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“Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made.” - Kant

European Humanities
EH31

Spragins

Spring 2011

Spring Outline:


The French Revolution
David, Jacques-Louis
Death of Marat (1793)
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

 

The French Revolution

 

 


English Romantic Poetry
Blake, William
The Ancient of Days 1794
British Museum, London

Romanticism (Intellectual Backgrounds) 
English Romantic Poetry (Table of Contents)


Nineteenth Century Ideologies 
The Industrial Revolution
Manchester Factory Kids
(1836)

 

The Industrial Revolution and
Nineteenth Century Ideologies

Poe  
Holmes 
Gogol

 

 

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Heart of Darkness (1899) Josef Conrad
Africa in 1885 from Black's Atlas of the World 

 

The Modern Era:

 


The Origins of World War Two
Hitler Campaign Poster 1932
 

The Test of Liberalism 

 



The House of Bernarda Alba
Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)
 

The House of Bernarda Alba (1935)
by Federico Garcia Lorca


survival
Survival in Auschwitz (1947)
by Primo Levi (1919-1987)
 

 

 

Survival in Auschwitz (1947) by Primo Levi

Final Exam 2011 

 

 


Month

Day

Cycle

Assignment

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Exam Make-up Day

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David, The Tennis Court Oath (1789)


Francois Rude, La Marseillaise, Arc de Triomphe, Paris, 1833-1836.


Napoleon at St. Bernard 1800

Writewell Report: Mid-Year Exam
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Second Semester Preview: Artifacts Essay Site

The Enlightenment Dream:

- Man is not born in a sinful, depraved state.
- The end of life is life itself: the good life on earth, not life after death in heaven.
- Man is capable, guided solely by the light of reason and experience, of perfecting life on earth.
- To accomplish this great goal, we must free our minds from the bonds of ignorance and superstition and our bodies from the oppression of corrupt social authorities.

The French Revolution:

Homework:

To prepare for the Final Exam, read Isaiah Berlin:


 

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26

8

Wed


Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

white_conjuror
John White
Roanoake Watercolor (1586)


Delacroix, Eugene
Liberty Leading the People 1830
Musee du Louvre, Paris 

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The Enlightenment Dream:

- Man is not born in a sinful, depraved state.
- The end of life is life itself: the good life on earth, not life after death in heaven.
- Man is capable, guided solely by the light of reason and experience, of perfecting life on earth.
- To accomplish this great goal, we must free our minds from the bonds of ignorance and superstition and our bodies from the oppression of corrupt social authorities.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau:


Homework: Reports on the French Revolution  

Outline of the French Revolution (Powerpoint)

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27

9

Thurs



Villeneuve, Matière à réflection pour les jongleurs couronnees (Matter for thought for crowned twisters), 1793


Execution of Louis XVI
21 January 1793,  from Decaux
.

The Political Compass: Determine your own place on the political spectrum.

The French Revolution:

Jean-Jacques Rousseau:

Rousseau vs. Voltaire: Equality vs. Freedom

 

Research Reports on the French Revolution  (Study Guide);

French Revolution Map 
The French Revolution, Richard Hooker (2ndary) Study Guide Outline of the French Revolution (Powerpoint)

Homework:

Reports on the French Revolution  

1

28

10

Fri


Jacques- Louis David, "The Death of Socrates", 1788


Jacques-Louis David,
Oath of the Horatii, 1784.  11' x 14'. Louvre, Paris

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David, The Tennis Court Oath (1789)

France:

The most advanced country in Europe

The wealthiest country in Europe

The intellectual center of the Enlightenment

 

The Liberal Revolution (1789-1792)

 

Excerpts from Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789)

Liberal Revolution Chronology

Outline of the French Revolution (Powerpoint)
Reports on the French Revolution  
The Crisis of the Monarchy (Hooker) Study Guide
The Liberal Revolution (Hooker) Study Guide

  • The Estates General
  • The National Assembly
  • The Capture of the Bastille
  • The Great Fear
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man
  • The Civil Constitution of the Clergy
  • The Constitution of 1791

 Homework:

Essay: Voltaire and Rousseau on the French Revolution due at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

31

1

Mon


Robespierre (6 May 1758–28 July 1794)


A Sans-cullote Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845).


Execution of Louis XVI
21 January 1793,  from Decaux
.


The Situation in France, Summer 1792



The Radical Revolution (1792-1794)

French Revolution Maps 
Outline of the French Revolution (Powerpoint)
Reports on the French Revolution

Excerpts from Robespierre’s Speech of February 5,1794

 Summary (Notes from Palmer):


The Radical Revolution (Hooker)  Study Guide
  • The Declaration of Pillnitz
  • Counter Revolution
  • The Girondists
  • The Montagnard
  • The Sans-culottes
  • The Reign of Terror
  • The Levee en Masse

Homework:

Essay: Voltaire and Rousseau on the French Revolution due at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday

 

Piano Sonata #14 Moonlight

1st Movement

Piano Sonata #8 Pathetique 1st movement

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (Karajan / BPO)

 Beethoven,  3rd Symphony (Eroica) 1st Movement (part one) (1803)

 

2         

1

2

Tues


Napoleon at St. Bernard 1800

(David Powerpoint)


David, Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I on 2 Dec 1804 (1806)


 Turner, The Battle of Trafalgar, as seen from the mizzen starboard shrouds of the Victory  (1806 to 1808)


RoubaudRaevsky Battery during the Battle of Borodino (1912)


Northen, Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow

Napoleon (1799-1814)
 

Outline of the French Revolution (Powerpoint)
Reports on the French Revolution  
French Revolution Maps


Summary (Notes from Palmer):


Napoleonics:
 
Napoleon (Hooker) Study Guide

  • The Thermidorean Reaction
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The Consulate (1799-1804)
  • The Napoleonic Code
  • The Empire
  • The Hundred Days


Ideologies of the French Revolution (review)

 

Homework:

Essay: Voltaire and Rousseau on the French Revolution due Thursday at 3:30
For further reading:

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Napoleon's Conquests

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Europe in 1815

2

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3

Wed

Parents Conference Day

2         

3

4

Thurs


Friedrich, Caspar David
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog 1818

Beethoven, 9th Symphony, First Movement,  Third Movement (Scherzo), Fourth Movement "Ode to Joy" (1, 2, 3) (1817-24)  


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Fussli, The Nightmare 1781

Piano Sonata #14 Moonlight

1st Movement

Piano Sonata #8 Pathetique 1st movement

Essay: Voltaire and Rousseau on the French Revolution due at 3:30

 

French Revolution Quiz 

Romanticism:

Painting from the Enlightenment to Romanticism

Homework:

Hume, Kant and Hegel: Intellectual Backgrounds to Romanticism (Perry) (Study Guide)

Backgrounds to Romantic Poetry: Sophie on Romanticism; Sophie on Kant; Sophie on Hegel
Sophie's World
(Gaarder), pp. 322-341 Kant
Sophie's World (Gaarder), pp. 342-359 Romanticism

For further reading:

Kant: A New Epistemology (Theory of Learning)

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4

5

Fri

 

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Blake, William
The Lamb from
Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

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William Blake, "The Tyger"  from Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)


Introduction to Romanticism:

"What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?" -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Backgrounds to Romantic Poetry: Sophie on Romanticism

Intellectual Backgrounds to Romanticism Quiz

Review:

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Tuesday 2/22)

William Blake (1757-1827): Introduction

Homework:

William Blake (1757-1827) Introduction;  Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789) The Blake Archive (website)

Write a paragraph about one of the following poems:

1.      Read the poem carefully. Look up any unfamiliar words in the dictionary.

2.      What is the poem's theme? What point is being made?

3.      What symbols does the poet use to make his point?

4.      Read your poem out loud. What musical devices does the poet use to help make his point?

5.      What makes the poem Romantic?

Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

 

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7

6

Mon.

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Blake, William
The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun c. 1806-1809

Beethoven, Fifth Symphony 1st Movement (1805-08)

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William Blake,
  "London" from Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Tuesday 2/22)

Backgrounds to Romantic Poetry: Sophie on Romanticism

William Blake (1757-1827) Introduction 
 The Blake Archive (website)
Definition of Lyric Poetry

Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

Homework: Blake Creative Writing Exercise

 For further reading: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8

7

Tues

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Blake, "The Sick Rose" from
Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

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Blake, "Garden of Love" from
Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789)

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Tuesday 2/22)

Kant's Categorical Imperative (Nieman)

Old English Popular Ballads: (Ballad definition)

Sophie on Romanticism 
Wordsworth and Coleridge, Lyrical Ballads (1798) 
Romantic Paintings: Ballad Prompts

Homework:

Creative Writing: Ballad Assignment

For further reading: Old Englidh Ballads:

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9

8

Wed

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Friedrich, Caspar David The Sea of Icec. 1823-25

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Gustave Dore's Illustrations to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1870)

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Turner, Slavers throwing overboard the Dead and Dying - Typhon coming on ("The Slave Ship") 1840 

Lesson Plan: Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry  (Due Tuesday 2/22)

 

Romantic Paintings: Ballad Prompts

 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (1798) Study Guide

 

Gustave Dore's Illustrations to the Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1870)

 

Homework:

 

Coleridge, "Kubla Khan" (1797)

 

For further reading:

 

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10

9

Thurs

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Chris Ranes, Paintings inspired by The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner (1986-2000)

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Delacroix, Eugene
The Death of Sardanapalous (1827)


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Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls plunge more than 400 feet.

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Original text of Kubla Khan in Coleridge's hand (
British Museum)

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Tuesday 2/22)

Close Analysis: Coleridge: "Kubla Khan" (1797)

Discussion:

  • How do both "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan" express Coleridge’s understanding of human nature?
  • How does Coleridge use symbol in each poem?
  • How does the sound of each poem contribute to its meaning?
  • What makes these poems “Romantic”?


Close Analysis: Wordsworth's Ballads: "We are Seven" (1798)   Landscapes by John Constable

Homework:

Wordsworth from Lyrical Ballads (1798): 

For further reading: Wordsworth's Meditative Poetry: 

For further study:

2

11

10

Fri.

 


Greuze, The Village Proposal (1761)


Constable,
The Haywain (1821)

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Constable,
The Cornfield (1826)

Vaughn Williams, The Lark Ascending (1914)


Constable, The White Horse (1819)

Photographs of the Lake District in England

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Tuesday 2/22)

William Wordsworth:

Homework:
 

4th Period:

Early Romanticism in Music


The Gleaners Millet (1857)

2         

14

1

Mon.




The Parthenon Marbles (447BC - 432BC)


The Parthenon Frieze (447BC - 432BC)


Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Tuesday 2/22)

The Life of John Keats (Powerpoint):


Homework:

Keats Odes: Study Guide 

Analyze the poetic effects at work in one of the stanzas of your poem.

"To Autumn" (1819)
"On Melancholy" (1819)
"On a Grecian Urn
" (1819)

 

An excellent Keats webpage. 

2         

15

2

Tues.


Severn, Keats Listens to a Nightingale (1845)


Dionysus and Maenad 486.BC

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Tuesday 2/22)

Writing Like Keats

Homework:

Keats Odes: Study Guide;  Keats Lecture Notes

"To Autumn" (1819)
"On Melancholy" (1819)
"To a Nightingale" (1819) (poetic effects)
"On a Grecian Urn
" (1819)

 

An excellent Keats webpage. 

 

A Musical Analogue? Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

2         

16

3

Wed.


Freiderich,, Winter Landscape (1811)


Gericault, An Officer of the Imperial Horse Guards Charging (1814)

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry (Due Tuesday 2/22)

Keats Odes: Study Guide;  Keats Lecture Notes 

"To Autumn" (1819)
"On Melancholy" (1819)
"To a Nightingale" (1819) (poetic effects)
"On a Grecian Urn
" (1819)

 

An excellent Keats webpage. 

 

A Musical Analogue? Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

 
Homework:

Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry is due on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

2         

17

4

Thurs.


Friedrich, Caspar David
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog 1818

Lesson Plan: 

Essay Workshop: Multi-Media Essay on Romantic Poetry

Computer Lab/ Fenimore Library/ Litfinder (Online Database)

Keats and Wordsworth at The Victorian Web

Homework:

(Essay Due on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.)

English Romantic Poetry (Table of Contents

 

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0

Tues

Faculty Professional Day
2 21 0 Mon. President's Day
2 22 5 Tues.

 

 

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Delacroix, Eugene
Liberty Leading the People (1830)

 
Delacroix, Eugene
Greece Expiring on the Ruins of Missolonghi (1826)

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Europe in 1815

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Revolutions of 1848

 

Chopin, "Revolutionary Étude", in C minor, op. 10, n° 12 (1830)

 

Romanticism Essay Due at 3:30 p.m.

Romanticism:

 

Political Backgrounds to the Industrial Revolution:

 

I.                   Review: Ideologies of the French Revolution

II.                Europe in 1815: Reassertion of Conservatism at The Congress of Vienna

III.             But was the genie out of the bottle?

 

1.      The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) (and this)

2.      Revolution in Spain (1808)

3.      England: Peterloo Massacre (1819) (see Spartacus)

4.      Germany: Carlsbad Decrees (1819)

5.      Revolution in Greece (1821-29)

6.      Latin America: Monroe Doctrine (1823)

7.      Russia: Decembrist Revolt (1825)

8.      France: July Revolution (1830)

9.      Poland: November Uprising (1830)

10.  England: Reform Bill of 1832

11.  England: Chartist Movement (1840's) (see Spartacus)

12.  The Communist Manifesto (1848)

13.  France: Revolution of 1848

IV. The Failure of Liberal Revolutions of 1848

 

Homework:

Reports on the Spread of Liberalism:

Read the entry on your particular event and prepare a three minute report to the class in powerpoint format.

 

 

 

 

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23

6

Wed.

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Gericault, Theodore
The Raft of the Medusa (1819)

Reports on Liberalism:

 

Homework:

Nineteenth Century Ideologies (excerpted from An Intellectual History of Modern Europe by Marvin Perry pp. 203-242) Nineteenth Century Ideologies Study Guide

Sophie's World (Gaarder), pp. 360-371 Hegel 


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7

Thurs.

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Turner, Fighting Temeraire (1838)

turner_rain_steam_and_speed.jpg Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed -The Great North-Western Railway (1844) (See Tony Judt, The Great Rails) 

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Stephenson's Steam Locomotive: "The Rocket" (1828)

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Industrialization in Europe 1850

"Every individual is continually exerting himself to find out the most advantageous employment for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not that of society, which he has in view. But the study of his own advantage, naturally or necessarily, leads him to prefer that employment which is most advantageous to the society.... By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of society more effectually than he intends to promote it.” (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations)  

The Great Reform Act (In Our Time)

Taking Liberties - 1832 Reform Act

British Parliamentary Reform in the 19th Century

The Reform Acts (www.victorianweb.org) 

 

Nineteenth Century Ideologies (excerpted from An Intellectual History of Modern Europe by Marvin Perry pp. 203-242) 
Nineteenth Century Ideologies Study Guide

The Zeitgeist of the Early 19th Century: 

Sophie on Hegel: History, Dialectic and Progress;
Hegel in Nieman's Evil in the Modern World (2002)

Choose Project Groups.

The Enlightenment philosophes had argued that the application of science and reason would lead to a better society for all. Did the extraordinary changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution represent progress? (Decide as a group whether your definition of progress will be grounded in a classical liberal, radical liberal or socialist political philosophy.)

Homework:

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules

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Spinning Jenny by T. E. Nicholson (1835)

Industrial England Early 19th c.

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25

8

Fri.

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The Crystal Palace at The Great Exhibition of 1851

Industrialization and Imperialism: The Great Exhibition of 1851 (Mosaic)

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Child Mine Workers (1820's)

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Dore, from 
London: A Pilgrimage (1872)

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Manchester Factory Kids (1836)

Nineteenth Century Ideologies (excerpted from An Intellectual History of Modern Europe by Marvin Perry pp. 203-242) 
Nineteenth Century Ideologies Study Guide; (Quiz)

"No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable." (Adam Smith)

The Zeitgeist of the Early 19th Century: Hegel: History, Dialectic and Progress; Sophie on Hegel; Hegel in Notes on Nieman's Evil in the Modern World (2002)

The Enlightenment philosophes had argued that the application of science and reason would lead to a better society for all. Did the extraordinary changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution represent progress? (Decide as a group whether your definition of progress will be grounded in a classical liberal, radical liberal or socialist political philosophy.)

Develop a provisional Class Thesis Statement, and then apply the thesis statement to your group's section of the class presentation. Write a topic sentence for your group's section of the class presentation.

Homework:

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9

Mon.

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Eiffel Tower (1889)

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Pissaro, "L'avenue de l'Opera, Sunlight, Winter Morning." (1898)

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Manet, A Bar at the
Folies-Bergeres
(1881-82)

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Renoir, The Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881)

The Zeitgeist of the Early 19th Century: Hegel: History, Dialectic and Progress; Sophie on Hegel; Hegel in Notes on Nieman's Evil in the Modern World (2002)

The Enlightenment philosophes had argued that the application of science and reason would lead to a better society for all. Did the extraordinary changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution represent progress? (Decide as a group whether your definition of progress will be grounded in a classical liberal, radical liberal or socialist political philosophy.)

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules 

Test Questions: (Be prepared to answer these questions from the points of view of a Conservative, a Classical Liberal, a Radical Liberal or a Socialist.)

  1. What were the causes of the Industrial Revolution in England?
  2. How did innovations in technology and business practice revolutionize the production and marketing of goods? How were these innovations financed?
  3. What impact did the new economy have on the lives (job security, work conditions, housing, health) of English workers? Did Adam Smith's "invisible hand" create a just society?
  4. How did England avoid a workers' revolution? What did workers do to exert pressure on the factory owners and the government in order that have their grievances heard? What political and legislative changes resulted from this debate?
  5. How was the ideological debate about the problem of urban poverty reflected in the popular culture of late 19th c.  England? 

Homework:

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules

 

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Tues.

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Gustave Dore, Houndsditch (1872)

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Manchester 1851

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Daumier, The Third-Class Carriage, (1862)

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Daumier, The Uprising  (1860)

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Dore  "The Terraces" from London  (1860)

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules 

Past Thesis Statements

The Enlightenment philosophes had argued that the application of science and reason would lead to a better society for all. Did the extraordinary changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution represent progress? (Decide as a group whether your definition of progress will be grounded in a classical liberal, radical liberal or socialist political philosophy.)

Thesis: 

- Remember that your topic sentence must be directly related to our thesis.
- Think about transitions between your presentation and your partner's presentation.
- Think about transitions between your group and the next group.
- Remember to quote your texts and to cite your sources.

Homework:

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 2 1 Wed.

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Darby and Pritchard, Iron Bridge at Coalbrookdale, (1779)

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The Crystal Palace at The Great Exhibition of 1851

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Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Poster (1885)

Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules 

Test Questions: (Be prepared to answer these questions from the points of view of a Conservative, a Classical Liberal, a Radical Liberal or a Socialist.)

  1. What were the causes of the Industrial Revolution in England?
  2. How did innovations in technology and business practice revolutionize the production and marketing of goods? How were these innovations financed?
  3. What impact did the new economy have on the lives (job security, work conditions, housing, health) of English workers? Did Adam Smith's "invisible hand" create a just society?
  4. How did England avoid a workers' revolution? What did workers do to exert pressure on the factory owners and the government in order that have their grievances heard? What political and legislative changes resulted from this debate?
  5. How was the ideological debate about the problem of urban poverty reflected in the popular culture of late 19th c.  England? 

Homework:

Finish Group Essay

 


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2

Thurs.

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from Gustave Dore's London (1860)

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Daumier, The Uprising  (1860)

Industrial Revolution Presentations: 

Test Questions: (Be prepared to answer these questions from the points of view of a Conservative, a Classical Liberal, a Radical Liberal or a Socialist.)

  1. What were the causes of the Industrial Revolution in England?
  2. How did innovations in technology and business practice revolutionize the production and marketing of goods? How were these innovations financed?
  3. What impact did the new economy have on the lives (job security, work conditions, housing, health) of English workers? Did Adam Smith's "invisible hand" create a just society?
  4. How did England avoid a workers' revolution? What did workers do to exert pressure on the factory owners and the government in order that have their grievances heard? What political and legislative changes resulted from this debate?
  5. How was the ideological debate about the problem of urban poverty reflected in the popular culture of late 19thc.  England? 




Homework:

Prepare for Test

 

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4

3

Fri

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Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

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Goya, The sleep of reason produces monsters 1797

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Dore  "The Terraces" from London  (1860)

Industrial Revolution Presentation 2008

Test Questions: (Be prepared to answer these questions from the points of view of a Conservative, a Classical Liberal, a Radical Liberal or a Socialist.)

  1. What were the causes of the Industrial Revolution in England?
  2. How did innovations in technology and business practice revolutionize the production and marketing of goods? How were these innovations financed?
  3. What impact did the new economy have on the lives (job security, work conditions, housing, health) of English workers? Did Adam Smith's "invisible hand" create a just society?
  4. How did England avoid a workers' revolution? What did workers do to exert pressure on the factory owners and the government in order that have their grievances heard? What political and legislative changes resulted from this debate?
  5. How was the ideological debate about the problem of urban poverty reflected in the popular culture of late 19th c. England? 


 

Homework:

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4

Mon

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Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes

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Industrial Revolution Group Projects
Industrial Revolution Links 
Presentation Ground Rules

Test Questions: (Be prepared to answer these questions from the points of view of a Conservative, a Classical Liberal, a Radical Liberal or a Socialist.)

  1. What were the causes of the Industrial Revolution in England?
  2. How did innovations in technology and business practice revolutionize the production and marketing of goods? How were these innovations financed?
  3. What impact did the new economy have on the lives (job security, work conditions, housing, health) of English workers? Did Adam Smith's "invisible hand" create a just society?
  4. How did England avoid a workers' revolution? What did workers do to exert pressure on the factory owners and the government in order that have their grievances heard? What political and legislative changes resulted from this debate?
  5. How was the ideological debate about the problem of urban poverty reflected in the popular culture of late 19th c. England? 


Nineteenth Century Short Stories:

Poe Creative Writing

 


Homework:

Sherlock Holmes: The Liberal Super Hero 
Read: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"(1892) (Speckled Band Links) or "The Final Problem " (1893) (Final Problem Links)
Holmes Links

For further reading:

·        Samuel Smiles, Self-Help (1859)

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from The Adventure of the Speckled Band
(1892)illustrated by Sidney Paget

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The Death of Sherlock Holmes from "The Final Problem" (1893) illustrated by Sidney Paget

 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (biographical sketch)

Sherlock Holmes: The Liberal Super Hero 

Homework:

Nikolai Gogol, "The Nose" (1846)
"Nose" Guide 
"Nose" Outline

For further reading;

Intro to Russian History (ppt)

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from The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1892)illustrated by Sidney Paget

 

 

 

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Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852)

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Illustrations to The Nose
(by Gennadii Spirin)

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St. Petersburg 1760

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Final Draft of Industrial Rev Essay 2011

"I am destined by the mysterious powers to walk hand in hand with my strange heroes," wrote Gogol once, "viewing life in all its immensity as it rushes past me, viewing it through laughter seen by the world and tears unseen and unknown by it."

Nikolai Gogol, "The Nose" (1846)
"Nose" Guide 

"Poshlust"

Towards an artifacts essay on Gogol and the zeitgeist of mid 19th Century Russia:

Intro to Russian History (ppt)
Gogol, "The Overcoat " (1842), 
Belinsky, "Letter to Gogol" (1846) (Notes)


Homework:

Creative Writing: Holmes, Poe and Gogol 
Write a story on  "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Nose" 



The Nyevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg

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Karl Marx 1818-1883

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Sigmund Freud 1856-1939

 

Industrial Revolution Essay (Final Draft)

2011 Humanities Essay

Modern Consciousness:

Homework:

The Test of Liberalism: 
Intellectual Backgrounds: 
Marx, Freud, Darwin and Nietzsche

Presentations: the Intellectual Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness

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Charles Darwin 1809-1882

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Freiderich Nietzsche 1844-1900

 

2011 Humanities Essay

The Test of Liberalism: 
Intellectual Backgrounds: 
Marx, Freud, Darwin and Nietzsche

Presentations: the Intellectual Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness

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Freiderich Nietzsche 1844-1900

The Test of Liberalism: 
Intellectual Backgrounds: 
Marx, Freud, Darwin and Nietzsche

The Intellectual Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness



Homework: Prepare for Quiz

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 Day 10

Wed.

 

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The Rhodes Colossus Punch 1892
(Getty Images)

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"New Crowns for Old Ones" John Tenniel Punch 15 April 1876 (
Victorian Web)

Quiz on Backgrounds to Modern Consciousness


Homework:

For further reading:

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 1

Thurs.

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British Expansion in India (1805-1885)

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Imperialism in South East Asia

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European Imperialism in Asia (1907)

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The British Empire in 1914

The British Empire (Luscombe) (clickable map)

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Colonial Africa

Incredible Map Sites

Rule Britannia” (the Anthem)


The New Imperialism:

Homework:

The New Imperialism (New England College)

Imperialism Map Work: The World in 1914

World Maps (Civilization in the World)
World Map (History Teacher)

Map: Age of Imperialism

 

 

Further reading:


 

 

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Fri.

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"The White Man's Burden" Detroit Journal, Feb. 1899, reprinted in Literary Digest (Feb. 18, 1899)

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Colonial Africa

Jeffrey Taylor traveling up the Congo in 1995 Congo Claims 1000 Lives Daily (PBS)

The New Imperialism:

Homework:

For Further Reading:

 

 

 

 

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The Rhodes Colossus Punch 1892
(Getty Images)
 

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From Dobbertin, Walther. Ca. 1906

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Prisoners at work, Belgian Congo c. 1912

The New Imperialism:

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Thursday, April 7th at 3:30 p.m.

The New Imperialism:

Introduction to Conrad (Powerpoint) and Heart of Darkness 

Homework:

Heart of Darkness (Reading One, pp. 15-22; (pp. 1-6) (pp. 3-9)
Study Guide: part one
Conrad Critical Resources

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 4

Tues.

 

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Africa in 1885 from Black's Atlas of the World

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The Thames from London to the sea


The Thames at Gravesend

Fleeing Rebels Kill Hundreds of Congolese” (NY Times 3-28-10)

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Thursday, April 7th at 3:30 p.m.

Heart of Darkness: Lesson Plan One

Marlow, the Un-named Narrator and 
Conrad's Intricate Frame for Heart of Darkness

Body Paragraph One: Conrad's Intricate Frame

- historic voyages that have left from Gravesend (4-5)
- Marlow (5-6)
- a 'nutshell' (6)
- Romans venture into the 'darkness' (6-7)
- the 'idea' which justifies conquest (7)

Homework:

Heart of Darkness (Reading Two, pp. 22-39; pp. 6-16;  9-23Study Guide Two
Conrad Critical Resources

For further Reading: Racial Attitudes in Victorian England (Victorian Web) Newman on The British Gentleman (Victorian Web); Stereotypes of Africa and Africans in the Late 19th Century European Imagination (Powerpoint)

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Wed.

                                   

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West Africa

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Leopoldville: The Outer Stations

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Kamba "type," Niari River region, French Congo Jean Audema c. 1900, postcard

 

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Thursday, April 7th at 3:30 p.m.

Body Paragraph One: Conrad's Intricate Frame

- historic voyages that have left from Gravesend (4-5)
- a 'nutshell' (6)
- Marlow (5-6)
- Romans venture into the 'darkness' (6-7)
- the 'idea' which justifies conquest (7)

Heart of Darkness: (Reading TwoLesson Plan Two (Quiz)

Body Paragraph Two: Symbols as Signposts on the Trail of Kurtz

- the snake of the Congo River (8)
- the sad fate of Captain Fresleven (6) (10)
- knitting women beside the great map of Africa (7-8) (11)
- the doctor and his secret theory (9) (13-14)
- the Africans (10) (16)
- the French warship (11) (16)

Body Paragraph Three: The Outer Station

- a Swede (12) (17)
- first impressions (12) (17)
- the chain gang (13-14) (18)
- the grove of trees (14) (19-20)
- the Chief Accountant (15-16) (21)
- first mention of Kurtz (15-16) (22)

5th Period: Film: The Outer Station in Apocalypse Now (1979)

Homework:

Heart of Darkness (Reading Three pp. 38-59 pp. 16-26; 22-37) (Reading Three continuedStudy Guide Three 

 

 

 

 

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Thurs.

 

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Leopoldville: The Outer Station

 

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The Congo

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Fisherman pole their boat out into the Congo River (ca. 1950). CORBIS/Otto Lang.

 

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Thursday, April 7th at 3:30 p.m.


Body Paragraph One: Conrad's Intricate Frame

- historic voyages that have left from Gravesend (4-5)
- a 'nutshell' (6)
- Marlow (5-6)
- Romans venture into the 'darkness' (6-7)
- the 'idea' which justifies conquest (7)

Heart of Darkness: (Reading TwoLesson Plan Two

Body Paragraph Two: Symbols as Signposts on the Trail of Kurtz

- the snake of the Congo River (8)
- the sad fate of Captain Fresleven (6) (10)
- knitting women beside the great map of Africa (7-8) (11)
- the doctor and his secret theory (9) (13-14)
- the Africans (10) (16)
- the French warship (11) (16)

Body Paragraph Three: The Outer Station

- a Swede (12) (17)
- first impressions (12) (17)
- the chain gang (13-14) (18)
- the grove of trees (14) (19-20)
- the Chief Accountant (15-16) (21)
- first mention of Kurtz (15-16) (22)

Body Paragraph Four: The Middle Station

- The Trek (16-17) (22-23)
- Marlow's white companion (17) (23)
- the sunken steamer (18) (25)
- the General Manager (19-20) (25-26)
- the pilgrims (20) (27)
- the 'paper-mache Mephistopholes'
- Kurtz's painting (21-22) (30)
- Imagining Kurtz (23) (32)
- Marlow breaks off his story (24) (32-33)

Body Paragraph Five: The Overheard Conversation (27-29)

Homework:

Heart of Darkness (Reading Four pp. 59- 86; 27-47; 38-64) (Notes)  Study Guide Four

For further Reading: Racial Attitudes in Victorian England (Victorian Web) Newman on The British Gentleman (Victorian Web); Stereotypes of Africa and Africans in the Late 19th Century European Imagination (Powerpoint)

 

 

 

 

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 Day 7

Fri.

 

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The Congo 

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Congo Riverboat

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Fisherman pole their boat out into the Congo River (ca. 1950). CORBIS/Otto Lang.

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Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Thursday, April 7th at 3:30 p.m.

Body Paragraph One: Conrad's Intricate Frame

- historic voyages that have left from Gravesend (4-5)
- a 'nutshell' (6)
- Marlow (5-6)
- Romans venture into the 'darkness' (6-7)
- the 'idea' which justifies conquest (7)

Heart of Darkness: (Reading TwoLesson Plan Two

Body Paragraph Two: Symbols as Signposts on the Trail of Kurtz

- the snake of the Congo River (8)
- the sad fate of Captain Fresleven (6) (10)
- knitting women beside the great map of Africa (7-8) (11)
- the doctor and his secret theory (9) (13-14)
- the Africans (10) (16)
- the French warship (11) (16)

Body Paragraph Three: The Outer Station

- a Swede (12) (17)
- first impressions (12) (17)
- the chain gang (13-14) (18)
- the grove of trees (14) (19-20)
- the Chief Accountant (15-16) (21)
- first mention of Kurtz (15-16) (22)

Body Paragraph Four: The Middle Station

- The Trek (16-17) (22-23)
- Marlow's white companion (17) (23)
- the sunken steamer (18) (25)
- the General Manager (19-20) (25-26)
- the pilgrims (20) (27)
- the 'paper-mache Mephistopholes'
- Kurtz's painting (21-22) (30)
- Imagining Kurtz (23) (32)
- Marlow breaks off his story (24) (32-33)

Body Paragraph Five: The Overheard Conversation (27-29)

Body Paragraph Six: The Voyage to the Inner Station Study Guide Four

- The Voyage Up River (30) (41)
- The Fireman (33) (45)
- The Strange Message in the Hut (64) (33) (45)
- The Silent Fog, the Cry of Infinite Desolation, and the Cannibals (67-68) (72) (35-36)  (48-49)
- The Hail of Arrows 'they looked like they wouldn't kill a cat' (41) (76) (55)
- The Death of the Helmsman (78) (42) (57)
- The Look on the Helmsman's Face at the Moment of Death (84) (42-43) (62-63)
- Marlow's Frenzied Change of Shoes (79) (43) (57-58)
- Marlow's Sudden Realization of the Secret of Kurtz's Power (79) (43) (61)
- Kurtz's Essay for the International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs (83) (45-46) (61)
- Arrival at the Inner Station and the Encounter with Kurtz's Fool (87) (48) (64-65)

Homework:

Heart of Darkness, Reading Five, (pp. 87- 108; 47-67; 64-83) The Inner Station  Study Guide Five

For further Reading: Racial Attitudes in Victorian England (Victorian Web) Newman on The British Gentleman (Victorian Web); Stereotypes of Africa and Africans in the Late 19th Century European Imagination (Powerpoint)

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Mon.

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The Congo River

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Jim Jones and the Guyana Tragedy: "White Night" final recording from Jonestown.
Conversation and ambient sound. 1978. (
Transcript)

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Thursday, April 7th at 3:30 p.m.

Body Paragraph Six: The Voyage to the Inner Station Study Guide Four

- The Voyage Up River (30) (41)
- The Fireman (33) (45)
- The Strange Message in the Hut (64) (33) (45)
- The Silent Fog, the Cry of Infinite Desolation, and the Cannibals (67-68) (72) (35-36)  (48-49)
- The Hail of Arrows 'they looked like they wouldn't kill a cat' (41) (76) (55)
- The Death of the Helmsman (78) (42) (57)
- The Look on the Helmsman's Face at the Moment of Death (84) (42-43) (62-63)
- Marlow's Frenzied Change of Shoes (79) (43) (57-58)
- Marlow's Sudden Realization of the Secret of Kurtz's Power (79) (43) (61)
- Kurtz's Essay for the International Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs (83) (45-46) (61)
- Arrival at the Inner Station and the Encounter with Kurtz's Fool (87) (48) (64-65)

Body Paragraph Seven: Kurtz and The Inner Station 
(Reading Five) Study Guide Five 

- Kurtz's Court Jester (48-49) (64-69)
- The Fool on Kurtz (51-52) (69-70)
- The Heart of Darkness (54-55) (73-74)
- Marlow Wrestles with Kurtz (58-59) (79-82)

 

Homework:

Heart of Darkness: (Reading Six pp. 108- 124; 61-72; 83-95) Study Guide Six

For further reading:

-          Chinua Achebe on Heart of Darkness 

-          "Out of Africa": Caryl Philips vs. Chinua Achebe on Conrad as Racist (Guardian 2/22/03)

-          Conrad Critical Resources

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 Day 9

Tues.

 

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Mask (kibwabwabwa)
Kete or Mbagani peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 19th-20th c.

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Picasso Self-Portrait (1907)

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Thursday, April 7th at 3:30 p.m.

Body Paragraph Seven: Kurtz and The Inner Station 
(Reading Five) Study Guide Five 

- Kurtz's Court Jester (48-49) (64-69)
- The Fool on Kurtz (51-52) (69-70)
- The Heart of Darkness (54-55) (73-74)
- Marlow Wrestles with Kurtz (58-59) (79-82)

Paragraph Eight: The Return Study Guide Six

- Kurtz's Death (64) (86-87) (Kurtz's Essay) (43) (61)
- Marlow's Illness (65) (87-88)
- Brussels (65-66) (88-90)
- The Intended (68-71) (92-95)
- Final Image (72) (96)

Conclusion: IS progress possible?

Homework:

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Thursday, April 7th at 3:30 p.m.

Heart of Darkness Outline

 

 

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 Day 10

Wed.

FCD

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Monet, Impression, Sunrise (1872)

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Ernst, The Beautiful Season (1925)

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Duchamp, Bicycle Wheel (1913)

 

Modern Art: The Revolt Against Representation (ppt.)

The Zeitgeist of Modernism
Humanities Artifacts Site

The Test of Liberalism: Intellectual Backgrounds: 
Marx, Freud, Darwin and Nietzsche

Homework: Choose an Artifacts Essay Topic: Humanities Artifacts Site

Renoir, The Luncheon of the Boating Party (1881)

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Thurs.

 

 

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Europe 1898

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Austria-Hungary 1898

 

 

Essay on Conrad's Heart of Darkness due Thursday, April 7th at 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to The Metamorphosis (1912) by Franz Kafka

Czech-ing Account (A History of Czechoslovakia) 
Czech-ing Account (notes)

Czech History Maps (Powerpoint)

Homework:

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, part one  Study Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri.

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Franz Kafka in 1915

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Prague Ghetto 1898

Czech-ing Account (notes)
Czech History Maps (Powerpoint)

Kafka's Metamorphosis: part one (notes)  Quiz 1

Discussion questions:

  • Why has Gregor turned into a bug?
  • Might Gregor have unconsciously chosen this route?
  • What pressures in Gregor’s life have driven him to such a desperate measure?
  • Did he have any other options?
     
    Look for clues in the details of the text for answers to these questions.

Homework:

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, part two  Study Guide

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon.

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Max Beckmann, Family Picture, 1920,
Sprengel Museum: Germany

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from Vladimir Nabokov's copy
of The Metamorphosis (
Nabokov's Lecture)

Kafka's Metamorphosis: part two (notes) Quiz 2
(Gregor Freaks Out

Discussion questions: 

  • Can Gregor be saved?
  • What habits drove Gregor into this terrible situation?
  • Has the metamorphosis changed his pattern of behavior?
  • How does the family adapt to Gregor's metamorphosis?

Homework:

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, part three  Study Guide

Kafka's Metamorphosis, part three (notes) Quiz 3

  • What causes Gregor’s death? 
  • Why has Gregor’s radical strategy failed? 
    What was his original goal? Why did it go so terribly awry?
  • How has the family adjusted financially and emotionally to Gregor’s strange transformation?

Essay Questions:

1. What does The Metamorphosis teach us about the dangers of the developmental hurdles that we all must face as we enter adulthood?
2. Also, how does The Metamorphosis describe the political situation of the Central European Jew in the years leading to the great wars of the first half of the twentieth century?

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 Day 4

Tues.

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Faivre, "
On les aura!" (1916)

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Erler, Fritz. 
"Help Us Win!" (1917)

European Humanities Artifact Project (2010-11)

Introduction to World War One Poetry

Never such innocence,
Never before or since,
As changed itself to past
Without a word—the men
Leaving the gardens tidy,
The thousands of marriages
Lasting a little while longer:
Never such innocence again.


—Philip Larkin, MCMXIV

Homework:

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed.

 

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John Nash, Over the Top,
Imperial War Museum, London.

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Fussell Quiz

The Grand Illusion: Poetry from Before the War

Alfred Lord Tennyson: "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
Robert Browning: "Home-Thoughts, From Abroad
Henry Newboldt: "Vitai Lampada"; "Clifton Chapel"  
Rudyard Kipling: "Danny Deever"; "Tommy"; "Recessional"; "Shillin’ a Day"; Gunga Din

Kubrick, Paths of Glory (1957): (Clip)
Renoir, Grand Illusion (complete film) (1937)

Homework:

Paragraph on poem by Thomas Hardy

For further reading:

The Battle of Verdun (ppt.)(Atkinson Barnes) (Quiz)

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 6

Thurs.

 

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French Infantry Attack
War Films: The Battle of the Somme (Mosaic)

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Max Beckmann, Die Granate (Shell), 1915

Paragraph on one of the following poems:

Thomas Hardy, "The Darkling Thrush", "Drummer Hodge""The Man He Killed", "Channel Firing" (1914)

Homework:


 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 7

Fri.

 

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Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, La mitrailleuse en action (The Machine-gun in Action), 1915, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris.

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Otto Dix, Lichtsignale (The Flare), 1917

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Ernst, Murdering Airplane (1920)

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Singer Sargent,
Gassed (1918)

 

 

Poem Presentation Project

The Reality of Modern War
Prepare 2-3 minute speech on your poem.

Hardy, “Men Who March Away
Brooke, "Peace"; "The Dead"; "The Soldier"
Asquith, "The Volunteer"
Read, "The Happy Warrior"
McCrae, "In Flanders Fields"
Seeger, "I Have a Rendezvous With Death"; 
Owen, "Anthem for Doomed Youth"; "Disabled"; "Strange Meeting"
Sassoon, "Exposure", "A Working Party"; "Counter-Attack"; "Suicide in the Trenches"
Adlington, "Bombardment"
Rosenberg, "Break of Day in the Trenches"



Homework:
 

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 Day 8

Mon.

Artifacts Site:
World War I

Art of World War One

World War One Posters.


Singer Sargent, Death and Victory (1922)


Kirchner,  Selbstbildnis als Soldat  (1915)

Poem Presentation Project

The Reality of Modern War
Prepare 2-3 minute speech on your poem.

Hardy, “Men Who March Away
Brooke, "Peace"; "The Dead"; "The Soldier"
Asquith, "The Volunteer"
Read, "The Happy Warrior"
McCrae, "In Flanders Fields"
Seeger, "I Have a Rendezvous With Death"; 
Owen, "Anthem for Doomed Youth"; "Disabled"; "Strange Meeting"
Sassoon, "Exposure", "A Working Party"; "Counter-Attack"; "Suicide in the Trenches"
Adlington, "Bombardment"
Rosenberg, "Break of Day in the Trenches"


Homework:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 9

Tues.


Picasso, Portrait of
Gertrude Stein
(1906)


Portrait of Ambroise Vollard,
Picasso (1910)

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Katsushika Hokusai 
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa,
from "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" (1823-29)



Hemingway’s Affirmations


The Zeitgeist of Modernism

Modernist Poetry:

Gertrude Stein “Susie Asado”; "If I Told Him" (1914) (audio)
Ezra Pound and Imagism "In a Station in the Metro" (1913)
The Haiku of Basho
William Carlos Williams "The Red Wheelbarrow"; "The Great Figure"

Al Filreis Stein Links (UPenn) 
Al Filreis Mini-Lecture on "The Red Wheelbarrow" (UPenn) 
The Armory Show of 1913 
The Possibilities of Modernism: 1925: The Year in Review (Artchive)

Homework:

Modernist Writing ala Stein and Pound

 

 

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Demuth, The Figure 5 in Gold (1928)

Mondrian Color Me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 10

Wed.

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Aivazovsky,  The Ninth Wave, 1850


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Repin, Barge Haulers on the Volga (1870)

Tchaikovsky, 1812 Overture

 

Nineteenth Century Russian Radicalism

Towards an artifacts essay on the zeitgeist of mid 19th Century Russia:

Russia: 1825-1917

Homework:

Turgenev, "A Country Doctor" (1855) (Class Discussion)

For further study: 

The Russian Revolution Simulation (Spartacus)
Chronology of Russian History 1825-1919 (Bucknell)

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 1

Thurs.

 

 

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Statue of Peter the Great
(1788)

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Nicholas I (1796-1855)

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The Countess in Pushkin’s "The Queen of Spades" (1834)  

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Perov, Feodor Dostoyevsky 1872

 

Backgrounds to the Russian Revolution (Powerpoint)

Key Events:

Victory over Napoleon (1812)
The Decembrist Revolt (1815)
Nicholas I: Autocracy, Orthodoxy and Nationalism
The Failed Liberal Revolutions of 1848
The Crimean War (1855)
Alexander II Frees the Serfs (1861)
Assassination of Alexander II (1881)
Repression of Alexander III


The Impact of 1848

Turgenev, "A Country Doctor" (1855) (Class Discussion)

Homework:

Artifacts Essay Work

For Further Reading:

Literature:

Pushkin, "The Station-master" (1830); "The Bronze Horseman" (1833); "The Queen of Spades" (1834)  (selected poetry)
Gogol, "The Overcoat " (1842) "The Nose" (1846)
Turgenev, "A Country Doctor" (1855); A Sportsman's Sketches (1855); Fathers and Sons (1861)
Dostoevsky, "The Most Precious Thing for Man" from Notes from Underground (1864); "Raskolnikov's Terrible Dream"from Crime and Punishment (1865); "The Parable of the Grand Inquisitor" from The Brothers Karamazov (1879)
Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych (1882)

Politics:

Herzen, Paris 1848, After the June Days"; Introduction; "A Voice for the Russian People"  
Belinsky, "Letter to Gogol" (1846); Belinsky and Gogol Argue Over Russian Destiny (1846) (Mosaic)  Belinsky, (Notes)

Secondary Sources:

Evaluating 1848 (Mosaic)
Isaiah Berlin, Liberty: Freedom from? or Freedom to?  

 

 

 

 

 

4         

22

 Day 0

Fri.

Good Friday

4 25  Day 0 Mon. Professional Day
4 26  Day 2 Tues.

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Serov, Lenin (1920)


Poster for  October:
Ten Days That Shook the World
(1927)


Red Square: Painterly Realism of a Peasant Woman in Two Dimensions
(1915) State Museum, St. Petersburg\

Russian
Avant-Garde
Art

From Socialism to Marxism to Leninism:

Review: Utopian Socialists; Marx and Engels;

Key Events Leading to the Revolution:

Victory over Napoleon (1812)
The Decembrist Revolt (1815)
Nicholas I: Autocracy, Orthodoxy and Nationalism
The Failed Liberal Revolutions of 1848
The Crimean War (1855)
Alexander II Frees the Serfs (1861)
Assassination of Alexander II (1881)
Repression of Alexander III
The Russo Japanese War (1905)
Revolution of 1905
World War One (1914-17)
February and October Revolutions (1917)

Vladimir Illych Lenin (1870-1924): “What Is to Be Done?” (1902)

The Revolutions of 1917 (outline): “What Was Done” (Julius lecture)

Yeats, “The Second Coming” (1920)

For further reading:

More Lenin: The April Theses, (1917); Declaration of the Rights of the Toiling and Exploited Peoples (1917);  On the Organization of and Extraordinary Commission to Fight Counter Revolution, Letter to Dzerzhinskii, December 19, 1917 ; Hanging Order for Kulaks, 11-8-1918 

Film: The Battleship Potemkin (1925) dir. Eisenstein

Homework:

 

 

 

 

 

4         

27

 Day 3

Wed.

 

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Moor, "Have You Volunteered?" Poster. 1920

 
Tatlin’s Tower (1919)
3-D Model.

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Apsit, "A Year of the Proletarian Dictatorship" 1918

Mosaic Links: Russia Under Lenin and Stalin

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"For Shock-Brigade Reaping and for a Bolshevik Harvest." The Collective Farm Voron,  Poster. 1934

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Vladimirski, "
Roses for Stalin" (1949)

The Revolutions of 1917

Lenin, “What Is to Be Done?” (1902)

What Was Done” (outline) (Julius lecture)

1905 Revolution
The February Revolution
The Provisional Government vs. The Soviets
Lenin’s April Theses
The July Days
The Kornilov Affair
The October Revolution

The Civil War (1918-1921)

Yeats, “The Second Coming” (1920)
Alexander Blok, "The Twelve" (1918)
Isaac Babel, from “The Dead” (1918)

from Socialism to Marxism to Bolshevism:

Lenin (1870-1924): What Is to Be Done? (1902)
The February Revolution (1917)
Order Number 1 (1917)
Lenin, Call to Power (Oct 24, 1917)
The "Unknown" Lenin (1918)

Russian Avant-Garde Art
Kazimir Malvelevich and "Suprematism"

The Soviets Under Stalin:
 
Socialist Realism (Powerpoint) 
Life's Getting Better (1934) (Mosaic)  
Life is Not Easy!(1937) Mosaic

Anna Akhmatova, "Requiem" (1935-61)

For further reading:

And further viewing:

Russia During WWII:

Historical Interpretations

Homework:

 
Easy Bib; Citation Machine; OSLIS Citation Maker

 


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"Worker and Collective Farm Girl."                           The Great Fatherland War

 

 

 

 

 

4

28

 Day 4

Thurs.

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Schinkel, "Medieval City on a River" (1815)


  
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Hitler at the Feldherrnhalle,
August 1, 1914

  

 

German Nationalism:

German Modernism (notes from "Berlin", in Rites of Spring by Modris Ecksteins)
 

German Idealism

The Rise of Modern Germany:

 

For further reading:

Congress of Vienna (1815) 
Metternich, from Carlsbad Decrees   
Treaty of Versailles, June 28, 1919
Versailles vs. Vienna (Powerpoint)
Intellectual Backgrounds to Fascism and Communism

A New Thirty Years War (Mosaic) 

 

Homework:

Artifacts Essay Rough Draft due Monday at 3:30 p.m. Easy Bib; Citation Machine; OSLIS Citation Maker

 

 

 

 

 

4         

29

 Day 5

Fri.

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Schinkel, "Medieval City on a River" (1815)

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Europe 1914

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The Big 4 met in Paris to negotiate the Treaty Lloyd George of Britain, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France, and Woodrow Wilson of the U.S.

 


 

German Nationalism

  • Kant: subjective reality; radical finitude; moral freedom
  • Hegel: determined history; spirit unfolding through conflict
  • Herder: cultural pluralism
  • German Romanticism: values are subject to culture

The Rise of Modern Germany:

 

Homework:

Artifacts Essay Rough Draft due Monday at 3:30 p.m.
Easy Bib; Citation Machine; OSLIS Citation Maker

 

 

 

 

 

5

2

 Day 6

Mon.

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Schinkel, "Medieval City on a River" (1815)

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Grosz,  Der Monteur

 
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Dix, The Journalist Sylvia Von Harden (1926)

Expressionism (Pace Powerpoint) user name: pb20s password: nov1118

German Nationalism

  • Kant: subjective reality; radical finitude; moral freedom
  • Hegel: determined history; spirit unfolding through conflict
  • Herder: cultural pluralism
  • German Romanticism: values are subject to culture

The Rise of Modern Germany:

The German Experience of WWI:

The Weimar Republic (1919-1932)

 

·         The Collapse of Liberalism

 

Homework:

Artifacts Essay Work Easy Bib; Citation Machine; OSLIS Citation Maker

 

 

 

 

 

5

3

 Day 7

Tues.

 

Review for Final Exam Essay on
The Failure of Liberalism in Germany After World War One:

5

4

 Day 8

Wed.

 

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"National Socialism
or the Sacrifice was in Vain" 1921

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"Muzzled"  Literary Digest 9/13/1919

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The Fagus Shoe Factory, Alfeld-an-der-Leine, Walter Gropius (1910-12)

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From Riefenstahl, Leni. "Triumph of the Will." 1934

The German Experience of WWI:

The Weimar Republic and The Rise of Nazism (internet sources)

The Weimar Republic: The Collapse of Liberalism (ppt)
The Nazis Seize Power: Weimar Death Throes
Nazi Ideology: The 25 Points (1920)
Great Depression Begins - October 29, 1929
Germans Elect Nazis - September 14, 1930
Success and a Suicide - 1931
Hitler Runs for President - 1932
The Republic Collapses
Hitler Named Chancellor of Germany - January 30, 1933
The Reichstag Burns - February 27, 1933
Hitler Becomes Dictator of Germany - March 23, 1933

For further reading:

Spartacus Weimar Republic  
Chronology
 
Bruno Heilig,
"Why the German Republic Fell" (1938) 

Homework:

Artifacts Essay Work

 

Further Reading:

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Schweitzer, Hans. 
"Our Last Hope: Hitler." Poster. 1932

Hitler Campaign Poster 1932

From Riefenstahl, Leni. 
"Triumph of the Will." Film still. 1934

 

 

 

5

5

 Day 9

Thurs.

 

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Murillo, The Immaculate Conception, ca. 1678

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El Greco, The Burial of Count Orgascz, 1586

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Velazquez, Diego The Feast of Bacchus ("Los Borrachos") [detail] 1629

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spanish Civil War:  

Homework:

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)

From Romancero Gitano (1928)

The Gypsy and the Wind  
The Faithless Wife  
Romance de la luna, luna

For further reading (and listening):

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Goya, Fight with Cudgels  (1823)

Sargent, John Singer
El Jaleo 1880

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Miro, The Farm (1925)

Miro, Head of a Catalan Peasant

 

 

 

 

 

5

6

 Day 10

Fri.


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Federico Garcia Lorca 1898-1936

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Sargent, John Singer

El Jaleo 1880

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Murillo, The Immaculate Conception, ca. 1678

 


The Spanish Imagination: El Greco, Velazquex, Goya, Picasso, Dali, Miro (ppt)

Ravel, Alborada del gracioso (1918); Bolero (1928) Flamenco Guitar 

 

Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936)

From Romancero Gitano (1928)

The Gypsy and the Wind  
The Faithless Wife  
Romance de la luna, luna

Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias (1934)

 Homework:

 Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba, Act I (outline)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

9

 Day 1

Mon.

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Political Map of Spain

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La Casa de Bernarda Alba
(1936)

The Zeitgeist of Modernism

 

Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba, Act I (outline)

Homework:

 Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba, Act II-III (outline)

 

 

 

 

 

5

10

 Day 2

Tues.

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Murillo, The Immaculate Conception, ca. 1678

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The Crisis of Liberalism

 

Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba, (outline)

 

Europe Between the Wars
The Spanish Civil War Chronology (ppt)
Bernarda Alba Lecture Notes

 

Act One: The day of the funeral of Don Antonio Maria Benevides. Pepe el Romano has been visiting the house each night since the master’s death, yet secretly, he has been visiting two windows: both Angustias’ (the heiress) and Adela’s (the beauty).

 

Act Two: Action: La Poncia encourages the girls to dream, but she seeks to prevent Adela from acting on her fantasies. Bernarda believes she has everything under control until La Poncia forces her to see the truth: Adela is capable of anything.

Act Three: Night. The bells of the rosary are heard, interrupted by the hooves of the stallion, smashing apart its stable so that it can get to the mares in heat.

Homework:

Paragraph for Final Exam on Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

11

 Day 3

Wed.

 


Picasso,
Guernica detail (1938)


Dali, Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936)


Boccioni,
Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913)

 

Final Exam 2011: The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era

 

What have we learned from the terrible ordeals of the twentieth century? What would the following thinkers say about the prospects of liberalism surviving the 21st Century? How will liberals like you and me discover a path that can lead to a better, if not a perfect world?

 

You must use the writer whose name is in red. Choose at least five more writers, thinkers or characters from any of the groups to include in your conversation.

 

Invite your salon members to a Bunker Block at the Auschwitz prison camp in the winter of 1944, just after Primo Levi had arrived on the transport from Italy.
 

Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba, (outline)

Europe Between the Wars
Bernarda Alba Lecture Notes

Act One: The day of the funeral of Don Antonio Maria Benevides. Pepe el Romano has been visiting the house each night since the master’s death, yet secretly, he has been visiting two windows: both Angustias’ (the heiress) and Adela’s (the beauty).

 

Act Two: Action: La Poncia encourages the girls to dream, but she seeks to prevent Adela from acting on her fantasies. Bernarda believes she has everything under control until La Poncia forces her to see the truth: Adela is capable of anything.

Act Three: Night. The bells of the rosary are heard, interrupted by the hooves of the stallion, smashing apart its stable so that it can get to the mares in heat.

Homework:

Afterword from Arno Mayer's Why Did the Skies Not Darken (1989)
Operation Barbarossa Multimedia Map

 

 

 

 

 

5

12

4

Thurs.

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Soviet soldiers fighting in the ruins of Stalingrad, 1942

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Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945)

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Reinhard Heydrich (1904-1942)

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Adolph Eichmann (1906-1962)

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Kenneth Branaugh and Stanley Tucci
in Conspiracy (2001)

The War in the East: Operation Barbarossa

The Origins of the Nazi Final Solution:

·         Dogmatists vs. Skeptics

·         reductionist (intentionalist) vs. extensionalist (structuralist)

·         Mayer's Thesis

·         The Centrality of Barbarossa

Homework:

Yaffa Eliach, "Jew, Go Back to the Grave"

For further reading: "The Miscarriage of Barbarossa" Chapter 8 from Arno Mayer's Why Did the Skies Not Darken (1989)

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

5

13

5

Fri.


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Operation Barbarossa Sept. 1941

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Kiev 1941

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The Ravine at Babi Yar September 29-30, 1941

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Women Prisoners at the Ravine of Babi Yar





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Exam Schedule 2011

When did the Final Solution finally metamorphose from a forced emigration program into an effort to exterminate all the Jews in Europe?

Babi Yar:

Homework:

Fussell, "The Real War, 1939-1945", The Atlantic, vol. 264 No.2, (August, 1989)

 

 

 

 

 

5

16

6

Mon.

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American Casualties of American Wars

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World War Two Military Deaths

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World War Two: Total Deaths

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The Main Gate at Auschwitz

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Entrance to the Gas Chamber at Auschwitz

Fussell, "The Real War, 1939-1945", The Atlantic, vol. 264 No.2, (August, 1989) (Quiz)

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The Lessons of the Modern Era


Exam Schedule 2011

The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era

 

What have we learned from the terrible ordeals of the twentieth century? What would the following thinkers say about the prospects of liberalism surviving the 21st Century? How will liberals like you and me discover a path that can lead to a better, if not a perfect world?

You must use the writer whose name is in red.  Choose at least five more writers, thinkers or characters from any of the groups to include in your conversation.

 Invite your salon members to a Bunker Block at the Auschwitz prison camp in the winter of 1944, just after Primo Levi had arrived on the transport from Italy.
 

Homework:

Read Survival in Auschwitz, pp.9-38 Preface; “The Journey”; “On the Bottom

 

 

 

 

 

5

17

7

Tues.

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Primo Levi (1919-1987)

 

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber (1927-1998)
In the Freight Wagon 1945-1949


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David Olère, Selection and
Blocks 2 to 5, Birkenau
(1945)

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Exam Schedule 2011

The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era

 

Discussion: The Nazi Psychological Assault:

 

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.9-38: Preface; “The Journey”; “On the Bottom” (Quiz)

In English the original title of Levi’s memoir: “Se questo e un uomo…” is “If This Is a Man…” Can you finish the sentence for him?

 

Levi took his own life years later in 1987. He survived Auschwitz physically, but in the end it can be argued that the experience robbed him of his life.

 

Throughout the fourth quarter we have been thinking about how the Greek Ideal was challenged by the twin forces of industrial revolution and colonialism. Ultimately, the social pressures of industrial change led to outbursts of savagery among the most advanced nations on earth. 

 

How can the curious title of Levi’s memoir and his ultimate rejection of life be linked to our understanding of the ultimate fate of liberalism? (Discussion 1)

Homework:

 Read Survival in Auschwitz, pp.38-77 "Initiation", “Ka-Be”, “Our Nights”, “The Work”, “A Good Day

 

 

 

 

 

5

18

8

Wed.

 

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David Olère, Selection and
Blocks 2 to 5, Birkenau
(1945)

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David Olère Arrival  1945

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David Olère New Prisoners  1945 

Final Exam 2011: The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era


Exam Schedule 2011

 

The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era

 

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.38-77 "Initiation", “Ka-Be”, “Our Nights”, “The Work”, “A Good Day” (Quiz) (Discussion 2)

 

Homework:

Read Survival in Auschwitz, pp.77-116  This Side of Good and Evil”, “The Drowned and the Saved”, “Chemical Examination”, “The Canto of Ulysses

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

19

9

Thurs.

 

 

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber In the Barracks (1945-1949)

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber (1927-1998)
Eating 1945-1949

 

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The Lessons of the Modern Era


Exam Schedule 2011

The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era

Class Discussion: The Economics of Auschwitz: pp.77-116  This Side of Good and Evil”, “The Drowned and the Saved”, “Chemical Examination”, “The Canto of Ulysses” (Quiz) (Discussion 3)

Homework:
 

Read Survival in Auschwitz, pp. 116- 145
The Events of the Summer”, “October 1944”,
Kraus”, “Die drei Leute vom Labor

 

 

 

 

 

5

20

10

Fri.

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber (1927-1998) Soup Distribution 1945-1949

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David Olère They Tried to Escape (1946)

Final Exam 2011: The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era


Exam Schedule 2011

Survival in Auschwitz, pp. 116- 145
The Events of the Summer”, “October 1944”,
Kraus”, “Die drei Leute vom Labor” (Quiz) (Discussion 4)

Can humanity survive the reduction of life to material necessity? Does morality exist in the natural state of man?

 

Steinlauf (41)
Null Achtzen (42)
Alberto (57) (139)
The Greeks (71)
Schepshel (92)
Alfred L. (93)
Henri (94)
Elias (95)

Alex and Dr. Pannitz (101)

 

Jean the Pikolo (112)

Lorenzo (119)
Ziegler (129)
Kuhn (129)
Kraus (132)
Primo (134)
The Lab Girls (141)

The Last One (149-50)

Charles (167)

Homework:

Read Survival in Auschwitz, pp.145-175
The Last One”, “The Story of Ten Days

5

23

1

Mon.

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber, Death March (1945-1949)

Final Exam 2011: The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era


Exam Schedule 2011

The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.145-175
The Last One”, “The Story of Ten Days” (Quiz)

Can humanity survive the reduction of life to material necessity? Does morality exist in the natural state of man?

 

Steinlauf (41)
Null Achtzen (42)
Alberto (57) (139)
The Greeks (71)
Schepshel (92)
Alfred L. (93)
Henri (94)
Elias (95)

Alex and Dr. Pannitz (101)

 

Jean the Pikolo (112)

Lorenzo (119)
Ziegler (129)
Kuhn (129)
Kraus (132)
Primo (134)
The Lab Girls (141)

The Last One (149-50)

Charles (167)

Write thesis statement on Survival in Auschwitz.

Homework:

 

5

24

2

Tues.

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber, Death March (1945-1949)

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Ella Liebermann-Shiber, Revolt in Birkenau (1945-1949)

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The Lessons of the Modern Era


Exam Schedule 2011

 

The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era

Exam Review: Grammar and Usage 
Exam Review: Vocabulary

Survival in Auschwitz, pp.145-175
The Last One”, “The Story of Ten Days” (Quiz)

Can humanity survive the reduction of life to material necessity? Does morality exist in the natural state of man?

 

Steinlauf (41)
Null Achtzen (42)
Alberto (57) (139)
The Greeks (71)
Schepshel (92)
Alfred L. (93)
Henri (94)
Elias (95)

Alex and Dr. Pannitz (101)

 

Jean the Pikolo (112)

Lorenzo (119)
Ziegler (129)
Kuhn (129)
Kraus (132)
Primo (134)
The Lab Girls (141)

The Last One (149-50)

Charles (167)

 Isaiah Berlin on Pluralism and on Freedom from, My Intellectual Path (1975)   

5

25

3

Wed.

Reading Day

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ANDY WARHOL, Marilyn Diptych, 1962.
Oil, acrylic, and silk screen enamel on canvas.
Tate Gallery, London. 

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FRANK GEHRY, Guggenheim Museum,
Bilbao, Spain, 1997.

 

 

Exam Review: Grammar and Usage 
Exam Review: Vocabulary

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The Lessons of the Modern Era

Final Exam 2011: The Cosmic Salon:
The Lessons of the Modern Era


Exam Schedule 2011

 

Post Modernist Art

5

26

4

Thurs.

Exams

5

27

5

Fri.

Exams

5

30

0

Mon.

Memorial Day

5

31

6

Tues..

Exams

 

 

 

 

 

6

1

7

Wed.

Exams

 

 

 

 

 

6

2

8

Thurs.

Exam Make-Up Day

 

 

 

 

 

6

4

 

Sat.

Baccalaureate

 6

 5

 

Sun.

Founder's Day