Monthly Archives: September 2016

Presentations Mon Sep. 26

A part of your group’s grade will be based on you asking questions to other groups after their presentations, on any day or text.

British Society & Lit 2: Dubliners

  • Group 1: “A little cloud”: What does the title mean, compared to Little Chandler?
  • Group 5: “Counterparts”

Understanding Brit. & Amer. Fiction: Macbeth

  • Group 2: What if Macbeth hadn’t listened to the witches? Does he just use their advice for his own benefit? Argument: Macbeth is corrupted by the witches.
  • Group 7: Is Lady Macbeth worse than Macbeth? Is she the reason for his tragic end?
  • Group 11: Do you think the play says that ambition is a good or bad thing? How does comparing Macbeth to Banquo/Lady Macbeth/Malcolm/Macduff tell us about his ambition? (Video)

Writing English Essays: Proposals

Writing English Essays: Proposals

Please either e-mail me, or post here, a one-page proposal of the argument paper you would like to write for the course.

It’s of course understood that your final paper will not exactly match your proposal. Your writing process will naturally cause you to see new connections in your topic. But I would like to have a fair idea of your topic and what you wish to prove or discuss in it before approving it or not, and I’ll reserve the right to decline proposals if they are vague or unsuitable.

Have a happy Chuseok!

All Classes: Books & Texts

The campus bookstore has only obtained three texts so far:

  1. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Adams)
  2. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)

Please try to find the others online (e.g. Gmarket, Bookinbook, Whatthebook, Amazon, or at a physical bookstore.

Free sources (if necessary). Free version can sometimes have errors, and may not have explanations — be careful.

Writing English Essays: Writing Diagnostic

Writing diagnostic for Writing English Essays (Grad Seminar): Due Thursday, Sept. 8

Please write about two paragraphs on the following topic we discussed in class: Choose a historical figure you are interested in who lived at least 200 years ago. You and he/she go for a tour of Seoul, and take a metro train. When the person asks how the train moves, or how the lights work, you need to explain electricity. What is electricity, and how will you make this person understand it in terms he or she knows?