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ENG 2513
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Schedule of Assignments and Readings

The current schedule of assignments and readings is reproduced below. The professor reserves the right to amend this list as necessary by adding, substituting, or removing readings, assignments, conferences, and other course materials.

Unless instructed otherwise, each week’s assignments are due at the start of class on Tuesday.

Week 1 (14 & 17 January)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 1 (due on Friday).
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Introduction” (due on Friday).
In Class
• Syllabus and policy review.
• Overview of Literature and Faith.

Week 2 (21 & 24 January)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 2.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 1: Understanding Our Experience”.
• Shakespeare, King Richard II, Act I.
Shadow and Light, 417-418 (Middle English Lyrics).
In Class
• Questions of experience in King Richard II.
• Questions of meaning and understanding in the Middle English Lyrics.

Week 3 (28 & 31 January)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 3.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 2: The Language of Literature”.
• Shakespeare, King Richard II, Act II.
Shadow and Light, 419-422 (Shakespeare’s Sonnets).
In Class
• Literary language in King Richard II.
• Poetic metaphor in Shakespeare’s Sonnets.

Week 4 (4 & 7 February)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 4.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 3: The Place of Stories”.
• Shakespeare, King Richard II, Act III.
Shadow and Light, 15-24 (Bunyan).
In Class
• Narrative purpose in King Richard II.
• The place of story in Bunyan’s Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners.

Week 5 (11 & 14 February)
Assignment Due
Mid-Term Paper Draft.
Reading Response 5.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 4: Reading and the Christian Vocation”.
• Shakespeare, King Richard II, Act IV.
Shadow and Light, 11-14 and 429-430 (Donne)
In Class
• Reading Christianity in King Richard II.
• Christian vocation and Donne.

Week 6 (18 & 21 February)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 6.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 5: Keeping Literature in Perspective”.
• Shakespeare, King Richard II, Act V.
Shadow and Light, 441-446 (Vaughan).
In Class
• Moral limits in King Richard II.
• Morality and the poetry of Henry Vaughan.

Week 7 (25 & 28 February)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 7.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 6: How Should We Read?”
Shadow and Light, 71-80 (John Muir) & 351-358 (N. Scott Momaday).
In Class
• Reading approaches to John Muir’s My First Summer in the Sierra.
• Reading approaches to Momaday’s The Priest of the Sun.

Week 8 (3 & 6 March)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 8.
Mid-Term Paper (due on Friday).
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 7: What Happens When We Read?”
• Milton, “Paradise Lost, Book I”.
Shadow and Light, 435-438 (Milton).
In Class
• Case study: Milton, Paradise Lost, Book I.
• Analysing reading strategies in Milton’s sonnets.

Week 9: SPRING HOLIDAY – NO CLASSES (9-13 March)

Week 10 (17 & 20 March)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 9.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 8: The Conflict of Interpretations”.
Shadow and Light, 169-202 (Hawthorne & Dostoyevsky).
In Class
• Literary interpretation of Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown.
• Literary interpretation of Dostoyevsky’s The Grand Inquisitor.

Week 11 (24 & 27 March)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 10.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 9: The Value and Limits of the Classics”.
Shadow and Light, 35-60 (Thoreau) & 203-218 (Tolstoy).
In Class
• Thoreau’s Walden and the canon.
• Beyond the English canon and Tolstoy’s How Much Land Does a Man Need?

Week 12 (31 March & 3 April)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 11.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 10: Was This Author a Christian? When Texts Use Christian Ideas”.
Shadow and Light, 127-134 (Berry) & 258-306 (O’Connor).
In Class
• Christianity in Wendell Berry’s God and Country.
• Christianity in Flannery O’Connor’s Revelation.

Week 13 (6 April)
EASTER HOLIDAY: NO CLASSES 9-10 APRIL
Assignment Due
End-of-Term Paper Draft.
Reading Response 12.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 11: Evaluating Literature: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”.
• Tennyson, “The Passing of Arthur” from Idylls of the King.
In Class
• Evaluating Literature and Tennyson’s “The Passing of Arthur”.

Week 14 (14 & 17 April)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 13.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 12: How Literary Forms Create Meaning”.
Shadow and Light, 93-96 (O’Connor) & 449-452 (Tennyson).
In Class
• Form and meaning in O’Connor’s A Letter to Alfred Corn.
• Form and meaning Tennyson’s In Memoriam.

Week 15 (21 April)
CAPSTONE CONFERENCE: NO CLASS MEETING 24 APRIL
Assignment Due
Reading Response 14.
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Chapter 13: Genres and the Christian Faith: Metafiction, Comedy, and Tragedy”.
In Class
• Metafiction, Comedy, and Tragedy in Richard II.

Week 16 (28 April & 1 May)
Assignment Due
Reading Response 15.
End-of-Term Paper (due on Friday).
Reading Due
• Gallagher & Lundin, “Conclusion”.
Shadow and Light, 85-92 (Merton) & 469-479 (Hopkins and Lewis).
In Class
• Literature, faith, and the Christian nonfiction of Thomas Merton.
• Literature, faith, and the Christian poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and C. S. Lewis.

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