September 2007

 

September 5 , Wednesday

 

          Introduction to the course

            Explanation of course methods, texts, and requirements; discussion of alternative possibilities.

            Discussion of the utopian/dystopian impulse

 

          Assignments:

                      D2L startup

                      UR reading: pp 1 – 26 (Hesiod, Ovid, Genesis, Lycurgus, etc.)

                      D2L discussion on UR

                      Begin reading Zamyatin’s We

 

September 7, Friday

         

          No class

 

 

September 10, Monday

                     

          Further discussion of utopian impulse

          Class discussion of UR

          Brief preview of Plato

 

          Assignments:

                      UR reading: pp. 27 – 56 (Plato)

                      D2L discussion on UR

 

 

September 12, Wednesday

 

          Class discussion of UR, led by

          Brief preview of More

 

          Assignments:

                      UR reading: pp. 71 – 93 (The Cockaigne; More)

                      D2L discussion on UR

 

 

September 14, Friday

 

          Class discussion of UR, led by

         

          Assignments:

                      UR reading: pp. 105 – 140 (Campanella, Bacon, Cavendish)

D2L discussion on UR

         

 

September 17, Monday

 

          No class

 

 

September 19, Wednesday

 

          Class discussion of UR, led by

 

          Assignments:

                      UR reading: pp. 141 – 175 (Swift, Mercier, Bretonne, Godwin)

D2L discussion on UR

 

September 21, Friday

 

          Class discussion of UR, led by

         

          Assignments:

                      Finish re-reading Zamyatin

                      D2L discussion on UR

 

 

September 24, Monday

 

          Class discussion of We, led by

         

          Assignments:

                      D2L discussion on We

 

 

September 26, Wednesday

 

          Class discussion of We, led by

         

          Assignments:

                      UR reading: pp. 183 – 199 and 227-240 (the Shakers, Marx, and Butler)

                      D2L discussion on UR

                      Begin reading 1984

 

September 28, Friday

         

          No class

 

 

 

 

 

October 2007

 

October 1, Monday

 

                      Class discussion of UR, led by

 

          Assignments:

                      UR reading: pp. 240 – 273 (Bellamy)

                      D2L discussion on UR

 

 

October 3, Wednesday

 

                      Class discussion of UR, led by

 

          Assignments:

                      UR reading: pp. 319 – 329 and 347 – 362 (Gilman and Huxley)

                      D2L discussion on UR

 

 

October 5, Friday

         

          No Class

 

 

October 8, Monday

 

                      Class discussion of UR, led by

 

          Assignments:

                      Finish reading 1984

                      D2L discussion on 1984

 

 

October 10, Wednesday

 

                      Class discussion of 1984, led by

 

          Assignments:

                      Re-read 1984

                      D2L discussion on 1984

 

 

October 12, Friday

         

                      Class discussion of 1984, led by

 

          Assignments:

                      D2L discussion on 1984

                      Begin reading Man in the High Castle

 

October 15, Monday

                      Class discussion of 1984, led by

 

          Assignments:

                      Man in the High Castle

                      D2L discussion on MIHC

 

 

October 17, Wednesday

 

                      Class discussion of MIHC, led by

 

          Assignments:

                      D2L discussion on MIHC

 

 

October 19, Friday

         

                      Class discussion of MIHC, led by

 

          Assignments:

                      Read A Clockwork Orange

                      D2L discussion on A Clockwork Orange

 

 

October 22, Monday

 

          Class discussion of A Clockwork Orange, led by

 

 

October 24, Wednesday

 

          Guest Lecture by Lisa Cooper-Murphy

 

          Assignments:

                      Begin reading Neuromancer

                      D2L discussion on Neuromancer

 

 

October 26, Friday

         

          No Class

 

 

October 29, Monday

 

          Introduction to Neuromancer

 

          Assignments:

                      D2L discussion on Neuromancer

 

 

 

October 31, Wednesday

 

          Class discussion of Neuromancer, led by

         

          Assignments:

                      Read Neuromancer

                      D2L discussion on Neuromancer

 

 

 

November 2007

 

November 2, Friday

         

          No Class

 

November 5, Monday

 

          Class discussion of Neuromancer, led by

 

          Assignments:

 

                      D2L discussion on Neuromancer

 

 

November 7, Wednesday

 

          Class discussion of Neuromancer, led by

 

          Assignments:

 

                      Read The Road

                       D2L discussion on The Road

 

November 9, Friday

         

          No Class

 

 

November 12, Monday

 

          Class discussion of The Road

 

          Assignments:

                      D2L discussion on The Road

 

 

November 14, Wednesday

 

          Class discussion of The Road

 

          Assignments:

                      Propose/prepare/plan colloquium presentations

 

 

November 16, Friday

         

          No Class

 

 

November 19, Monday

 

                      Consultations as needed

 

 

November 21, Wednesday

 

                      Consultations as needed

 

 

November 26, Monday

 

          Three student colloquium presentations

 

 

November 28, Wednesday

 

          Three student colloquium presentations

 

 

November 30, Friday

         

          No Class

 

 

December 2007

 

 

December 3, Monday

 

          Three student colloquium presentations

 

December 5, Wednesday

 

          Three student colloquium presentations

 

December 7, Friday

         

          No Class

 

 

December 10, Monday

 

          Three student colloquium presentations

 

 

December 12, Wednesday

 

          Three student colloquium presentations

 

 

December 14, Friday

         

          Three student colloquium presentations

 

 

 

December 19, Wednesday

 

          Final papers due, no later than 1:00 pm