Hope you are all settling into the new term, well-rested after the holidays.
Just a reminder that several of your essays are waiting to be picked up in the Humanities and Languages office (100 Hazen Hall). If you didn’t get yours back before the holidays, that is where it is.
Anyone off campus this term drop me a line and I will post it to you.
I am heading out of town for a week tomorrow and will be taking the last of the marking with me. I will put a notice up here once I have turned in the grades. You will be able to pick up your papers in the Hum&Lang office by the start of term. Remember: you can’t rush something good.
All the best for the holidays!
The exam for this course is scheduled for Wednesday December 14th at 7pm in the G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre (rows 4-5). You will have three hours though you likely won’t need the full time. The exam is closed book but you may bring one sheet of letter-sized paper with writing or printing on it. I would suggest the most important things to include would be the titles of the course readings, years of publication, and the authors’ names. Anyone making special arrangements to write, be sure to double-check those arrangements with Student Services.
Anyone may rewrite the writing assignment as long as the new draft (along with the marked one) is in to me by the due date of the next assignment (i.e. Nov. 15). If you choose this option, I will mark the second version and then average the two marks for the mark you will receive for the assignment.
A few of you have asked me about the upcoming writing assignment, so we will take some time in class tomorrow to discuss it. And under the circumstances, it seems advisable to move the deadline back to give you enough time to visit the Writing Centre if you need to, so the new due date is Oct. 13 at the beginning of class.
Every year UNBSJ hosts an excellent reading series organized by the Lorenzo Society. I am offering bonus marks for either of two levels of engagement:
- Dipping your toes: for each reading you attend, you will receive 0.5% added to your final grade. There are five readings scheduled this term.
- Going for a swim: for each brief review you post on your class weblog, you will receive up to an additional 0.5% added to your final grade, for a total of up to 1% for each.
The first reading of the term is scheduled for Wednesday September 14. Debra Komar will be reading from Black River Road, a 19thc true-crime narrative set in Saint John. The other readings will be on campus but this one will be at the New Brunswick Museum in the Mary Oland Theatre at 7:30PM.
There should be a more detailed brochure coming shortly. I will link to it here. All readings are free.
The following text has been ordered through the UNBSJ Bookstore:
The Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Edited by Joseph Black, et al., Concise Edition, vol. A, 2nd ed., Broadview Press, 2014.
Please note that the text includes access to the publisher’s password-protected website. You should have received an access number with your text.
All our readings will be from this anthology. Our first text will be Beowulf.
to the course weblog for English 2101: Literature in English I at UNBSJ. Here you will find links and updates and a copy of the schedule and assignments. More importantly, blogging is interactive — you can leave comments to any post — and so this blog can serve as a venue for continuing the conversations we will have in class. Not much to see yet, but check back in the coming days for further information.