530 (Irish Literature): James Joyce
2:30-3:50 pm * 4019
Wescoe * Spring 2013
Office hours: M-Th, 1:30-3:30 pm
Office phone: 864-2572
way to reach me): email@example.com
Blackboard page: http://courseware.ku.edu/?bbatt=Y
books] [course policies]
resources online] [reading and assignment schedule]
this course, we will be reading most of
James Joyce's major works works--Portrait
Artist as a Young
some poetry, Dubliners,
and short selections
Wake. Among the topics we
will explore are the ways Joyce
exploits and challenges systems of authority, the relationship between
style and content, and the many controversies surrounding Joyce and his
works. The majority of the semester will be devoted to Ulysses.
of the Artist as a Young Man.
New Bloomsday Book, Blamires.
to Finnegans Wake,
The following book is the style book used by the department.
I will not refer specifically to this text, but the department has
ordered it for you if you don't already have a copy:
Lester Faigley. The Brief
4th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2011.
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POLICIES (Adapted from English department, CLAS, Writing Center, and
University policy statements):
Prerequisites: Admission to
English courses numbered 500 and above is limited to
students who have completed an ENGL course at the 300- or
Students may neither add nor change sections in any English course
after January 28, without departmental permission. For courses numbered
above 200, instructor's permission is required to add or change
sections. The last day to add classes with
permission is February 18.
The Department of English reserves the
right to terminate
administratively the enrollment of any student who misses two
consecutive class meetings during the first two weeks of the semester.
Should an emergency situation cause the student to miss two consecutive
class meetings, the student should contact the instructor(s) or the
Department, 864-4520, immediately.
Students who decide to drop English
classes should do so promptly so
that other students may enroll in the class. The last day to
withdraw from classes under any circumstances is April 22.
with Disabilities: The
Academic Achievement & Access Center (AAAC) coordinates
accommodations and services for all KU students who are eligible. If
you have a disability for which you wish to request accommodations and
have not contacted the AAAC, please do so as soon as possible. Their
office is located in 22 Strong Hall; their phone number is 785-864-4064
(V/TTY). Information about their services can be found at http://disability.ku.edu.
Please contact me privately in regard to your needs in this course.
policy: If you are having
trouble succeeding in the course, it is especially important that you
consult with me so that we can develop a plan of action that may enable
you to complete the course. If you decide to drop this class,
please refer to http://www.registrar.ku.edu/current/schedule.shtml.
From Feb 12 to April 22 , you will be assigned a
grade of W. You may not drop or withdraw after April 22.
on Student Academic Creations:
Since one of the aims of this course is to teach students to write for
specific audiences, ungraded student-authored work may be shared with
other class members during the semester in which you are enrolled in
the class. Please do not submit materials on sensitive
subjects that you would not want your classmates to see or read, unless
you inform me in advance that you do not want your work shared with
others. Other uses of student-authored work are subject to the
University’s Policy on Intellectual Property and the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act. If I want to use your
work outside of this class (e.g. as a sample for another class or
future classes), I will ask you to fill out and sign a written form
authorizing such use.
For help with your writing, I strongly encourage you to contact the KU
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with trained tutors or consult reference materials in a comfortable
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Call 864-SNOW to discover whether
classes have been cancelled by the University due to inclement weather.
Grading policy: In
this course we will be using the +/- grading scale, approved by the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to describe intermediate levels of
performance between a maximum of A and a minimum of F.
Intermediate grades represented by plus or minus shall be calculated as
.3 units above or below the corresponding letter grade. Blackboard will
be used to calculate grades.
stealing and passing off someone else's ideas or words as
one's own or using information from another's work without crediting
the source. Any detected cheating offense--including but not
limited to plagiarism; the unauthorized use of crib sheets, texts, or
other materials during an examination or quiz; the copying of another
student's work (even with the permission or aid of that student, who is
thereby culpable); the use of prewritten essays (the student's own or
someone else's); the uncredited adoption of another writer's
interpretation of a work; the copying of all or part of websites
without specific and accurate attribution; or the unauthorized use of
work written for another assignment or class--will be reported to the
University. A record of each verified offense will be kept throughout
the student's association with the University (Adapted from FSE
Plagiarism is not a game, nor
is it simply a "shortcut" when time presses. It is a very
serious form of academic misconduct and will be treated as such in this
class. When you consult outside sources for ideas--through published or
unpublished essays, interviews, the Internet, conversation, etc.--you
must cite those sources clearly in your work. Credit that work
carefully, and credit both quotation (even a few words) and paraphrase.
I understand that academic work can be daunting:
if you are struggling with an assignment, are unclear about our
expectations, or are behind on your work, please consult me. There is
always a better path than plagiarism; I can work with you to help you
find your own voice while incorporating others' ideas appropriately. If
after reading the statement above, you are still unclear about what
constitutes plagiarism, ask me BEFORE turning in an assignment (even a
rough draft or blog posting). In this class, it is better to
turn in a paper late than to plagiarize. One of the goals of
English courses is helping you to improve your writing, and plagiarism
undermines that process entirely.
A plagiarized assignment will result in
failure of the assignment (no credit given); it will also result in an
official reduction of grade for the course, usually to an F. Both of
these sanctions are recorded on an Academic Misconduct Form and
submitted to the Department and the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences, both of which keep them on file. If a student is
found to have committed academic misconduct previously, the sanction
will be more severe (e.g., suspension or expulsion from the
University). The Department of English has a zero-tolerance policy on
plagiarism. I may also send a copy of the plagiarism form to the home
department or school of any student who is found to have plagiarized.
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20%: Attendance, blog postings, and participation in
classroom discussion. Four Blackboard discussion blog postings of at
least a paragraph in length are required. For a posting to count toward
this requirement, it must be completed prior to the class session in
which the text/topic is discussed. Additional blog postings (of any
length) count toward participation more generally, and are especially
recommended for students who are quiet in class or who must miss class
for any reason. Students are expected to attend every class
and should contact me by e-mail (kconrad @ ku.edu), preferably before
your absence, if you must miss class. Students who miss more
than two classes are likely to do poorly in the
2. 15%: Final examination (identification and
3. 65%: Spencer annotated bibliography assignment
(20%), prospectus (5%), research paper (40% of total grade), and blogs.
Please see plagiarism policy above.
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out the Spencer Library's collection of
Joyce materials. See the Special
Collections: Irish Collections
site for a short description.
Joyce Resource Center
Brazen Head --with
a great links section.
Joycean links of interest:
schedule is subject
to change!—see this
site for updates and more detailed information.
recommended: Check out Brandon
Kershner's Portrait page
1/31 Portrait, IV
2/7 Meet at
Spencer Research Library, behind Strong Hall.
to class, read poems, TBA (online) including "Gas from
"The Sisters," "An Encounter"
2/14 Dubliners, "Araby," "Eveline"
2/19 Dubliners, "Two Gallants," "The
2/21 Dubliners, "The Boarding House"
(cont), "A Mother" [SNOW DAY]
Little Cloud," "Counterparts" [SNOW DAY]
Boarding House" (cont, end), "A Mother," "A Little Cloud,"
1-2. Annotated bibliography due. [note date
3/12 [quick presentation
about GAP certificate at start of class] Ulysses, 3
3/26 Ulysses, 6-7
3/28 Ulysses, 8-9
4/2 Ulysses, 10. 1-page proposals due.
4/4 Ulysses, 11
4/9 Ulysses, 12
class: work on drafts.
4/16 Ulysses, 13
14. Drafts due, with completed evaluation form.
4/23 Ulysses, 15.
4/30 Ulysses, 17
5/2 Ulysses, 18;
discussion of final
Wake, pp. 260-70, 308. [Check
out my crib sheet; see
above for links to Joyce reading from the Wake
and for the song
evaluations. Papers due (final draft).
5/15 1:30-4 Final examination
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