Author Archives: Lisa Brundage

Final Review

Canterbury Tales Author: Geoffrey Chaucer Written in 14th Century Setting: Pilgrimage–London to Canterbury “Wife of Bath’s Prologue” WoB–Allison, and her 5 husbands Book of Wicked Wives, battling against the ideas set out in it Going against misogyny prevalent in writing … Continue reading

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Paper 3 Brainstorming

Compare contrast Irene and Clare’s friendship with Nel and Sula’s. Compare contrast the George’s role in Lennie’s death and Eva’s role in Plum’s death. Discuss the ways that mothers interact with and express their feelings towards their children in Sula. … Continue reading

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Updated Schedule!

Hi Everyone, Due to the classes missed during Hurricane Sandy, here is the updated schedule for the remainder of the semester. Please let me know if you have any questions. Nov 26 Morrison, 86-111 Nov 28 Morrison, 112-174 Dec 3 … Continue reading

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Paper 2 Peer Review Guidelines

1) Read your partner’s paper silently to yourself, all the way through. 2) Read the paper again, more slowly. Underline the thesis and write “thesis” in the margin. 3) In the introductory paragraph, identify the main pieces of evidence supporting … Continue reading

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Some Passing Quotes to Consider

“White people were so stupid about such things for that they usually asserted that they were able to tell; and by the most ridiculous means,”—scientific racism—“finger-nails, palms of the hands, shapes of ears, teeth, and other equally sill rot. They … Continue reading

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Essay 2

Essay 2 REVISED DUE DATES DRAFT Due Nov 12—you must bring paper copy to class. You will not be able to participate if you do not bring a paper copy with you. Final Paper Due Nov 19. You must turn … Continue reading

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Class Notes, Oct 24

Important Couples in Passing Clare & Irene Clare & Brian Clare & Jack Marriage Duality: brings people together, gives social access, but is also a source of conflict Distance in the marriage between Brian and Irene Tension Brian wants to … Continue reading

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Passing: “Encounter”

This is what we know from reading Chapter 1 in “Encounter.” words we defined careen perturbed furtive derisive The Setting Irene is in New York City–she lives here Clare is also in NYC–she is visiting Morning Irene is opening morning … Continue reading

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Essay 1 Feedback Sheet

I’ll give each of you a hard copy in class on Monday, but if you need another, you can get it here.

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