence between Jane and Robert Southey.
-Journal: To what extent does Jane reflect upon Charlotte's life?  Use evidence from the powerpoint and the website in comparison with what you see in JE.

-Read chapters 11-15 (yes, you have to complete the reading questions) for Monday
-Vocab quiz Friday
-Romantic poems due Monday
-All journal entries from these past few classes due on Monday
-Othello essay drafts due day prior to conferences
-Multiple Choice corrections due the day before break

Victorian Childhood

-Bell Work
-Logistics Discussion
-The Children Who Built Victorian England: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=87eVOpbcoVo
-Work, Terrible Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13HlnYJUu08

Journal: Using three textual examples, explain how Jane's life (remember Jane effectively is an orphan) compares to that of other Victorian children.

*Read through chapter 10 w/ reading questions
*Complete your journal -->I won't be able to collect these until Monday

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Continued Intro to the Victorian Era


  • Complete Victorian Notes
    • Analysis: "White Man's Burden"
    • Analysis: "Astarte Syriaca"
  • The Women Question: Be prepared to look at interactive tomorrow


  • Read JE Ch 1-5 w/ questions
  • Vocab Quiz Friday
  • Othello paper (varying deadlines)
  • Multiple Choice corrections due before break

Monday, March 23, 2015

Romantics Wrap and Victorian Intro


  • Romantics check-in quiz
  • Victorian Era Notes
    • "Poverty Knock"

  • SIFT due tomorrow
  • Read 1-5 and answer questions for Wednesday
  • Vocab Quiz Friday
  • Othello papers (varying dates)
  • MC test corrections due before break

Women's Rights Evolution in Britain


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spontaneous Overflows


  • Another look at "Ode"
  • Comparing Ekphrastic Responses to The Fall of Icarus
  • Workshop
  • Vocab quiz tomorrow
  • SIFT due Tuesday
  • Continue working on Othello papers
  • Romantic poems due 3/30
  • AP corrections due the day prior to break

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blake Wrap-Up and Intro to Keats


  • Practice Blake paragraphs on companion poems
  • Keats background
  • What is Ekphrasis + reading
  • "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
  • Be prepared to discuss the Ode
  • Finish paragraphs if you haven't to hand in
  • SIFT due next Tues
  • Work on papers
  • Corrections due the last day before break

Tuesday, March 17, 2015



  • "The Tyger" v. "The Lamb" handout
  • Blake's bg
  • Discussion of Blake
  • Blake reading handout
  • SIFT due next Tuesday
  • Continue working on your papers and AP test corrections

SIFT Analysis

Donald Barthelme's "The Baby"


Monday, March 16, 2015

Wordsworth Discussion


  • Change sign up dates
  • Why read Wordsworth handout?
  • Discussion of Wordsworth packet


  • Start AP corrections
  • Continue working on essay
  • Stay tuned for SIFT analysis link

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Review Day


  • Vocab Quiz
  • AP Practice (ch 4) reading
  • Discussion of Romantics reading

  • Wordsworth packet
    • Read the starred poems
    • Answer questions in companion packet
  • Work on Othello assignment

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Intro to Romantics


  • Othello essay directions and workshop sign-ups
  • Notes on Romantics
  • Read and mark up "Frost at Midnight" and "I Wandered..."  for Thursday's class
  • Vocab quiz Thursday

Friday, March 6, 2015

AP MC Basic Strategies


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Discussion of resources
  • Discussion of Cracking the AP...test strategies
    • Have a plan
    • Manage time
    • POE
  • Practice selections: Donne "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" and Austen Pride and Prejudice
  • Make sure you've finished Othello for Monday

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AP Sample Prose Essay


  • Hand back past AP essay grades
  • Sample prose essay
  • Sample grading
  • Finish sample grading
  • Finish Othello for Friday

Othello as a Moor (Tuesday w/ sub)


  • Reading of Leo Africanus
  • What is the tone?  Support.
  • How is Othello described in the tragedy?  Where?  By whom?  How?
  • Do the two mesh?
  • Finish what not finished in class
  • Read act 5

Language and Othello (Monday)


  • Journal
  • Discuss video and questions
  • Are we Iago's best friend?  (Folger video)
  • Analysis of specific scenes


  • Read Act 4 (you need to finish the play for Friday)