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PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULE FOR E316 SHAKESPEARE, CSU FULLERTON FALL 2010 (12/16/10)

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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.)

3. As early as you can before the in-class presentation, email me a written draft of the remarks you plan to make about the author/question you've been assigned. This draft should be proofread and spell-checked; it should also be substantive and refer to the actual language of the text being discussed, with page numbers, act/scene/line, or verse lines provided as appropriate. Include a copy of the question above your response. For any subsequent presentations, email me a draft at least five days in advance and I will soon email you comments either suggesting how the presentation might be improved or affirming that what you've written sounds fine. If the latter is the case, I will post your draft to the E316 SHAKESPEARE STUDENTS' BLOG If, however, my return comments on the draft you sent me (whether intended as rough or final) suggested revisions, email me a final version at least one day before you present in class, again making sure to include a copy of the question at the beginning of your draft., I will then post the revised version to the blog.

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.

4. On the scheduled day and when we reach the appropriate point in our discussion, I will ask you to come to the front of the class and give the most up-to-date version of your presentation. Your presentation should take about five minutes. Some students prefer to read their comments lecture-style, while others prefer to depart from the full written version and speak from a separate outline. If you read from prepared remarks, how long should they be? I'll use my own pace as an example: I speak at an average rate of 130 words per minute when I read conference papers. So a 5-minute presentation would run 650 words. Tips: Read the question first, address the entire class, and remind us of page numbers when you quote. Speak firmly and slowly enough so that everyone can follow. It's best to avoid bringing technology such as Powerpoint into play given the presentations' brevity. But I am open to creative ideas. I will not grade your in-class performance closely -- 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 (Presented/Posted to Blog). 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 question set in stone? 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 use a color code on this page to indicate whether students have completed the requirements:

(Presented and Posted to Blog)
(Presented but Blog Entry Pending)
(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.


PRESENTATION / SESSION SCHEDULE

Below is a list containing four things for each session: the authors/texts we will discuss, the number of each study question I've chosen for discussion, the presenters' names, and the color-coded status of the presentation. The author 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. *Please note that I may specify two questions rather than one (as in "12-13 combined") if I find that two short questions go together well.


SESSION SCHEDULE: FOLLOWING WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

08/25. Course Introduction.

WEEK 2

09/01. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595).

A Midsummer Night's Dream. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Melyssa Guzman. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

A Midsummer Night's Dream. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 2. Vanessa Diaz. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

WEEK 3

09/08. The Merchant of Venice (1596).

The Merchant of Venice. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Jessica Lomeli. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

The Merchant of Venice. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Vikki Pham. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

WEEK 4

09/15. As You Like It (1599).

As You Like It. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Angelina Hernandez. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

As You Like It. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 2. Omar Marquez. (Rescheduled Presentation)

As You Like It. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Brett Brady. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

As You Like It. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Kyle Dempster. (Presented but Final Blog Entry Pending)


JOURNAL SET 1 DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 09/19; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and As You Like It. Respond with a full paragraph to 6 questions on each play spanning at least three acts. Please expect an email from me verifying receipt of this and subsequent journal sets.)


WEEK 5

09/22. Twelfth Night (1601).

Twelfth Night. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Jenaun Aboud. (Presented but Final Blog Entry Pending)

Twelfth Night. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 2. Jennifer Konrad. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Twelfth Night. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Elizabeth McGowan. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Twelfth Night. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Kathleen Mendoza. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

WEEK 6

09/29. Richard III (1592).

Richard III. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 2. Chelsea Lindwall. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Richard III. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 4. Jessica Cavanaugh. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Richard III. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Mick Duggan. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

WEEK 7

10/06. Titus Andronicus (1593).

Titus Andronicus. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Gayle de la Cruz. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Titus Andronicus. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Gezelle Lopez. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Titus Andronicus. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Matthew Tendroch. (Presented and Posted to Blog)


JOURNAL SET 2 DUE BY EMAIL WEDNESDAY 10/13; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes Twelfth Night, Richard III, and Titus Andronicus; respond with a full paragraph to 6 questions on each play spanning at least three acts.)


WEEK 8

10/13. Romeo and Juliet. (1595).

Romeo and Juliet. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Denise Ordonez. (Missed Presentation)

Romeo and Juliet. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Iris Orozco . (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Romeo and Juliet. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Marcus Perez. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

WEEK 9

10/20. Othello (1604)

Othello. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Hillary Becker. (Presented but Final Blog Entry Pending)

Othello. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 2. Byunghyun Min. (Rescheduled Presentation)

Othello. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Annette Homewood. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Othello. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Allison Sheehy. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

WEEK 10

10/27. Hamlet (1600).

Hamlet. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Erica Canup. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Hamlet. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 2. Justine Jordan. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Hamlet. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Kimberly Molina. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

WEEK 11

11/03. Hamlet (1600) and King Lear (1605)

Hamlet. Presenter's choice of questions for Act Morgan Shannon. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

King Lear. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Alyssa Flores. (Missed Presentation)

King Lear. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 2. Taryn Stock. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

WEEK 12

11/10. King Lear (1605).

King Lear. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Leo Velazquez Leos. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

King Lear. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 4. Helen Lee. (Rescheduled Presentation)


JOURNAL SET 3 DUE BY EMAIL WEDNESDAY 11/17; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet, and King Lear; respond with a full paragraph to 6 questions on each play spanning at least three acts.)


WEEK 13

11/17. Antony and Cleopatra (1606).

Antony and Cleopatra. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Jennifer Reynolds. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

Antony and Cleopatra. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Lorenza Valdez. (Rescheduled Presentation)

Antony and Cleopatra. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Emily Vo. (Presented and Posted to Blog)


PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING GENERAL TOPIC AND SPECIFIC ARGUMENT FOR TERM PAPER DUE BY EMAIL SUNDAY 11/21; SEE INSTRUCTIONS.


WEEK 14

11/24. Fall Recess. No Classes.

WEEK 15

12/01. The Winter's Tale (1610).

The Winter's Tale. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Omar Marquez. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

The Winter's Tale. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 2. Michelle Ngu. (Missed Presentation)

The Winter's Tale. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 4. Jenna Schumacher. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

The Winter's Tale. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Kasim Somers. (Rescheduled Presentation)

WEEK 16

12/08. The Tempest (1611).

The Tempest. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 1. Byunghyun Min. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

The Tempest. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 2. Kasim Somers. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

The Tempest. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 3. Helen Lee. (Missed Presentation)

The Tempest. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 4. Lorenza Valdez. (Presented and Posted to Blog)

The Tempest. Presenter's choice of questions for Act 5. Jenna Zabalza. (Presented and Posted to Blog)


JOURNAL SET 4 DUE BY EMAIL EXAM DAY; SEE INSTRUCTIONS. (Reminder: this set includes Antony and Cleopatra, and The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest; respond with a full paragraph to 6 questions on each play spanning at least three acts.)


FINALS WEEK

Final Exam Date Wednesday, December 15, 7:30-9:20 p.m. Due by email by Wednesday, Dec. 22 (note change in date): Term Paper. (I must turn in grades by January 3rd, 2011.) For your other courses, check CSUF's Final Exam Schedule.


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