-- Euripides' Bacchae
-- in-class discussion: Greek and Roman masculinities
-- have read, taken notes on, and be ready to discuss selections from the Torah/Old Testament; Pauline Epistles; Daly's "Social Attitudes Toward Women," (all Collection 3)
-- Reaction Paper #1 Due on Euripides' Bacchae; see Reaction Papers site for guidelines
»»WEEK 4 (2/20 -- 2/24/06) -- sometime during the week I will be holding an outside-class showing of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, time & place t.b.a. a.s.a.p.
Also, start reading ahead in Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray for week 5.
-- have read, taken notes on, and be ready to discuss selections from the Torah/Old Testament, Pauline Epistles, Daly, "Social Attitudes Toward Women," (all Collection 3)
-- will also briefly discuss in class assignments for Presentation Groups
-- please have Garber's "Dress Codes" (Collection 2) read for Friday,
specifically the section on "sumptuary laws." We will discuss this in
conjunction with the English Renaissance pamphlets "Hic Mulier," and
"Haec Vir" (Collection 4)
-- to facilitate discussion for Friday, please have ready responses to the following questions about the readings (I will call on people in class to respond to these questions; don't disappoint me):
1) According to Garber (pp.21-24), how is gendered clothing related to social-economic status?
2) what were "sumptuary laws"?
3) does the "legibility" of people's gender, class, etc. described by Garber on p.26 still operate today?
4) how did the Renaissance attitudes toward "effeminacy" that Garber discusses (pp.25-26) relate to the Biblical attitudes we discussed over our last two class sessions?
5) what specific accusations are levelled against Hic-Mulier (the "mannish woman")?
6) what specific accusations are levelled against Haec-Vir (the "womanish man")?
7) is either Hic Mulier or Haec Vir treated more harshly?
--have read, taken notes on, and be prepared to discuss Garber's
"Dress Codes" (Collection 2) and the English Renaissance pamphlets "Hic
Mulier," and "Haec Vir" (Collection 4)
-- be ready for me to call on you for responses to the questions listed above. Be ready.