Friday, April 28, 2017

The Madwoman in the Attic

Agenda:

  • Victorian beliefs: phrenology
  • Victorian mental health intro: https://prezi.com/9k8pycj88zq0/copy-of-asylums-and-mental-illness-in-the-victorian-era/?webgl=0
  • Reading more: women and asylums
  • Connections to JE: Victorian web questions

Homework:
  • Finish the book
  • Due to time constraints, please complete the Byronic Hero packet, which normally would have been a class day

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gender Conventions in the Victorian Era

Agenda:

  • Review yesterday's class
  • Reading: Patmore's "Angel in the House"
  • Connections to Jane
Homework:
  • Read the next two chapters

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Culture and Portrayals of Women

Agenda:

  • What do magazine articles suggest about cultural values?  Can these suggestions be trusted?
  • Case study: magazines targeting women
  • Contemporary Study: Godey's Lady's magazine: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015004111095;view=1up;seq=1  + classroom questions
What generalizations can you make about Victorian women based on skimming through Godey's?
What does your group's section of "The Work Table" feature? What does it suggest about middle-class women's perception of work? 
Read Goethe's "The Sphere of Women." 
How does Goethe define the role of women?
How does he see the woman's role as having advantages over that of man?
On what is woman dependent?
How does the image complement the text?
You are done! Share your document with me!

Homework:
  • Complete Questions on classroom
  • Read next two chapters in JE w/ Questions

Monday, April 24, 2017

Gothic Conventions

Agenda:

  • Overview of conventions
  • Finding in The House on Haunted Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwhfqgzsuVU&t=785s
  • Linking to Jane Eyre
Homework:
  • Read Ch 23-24 w/ questions for Wednesday

Thursday, April 13, 2017

***save**

Godey's Lady's Book March 1850-https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015004111095;view=1up;seq=1


Names:
Date:

Victorian Woman Hood

Copy the following questions into a Google Document.  Answer them and share with me before going on to your Ideal Victorian Woman Word Cloud.  

  • What generalizations can you make about Victorian women based on skimming through Godey's?
  • What does your group's section of "The Work Table" feature?  What does it suggest about middle-class women's perception of work?  
  • Read Goethe's "The Sphere of Women."  
    • How does Goethe define the role of women?
    • How does he see the woman's role as having advantages over that of man?
    • On what is woman dependent?
    • How does the image complement the text?
You are done!  Share your document with me!

Jane's reflection of Charlotte

Agenda:

  • Notes
  • Look for similarities: http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/EG-Charlotte-1.html#VIII  (focus on the correspondence with Robert Southey)

Homework:
  • Read 16-22 w/ questions
  • Finish this journal entry

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Victorian Childhood

Agenda:

  • Viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=87eVOpbcoVo
  • Document: "Victorian Children in Victorian Times"
  • Comparison writing: On classroom, complete the following prompt:  Answer how Jane's childhood compares to that of other Victorian children.  You need 3-4 pieces of evidence from the documentary and the reading (cumulatively) and 2 specific references to the novel itself.
Homework:
  • Read through and including Ch 15--w/ questions
  • Complete prompt
  • Poems due before break

Monday, April 10, 2017

Victorians Continued

Agenda:

  • Finish late Victorian Notes and the Woman Question
  • Practice with Victorian Rights Game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/women_out/act_womens_rights_entry.shtml
Homework:
  • Read through and including Ch 10 in Jane Eyre (questions and directions on forums)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Victorians: An Introduction

Agenda:

  • Victorian Notes
  • Parts of the eras and sample texts
    • "Poverty Knock"
    • "White Man's Burden"
    • "Asarte Sryiaca"
Homework:
  • Poems due before break
  • Read chapters 1-5 for Tuesday
  • Read chapters 5-10 for Wednesday

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ekphrasis Workshop

Agenda:

  • Review
  • Overview of Project
  • Sample paintings and photographs 
  • Workshop
Homework:
  • Poems due before break
  • Begin reading JE

Monday, April 3, 2017

Ekphrasis

Agenda:

  • Wordsworth Check-In
  • Ekphrasis Reading and Definition
  • Looking at The Fall of Icarus painting (TBC)
Homework: