16th Century

Weeks 6-9

Week 6

Monday, September 28: Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book 1, Canto 1; Hodes’s “Orcs, Britons, and the Martial Race Myth, Part II: They’re Not Human.” [CN: kidnapping, racist stereotypes, violence]

Wednesday, September 30: Spenser, Book 1, Canto 9; the Countess of Pembroke, poems. [CN: depression, suicide]

Week 7

Monday, October 5: Spenser, Book 1, Canto 11; Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella, 1, 2, 3, and 7. [CN: graphic violence, racism, sexual coercion]

Wednesday, October 7: Shakespeare, act 1; The Public Theatre NY, “#ToBeBlack“; and A Bit Lit Podcast #46, “Ambereen Dadabhoy on early modern race and the English playhouse.” [CN: graphic sexual language, misogyny, racism]

Week 8

Monday, October 12: Shakespeare, acts 2-3; Adams’s “The King, and not I: Refusing neutrality —.” [CN: alcoholism, gaslighting, graphic sexual language, misogyny, racism]

Wednesday, October 14: Shakespeare, acts 4-5; Shakespeare Unlimited Podcast #54, “Keith Hamilton Cobb’s American Moor.” [CN: gaslighting, graphic sexual language, misogyny, murder, racism, suicide]

Week 9

Monday-Wednesday, October 19-21: No synchronous class meetings! Instead, book and attend a one-on-one Teams Conferences and a small group Peer Review for our Second Projects.

Second Projects due by the end of the day on Sunday, October 25.