Monthly Archives: September 2017

Writing English Essays

Re: Writing English Essays. A reminder that the campus book store does not carry these books for the course. They need to be ordered via home delivery. Whatthebook is in Itaewon and delivers domestically within Korea.

  1. Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (AmazonWhatthebook, Barnes & Noble)
  2. Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities (Eric Hayot) (AmazonWhatthebookKyobo Books)

I cannot make this any easier. You’re graduate students. These are inexpensive books, and e-book versions are available which you can read on tablets or PCs. Please conduct yourselves like adults and buy the assigned texts for this course.

Writing English Essays – Books

Writing English Essays (Graduate Seminar)

I’m sorry that I am still having problems finding a source for the class to buy the course texts. The SU bookstore is not being cooperative in finding these books. Here are websites you can order these books from, in print or e-book versions:

  1. Writing Academic Papers in English: for Korean Writers (Kenneth Eckert) (AmazonWhatthebook, Barnes & Noble)
  2. Elements of Academic Style: Writing for the Humanities (Eric Hayot) (AmazonWhatthebookKyobo Books)

We’re going to be working on chapter 2 of Writing Academic Papers tomorrow (Thursday). For now, please use This pdf file to study from– you can print it or view it.

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Brit Soc & Lit 2: Blog Post 1 (Pygmalion)

Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw (1913)

Blog posts and presentations due: Wednesday, September 27

  • Group 1: Who ‘wins’ at the end of the play– Higgins or Eliza? Has Higgins succeeded, and has Eliza really changed?
  • Group 2: Does Higgins really think of Eliza as an ‘object’?– From the start of the experiment till the end of the play?

Write a post here of two paragraphs (about 200 words) discussing one of these questions; or make your post a reply to someone else’s post.

Your presentation must present an opinion or argument; it cannot just summarize the story. You must e-mail or speak to me before your presentation to have it approved.

  1. What is Higgins’s relationship to his mother? Does it affect the play’s story?
  2. Do you think that Higgins and Eliza should have married? Why or why not?
  3. Who deserves the most credit for Eliza’s change into a lady– Higgins, or Eliza herself?
  4. Do you side with Higgins or Eliza at the end? Is Eliza ungrateful, or is she right to feel used by the men as a sort of guinea pig?
  5. Is Higgins a good man, or a snob, or just a bit out of touch?
  6. Shaw strongly did not want the play to have a happy ending where Higgins and Eliza get married. Why might he have done this?
  7. Why is Eliza’s father in the play? What does he represent?
  8. Is class something people are born or raised with, or is Higgins correct that it’s just an act?
  9. Why is the play called Pygmalion when the ‘sculptor’ does not fall in love with the statue?

British Soc & Mod Novs: Blog Post 1 (Dubliners)

Dubliners, by James Joyce (1914)

Reading List: Please read: Araby, Eveline, After the Race, The Boarding House, A Little Cloud, Counterparts, A Mother, The Dead.

Blog posts and presentations due: Monday, Sep. 25

  • Group 1: “The Boarding House”: Mr. Doran and Polly’s marriage will probably be a bad one– is this true, and why?
  • Group 2: “Eveline”: Why does Eveline panic and refuse to join Frank?

Write a post here of two paragraphs (about 200 words) discussing one of these questions; or make your post a reply to someone else’s post.

For the presentations, choose one story per group. Your presentation must present an opinion or argument; it cannot just summarize the story. You must e-mail or speak to me before your presentation to have it approved.

  1. Araby. How can you describe the narrator? Why is he so disappointed by the fair at the end? What was he expecting?
  2. Eveline. Why does Eveline panic and refuse to join Frank? Do her actions symbolize something deeper? Why does she act as she does at the end?
  3. After the Race. Why does Jimmy regret gambling with the others? What is the meaning of the story, or the meaning of “daybreak”?
  4. The Boarding House. Has either Mrs. Mooney or Polly “trapped” Mr. Doran, or does he get what he deserves?
  5. A Little Cloud. Do you sympathize with Little Chandler? Is he right to feel the way he does?
  6. Counterparts. Farrington is obviously an alcoholic; does he deserve his treatment at work? Is there a connection between his feelings and his treatment of his son?
  7. A Mother. Why does Mrs. Kearney act the way she does? Is she right to? How do you feel about her daughter?
  8. The Dead. What does the story mean? Some people believe it is about Gabriel, but others that it is about Ireland, and some critics see it as describing life itself. Can you see meaning in the story?