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English Literature Tasks
(LTA094 - Literatura Inglesa)
These tasks and resources are for free use by both professors and students of Anglophone Literature. 
This page is part of the production of the UESC extension project Dinamizando/Inglês. Welcome!

Prof. Isaias Carvalho                            Disclaimer  
English Literature - Project Gutemberg   

Assignments for UESC English Literature students

Task 1    Read the Course Description, the Course Plan (on the right column)Assessment, and the Bibliography of English Literature - UESC.

Task 2    Review of "An Outline of Anglophone Literature"
  Go to Questions on LiteratureBe ready for group discussion.
  Go to A few teaching/learning principlesBe ready to discuss them with your peers and the professor. Reflect upon them. Pick out one of them which is your number 1.
  Go to Some Anglophone Authors and some of their works. Use that page to subsidise your choice of author/theme/work for your focused term research and presentations.
  Go to Critical Approaches to LiteratureAnswer the questions. (optional)

Task 3    Read the information about Journal WritingOnce a month you are expected to turn in your journal writing notebook with one (or more) journal entry (ies) with at least 150 words. [3 entries throughout the course] (optional)

Task 4    Go to The beginnings (in: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature). Answer the following questions:

   1.   What peoples formed the British culture?
          Which of those peoples most influenced English Literature, as we know it? [§ 1]
   2.   What are the chief constituents of English Literature, from Old English poetry
          to the present? [§ 2]
   3.   What is the most important literary work (poem) in Old English? [§ 2]
   4.   (related to question #3) What is it mainly about? [§ 3]
   5.   What is the main theme of Old English poetry in general? [§ 3]
   6.   What is the main difference between the relationship of man with nature
          in Old English poetry and that in later literature? [§ 5]

Task 5    Beowulf
              5.1 Listen to Beowulf's Opening lines as you read lines 1-21 in Old English, and check them in the modern English version by Francis Gummere. [highlight some fragments and write a few comments and/or impressions]
              5.2 Clilck here. Read about the history of the epic poem Beowulf. Highlight main ideas/information and share them in class.
              5.3 Check some specifics of Old English writing in Beowulf. Click here.

Task 6    6.1 Read about Geoffrey Chaucer's life and works. Click here. Take notes of important information. [whole class]
              6.2 Go to the Geoffrey Chaucer page. Read the first stanza of The wife of Bath's tale. Do research on this specific tale. Take notes of important information. [whole class]
              6.3 Go to the Geoffrey Chaucer page. Read all the The wife of Bath's tale. Highlight fragments and make comments. [whole class]

Task 7   Other texts in The Canterbury Tales:

Task 8   Click on and explore the 3 links below on the Renaissance in England and elsewhere. Take note of at least 5 different relevant pieces of information (at least 1 from each link).
    (1) Luminarium   16th Century Renaissance English Literature (1485-1603)
     (2) The Norton Anthology of English Literature    The Sixteenth Century
     (3) English Renaissance    Henry VII and the Launching of the English Renaissance

Task 9    Review of "An Outline of Anglophone Literature"Go to the Shakespeare page. Randomly pick any of the links on Shakespeare. Explore it. Bring at least 3 new pieces of information that called your attention.

Task 10     Poem of the day   (Individually or in pairs) At the beginning of each class, a student will be assigned to give a 5-minute presentation of an English poem: read it, highlight aspects of it, present a [real] very short bio of the poet etc.  

Task 11   Student counseling 

Task 12   Read "Five events that shaped the history of English". Share and discuss its main ideas in class.

Task 13   Do open research in order to define, compare and contrast:
   1. British Literature
   2. English Literature
   3. Anglophone Literature
   4. Literatures in English

Task 14   Open the attached file named Not the Queen's EnglishExplore its vocabulary and content. Answer the questionnaire that follows the report.

Use this source to subsidies your choice of author/theme/work for your oral presentation and/or final commentary. Another option:

Course Plan 2018.2
Dates with assignments and notes

August 11th     Tasks 1 and 2 
                                Sylvia Plath's poem "Mirror" 
                          (try a different translation to Portuguese from Cardoso's)

                Who's the professor
Dr. Isaias Carvalho
Click on the photo to reach my full Currículo Lattes

                Who's the teaching assistant
Renato Peruzzo

August 18th     Plan tasks 7 and 10 + check contact info
                                Task 4

August 25th     Task 5
                                Plan: Oral presentations schedule
                                Task 10 Poem of the day   [Elizabeth]

September 1st     Tasks 6
                                    Quiz about Geoffrey Chaucer’s life and works
                      Task 10 Poem of the day   [Iolanda]
Read A vingança da deflorada de Bath by Solange Reimberg (a sequel to Chaucer's The wife of Bath)

Idiomas sem Fronteiras - Curso de Inglês
Colóquio Identidades Negras na Literatura e no Teatro Cubano

        No class on September 8th        

Colóquio Internacional da Diversidade Sexual e de Gênero - CODIV
Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz
September 10th and 11th

September 15th     Literature and Philosophy: the concept of representation
                                              Task 10 Poem of the day   [Bruno]

September 22nd     Task 7 [crédito 1]


Language Week 2018
September 24th to 26th


September 29th     Tasks 8 and 9
        Task 10 Poem of the day   [Lilian]

October 6th    Reading and discussion of Anthony Burgess’s "William Shakespeare" (chapter 9 of English Literature - click here)
[send by e-mail until October 13th]

        No class on October 13th    

October 20th   Sexual and Gender Diversity: the movie Were the world mine --
an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night's Dream
Task 10 Poem of the day   [Camila]

        No class on October 27th    

        No class on November 3rd    

5° Simpósio de Ensino, Extensão, Inovação e Pesquisa e 24º Seminário de Iniciação Científica "Ciência no Brasil: consequências da (des)valorização"

November 10th    [Crédito Shakespeare]
Renato: Shakespeare's life and works 
Iolanda: Romeo and Juliet
Elizabeth: The Merchant of Venice
Regiane: Othello
Ananda: Antony and Cleopatra
Franciely: The Comedy of Errors
Task 10 Poem of the day   [Regiane; Franciely]

November 17th     Tasks 12 and 14

November 23rd [extra]  Task 13 [send by e-mail until 11:59 pm]
Reminder:    I SimpoAfro - Simpósio de Literaturas Africanas e Afro-brasileira: Encruzilhadas Epistemológicas
November 26th-27th, 2018
Para acessar o formulário de inscrição e se inscrever no evento, clique aqui.

I Simpósio de Literaturas Africanas e Afro-brasileira: encruzilhadas epistemológicas (I SimpoAfro)

November 24th     [Crédito Shakespeare]
 Luan: Hamlet
Twelfth Night 
Camila: The Tempest 
Taming of the Shrew 
Lilian: Macbeth
Task 10 Poem of the day   [Luan]

December 1st  Sexual and Gender Diversity: Modern English Literature - 
                                    Oscar Wilde's De Profundis and The Picture of Dorian Gray
          Task  11
                                Task 10 Poem of the day   [Ananda, Vivaldo]


December 8th        "Final Exam" (turn in all materials, papers and activities,
and give an oral review of course contents)


    Anglophone Literature    

Literatures in English I English Literature
Literatura de Língua Inglesa I
An Outline of Anglophone Literatures 
Panorama das Literaturas Anglófonas

Disclaimer                    Tasks 
Course Description 
Assessment            Bibliography 
A few principles            Professor Isaias  
Anglophone Authors 
Geoffrey Chaucer                      Shakespeare 
John Milton                          John Dryden 
Edgar Allan Poe                Jamaica Kincaid 
Angela Carter                      Caliban 
Peter Shaffer, Equus              Eliot talks of Eliot