Welcome to the Fall semester 2007. I am teaching only one section of this course, in the evening. Right now there’s not much for me to say, except that you will be filling out this form and giving it to me. I’ll be giving you a copy in class, so don’t worry about printing it, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome to Exploring English Culture Through Poetry and Song!
Hi everyone. I said I would upload a file for you to print, but I decided to change my plan. There will be a handout for our next class, and after that we’ll start downloading and printing poems to read. So don’t worry about that. But PLEASE send me an email with the word POETRY […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Changed my mind… sort of.
I’ll be giving you printouts of this today, but I’m uploading it in case anyone ever needs to print it again. Here’s the Week 2 Readings Pack. I’ll try remember to upload the song we’re studying here too, later today.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Readings Package, Week 2
I’ve heard from some students that this website was not loading over the weekend. I didn’t notice, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t working. Maybe something happened in Hong Kong?(That’s where the server for this site is located.) The last time I had problems, it was because an underwater cable line was accidentally cut there […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Website working…
Video with Roo Borson in it, for use in my presentation on Borson. The same file in audio form. And here is the poem she is reading.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Roo Borson Stuff
Here is the readings package for the next few weeks! Please make sure to read the poems by E.E. Cummings, because the presentation on Thursday after Chuseok will be about one of them.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Readings for Weeks 4, 5, and some of Week 6
Aside from the poems we didn’t discuss in your readings package, here are some more to choose from for your midterm project: The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning this poem by e.e. cummings A Day in Bed by Katherine Mansfield In a Station of the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on More Poems to Choose From
Sorry for the delay: I finally got the new reading package done. As I said last time, we’ll be looking at the song “I Don’t Love Anyone” on Monday. We’ll also look at a bilingual poem — one that exists both in an English and a Korean form, translated by the same poet who originally […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on New Readings Package
Here’s the song for class.Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Song
Hi everyone. Here are the poems and songs you should look at for the coming week. For Monday: Tian Kang’s Dragon by Steve Noyes An Old Man by Robert Pinsky Strange Fruit as sung by Billie Holiday (under “Songs”) plus have some theory about what the “joke” is in Chang-soo Ko’s Joke About Culture (and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Poems for Week 12