English 316 Shakespeare Presentations, CSU Fullerton Fall 2013

PRESENTATIONS FOR E316 SHAKESPEARE'S MAJOR PLAYS, CSU FULLERTON FALL 2013 (12/13/13)

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STUDY QUESTIONS FOR JOURNALS AND PRESENTATIONS

Midsummer Night's Dream | Merchant of Venice | Twelfth Night | All's Well That Ends Well
Richard III | Hamlet | King Lear | Macbeth | Antony and Cleopatra | The Tempest

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PRESENTATIONS REQUIREMENT

Most sessions will feature one or more student presentations that will give you a chance to hear different perspectives on the course readings, and I will also post the written versions students send me to a special blog so those interested can review them. Your presentations will also help me determine the direction my own comments, encouraging me to respond to your ideas rather than lecture continuously. See the syllabus for the presentation requirement's value as a percentage of the course grade.

1. On the first day of class, look over the authors or texts on our syllabus and then, next to your name on the roll sheet I will pass around, suggest several authors or texts that you might like to present on. I'll try to give you the choices you have made, to the extent that the schedule permits. Depending on class size, each student will give two or three presentations. Be aware that if you choose only very popular authors or texts (Jane Austen, Hamlet, etc.), I may need to schedule you for something different.

2. Within a few days, check the schedule on this page to see when and on which authors and questions you are slated to present. I will complete the schedule by choosing specific question/s to be addressed from among the full sets. You can access all author questions using the links below or by visiting the E316 QUESTIONS PAGE. (They are also available from the syllabus and journals pages.)

Insightful responses are better than "answers". I encourage you in advance to develop your remarks so that they go beyond the question at its simplest. The office hour (or email consultation for second and subsequent presentations, if any) and "advance final draft" requirement is 30% of your grade for the presentation.

- it's easy to do well if you prepare in advance and make a good effort, and your colleagues will be supportive. Completing the in-class component is 70% of the grade for each presentation.

5. Please check the schedule below on this page to verify the current status of your in-class presentation and blog entry. Within a few days after you've completed both, next to your name should appear the notation (Presentation completed). If you see other notations as indicated below in "How I Evaluate Presentations," please contact me by email.

HOW I EVALUATE PRESENTATIONS

I will judge presentations on the following grounds: did the student 1) meet with me or email me a timely advance final draft so that I can offer advice and determine the course of my own comments? and 2) seem to have put genuine effort into preparing rather than treating the presentation as a barren "answer" to a stale question. Students who do those two things will receive an "A" for the presentations requirement. I am not going to grade presentations so much on in-class factors as on how well students prepare and (again, if necessary) follow up. I will indicate whether students have completed the requirements: (Presentation completed), (Presented in Class but no written version), (Missed Presentation), (Rescheduled Presentation).

MISSED PRESENTATIONS / RESCHEDULING PRESENTATIONS

If you find that you will be unable to make it to class for one of your scheduled presentations, please let me know in advance if possible. (I'll make my cell phone number available when the semester begins, though I won't post it on the Internet.) So long as you have provided me with a timely advance draft of your remarks (I usually print them out and bring them to class), I will read the presentation for you and give you partial credit for the "in-class" portion of the presentation grade. If you haven't provided me with a final advance draft, I will not read it in class. In such cases, rescheduling on a new author or text may be possible at my discretion and if the schedule allows.

PRESENTATIONS / SESSION SCHEDULE

Below is a list containing three things for each session: the authors/texts we will discuss, an indication regarding the study question or range of question choices for each presenter, the presenters' names, and (after the presentation has been given or missed) the status of the presentation. The author/text hyperlinks below will take you to the relevant study questions pages -- they are the same pages from which you choose questions for your journal sets.

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE:

WEEK 1

Note: At relevant points in the course, please read the Norton General Introduction to Shakespeare (1-99) as well as the Introductions to Comedy (103-18), Tragedy (103-14), History (103-15), and Romance (103-17) in the respective volumes. Introductions to the specific plays are also assigned, though not included in the page numbers given below.

Tu. 08/27. Course Introduction and Brief Introduction to Shakespeare.

Th. 08/29. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595-96; Act 1, Comedies 377-84).

WEEK 2

Tu. 09/03. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595-96; Acts 2-3, Comedies 384-408).

Th. 09/05. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595-96; Acts 4-5, Comedies 408-424).

A Midsummer Night's Dream. Any Question on Act 4. Stiven Castillo. (Presentation Completed.)

A Midsummer Night's Dream. Any Question on Act 5. Amber Reynolds. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 3

Tu. 09/10. The Merchant of Venice (1596-97; Acts 1-2, Comedies 435-59).

The Merchant of Venice. Any Question on Act 1. Wendy Anguiano. (Presentation Completed.)

The Merchant of Venice. Any Question on Act 2. Harley Grammer. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 09/12. The Merchant of Venice (1596-97; Act 3, Comedies 460-73).

The Merchant of Venice. Any Question on Act 3. Rikishi Smith. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 4

Tu. 09/17. The Merchant of Venice (1596-97; Acts 4-5, Comedies 473-89).

The Merchant of Venice. Any Question on Act 5. Erica Soriano. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 09/19. Twelfth Night (1601-02; Act 1, Comedies 697-710).

Twelfth Night. Any Question on Act 1. Karissa Galindo. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 5

Tu. 09/24. Twelfth Night (1601-02; Acts 2-3, Comedies 710-36).

Twelfth Night. Any Question on Act 2. Amy Gulick. (Presentation Completed.)

Twelfth Night. Any Question on Act 3. Elizabeth Plett. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 09/26. Twelfth Night (1601-02; Acts 4-5, Comedies 736-50).

Twelfth Night. Any Question on Act 4. Jacob Santiago. (Presentation Completed.)

JOURNAL SET 1 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 09/30; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, through and including Twelfth Night. Respond with a full paragraph to 6 questions on each play spanning at least three acts. I will verify receipt by email within a few days.)

WEEK 6

Tu. 10/01. All's Well That Ends Well (1602-03; Acts 1-2, Comedies 919-46).

All's Well That Ends Well. Any Question on Act 1. David Avila. (Presentation Completed.)

All's Well That Ends Well. Any Question on Act 2. Eugene Baartz. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 10/03. All's Well That Ends Well (1602-03; Act 3, Comedies 946-57).

All's Well That Ends Well. Any Question on Act 3. Jessica DeBolt. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 7

Tu. 10/08. All's Well That Ends Well (1602-03; Acts 4-5, Comedies 957-79).

All's Well That Ends Well. Any Question on Act 5. Krystal Nguyen. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 10/10. Richard III (1592-93; Act 1, Histories 369-92).

Richard III. Any Question on Act 1. Kris Choe. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 8

Tu. 10/15. Richard III (1592-93; Acts 2-3, Histories 392-420).

Richard III. Any Question on Act 2. Ashlea Gaspard. (No Presentation.)

Richard III. Any Question on Act 3. Joseph Lopez. (No Presentation.)

Th. 10/17. Richard III (1592-93; Acts 4-5, Histories 420-50).

Richard III. Any Question on Act 5. Jessica Mendivil. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 9

Tu. 10/22. Hamlet (1600-01; Act 1, Tragedies 336-56).

Hamlet. Any Question on Act 1. Andrea Briseno. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 10/24. Hamlet (1600-01; Acts 2-3, Tragedies 356-92).

Hamlet. Any Question on Act 2. Jasmine Cacho. (Presentation Completed.)

Hamlet. Any Question on Act 3. Samantha Tavenner. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 10

Tu. 10/29. Hamlet (1600-01; Acts 4-5, Tragedies 393-424).

Hamlet. Any Question on Act 5. Alyssa Whitaker. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 10/31. King Lear (1605; Act 1, Tragedies Intro 571-81, conflated text 739-59).

King Lear. Any Question on Act 1. Helena Shaer. (Presentation Completed.)

JOURNAL SET 2 DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 11/03; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes All's Well That Ends Well through and including Hamlet. Respond with a full paragraph to 6 questions on each play spanning at least three acts.)

WEEK 11

Tu. 11/05. King Lear (1605; Acts 2-3, Tragedies Intro 571-81, conflated text 759-87).

King Lear. Any Question on Act 2. Samuel Ortiz. (Presentation Completed.)

King Lear. Any Question on Act 3. Angela Thompsen. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 11/07. King Lear (1605; Acts 4-5, Tragedies Intro 571-81, conflated text 787-813).

King Lear. Any Question on Act 4. Kelly Zatlin. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 12

Tu. 11/12. Macbeth (1606; Acts 1-3, Tragedies 825-57).

Macbeth. Any Question on Act 1. Morgan Andersen. (Presentation Completed.)

Macbeth. Any Question on Act 3. Ashley Arnold. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 11/14. Macbeth (1606; Acts 4-5, Tragedies 857-78).

Macbeth. Any Question on Act 4. Anthony Baghdady. (Presentation Completed.)

Macbeth. Any Question on Act 5. Kaitlyn Burns. (Presentation Completed.)

JOURNAL SET 3 DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 11/18; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes King Lear through and including Macbeth. Respond with a full paragraph to 6 questions on each play spanning at least three acts.)

WEEK 13

Tu. 11/19. Antony and Cleopatra (1606-07; Acts 1-2, Tragedies 889-921).

Antony and Cleopatra. Any Question on Act 1. Gavin Andazola. (Presentation Completed.)

Antony and Cleopatra. Any Question on Act 2. Nicole Castaneda. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 11/21. Antony and Cleopatra (1606-07; Act 3, Tragedies 921-40).

Antony and Cleopatra. Any Question on Act 3. Lisa Collins. (Presentation Completed.)

PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING GENERAL TOPIC AND SPECIFIC ARGUMENT FOR TERM PAPER DUE BY EMAIL MONDAY 11/25; SEE INSTRUCTIONS.

WEEK 14

Tu. 11/26. Fall Recess. No Classes.

Th. 11/28. Fall Recess. No Classes.

WEEK 15

Tu. 12/03. Antony and Cleopatra (1606-07; Acts 4-5, Tragedies 940-67).

Antony and Cleopatra. Any Question on Act 5. Maria Pina. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 12/05. The Tempest (1611; Act 1, Romances and Poems 374-89).

The Tempest. Any Question on Act 1. Arcadia Barrile. (Presentation Completed.)

WEEK 16

Tu. 12/10. The Tempest (1611; Acts 2-3, Romances and Poems 389-410).

The Tempest. Any Question on Act 3. Adriana Lora. (Presentation Completed.)

Th. 12/12. The Tempest (1611; Acts 4-5, Romances and Poems 410-425).

The Tempest. Any Question on Act 4. Ashlea Gaspard. (No Presentation.)

The Tempest. Any Question on Act 5. Melissa Sardina. (Presentation Completed.)

JOURNAL SET 4 DUE BY PAPER DUE DATE; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes Antony and Cleopatrathrough and including The Tempest. Respond with a full paragraph to 6 questions on each play spanning at least three acts.)

FINALS WEEK

Final Exam Date Tuesday, December 17 at 12:00-1:50 p.m. Due by email by Tuesday, December 24: Term Paper. (I must turn in grades by Thursday January 2, 2014.) For your other courses, check CSUF's Final Exam Schedule. Please pay attention to your school email even after final exams! Otherwise, you may miss important notifications about course materials not received, etc.