Here are the working course syllabi (.pdf) for the courses I’m teaching this spring:
Optional: Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (Amazon, Free Readings 1, 2, 3, 4)
Questions? Reply here, or e-mail me:
Papers for Brit Soc & Lit I / Brit Contemp Novels are due Wednesday, June 15 by e-mail:
- Papers should be 900-1000 words
- Papers should be correct MLA format
- Papers should have quotations from at least three English-language secondary sources (Korean ones are fine in addition to three English ones)
- Papers should have an MLA Works Cited list
- Part of the paper grade will be based on quoted evidence
To all students:
I’ve been having problems sending and receiving e-mail, as Daum, Naver, and other services are not always accepting mail from my U.S. server. In future, please use this e-mail account:
A reminder for final exams for June 2016:
- British Society & Literature I: Wednesday, June 15, 10:30-12:00
- British Contemporary Novels: Wednesday, June 15, 3:00-4:30
- Campus Vision & Career has no exam but the final project is due Wed, June 15.
No electronic devices or smartphones will be allowed, but paper dictionaries are welcome.
Here is the writing manual for all courses: 2016-8 Ken’s Writing Guide. You can print the file out, or view it on your PC or smartphone.
Go to my academic writing site for the same file, or an e-book version, as well a video series for help with academic writing.
Presentations for this week (May 17-19)
British Society & Literature 1
- Group 5: Wilde believed that art couldn’t be judged morally; it was only beautiful or not. Is this true?
- Group 6: Does Dorian have an actual personality disorder or psychological illness?
- Group 11: Is there “lookism” in Dorian Gray? Does Oscar Wilde condemn this?
- Response groups: Groups 2, 4, 8
British Society and Contemporary Novels
- Group 4 (response group 3): The novel’s inconsistent narration; how does it affect how personal relationships are described?
Presentation for Guards! Guards! (late) – Tuesday, May 3
Group 1 will present and group 2 will lead response. Topic: How does Vimes change, and how does he respond to Vetinari? Is Vetinari bad or just practical?
Here is the schedule for presentations for British Society Through Contemporary Novels. Please notify me if there are any errors.
Classes for March 2016
Tentatively, I will be teaching British Society & Literature 1 and British Society & Contemporary Novels. See you there!
A few students are having trouble finding novels for the courses, especially Lucky Jim. I use Amazon or GMarket, but here are two other good Seoul-based English-language websites for ordering books:
http://whatthebook.com/ (has Lucky Jim) — their store is in Itaewon
http://bookinbooks.com/ — online only