January 8, 2010
Courses and Syllabi
Dr. Laura L. Runge
Office: CPR 360 D
ENL 6236 Restoration Literature
Class 1: Restoring what?
Review Syllabus and Assignments
Exercise on Charles I
Notes and Discussion Questions:
Sherry Linkon's "The Reader's Apprentice"
As soon as you are able, read the assigned article by Sherry Linkon, available in Course Documents
on Blackboard or via the library's access to Project Muse or JSTOR. We will be applying several of her
key pedagogical ideas in this class:
- Critical cultural reading
- Teaching interpretation
- Becoming expert readers (p. 251)
- Six practices that constitute slow and recursive cultural reading: 1) inquiry, 2) considering
multiple positions, 3) self-awareness, 4) examining cultural context, 5) revisiting the text and one's ideas,
6) making connections
- Analysis of texts relies upon thorough and complex understanding of culture and history
- Reading and rereading allows the expert reader to gain new insights
- Readings can be complex, ambiguous and even contradictory at times
Discussion Excercise: Restoring What?
Powerpoint presentation: Restoration Literature: Restoring What?
Poem by Katherine Philips
Handout -- Execution of Charles I image - the banqueting house
Study the picture for five minutes, making silent observations.
Open discussion. Observations.
Take five minutes and write: What does it mean to execute the King? What does it mean, then, to Restore the king?
Ask for volunteers to share observations, questions, comments.
For next week:
Read DeKrey (see syllabus link). You will have your first post due for Monday even though there is no class meeting
due to Martin Luther King Day.
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