Course Instructor Days Times Room
ENGL4340 IYENGAR, SUJATA MWF 10:10 AM 0250

Description

ENGL 4340/6340: Renaissance Drama:

Bedroom Scenes in Renaissance and Restoration Drama

 

This split-level upper-division and graduate-level class will focus on bedroom scenes in English and French drama of the seventeenth century and will culminate in a student symposium to be held as part of a conference, “Bedroom Scenes/Scènes de lit,” to be held at the University of Georgia (UGA) from April 12-13 2017 in collaboration with the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III (UPVM) as part of UGA/UPVM’s FACE Foundation-funded Partner University Award.

 

The class and all readings will be in English, but students will have the opportunity to engage with our Partner University faculty and students from Montpellier before and during the conference-festival.

 

While we will read the plays we study in their entirety, we will necessarily focus in our discussions upon the role of the bed as a stage property and symbolic location in the scenes in which the bed appears.

 

 

Learning Delivery Statement: This class is blended and uses traditional, online, and experiential learning methods. It is important to attend class meetings and to remain in email and face-to-face contact with your professor. Students can expect a response to email within 24 hours on a weekday except during the following blackout periods: January 10-14; March 29-April 1; April 5-8. Any other blackout dates will be announced during the semester.

 

Accessibility Statement: If you plan to request accommodations for a disability, please register with the Disability Resource Center.  They can be reached by visiting Clark Howell Hall, calling 706-542-8719 (voice) or 706-542-8778 (TTY), or by visiting http://drc.uga.edu

 

Academic Honesty Statement: As a University of Georgia student, you have agreed to abide by the University’s academic honesty policy, “A Culture of Honesty,” and the Student Honor Code. All academic work must meet the standards described in “A Culture of Honesty” found at: https://ovpi.uga.edu/academic-honesty/academic-honesty-policy. Lack of knowledge of the academic honesty policy is not a reasonable explanation for a violation. Questions related to course assignments and the academic honesty policy should be directed to the instructor.

 

Disclaimer: The syllabus provides a plan for the course. Deviations may be necessary and will be announced face-to-face in class or online via eLC. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain good communication with the instructor, to attend scheduled class meetings and listen to announcements, and to check the eLC board for notices regularly.

 

 

Calendar

 

Month

Date

Day

Before Class (Read/Turn in)

In-Class Activity

JANUARY

6

F

Read the syllabus and obtain the books

Face-to-face discussion

JANUARY

9

M

Take Quiz 1: Syllabus quiz (online, asynchronous, timed); post introduction to web-board

Face-to-face discussion

JANUARY

11

W

Read Edward II

Online, Asynchronous, Discussion

JANUARY

13

F

 

Introduction to Student Research (Face-to-face workshop)

JANUARY

16

M

MLK DAY

NO CLASS

JANUARY

18

W

Take Quiz  2 online

Edward II

Edward II Face-to-face discussion

JANUARY

20

F

 Edward II

Edward II Face-to-face discussion

JANUARY

23

M

A Woman Killed with Kindness

A Woman Killed with Kindness Face-to-face discussion

JANUARY

25

W

Take Quiz 3 online

A Woman Killed with Kindness Face-to-face discussion

JANUARY

27

F

A Woman Killed with Kindness

A Woman Killed with Kindness Face-to-face discussion

JANUARY

30

M

Submit Research Proposal

A Woman Killed with Kindness Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

1

W

The Revenger’s Tragedy

The Revenger’s Tragedy Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

3

F

The Revenger’s Tragedy

The Revenger’s Tragedy Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

6

M

Take Quiz 4 online

The Revenger’s Tragedy Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

8

W

The Revenger’s Tragedy

The Revenger’s Tragedy Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

10

F

 

Face-to-face discussion (Poster Workshop)

FEBRUARY

13

M

Volpone

Volpone Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

15

W

Take Quiz 5 online

Volpone Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

17

F

Volpone

Volpone Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

20

M

Revised Research Proposal Due

Online, Asynchronous activity

FEBRUARY

22

W

Duchess of Malfi

Duchess of Malfi Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

24

F

Take Quiz 6 online

Duchess of Malfi Face-to-face discussion

FEBRUARY

27

M

Duchess of Malfi

Duchess of Malfi Face-to-face discussion

MARCH

1

W

Duchess of Malfi

Duchess of Malfi Face-to-face discussion

MARCH

3

F

The Maid’s Tragedy

The Maid’s Tragedy Face-to-face discussion

 

SPRING

 

BREAK

 

MARCH

13

M

Take Quiz 7 online

The Maid’s Tragedy Face-to-face discussion

MARCH

15

W

The Maid’s Tragedy

The Maid’s Tragedy Face-to-face discussion

MARCH

17

F

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore Face-to-face discussion

MARCH

20

M

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore Face-to-face discussion

MARCH

22

W

Draft Annotated Bibliography Due

Online, Asynchronous Activity

MARCH

24

F

Take Quiz 8 Online

’Tis Pity She’s a Whore Face-to-face discussion

MARCH

27

M

The Imaginary Invalid

The Imaginary Invalid Face-to-face discussion

MARCH

29

W

The Imaginary Invalid

Online, Asynchronous Activity

APRIL

3

M

Draft Poster Due

 

Face-to-face discussion and Poster Workshop

 

APRIL

5

W

 

THATCamp

APRIL

7

F

Take Quiz 9 Online

 

Shakespeare Association (Atlanta)

APRIL

10

M

The Country Wife

The Country Wife Face-to-face discussion

(Passover Observers: Online, Asynchronous Activity)

APRIL

12

W

 

POSTER SESSION@Spec Coll

APRIL

13

TH

 

CONFERENCE: BEDCHAMBER SCENES@SPEC COLLECTIONS LIBRARY

APRIL

14

F

Take Quiz 10 online

 

POSTER SESSION@Spec Coll

APRIL

17

M

Reflection Statement Due

The Country Wife Online, Asynchronous Activity

APRIL

19

W

Draft of Final Paper Due

Writing Workshop

APRIL

21

F

Peer-Reviews of Draft Final Paper Due

Writing Workshop

APRIL

24

M

Revised Annotated Bibliography Due

The Country Wife Face-to-face discussion

 

APRIL

26

W

Revised Draft of Final Paper Due

LAST CLASS: The Country Wife Face-to-face discussion

MAY

1, 11am

M, 11am

 

FINAL REVISED PAPER + POSTER+ BIBLIOGRAPHY+ REFLECTION STATEMENT DUE

 

 

Assignments

Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives (from B. Bloom, L. Anderson, L. Fink, D. Kolb)

 

Students will demonstrate their KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING of the plots, major characters, themes, and historical context of early modern plays; their APPLICATION of this knowledge; and their SELF-MANAGEMENT of their learning through completing a series of online quizzes.

 

•Students will demonstrate their ANALYSIS of these plays, their SELF- and SOCIAL AWARENESS, and their ACTIVE EXPERIMENTATION with new ideas through a series of web-postings and peer-responses and through in-class discussion.

 

•Students will demonstrate their openness to CHALLENGE their prior knowledge by generating a research topic that they will develop over the semester.

 

•Students will demonstrate their OWNERSHIP of complex material by creating a research poster for display at the symposium “Bedchamber Scenes” at UGA in April 2017.

 

•Students will demonstrate SELF and SOCIAL AWARENESS by writing reflection journals about the responses to their research project and poster and identifying the changes they will make to their project in light of those comments or questions.

 

•Students will demonstrate their SYNTHESIS of scholarly and dramatic material by producing a final research paper and annotated bibliography developed from their research process during the semester.

 

Requirements

Benchmarks and Weighting:

 

 

Quizzes: 20%: roughly every five days

Postings and Participation: 10%: regular class attendance and postings

Research Proposal: 5%: due January 30

Annotated Bibliography: 5%: due March 22 (draft), April 24 (final)

Poster: 25%: due April 3 (draft), April 12 (final)

Reflection Statement: 5%: due April 17 (draft), May 1 (FINAL)

Peer-Reviews of Research Paper: 5%: due April 21 and April 26

Research Paper: 25%: due April 19 (draft), April 26 (revised draft), May 1 (FINAL).

Grading

Points are docked for non-attendance according to the following scale:

 

Miss up to 5 face-to-face classes for any reason: no penalty (note that this INCLUDES absences for illness and emergency; “save” them for when you need them)

 

Miss a peer-review session for any reason apart from illness or emergency: drop 1/3 grade on the assignment being reviewed (e.g. A goes down to B+; B- goes down to C; C+ goes down to C-).

 

Miss 6 face-to-face classes for any reason apart from illness or emergency: drop 1/3 of your final grade in the course.

 

Miss 7 face-to-face classes for any reason: drop 2/3 of your final grade in the course.

 

Students who miss more than 7 classes will fail the course.

 

Students must complete all major assignments (Poster, Annotated Bibliography, Research paper, Peer-Reviews, Reflection Statement) in order to pass the course.

 

Quizzes: 20%: roughly every five days

Postings and Participation: 10%: regular class attendance and postings

Research Proposal: 5%: due January 30

Annotated Bibliography: 5%: due March 22 (draft), April 24 (final)

Poster: 25%: due April 3 (draft), April 12 (final)

Reflection Statement: 5%: due April 17 (draft), May 1 (FINAL)

Peer-Reviews of Research Paper: 5%: due April 21 and April 26

Research Paper: 25%: due April 19 (draft), April 26 (revised draft), May 1 (FINAL).

Attendance

Points are docked for non-attendance according to the following scale:

 

Miss up to 5 face-to-face classes for any reason: no penalty (note that this INCLUDES absences for illness and emergency; “save” them for when you need them)

 

Miss a peer-review session for any reason apart from illness or emergency: drop 1/3 grade on the assignment being reviewed (e.g. A goes down to B+; B- goes down to C; C+ goes down to C-).

 

Miss 6 face-to-face classes for any reason apart from illness or emergency: drop 1/3 of your final grade in the course.

 

Miss 7 face-to-face classes for any reason: drop 2/3 of your final grade in the course.

 

Students who miss more than 7 classes will fail the course.

 

Students must complete all major assignments (Poster, Annotated Bibliography, Research paper, Peer-Reviews, Reflection Statement) in order to pass the course.

Material

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Texts

 

  • Christopher Marlowe, Edward II (1593); Series: New Mermaids, Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama; 3d edition (September 25, 2014), ISBN-10: 1472520521, ISBN-13: 978-1472520524

 

  • Thomas Heywood, A Woman Killed With Kindness (1603); Series, New Mermaids, Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1st ed., ISBN: 9780713677775

 

  • Thomas Middleton, The Revenger’s Tragedy (1606); Series: New Mermaids, Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama; New edition (February 29, 2008), ISBN-10: 0713682841, ISBN-13: 978-0713682847

 

  • Ben Jonson, Volpone (1606); Series: New Mermaids, Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama; ISBN: 9780713654332

 

  • John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi (1614) Series: New Mermaids, Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama; ISBN-10: 1472520653, ISBN-13: 978-1472520654

 

  • Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, The Maid’s Tragedy (1619); Series: Revels Plays, Publisher: Manchester University Press; ISBN-10: 0719030986, ISBN-13: 978-0719030987

 

  • John Ford, ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (1629); Series: Revels Plays, Publisher: Manchester University Press; ISBN-10: 071904359X, ISBN-13: 978-0719043598

 

  • Molière, The Imaginary Invalid (1673), translated by Charles Heron Wall, Floating Press, 2009, available through GALILEO (ebrary):

http://site.ebrary.com.proxygsu-uga1.galileo.usg.edu/lib/ugalib/detail.action?docID=10801745

 

  • William Wycherley, The Country Wife (1675) Series: New Mermaids, Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama; ISBN-10: 140817989X, ISBN-13: 978-1408179895

 

 

Additional Materials/Costs

 

Note: A limited number of scholarships are available for student costs associated with Experiential Learning. I’ll provide information about such scholarships as it becomes available to me.

 

Poster-making and printing (approx. $11-30)

 

Registration for THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp, optional for undergrads, required for grads): $15

 

Graduate Students (optional but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED): Registration for Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting in Atlanta (approx. $90; OR will be able to work it off volunteering at reception)

Makeup Policy

Make-ups not permitted except in cases of emergency.