Weekly Review 9: March 15, 17
[This will be posted as soon as Ian submits it.]
Preview of Next Week [Rebecca and Brooke will share secretarial duties]
Tuesday at 8am the Revision of the Response to Tompkins is due in OAKS.
Tuesday at 11am I won’t be holding office hours, because I will be visiting Dr. Birrer’s ENGL 299 class to discuss my scholarship (just as we’ll be having visiting professors in class next week).
Tuesday we get to the past: “History” in Theory Toolbox and “historicism” in the Bedford. However, it feels like we’ve been in constant engagement with the past throughout the semester, thanks in large part to our reading and re-reading of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath and to our extended attention to formalism/New Criticism. Consider what the TT chapter on the subject offers that we haven’t encountered or produced ourselves in our discussions this semester.
The NEXT Tuesday (March 29) at 8am the Preliminary Bibliography will be due.
Thursday we will read another critical response to the Wife of Bath, this time a New Historicist reading by Lee Patterson. I’ll be very curious to see what you think of this reading, since a number of you have expressed more appreciation for a New Historicist, over a New Critical, approach to such texts.
Don’t forget to spend some time with Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog. Have some fun.