Dr. Lynn Hoggard
» Professor Emeritus
French: French I, II, III, IV; French Culture and History; French Literature I & II; French Cinema; French-English Translation; French Literature in Translation; French Conversation; Topics in French Literature; Special Problems in French Literature
English: Rhetoric and Composition I & II; Survey of British Literature I & II; Survey of World Literature I & II; Contemporary Literature; Poetry; Modern Poetry; Short Story; Literature and Film; Selected Studies in Comparative Literature (Gendered Literature; Writings of Eudora Welty, Kate Chopin, Katherine Anne Porter); Studies in Fiction
Humanities: Humanities I, II, III, IV; Humanities Telecourse; Problems in Humanities; Honors Humanities I, II, III, IV
|Semester||Course #||Section||Course Name||Location||Days / Times|
|Details||Spring 2013||2043/4043||202||19th-20th Centuries||Prothro-Yeager Hall 201||
HUMANITIES 2043/4043-201: Mid-Nineteenth through Twentieth Centuries
11-12:15 TR, Spring 2013
Professor: Lynn Hoggard Office: Bea Wood 201
Office Hours: 1:15-3:45 TR Telephone: 397-4145
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Eng. Dept: 397-4300
Overall Course Goals and Objectives: This course offers you the chance to learn about major achievements in literature, music, art, film, architecture, theater, dance, and philosophy as they occurred from the mid-nineteenth through the twentieth-centuries in European and American cultures; it also provides chronologically broader overviews of cultural developments in China, Japan, Russia, Africa, and Latin America. The goal of the course is to develop your ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and think creatively about complex cultural information and human values, while also improving your writing, critical thinking, speaking, and reading skills. Ultimately, the aim of the course is to help you become a more fully formed and active citizen in an increasingly complex world. To comprehend the past helps you create the future.
Required textbook: Benton, et al., Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Vol. II., Third Ed.
1. T, 15 Jan: Introduction to Course
Chapter Eighteen: The Belle Époque
2. R, 17 Jan: Timeline, Map, Impressionism, Painting, Literature, Connections, Music: Pages 260-269
3. T, 22 Jan: Readings: Charles Baudelaire (“Correspondences”), Stéphane Mallarmé (“The Afternoon of a
Faun--Ecologue”), Kate Chopin (“The Storm”), Henrik Ibsen (excerpt from A Doll’s House);
Friedrich Nietzsche (excerpts from The Birth of Tragedy and Beyond Good and Evil): pp.
4. R, 24 Jan: Post-Impressionism (American Expansion, The Boer War, New Science and New Technologies, Philosophy at the Turn of the Century) Post-Impressionist Painting, Then & Now, Cross Currents, Critical Thinking: pp. 269-276
5. T, 29 Jan: New Directions in Sculpture and Architecture, Cultural Impact, Key Terms: pp. 276-281
Reading: Sigmund Freud (from Civilization and Its Discontents): pp. 291-295
Chapter Nineteen: Chinese Civilization after the Thirteenth Century
6. R, 31 Jan: Timeline, Map, Later Chinese Culture, Ming and Qing Dynasties, Literati Painting, Calligraphy, Architecture: City Planning, Then & Now, Critical Thinking, Literature, Music, Connections, Cross Currents, Cultural Impact, Key Terms: pp. 296-311
7. T, 5 Feb: Readings: Yuan Hong-Dao (“The ‘Slowly, Slowly’ Poem”), Yuan Zhong-Dao (“Keeping a Pet Rooster”), Cao Xuequin (The Dream of the Red Chamber), Lu Xun (“A Small Incident”), Bei Dao (“Declaration”): pp. 312-315
Chapter Twenty: Japanese Culture after the Fifteenth Century
8. R, 7 Feb: Timeline, Map, Later Japanese Culture, The Shinto Revival, Landscape Painting, Woodblock Prints, Architecture, The Japanese Garden, Cross Currents: pp. 316-324
9. T, 12 Feb: Literature, Then & Now, Connections, Theater, Cross Currents, Critical Thinking, Contemporary Music, Cultural Impact, Key Terms: pp. 324-331; Readings: Hakuin Ekaku (“Song of Meditation”), Saikaku Ihara (excerpt from Five Women Who Loved Love), Ryunosuke Akutagawa, (“Rashomon”), Yosano Akiko (Three Poems): pp. 332-335
10. R, 14 Feb: Test #1: Chapters Eighteen (The Belle Époque) Nineteen, and Twenty (Later Chinese and Japanese Civilizations)
Chapter Twenty-One: Early Twentieth Century
11. T, 19 Feb: Timeline, Map, New Directions in the Arts (Picasso and Cubism Impact the Arts, Fauvism,
Cubism, Futurism, German Expressionism, Music): pp. 336-345
12. R, 21 Feb: The Great War and After (World War I, The Russian Revolution and After, Dada, Surrealism, De Stijl, Abstraction in Sculpture, Architecture, American Modernism, Cross Currents), Modernist Literature, Connections, Russian Film, Then & Now: pp. 346-359
13. T, 26 Feb: Readings: Franz Kafka (“Before the Law”), Anna Akhmatova (Six Poetic Segments), Osip Mandelstam, (“The Stalin Epigram”), T.S. Eliot (“The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock”), Langston Hughes (“I, Too, Sing America”),Virginia Woolf (from To the Lighthouse), Ernest Hemingway (“Hills Like White Elephants”), James Joyce (“Araby”), William Butler Yeats (“The Second Coming” and “Sailing to Byzantium”): pp. 374-383
14. R, 28 Feb: Modern Music, Repression and Depression (Fascism in Europe, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, Photography and the FSA, Critical Thinking): pp. 359-366
15. T, 5 Mar: Regionalism in American Painting, Southern Regionalist Writing, The American Sound, Connections, The Jazz Age, Cross currents, Cultural Impact, Key Terms: pp. 366-373
16. R, 7 Mar: Exam #2: Chapter Twenty-One: Early Twentieth Century
Spring Break: March 9-18
Chapter Twenty-Two: Modern Africa and Latin America
17. T, 19 Mar: Timeline, Map, Modern Africa (The Scramble for Africa and Colonial Rule, Varieties of Colonial Rule, Colonialism and Culture, Independent Africa, Sculpture, Connections, Then & Now: Timbuktu, Then & Now), Literature: pp. 384-394; Readings: Chinua Achebe (from Things Fall Apart), pp. 404-405; J.M. Coetzee (excerpt from Disgrace), pp. 415-417
18. R, 21 Mar: Modern Latin America (Painting, Music, Cross Currents, Literature, Critical Thinking,
Cultural Impact, Key Terms): pp. 394-403; Readings: Jorge Luis Borges (“The Garden of Forking Paths”), Pablo Neruda (“Ode to the Americas”), Julio Cortazar (“Continuity of Parks”), Gabriel Garcia Marquez (excerpt from One Hundred Years of Solitude), pp. 405-415
Chapter Twenty-Three: Mid-Twentieth Century and Later
19. T, 26 Mar: Timeline, Map, Mid-Twentieth Century and After (Critical Thinking, Cold War and Economic Recovery, The Vietnam Wars, The Philosophy of Existentialism): pp. 418-424; Reading: Jean-Paul Sartre (excerpt from Existentialism and Humanism), pp. 444-446
20. T, 2 Apr: Abstraction in American Art, Modern Drama, Cross Currents, Sculpture: pp. 424-430;
Readings: Eugene Ionesco (“The Gap”), pp. 448-451; Wislawa Symborska (“The End and the Beginning,” “Nothing Twice”), p. 451
21. T, 4 Apr: Pop Culture, Then & Now, Artists of the Everyday, Minimal and Conceptual Art, Connections, Architecture: pp. 430-439
22. T, 9 Apr: Literature: The Beats, Then & Now: pp. 439-441; Reading: Allen Ginsberg (“Howl”), pp. 446-448
23. R, 11 Apr: The Popularization of Classical Music, Critical Thinking, Late Modern Music, Rock and Roll, Cultural Impact, Key Terms: pp. 441-443
24. T, 16 Apr: Conclusion and Review
25. R, 18 Apr: Test #3: Chapters Twenty-Two and Twenty-Three: Modern Africa and Latin America and The Mid-Twentieth Century and Later
Chapter Twenty-Four: Diversity in Contemporary Life
26. T, 23 Apr: Timeline, Map, Diversity in the United States (Postmodernism, Painting and Sculpture: Judy Chicago, Guerrilla Girls, Eleanor Antin, Susan Rothenberg, Betye Saar, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Judith F. Baca, Lisa Fifield, Maya Lin and the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, Mariko Mori), Structuralism and Deconstruction: pp. 453-462
27. R, 25 Apr: The Diversity of American Voices, Cross Currents, Connections: pp. 462-464; Reading: Adrienne Rich (“XIII”), p. 470; Maxine Hong Kingston (excerpt from The Woman Warrior), pp. 470-474; N. Scott Momaday (excerpt from The Way to Rainy Mountain), pp. 474-476; Leslie Marmon Silko (“Yellow Woman”), pp. 476-479; Sandra Cisneros (“Barbie-Q”), pp. 479-480; Michael Hogan (“On Translating a Mexican Poet,” “The Patio at Dusk,” “Spring”), pp. 470-481
28. T, 30 Apr: The Global Village, Globalization, Then & Now, Magicians of the Earth, Critical Thinking, The Example of Australian Aboriginal Painting, Cultural Impact, Key Terms: pp. 464-469; Discussion of Final Assessments
29. R, 2 May: Evaluation and Review, Conclusion of Course
Final Exam for Humanities 2043/4043: Tuesday 7 May 2013, 1-3 p.m., Bea Wood 201
HUMN 2043/4043 Course Requirements:
A. Tests. As the course outline indicates, there will be three exams during the semester, plus a final assessment. Each exam will cover material in the units indicated, using objective questions to measure your knowledge of cultural material and an essay topic to show your degree of mastery of content and your ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information in written form. For 2033 students, each exam counts 18 % of the semester grade; for 4033 students, 15 %
B. Daily Reading and other Assignments: For almost every class there will be pages to read, and for almost every reading there will be a brief activity to complete—usually a reading-comprehension quiz or a written paragraph. (You will receive an assignment sheet outlining class activities for each testing unit throughout the semester.) Some readings will include short reading quizzes and others will require a brief, typewritten paragraph that will be stamped as completed on the day it is due; paragraphs will be gathered into a portfolio to be turned in twice during the semester for evaluation. Reading quizzes cannot be taken early or made up, but other assignments may be turned in early for full credit or late for partial credit. In HUMN 2043, these daily assignments will count for 20% of your semester grade; for HUMN 4043, they will count 17%.
C. Attendance and Participation. A large part of the value of this class comes from regular attendance and participation in class activities. Since this class is values-based as well as information-based, you should aim for more than simply mastering information. Much of the class activity will be geared toward alerting you to the nature and extent of human values that accompany cultural achievement. Therefore, regular attendance and participation are important and expected. A record of attendance at each class meeting will be kept. Although no specific penalty will be assigned for absences, excessive absences (more than three, excused or not) will definitely have a negative impact on the semester grade and may be grounds for a student being dropped from the class. If you arrive late, you should apologize discreetly to the class as you enter. You should turn off electronic devices when in class, and you should never get up and leave the room before class is dismissed except in an emergency or by prior arrangement with the professor. Six percent of your semester grade (5% for 4033 students) will be based on your oral participation in class. You should plan to contribute to class discussion in an intelligent way at least three times during the semester in order to receive full 6 % (5% for 4033) class participation credit.
D. 4043 Requirements: Students in HUMN 4043 will prepare and submit a 10-page research paper on a topic within the course’s 19th-20th-century time frame and approved of by the professor (topic choices must be submitted in writing no later than Thursday, 7 February). The paper must show independent research and give evidence of an ability to synthesize information. Modern Language Association (MLA) style should be used for documentation. At least three references must appear on the Works Cited page, at least one of which must be in non-electronic form. HUMN 4043 research papers are due Thursday, 25 April 2013.
Students in HUMN 4043 will also present to the class a ten-minute oral report on an agreed-upon topic following consultation with the professor. Topic choices should be submitted in writing to the professor no later than Thursday 31 January (the professor will then assign a presentation date in consultation with the student). A typed outline of the report and a bibliography of at least three sources (one of which is not electronic) should be turned in to the professor on the day of the report.
E. Semester Grade: 2043: 3 exams @ 18% (54%); participation @ 6 %; daily assignments @ 20%; final @
4043: 3 exams@ 15% each (45%); participation @ 5%; daily assignments @ 17%; oral
presentation @ 8%; research paper @ 10%; final@ 15%.
In accordance with the law, MSU provides academic
accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
If you are a student with a disability, please contact the professor.
|Details||Spring 2013||2033/4033||201||Renaissance through Realism||Prothro-Yeager Hall 201|
|Details||Fall 2012||2023/4023||102||Medieval Cultures||Prothro-Yeager Hall 201||
HUMANITIES 2023/4023: Medieval Cultures
Professor: Lynn Hoggard Office: Bea Wood 201
Office Hours: 2-4:30 T;1:15-3:45 R Telephone: 397-4145
E-mail: email@example.com Class: 11-12:15 TR
Overall Course Goals and Objectives: This course gives you the chance to learn about major achievements in literature, music, art, architecture, theater, dance, and philosophy as they occur in Byzantine, Islamic, European, Indian, Asian, and North and South American medieval cultures. The goal of the course is to develop your ability to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and think creatively about complex cultural information while improving your thinking and writing skills. Ultimately, the course will help you develop into a more fully formed human being and a more informed citizen of the world.
Required textbook: Benton, et al., Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Vol. 1, 3rd Ed.
28 Aug.: Introduction to Course
Chapter Six: Islamic Civilization
30 Aug.: Islamic Civilization (Religion; Islam, the Ottoman Empire, and Europe; Cross Currents): pp. 234-240; Reading: The Quran: pp. 252-253
4 Sept.: Philosophy; Math, Science, and Scholarship; CriticalThinking; Islamic Art and Architecture; Then and Now: pp. 240-246
6 Sept.: Cross Currents; Literature, Music; Connections; Cultural Impact: pp. 247-250; Readings: pp. 253-257
Chapter Seven: Indian Civilization
11 Sept.: The Vedic Period (Hinduism, Literature: The Hindu Classics; Connections): pp. 258-264;
Readings: from “The Bhagavad Gita,” pp. 278-281; from The Ramayana, pp. 283-285
13 Sept.: The Maurya Period (Buddhism; Maurya Art), Mauryan to Bactrian to Kushan: pp. 265-269; Readings: Buddhist Sermons, pp. 281-283
18 Sept.: The Gupta Era (Gupta Art; The Jataka and The Pancatantra); The Hindu Dynasties (The Hindu Temple; Sculpture): pp. 285-293
20 Sept.: Exam #1: Islamic and Indian Civilizations
Chapter Eight: Early Chinese Civilization
25 Sept.: The Early Dynasties (The Shang and Zhou Dynasties); Chinese Philosophy (Confucianism, Taoism): pp. 294-300; Readings: “The Book of Songs”; Confucius; The Tao Te Ching: pp. 310-313
(Choice for 4023 Oral Presentation topic due; please submit in a short statement)
27 Sept.: Empire: The Qin and Han Dynasties; The Six Dynasties, Then & Now; The Tang Dynasty: pp. 300-302; Readings: Tao Qian; Wang-Wei; Li Bai; Du Fu: pp. 313-316
(Choice for 4023 Research Topic due; please submit topic choice in short statement)
2 Oct.: The Song Dynasty (Connections, Critical Thinking, Cross Currents, Cultural Impact): pp. 302-309; Reading: Li Ch’ing-Chao: pp. 316-317
Chapter Nine: Early Japanese Civilization
4 Oct.: Japan Before the Twelfth Century (Prehistoric Japan, Religion, Courtly Japan: Asuka and Nara Periods; The Heian Period; Connections: pp. 318-326
9 Oct.: Readings: Kakinomoto No Hitomaro; Ono No Komachi; Sei Shonagan, excerpt from The Pillow Book; Murasaki Shikibu, excerpt from The Tale of Genji: pp. 330-337
11 Oct.: Warrior Japan: The Kamakura Period, Later Warrior Japan: The Ashikaga Period, Cross Curents, Then & Now, Cultural Impact, Critical Thinking, Key Terms: pp. 326-329
Chapter Ten: Early Civilizations of the Americas and Africa
16 Oct.: Mesoamerica (The Olmecs, Teotihuacan, Critical Thinking, Then & Now, Connections,
Mayan Culture, The Toltecs and Aztecs): pp. 338-349; Readings: Selected Mesoamerican Poems and Songs: pp. 364
18 Oct: The Cultures of Peru (The Moche, The Inca, Connections): pp. 349-353; Readings: Pablo
Neruda, from “The Heights of Machu Picchu”; Popol Vuh: pp. 365-368; North America (The Northwest Coast, The Southwest, Cross Currents, The Moundbuilders, The Buffalo Hunters): pp. 353-355
23 Oct.: Africa (The Physical Environment, Early African Cultures and Innovations, Early African
Political and Religious Culture, Regional Developments in Africa Before 1800, Africa and The Transatlantic Slave Trade, Cultural Impact, Key Terms): pp. 355-363; Reading: excerpt from The Epic of Son-Jara; excerpt from Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali: pp. 368-371
25 Oct.: Exam Exam #2: Early Civilizations in China, Japan, Africa, and the Americas
Chapter Eleven: The Early Middle Ages and the Romanesque
30 Oct.: Early Medieval Culture (The Merging of Christian and Celto-Germanic Traditions,
Charlemagne and the Carolingian Era, Monasticism, Cross Currents, Connections): pp. 372- 381; Readings: excerpt from Beowulf, excerpt from The Song of Roland: pp. 394-399
1 Nov.: Romanesque Culture (The Feudal Monarchs, Romanesque Architecture, Cross Currents,
Sculpture): pp. 381-387
6 Nov.: Romanesque Culture (Decorative Arts, The Chivalric Tradition in Literature, Critical
Thinking, Then & Now, Music, Cultural Impact, Key Terms): pp. 387-393; Readings: Medieval Lyrics by William of Aquitaine, Beatrice of Dia, Arnaut Daniel, Bertran de Born: pp. 400-403
Chapter Twelve: The Gothic and Later Middle Ages
8 Nov.: The Gothic Era (Paris in the Later Middle Ages, Then & Now, Gothic Architecture, Connections), Gothic Architecture Outside France: pp. 404-418
13 Nov.: Sculpture, Painting and Decorative Arts, Cross Currents, Scholasticism, Connections,
Literature, Critical Thinking, Music: pp. 418-430
15 Nov.: Readings: St. Francis of Assisi, “The Canticle of the Creatures”; St. Thomas Aquinas,
excerpt from the Summa Theologica; from Dante’s Divine Comedy: pp. 440-447
20 Nov.: Exam #3: The Early Middle Ages, the Romanesque, and the Gothic
(Thanksgiving Break Begins Wednesday, 21 November)
27 Nov.: Medieval Calamities (The Black Death, The Hundred Years’ War); Toward the Renaissance
Naturalism in Art, Realism in Literature, Secular Song, Cultural Impact, Key Terms): pp. 430- 439 (4023 Research Papers due)
29 Nov.: Readings: Boccaccio, excerpt from The Decameron: pp. 447-449; Christine de Pizan, excerpt from The Book of the City of Ladies: pp. 459-461
4 Dec: Reading: Chaucer, excerpt from The Canterbury Tales: pp. 449-454
6 Dec: Reading: Chaucer, excerpt from The Canterbury Tales: pp. 454-459
Conclusion of Course
FINAL ASSESSMENT: Tuesday, 11 December 2012: A carefully reasoned self-assessment paper (explained fully in a separate handout during the final week of the semester) is prepared ahead of time, outside of class, typed, and turned in Dec. 11 between 1 and 3 p.m. to Bea Wood 201.
A.Tests. As the course outline indicates, there will be three exams during the semester. Each will cover material in the units indicated, using objective questions to measure the student’s knowledge of cultural material (50%) and a major essay topic to allow the student to show mastery of content and the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information (50 %). The final exam for the course will be an individual self-assessment by the student evaluating progress and development throughout the semester.
B. Daily Reading and other Assignments: For almost every class there will be pages to read, and for each of these readings there will be a brief activity to complete that will further prepare the student for class activities. (Assignment sheets will be handed out for each of the testing units throughout the semester.) Some readings will be accompanied by short reading quizzes, some by a brief, typewritten paragraph, and some by other activities. Reading quizzes cannot be taken early or made up, but other assignments may be turned in early for full credit or late for partial credit. Reading quiz grades count for 10% of the grade for 2023 students and 7% for 4023 students.
For the paragraph assignments, a thoughtful answer of about 100-200 words based on the reading is required. These are due on the date noted on the assignment sheet and will be stamped on that date in class. A portfolio of these assignments will be turned in periodically for evaluation. If assignments are not ready during the class for which they are assigned, they may be completed late (without being stamped) for partial credit. Late paragraphs may be added to the portfolio when submitted for evaluation. Portfolio grades count for 10% of the semester grade for 2023 students and 7% for 4023 students. Plagiarism on a written assignment equals an “F” for that assignment.
C. Attendance. A large part of the value of this class comes from regular attendance and participation in class activities (6% of grade is based on discussion participation). Since this class is values-based as well as information-based, the student should aim for more than simply mastering information. Much of the class activity will be geared toward alerting the student to the nature and extent of human values that accompany cultural achievement. Therefore, regular attendance is important and expected. A record of attendance at each class meeting will be kept. Although no specific penalty will be assigned for absences, excessive absences (more than three, excused or not) will definitely have a negative impact on the final semester grade and may be grounds for a student being dropped from the class. Students who arrive consistently late will receive a grade deduction caused by their consistent interruption of the class.
D. 4023 Requirements: Students in HUMN 4023 will prepare and submit a 10-page, typed research paper on a topic within the course’s medieval time frame and approved of by the professor (topic choices must be submitted in writing no later than Sept. 27). The paper must show independent research and give evidence of an ability to synthesize information. Modern Language Association (MLA) style should be used for documentation. These papers should be turned in by Nov. 27.
Students in HUMN 4023 will also present to the class an eight-to-ten-minute oral report on an agreed-upon topic following consultation with the professor. Topic choices should be submitted in writing to the professor no later than Sept. 25 (the professor will then assign a presentation date in consultation with the student). A written outline of the report and a bibliography of at least three sources, using MLA (Modern Language Association) style must be turned in to the professor on the day of the report.
E. Semester Grade:
2023: 3 tests@ 18% each (54%); portfolio (10%); quizzes (10%) final assessment (20%); participation in class and group discussion @ 6%
4023: 3 tests@ 15% each (45%); portfolio (7); quizzes (7%); oral presentation (8%); research paper (10%); participation in class and group discussion @ 6%; final assessment (17%)
Remember that a grade of “A” means a student’s work is excellent, a “B” means it’s good, a “C” means it’s satisfactory, a “D” means it’s poor, and an “F” means it’s unsatisfactory.
F. Office Hours/Meeting: (Office/contact information is to be found at the top of page one.) My office hours are 2-4:30 T and 1:15-3:45 on R, and I am not usually in the office MWF. If you cannot come to the office at any of the scheduled times, let’s try to make an appointment that fits your needs. E-mailing me is more reliable than telephone voice mail, but if you do leave a voice mail, be sure to give your name and a number where you can be reached.
MAY YOUR WORK THIS SEMESTER BE YOUR VERY BEST!
|Details||Fall 2012||2013/4013||101||Ancient Cultures||Prothro-Yeager Hall 201||
Dr. Hoggard Classroom: PY 201
Phone: 397-4145 Meeting times: 9:30-11 TR
Office: BW 201: 2-4 :30 T; 1:15-3 :45 R e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course goals and objectives: This course gives you the opportunity to understand how literature, music, art, architecture, religion, and philosophy interconnect in a broadly historical context, with emphasis this semester on the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian roots of Western Civilization. The goal of the course is to develop your thinking and writing skills (evaluative, comparative, creative, and analytical) along with your knowledge and understanding of culture so that you may become an innovative and informed world citizen.
Required textbook: Benton and Di Yanni, Arts and Culture: An Introduction to the Humanities, Vol. 1, 3rd Ed.
Tentative Course Schedule:
Aug. 28: Introduction to course
Aug. 30: Preface: p. xiv-xvii and Starter Kit, pp. xxi-xxx; Chapter 1 (The Earliest Cultures), pp. 1-8
Chapter One: Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian Civilizations
Sept. 4: Lascaux video, activities
Sept. 6: Mesopotamia: The Cradle of Civilization, Sumer, pp. 8-11; excerpt from The Epic of Gilgamesh, pp. 40-43; “Enheduanna,” pp. 44-45: Akkad, Babylon, Assyria, pp. 12-14
Sept. 11: Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon, Persia, pp. 14-18; The Civilization of the Nile, pp. 18-22
Sept. 13: Video: "The Ancient Egyptians"; The Old Kingdom, pp. 22-26; “Egyptian Book of the Dead,”
p. 45; The Middle Kingdom and The New Kingdom, pp. 27-31
Sept. 18: Akhenaten and Tutankahmen; Egyptian Dance, Music, and Poetry, 31-38; poems, pp. 45-49
(4013 Oral Report Topics Due)
Sept. 20: Exam One: Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian Civilizations
Chapter Two: Aegean Culture and Early Greece
Sept. 25: Aegean Cultures: Cycladic and Minoan, pp. 50-58
Sept. 27: Mycenaean Culture, The Rise of Ancient Greece, The Pantheon of Greek Gods, The Geometric Period, pp. 58-66; : Readings: Hesiod, pp. 74-75; Homer, excerpts from The Iliad and
The Odyssey, pp. 75-84.
(4013 Research Paper Topics Due; submit brief written description of choice)
Oct. 2: The Orientalizing Period; The Archaic Period, pp. 66-72; Readings: Sappho and Archaic Lyric Poetry, pp.84-85
Chapter Three: Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Oct. 4: Video: "Traditions of Greek Culture: Greek Art"
Oct. 9: Classical Greece; From Archaic to Classical, pp. 86-91; Reading: Herodotus, pp.116-118;
The Golden Age of Athens, Architecture & Architectural Sculpture of Acropolis, pp. 90-95
Reading: Thucydides, pp. 118-120
Oct. 11: Sculpture, Vase Painting, pp. 95-99
Oct. 16: The Emergence of Drama, pp. 99-102; Aristotle, The Poetics, pp. 136-137
Oct. 18: Reading: Sophocles, excerpt from Oedipus Rex, pp. 120-123; video excerpts;
Reading: Aeschylus, excerpt from Agamemnon, pp. 123-126
Oct. 23: Reading: Euripides, excerpt from Medea, pp. 126-129
Oct. 25: Philosophy, pp. 102-105; Reading: Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics, pp. 134-136
Readings: Plato, from The Apology and The Republic, pp. 130-134
Oct. 30: Music & Greek Society, pp. 106-107; Hellenistic Greece, Architecture, Sculpture, pp.107-111;
Hellenistic Philosophy, pp. 111-114
Nov. 1: Exam Two: Early, Classical, and Hellenistic Greek Civilization
Chapter Four: Roman Civilization
Nov. 6: The Greek Legacy and the Roman Ideal, Etruscan Civilization, pp. 138-144
Video: "The Rise of Rome"
Nov. 8: The Roman Republic, The Empire, Music, Architecture, pp.144-153
Nov. 13: Sculpture, Painting, Philosophy, Historians, Literature, pp. 153- 165
Nov. 15: Reading: Virgil, pp. 166-176
(Research Papers Due for 4013)
Chapter Five: Judaism, Early Christianity, and Byzantine Civilization
Nov. 20: Judaism and Early Christianity, pp. 186-205
Nov. 27: Readings: Genesis, Job, Matthew, Luke, Thomas, Augustine, pp. 218-232
Nov. 29: Exam Three: Roman Civilization, Judaism, and Early Christianity
Dec. 4: Byzantine Civilization, pp. 205-208; discussion of final assessments
Dec. 6: The Golden Age of Constantinople, pp. 208-216; review, evaluate, conclude semester
FINAL EXAM: Tuesday, Dec 11, 8-10:00 a.m. A carefully-reasoned self-assessment paper (explained fully in a separate handout during the final week of the semester) is prepared ahead of time, outside of class, and turned in Dec. 11in Bea Wood 201.
A. Regular Class Assignments: For almost every class there will be either a brief writing assignment to be kept in a portfolio for periodic evaluation, or there will be a brief reading quiz based on the day’s reading. For the writing assignments, what is expected is a thoughtful, well-written, and typed response that demonstrates the evaluative, comparative, analytical, and creative skills specified in the stated goals for the course. One good paragraph—100 to 200 words—is the appropriate length. About 20 minutes should be devoted to this task for each class. Paragraphs are due on the date noted on the assignment sheet (to be passed out separately) and will be stamped on that date during class meeting. Plagiarism on any written assignment equals an “F” for that work.
Students whose responses are not prepared for a class session may complete their paragraph responses later and receive partial credit for them when portfolios are assessed. Even though a student may miss a class or may not have a response prepared on the assigned day, he/she should strive to write the responses later to make the portfolio complete. No specific grade will be assigned to the individual responses, but the portfolio will be periodically assessed for strengths and weaknesses and will be assigned a grade that will count for 10% (2013 students) or 7% (4013 students) of the final semester grade.
The brief reading quizzes will usually consist of five multiple-choice questions based on the assigned reading for a particular day. The questions—usually requiring short answer, description, or definition—will be the kind of question that occurs on the objective portion of the exams. Students may drop the lowest grade for reading quizzes, but quizzes may not be taken early or made up later. Quiz grades count 10% for 2013 and 7% for 4013.
B. Tests and Short Quizzes: There will be three exams using both short answer (50%) and essay (50%). Each exam counts 20% for 2013 or 17% for 4013. The final assessment also counts 20% (2013) or 17% (4013).
C. Attendance: A large part of the value of a class such as this comes from daily participation in give-and-take discussions (6% of grade) and from being able to see and hear slides and video presentations. Therefore, regular attendance is important and expected. A record of attendance at each class meeting will be kept, but no specific penalty will be assigned for absences. Excessive absences (more than three) will, however, have a negative impact on a student’s grade and may be grounds for dropping a student from the class. Students who arrive habitually late will have a grade deduction for the disruption cause by their behavior.
D. Additional Requirements for 4013 Students: 1) Research Paper: A ten-page paper on a topic selected in conference with the instructor will be due November 15. Topics must be selected no later than September 27 (please submit a short, written topic choice). The paper must involve independent research and give evidence of the ability to synthesize the expressions of different forms of art within the cultural period (the ancient world). Papers should be written in Modern Language Association (MLA) format.
2) Oral Reports: 4013 students will prepare an eight-to-ten minute oral report to present to the class on an agreed-upon subject and date. Topic choices for presentations need to be turned in quickly—by September 18 (presentation dates will be assigned shortly after). A typed outline of the report and a typed bibliography in MLA format of at least three sources must be turned in to the instructor on the day of the report.
E. Semester Grade:
2013: Each of the three exams counts 18% of the final grade (54% total); the portfolio of work counts 10%, quizzes 10%, participation 6%, and the final self-assessment provides the other 20% of the grade.
4013: Each of the three exams counts 15% of the final grade (45% together); the portfolio of work counts 7%, quizzes 7%, oral report 8%, research paper 10%, participation 6%, and final self-assessment 17%.
F. Office Hours/Meeting: (Office/contact information is to be found at the top of page one.) My office hours are 2-4:30 TR. If you cannot come to the office at any of the above listed times, let’s try to make an appointment that fits your needs. E-mailing me is more reliable than telephone voice mail (I’m not in the office MWF, but do check e-mail daily), but if you do leave a voice mail, be sure to give your name and a number where you can be reached.
|Details||Spring 2012||2043/4043||01||The Modern Age||Prothro-Yeager Hall 201||
|Details||Spring 2012||2033/4033||01||Renaissance through Realism||Prothro-Yeager Hall 201||
|Details||Fall 2011||2023/4023||201||Medieval Cultures||Prothro-Yeager Hall 201|
|Details||Fall 2011||2013/4013||201||Ancient Cultures||Prothro-Yeager Hall 201|
|Centenary College of Louisiana||B.A., English||1966-5-21|
|University of Michigan||M.A., Comparative Literature (English and French)||1967-7-19|
|University of Southern California||Ph.D., Comparative Literature (English and French)||1974-5-18|
|Institution||Position||Start Date /||End Date|
|Faculté de lettres, Pau, France||Lectrice américaine||1967-05-21||1969-06-10|
|Texas Tech Univeristy||Visiting Assistant Professor of English||1974-07-20||1976-05-17|
|Midwestern State University||Professor of English and Foreign Languages||1976-08-23|
Nelida (translation of Nélida by Countess Marie d`Agoult), accompanied by introductory
essay (New York: SUNY Press), November 2003.
Tent Posts (translation of Poteaux d'angle by Henri Michaux), (Los Angeles: Sun & Moon
Press), 1997 .
Married to Dance: The Story of Irina and Frank Pal (Wichita Falls: MSU Press), 1995.
Certain Attitude: Poems by Seven Texas Women(San Antonio: Pecan Grove Press),
Sketch of a Serpent ("Ébauche d'un serpent," by Paul Valéry), translation,
introduction, and essay (Austin: Thorp Springs Press), 1987.
“A Look Back at ‘Eden Eternal,’” The Langdon Review, forthcoming.
“Barreling Down the Falls: The Adventure of Translation,” The Langdon Review, Fall 2004,
Vol. 1, No. 1.
“Selections from Marie d’Agoult’s Nélida,” The Langdon Review, Fall 2004, Vol. 1, No.
“The Grandest Ordeal,” Texas Co-Op Power, July 2003.
“Show Me Michaux: Reflections on Translation,” Faculty Papers: Midwestern State University
(Series 3, Vol. XIV, 1997-2000, pp. 103-112), 2002.
“Welding Word to World: A Dialogue with Lee Fahnestock,” Translation Review (No. 61, pp. 3-
“Forms in Poems,” essay for Prentice-Hall literature text Mooring Against the Tide, 2000; text
is going into 2nd edition in 2005.
“Dwellings,” an essay on sculptor Robbie Barber accompanying the one-person show at the
Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, February 1999.
“American Literary Translators Association,” ATA Chronicle (Vol. XXVIIII, No. 6, pp. 12-13),
“Married to Dance: The Story of Irina and Frank Pal,” Faculty Papers: Midwestern State
University(Series 3, Vol. XIII, 1995-97, pp. 81-88), 1998.
“Why Did They Put a Moustache on the Mona Lisa?” Faculty Papers: Midwestern State
University (Series 3, Vol. XI, 1986-1991, pp. 69-78), 1992.
“Magnetic Mysteries: The Playful Art of Elizabeth Yarosz,” featured essay in catalogue
accompanying the one-person show by Yarosz at the Weil Gallery, Corpus Christi State
University (Sept. 26-Oct. 24, 1991).
“Writing with the Ink of Light: Jean Cocteau's 'Beauty and the Beast',” Film and Literature: A
Comparative Approach to Adaptation(No. 19, 1988).
“Starting Over: Can Our Arts Survive Change?” Wichita Falls City Magazine (April 1987, pp.
“Donne's Love Poetry,” The Southern Quarterly (Vol. 19, No. 3, 1976).
“Celtic Affinities in Kenneth White,” Studies in Scottish Literature (Vol. XII, No. 3, Jan.
Nelida, by Marie d’Agoult. (New York: SUNY Press), November 2003.
Nelida, by Marie d’Agoult, Chapter X, Langdon Review (Vol. 1, No. 1), 2004, pp. 36-45.
Nelida, by Marie d’Agoult (Chapters XIV and XV), Southern Humanities Review, Spring, 2001.
“Tomorrow at Dawn” (“Demain dPs l’aube”), poem by Victor Hugo, with accompanying essay
by translator, Two Lines: Crossings, 2000, pp. 83-87.
Tent Posts (Poteaux d'angle by Henri Michaux), Sun & Moon Press, 1997.
“A Concert in Geneva” (“Un Concert BGenPve,” one-act play by Countess Marie d'Agoult), Liszt Society Journal (London: 1994), Vol. 18, pp. 39- 49.
“Selected Poems from Henri Michaux's Poteaux d'angle,” Graham House Review (Colgate
University), No. 18, Winter 1994/95, pp. 81-82.
“Selected Poems from Henri Michaux's Poteaux d'angle,” Chelsea (New York), Vol. 54, pp. 26-
Sketch of a Serpent(Ébauche d'un serpent by Paul Valéry), Thorp Springs Press, 1988.
“After Reading Dante" ("AprPs une lecture de Dante” by Victor Hugo), Liszt Society Journal (London, England), Vol.16, 1991, p. 16.
“Morning Twilight” (“Crépuscule du matin” by Charles Baudelaire), The Pawn Review
(Vol. 1, No. 2, 1976).
“Antistrophe,” 13th Moon: A Feminist Literary Magazine (Vol. XIX, Number 1-2, p. 120).
“What I Don’t Want to Live Without,” Clackamus Literary Review (Volume IV, Issue I, p.
2000, p. 69).
“Torturing the Rat,” Clackamus Literary Review (Volume IV, 2000, p. 70).
“A Learning,” A Certain Attitude (San Antonio: Pecan Grove Press, 1995).
“French Pastry,” A Certain Attitude (San Antonio: Pecan Grove Press, 1995).
“Plaisirs d’Amour,” A Certain Attitude (San Antonio: Pecan Grove Press, 1995).
“Torrid Heat,” A Certain Attitude (San Antonio: Pecan Grove Press, 1995).
“Sub-rosa,” A Certain Attitude (San Antonio: Pecan Grove Press, 1995).
“Guarding the Mystery,” A Certain Attitude (San Antonio: Pecan Grove Press, 1995).
“Laughing Ladies,” Xavier Review (Vol. 14, No. 2, 1995, p. 67).
“Kaleidoscope in White,” Concho River Review (Vol. 5, No. 2, 1991, p. 131).
“Vampire Girl,” New Texas: Poetry and Fiction 91 (Denton: University of North Texas
“Eleanora in El Paso, 1884,” From Hide and Horn: A Sesquicentennial Anthology of Texas
Poets(Austin: Eakin Press, 1985).
“Flying Rio,” The Texas Anthology (Huntsville: Sam Houston State University Press, 1979).
“Message,” Texas Stories and Poems (Dallas: Texas Center for Writers Press, 1978).
“A Courtly Lady,” Descant (Vol. 21, No. 4, 1977).
“Mnemonics: Reciting the Three L's,” Descant (Vol. 21, No. 4, 1977).
“Poetry as Lemon,” Helios (Vol. 3, 1976).
“Limbo Etude,” The Pawn Review (Vol. 1, No. 1, 1976).
“Litany,” Travois: An Anthology of Texas Poetry (Austin: Thorp Springs Press, 1976).
“Love Song for Heraclitus,” Travois: An Anthology of Texas Poetry (Austin: Thorp Springs
“A Learning,” Travois: An Anthology of Texas Poetry (Austin: Thorp Springs Press, 1976).
“Rainbows,” Travois: An Anthology of Texas Poetry (Austin: Thorp Springs Press, 1976).
“Haiku by Two,” Insights, 1966.
“Duck and Duckess,” Insights, 1966.
“Atrophy,” Insights, 1966.
[In addition to the literary reviews listed below are more than 600 reviews, columns, features, and news stories dealing with the arts, written as Arts Writer for the Wichita Falls Times/Record News, 1986-89.]
Proust in Love by William C. Carter, Southern Humanities Review (Winter 2007), pp. 86-88.
Erotikon: Essays on Eros, Ancient and Modern, Southern Humanities Review (Fall 2006), pp. 390-393.
Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time, by Siegfried Kracauer, Spring 2004,
Southern Humanities Review (pp. 199-201).
Between the Blast Furnaces and Dizziness: A Selection of Poems: 1970-1999, by Milo de Angelis,
in the Winter/Spring 2004 issue of The Texas Review.
New Selected Poems of Marya Zaturenska, edited and introduced by Robert Phillips, and
The Diaries of Marya Zaturenska, 1938-1944, edited by Mary Beth Hinton, with
Introduction and biographical notes by Patrick Gregory, in The Texas Review
Marie d’Agoult: The Rebel Countessby Richard Bolster; Marie d’Agoult: Le grand amour de Liszt by Charles DupLchez; The Life of Marie d’Agoult, Alias Daniel Stern by
Phyllis Stock-Morton, Southern Humanities Review (Winter 2002).
Candor & Perversionby Roger Shattuck, Southern Humanities Review [Summer 2001].
God's Torment (Le torment de dieuby Alain Bosquet), Translation Review (Number 50), Spring 1996.
Reviewer of First-Year French Text for Harcourt Brace Publishers, College Division, 1994.
George Sand: Writing for Her Life by Isabelle Hoog Naginski, Studies in the Novel (Vol. 4, No. 3, 1992, pp. 344-345).
Looking for Bobbyby Gloria Norris, Dallas Times Herald, Dec. 22, 1985.
Maddy's Songby Margaret Dickson, Dallas Times Herald, June 16, 1985.
On a High Horseby Dave Oliphant, The Pawn Review (Vol. 8, 1984).
Something Out Thereby Nadine Gordimer, Dallas Times Herald, Sept. 9, 1984.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Biographyby André le Vot, Dallas Times Herald, Sept. 11, 1983.
The Madness of a Seduced Womanby Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, Dallas Times Herald,
July 10, 1983.
Washing the Cow's Skull: Texas Poetry in Translation, Dallas Times Herald, July 4, 1982.
I'm Amazed that You're Still Singingby Jack Myers, Dallas Times Herald, 1982.
William Carlos Williams: A New World Nakedby Paul Mariani, Dallas Times Herald,
March 4, 1982.
Who Gathered and Whispered Behind Meby Albert Goldbarth, Dallas Times Herald, Jan.
31, 1982; reprinted Texas Writers Newsletter, 1982.
The Second Stage by Betty Friedan, Wichita Falls Times, Dec. 6, 1981.
Waldo Emerson: A Biographyby Gay Wilson Allen, Wichita Falls Times, Nov. 8, 1981.
The Book of Lightsby Chaim Potok, Wichita Falls Times, Oct. 25, 1981.
Fine Lines: The Best of Ms. Fiction, Wichita Falls Times, Oct. 4, 1981.
Leonardo da Vinciby Martin Kemp,Wichita Falls Times, Sept. 20, 1981.
Footprints: Poems 1961-68by Dave Oliphant, Texas Writers Newsletter, Nov. 1980.
Poems in Seasonby Dave Kelley, Texas Writers Newsletter, May 1978.
Lines and Moundsby Dave Oliphant, Texas Writers Newsletter, Oct. 1977.
Sunflower Splendor: Three Thousand Years of Chinese Poetry, Helios (Vol. 5, No. 1, 1977).
PAPERS AND READINGS:
“Abstract Thinking in a Concrete World,” MSU Honors Symposium Keynote Address, April 2007.
“The Abbey Program: Study Abroad as a Vision Quest,” Faculty Forum Presentation, MSU, April 2006.
“Eros on the Verge of Ethos,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2006.
“What is the International Federation of Translators?” American Literary Translators Association,
29th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2006.
“Frankfurt Book Fair Project for FIT’s Committee for Literary Translation,” International Federation
of Translators, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2006.
“Kate Chopin’s ‘The Storm’: Raptured by the Gods?” SCMLA, Houston, 2005.
“Eros and Translation: What Does the Translator (Want To) Know,” American Literary
Translators Association, 28th Annual Conference, Montreal, 2005.
“‘Eden Eternal’ and other Poems and Essays,” Langdon Literary Festival, Granbury,
Texas, September 2005.
“Christiane Rochefort’s Les Stances à Sophie,” American Literary Translators Association,
Las Vegas, 2004.
Readings: Translations and Creative Work, Langdon Literary Festival, Granbury,
Texas, September 2004.
“Marie d’Agoult’s Nelida,” Conference on Literature, Mary Hardin Baylor College,
“Eve’s Proud Descendant,” Faculty Forum Presentation, MSU, April 2004.
“Marie d’Agoult’s Nelida,” 25th Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003.
“How Marie d’Agoult Helped Rethink Civilization,” the 2003 Claire Rich Memorial Lecture, The
University of Texas at Dallas, April 25, 2003.
“Why Translation is Important,” featured speaker at Southwestern Regional Conference of Sigma Tau Delta, MSU, November 2002.
“Driss ChraVbi`s La Civilisation...Ma MPre!”24th Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association, Chicago, 2002.
“Marie d’Agoult’s Nélida,”23rd Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association, New York City, 2000.
“Show Me Michaux: Reflections on Translation,” MSU Faculty Forum, 7 October, 1998.
“To Wed, To Write," dual reading with husband James Hoggard, Paperbacks Plus Bookstore, Dallas, 1997.
“Teaching Students How to Evaluate Translations: The Situation at Midwestern State University,” 19th Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association, Bloomington, Ind., 1996.
Poetry Reading: University of North Texas Literary Festival, Denton, Texas, 15-16 Sept. 1995. 30-minute TV interview and reading, UNT Cable TV, July 1995.
Poetry Readings: Borders Books (Dallas), Bookstop (Ft. Worth), and South Central Women’s Studies Association Conference (University of North Texas), March 24-25, 1995.
“Married to Dance: The Story of Irina and Frank Pal,” MSU Faculty Forum, March 9, 1995.
Pedagogy Session Chair, 17th Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association,
Poetry Reading, 15th Annual South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature, 1994.
“Translated Selections from Marie d'Agoult's Un Concert BGenPve,” 16th Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association, 1993.
“Translating Henri Michaux: Two Approaches,” 15th Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association, 1992.
“Translated Selections from Henri Michaux's Poteaux d'Angle,” American Literary Translators
“The Function of Form in Poetic Translation,” 14th Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association, 1991.
“Fixed Form vs. Free Verse: Readings from Translations of Victor Hugo and Paul Valéry,” 14th Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association, 1991.
“Song of Songs: The Christian's Discomfort with the Raptures of Sexual Love,” 1991 Annual Meeting of South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature.
“Henri Michaux's Poteaux d'angle: Translation and Commentary,” 13th Annual Meeting of
American Literary Translators Association, 1990.
“Paul Valéry's 'Ébauche d'un serpent': Finding an American Literary Equivalent,” 12th
Annual Meeting of American Literary Translators Association, 1989.
“Why Did They Put the Moustache on the Mona Lisa?” Faculty Forum Presentation,
Midwestern State University, 1987.
“Writing with the Ink of Light: Jean Cocteau's 'Beauty and the Beast',” 19th Annual
Comparative Literature Symposium, 1986.
“The Cocteau in Breton's Surrealism,” South Central Modern Language Association, 1985.
“Paul Valéry's 'Ébauche d'un serpent',” South Central Modern Language Association, 1984.
Poetry readings in Austin, San Antonio, and Waco in 1976, 1978, 1984, 1985, and 1991.