Renaissances Summer 2020 Schedule

Please complete each day’s work prior to midnight on the day it is listed.

Week 1

W 6/17

Synchronous: Intro to the course

Read: syllabus, announcements

Submit: survey

Th 6/18

Watch:

The Little Mermaid

“Bet You on Land” (4 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le4hQDrIcsw

“Is Beauty and the Beast about Stockholm Syndrome?” (17 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syYCO0QVkZo

Read:

“Ranking the Disney Renaissance from Worst to Best” http://time.com/3590521/disney-renaissance/ 

WOVENText Chapter 2 (“Critical Concepts of Communication” pp 37-49)

WOVENText Chapter 1 (optional)

F 6/19

Submit Week 1’s post to Discussion

Week 2

M 6/22

Watch:

“What Made the Disney Renaissance Era so Special?” (10 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yrkIOguj1Q

Pocahontas (1.5 hours)

Read:

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “Colonialism” https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/colonialism/ (sections 1-6)

Submit:

Little Mermaid reflection in Discussion

T 6/23

Watch:

“The English Renaissance and NOT Shakespeare” (13 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snJpYLV7bYA

Listen:

Emma Smith on the Tempest introductory podcast (48 mins) https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/tempest-1

Read:

The Tempest, Act I

Submit:

Watch Party Writeup for Pocahontas

W 6/24

Watch:

“Pocahontas Was a Mistake” (33 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ARX0-AylFI

Mini-lecture 1

Read:

WOVENText Chapter 7 (pp 146-156)

The Tempest Act II

Th 6/25

Watch:

“Frozen 2 and the Deep Chill of Colonialism” (11 minutes + time to read comments)

Read:

The Tempest Acts III-IV

Submit:

Group Discussion Description

F 6/26

Submit discussion post

Week 3

M 6/29

Watch:

The Lion King

Read:

The Tempest, Act V

“A Modern Perspective” by Barbara Mowat, pages 185-200 of critical edition

“Embedding Google Slideshows in Canvas ePortfolios” https://wcpassessment.lmc.gatech.edu/2020/03/30/embedding-google-slideshows-in-canvas-eportfolios/

Submit:

PechaKucha Presentation

Artifact 1 Portfolio Page

T 6/30

Watch:

“The Lion King, or The History of King Simba I” (22 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=judjEmaTJAs&feature=youtu.be

Listen:

Emma Smith on Hamlet podcast (46 minutes) http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/hamlet

Read:

WOVENText chapter 14 (genres, pp 276-287)

Hayot, “A Materialist Theory of Writing”

Submit:

Lion King Watch Party Writeup

W 7/1

Watch:

Mini-lecture 2

Read:

Renaissance Self-Fashioning Introduction and Epilogue at http://sixteenthcentury.pbworks.com/f/Greenblatt.pdf

WOVENText Chapter 21 “Exploring Topics and Creating a Research Proposal”

Hamlet Act I

Th 7/2

School break

Week 4

M 7/6

Watch:

Beauty and the Beast (1.5 hours)

Read:

Hamlet Act II

“Beauty and the Beast” http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/beauty.html

“Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabrielle-Suzanne_de_Villeneuve

Submit:

Group Discussion Description

Discussion post (individual)

Analysis Paper Prompt

T 7/7

Watch:

“That Time Disney Remade Beauty and the Beast” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpUx9DnQUkA (36 minutes)

Read:

Hamlet, Act III

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Grimm

A fairytale of your choice from https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimmtales.html

Submit:

Watch Party Writeup

W 7/8

Read:

Hamlet, Act IV

Hayot, “The Uneven U”

Watch:

Mini-lecture 3

Th 7/9

Read:

Hamlet, Act V

Submit:

Peer review form

Group Discussion Description

F 7/10

Submit discussion question response

Week 5

M 7/13

Watch:

Hunchback of Notre Dame (1.5 hours)

Read:  “Hamlet: A Modern Perspective” by Michael Neill (in the end of your critical edition)

Submit:

Analysis Paper

Artifact 2 Page

T 7/14

Watch:

“The Case for Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIIWy3TZ1eI.  

Read:

“The Light Princess” http://www.sfu.ca/sfublogs-archive/courses/spring2012/engl387/uploads/2012/01/THE-LIGHT-PRINCESS2-1.pdf

“Disney: Delights and Doubts” https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://scholar.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1011&context=cba_facpubs

Submit:

Watch Party Writeup

W 7/15

Read/Watch:

WCP Assessment website: “Canvas How-To Videos” and “Sample Portfolio”

Mini Lecture 4

Th 7/16

Read:

Two partners’ reflective essay drafts

Submit:

Group discussion description

Peer review forms

F 7/17

Submit discussion question

Week 6

M 7/20

Watch:

Disney Renaissance film of your choice

Submit:

Reflection essay draft

T 7/21

Attend synchronous class

Submit:

Final Project and Artifact 3 Page

7/29

Submit final portfolio