Thursday, October 12, 2017

ENGL 2013 Global Lit Assignments for October 19 - November 7


Thursday October 19: Optional Draft of Paper is due -- class will not meet. Work on paper, and turn in draft to me by 4:00 p.m. Bring the paper to my office, Vines 139, or email it to me at Kelly.Jennings@uafs.edu

Tuesday October 24: Alexander Pope, Essay on Man Vol. 2 (This is difficult to read -- give yourself some time)

Thursday October 26Candide, Vol 2 pp 100-136

Tuesday October 31: Finish Candide

Thursday November 2: William Blake, 582-587; Tennyson, 644 - 645; Elizabeth Barrett Browning: "The Musical Instrument."

Tuesday November 7: Tolstoy, "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" and "Three Questions"


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ENGL 2013: Tang Poetry

Tang Poetry: 600-900AD

The Tang Dynasty a period of great wealth and cultural advancement in China. During this period, Chinese poetry reached new heights.

ENGL 2013: Buddhism

Buddhism

Buddhism follows the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a prince who lived in India sometime around 500 BCE.  The principle philosophy of Buddha may be summed up as this: All suffering arises from desire; to end suffering, we must, rather than seeking to fulfill our desires, seek to stop desiring; we can stop desiring by recognizing that what we desire is illusion; we can realize this by following the eightfold path.

ENGL 2013: Taoism


Taoism

Tao means, literally, the Way – a common concept in Eastern thought.  In Taoism, the Way of the Universe is flow: the universe is always in motion.  The only thing that always is, Lao Tsu (who is the creator of Tao Te Ching) tells is, is change. 

Ci or T’zu: Compassion.  One of the Three Jewels of Taoist Ethics.  Also translates as love or kindness.  It is the virtue of doing/loving/feeling for others as you would do/love/feel for yourself.

ENGL 2013: Global Lit Assignments for October 10 - October 31

Tuesday October 10: Tang Poetry 1309-1321

Thursday October 12: Study Day: Class won't meet

Tuesday October 17: Midterm

Thursday October 19: Optional Draft of Paper is due -- class will not meet. Work on paper, and turn in draft to me by 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 24: Alexander Pope, Essay on Man Vol. 2 (This is difficult to read -- give yourself some time)

Thursday October 26Candide, Vol 2 pp 100-136

Tuesday October 31: Finish Candide


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Marie de France

Marie de France

Marie wrote in Norman French, and almost certainly lived in England during the 12th Century.

New Testament Selections


Luke
Luke is probably written fairly late -- estimated dates of composition range from 80 to mid-first century; it may, however, be even later, into the second century, which would make it the latest written of all the gospels. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Assignments October 3 - 17


Tuesday October 3: Selections from the New Testament: Read pages 819-827

Thursday October 5: Marie de France: Read these Lais: Bisclavret, Yonec , and Le Fresne

Tuesday October 10: Tang Poetry 1309-1321

Thursday October 12: Study Day: Class won't meet

Tuesday October 17: Midterm

ENGL 2013: The Analects

Confucius, The Analects

Confucius, like Plato and Socrates, was a real person. He lived in the 6th Century BC, more or less from 550-470 BC, in NE China. This was just after the Zhou Dynasty collapsed into the Warring States period. Confucius lived, in other words, in interesting (which is to say, unstable) times.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Chinese Poetry
As we will note when we reach Confucius and The Analects, poetry has enormous influence in Chinese culture: particularly, a body of work known as The Classic of Chinese Poetry.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

ENGL 2013 Assignments Sept 26 - Oct 17


Tuesday Sept 26: Chinese Poetry 759-763

ENGL 2013: The Bhagavad-Gita

Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavad-Gita is a very small part of the immense Hindu epic the Mahabharata. (Basically an epic about a war of succession between two inter-related royal families in India.)

ENGL 2013: Plato, The Symposium


Plato, The Symposium

A little background: Plato is a student of Socrates – one of the main speakers here. In all of the dialogues Plato wrote, he uses Socrates as his main speaker.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Global Lit Assignments September 21 - October 17


Thursday September 21: Read The Bhagavad-Gita 727-739.

Tuesday Sept 26: Chinese Poetry 759-763

Friday, September 1, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Global Lit: Class Notes: The Bible

The Bible: Introductory Notes:
The Canon of the Tanakh, or the Jewish Bible, is created, probably in reaction to the Christian incursion in the first century, sometime around 70 A.D.

Global Lit Enuma Elish and Gilgamesh

Enuma Elish: The Babylonian Creation Myth

Enuma Elish is an ancient Babylonian text (18th century BC / 1100 BC) which deals with the creation of the world, a war between the Gods, and the creation of humanity.

Global Lit Class Notes Creation Myths and Epics

Creation Stories / Epics

We’re going to be starting with a few creation stories and myths, along with part of an epic (Gilgamesh).

Global Lit Class Notes Introduction

Introduction to Global Literature is a survey class – this is to say, it is a kind of a bus trip through the world’s literature. This is not the best way to learn literature, but it’s a start.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Global Lit: Assignments for August 22-Sept 7


Tuesday, August 22: Introduction

Thursday, August 24: Read Enuma Elish, Vol. I, pp 3-8, 21-24. Take notes. Always take noted on the readings. There will be a quiz every day, and you can use any notes you take on this quiz. Take them in a separate notebook, not in the book -- you won't be allowed to use the book on the quiz.

Tuesday, August 29: Read Gilgamesh, Vol. I, pp 38-47, 62-88.

Thursday, August 31: Read Genesis, 89-103

Tuesday, September 5: Genesis, 103-117

Thursday, Sept 7: Start Plato's Symposium -- the text is online.

Tuesday September 12: Finish the Symposium

Sunday, August 20, 2017

ENGL 2013: Global Lit Syllabus


General Syllabus




Course Title INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL LITERATURE                     

Course Code  ENGL    2013                                                   Credit Hours    3       
            Prefix    Number                                                          Lecture Hours   3      
                                                                                                            Lab Hours      0         
                                                                                                            Contact Hours   3_   
                                                                                   

Instructor: Dr. Kelly Jennings
Office: Vines 139
Phone: 788-7907