Below are a number of possible topics (along with possible dates) for our brief reports. You may well not know a thing about the topic you choose; that is the point: to find out about a subject and present it in an entertaining and intelligent manner to the rest of us. We will generate some other topics in class, such as "frame stories."
Alternatively, you may come up with your own idea for a presentation. All kinds of creative and thoughtful presentations are encouraged.
9/12 What is the Romantic Period? Faith Who is William Blake? Denise 9/15 What is the French Revolution? Adam 9/17 Who is William Wordsworth? Leo What is poetry (meter, verse, and rhyme)? Julie 9/24 Who is Samuel Taylor Coleridge? Sara Who is Mary Robinson? Amber 9/26 Who is Jane Austen? Alison What is irony? Christopher Y. 9/29 What is a bildungsroman? Heather 10/10 Who is John Keats? Debby 10/17 Who is Percy Shelley? Kevin H. 10/22 What is the Victorian period? Jenn C. Who is Emily Bront�? Lauren 10/24 Who is Queen Victoria? Theresa 10/31 Who is Alfred Tennyson? Kevin T. What is a poet laureate? Anthony What about that Lady of Shallot? Emily Chris 11/3 Who is Elizabeth Browning? Lynn Who is Robert Browning? Lynette 11/10 Who is Christina Rossetti? Karen 11/12 Who is Thomas Hardy? Kevin 11/17 What is literary modernism? Jeff Who is Virginia Woolf? Sam What is stream of consciousness? Cathy 12/1 Who is T.S. Eliot? April 12/8 Eliot and Anti-Semitism Mark & Jenn A Eliot and Symbolism Tricia Objective Correlative Jocelyn "Hamlet" Jen B
Presentations should be at least five minutes; try not to be longer than ten. Presentations are graded pass/fail, until final grading when a few outstanding presentations will contribute to an improved final grade.