Defending Society

Reflections on the Class

Over the last semester we have read a variety of sources, from Sidney’s Defense of Poesy to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. They all respond in some way to the course theme of “Defending Society.” We began our class by asking the question  “defending society from what?” The implicit answer for Philip Sidney’s Defense Read more…

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Defending Society

Keyword Generation: Fahrenheit 451

Last session, we focused on a Fahrenheit 451 passage in which Montag and Faber discuss why people struggle with unhappiness in their seemingly post-scarcity economy. We decided that the following keywords best characterize the themes of the passage as they relate to the work as a whole: Cycle. Faber contrasts the fake Read more…

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Defending Society

Peer Review Guidelines, Short Paper 2

Read your partners’ papers and answer the following questions. What is the argument? What feedback can you offer regarding the clarity and persuasiveness of the argument? What evidence do they use to support the argument? What feedback can you offer in terms of organization? Does the paper have a conclusion, an Read more…

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Defending Society

Draft for Bartholomew Fair online resource

The draft for our class project is up! You can find it at: http://ben-jonson.gitlab.io/outline/ The page uses angular, d3-force (the graph), ngx-charts (pie charts), ngx-md (parsing and showing markdown text), and vmware clarity (overall styling and layout). Please contact me with any suggestions for improvement or if you notice errors that Read more…

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Defending Society

Partitioning the Defense of Poesy

I’ve synthesized below the parts of Defense of Poesy we identified in group work: Exordium: Story about horses and name-dropping a famous riding master (page 3) Narratio Poesy is under attack! (starting page 4) Propositio Poesy is important to society because it is universal, original, teaches and delights, and is Read more…

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