Category Archives: 2006 Fall

  • Now It Begins

    Posted on September 10, 2006 by mrgord in English Through Drama, Fall 2006.

    Welcome! This is the page for my two English Through Drama courses. Because a lot of the material we will be working on, and assignments you will be performing, will be similar or the same, I’m using one page for both courses. I’ll differentiate between the two courses in this way: MW is for classes […]

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  • Handout #1, Week 1

    Posted on September 10, 2006 by mrgord in English Through Drama, Fall 2006.

    Here’s a copy of the handout I asked you to read before the first class on Week 2. MW class was asked to watch Lost in Translation before next class. TTH class will be asked to watch a movie by Week 3, due to the cancellation of class on Thursday for the University Festival.

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  • Here we go!

    Posted on September 10, 2006 by mrgord in Intermediate English Composition, Fall 2006.

    Welcome to Intermediate English Composition, everybody. The semester has just begun and I’m still working on setting up our class blog. When it’s ready, I’ll let you know! I’m teaching 2 Intermediate English Composition courses, but the two classes will have a lot of the same homework and assignments, so I’m going to use one […]

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  • So it begins…

    Posted on September 10, 2006 by mrgord in Popular Culture in English Speaking Countries, Fall 2006.

    Welcome to the Fall 2006 semester. This is the page for students in my Popular Culture in English Speaking Countries course. Here you can find all the information for our course, including handouts I’ve prepared, links for more information, and other materials as well as information on homework assignments and so forth. A sub-page will […]

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  • Week 1: The Roots of Popular Culture: From Blackface Minstrelsy to the Harlem Renaissance… and Beyond

    Posted on September 11, 2006 by mrgord in Popular Culture in English Speaking Countries, Fall 2006.

    This week, we talked about the roots of American and global popular culture in the tradition of blackface minstrelsy, and connections between African-American culture and popular culture in general in America. We explored this through video, recordings, audio, texts, and lecture. This brings us from 1845 to roughly 1945. We watched segments from Spike Lee’s […]

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  • Recklessness, by Eugene O’Neill

    Posted on September 11, 2006 by mrgord in English Through Drama, Fall 2006.

    The first One-Act Play we will be studying is “Recklessness” by Eugene O’Neill. Please have this play read by Sept 18th (MW) / 19th (TTH). Print a copy for yourself, and make sure to bring it to class. We will talk about plot arc, character types, and story type (as discussed in the handouts for […]

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  • Student Info Sheet

    Posted on September 19, 2006 by mrgord in English Through Drama, Fall 2006, Intermediate English Composition, Fall 2006, Popular Culture in English Speaking Countries, Fall 2006.

    Hi everyone. Some students still haven’t given me Student Information Sheets. I’ve run out, but some people still need the sheet. If you haven’t given me this sheet yet, please download it and print it out, and then fill it out and give it to me. Thanks!

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  • Second Handout

    Posted on September 19, 2006 by mrgord in English Through Drama, Fall 2006.

    Hi there. Sorry, I forgot to upload the second handout for you — the one dealing with types of stories and types of characters. Here it is. A reminder: you are supposed to have read Eugene O’Neill’s play “Recklessness” by our next class, which is: MW: Sept. 20th TTH: Sept. 21st (following a short discussion […]

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  • From Blues to Jazz…

    Posted on September 19, 2006 by mrgord in Popular Culture in English Speaking Countries, Fall 2006.

    Today I lectured a little about parallels between African-American and European musical traditions, focusing on musical structure and tradition of the blues, the African and the European roots of the blues, and the connection between blues and other kinds of music, especially different kinds of jazz including Swing and Bebop, especially regarding the effect “practical […]

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  • This Week’s Homework

    Posted on September 19, 2006 by mrgord in Intermediate English Composition, Fall 2006.

    We discussed the underlying questions that clear topic sentences answer: What are you writing about? What do you want to say about that? Homework for this week includes signing up for the classblog by Sept 21st, and posting your first post by the end of the week, which must be a self-introduction that is interesting […]

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