Report rubric (.doc file)
1. When you present your report to the class, keep in mind that it should be short: 5-7 minutes maximum. You can also team up with another class member, if you choose to do so. If you do, you may combine the number of allotted minutes (e.g., 2 people could have up to 10-14 minutes), although you do not have to do so.
2. You can use PowerPoint or other presentation tools, but they are not required. If you use PowerPoint, you need to upload it to a presentation site such as Slideshare, email the presentation to me no later than 9 p.m. on the day before the report, or bring your own computer.
3. If you choose the report option, you'll also prepare a one-page "fact sheet" to hand out to the class. This should include the following:
- Information (bibliography) on your sources.
- An outline, timeline, or summaries of information about articles you've read. You should include at least one critical article or book in preparing your report.
Your presentation may focus on something you wish to work on for your paper. You may also want to work on one of the following:
Additional information about the social, intellectual, artistic, scientific, philosophical, or historical contexts for the works and authors assigned in class. Interpretations of works or aspects of a work not read in class. Introductions to authors not specifically covered in the course. Discussion of one or more critical works relating to the era. Using information from Wikipedia or other general sources is not sufficient. Background about the social and intellectual connections among certain groups of authors. Note: These are suggested topics, but you're welcome to choose your own in consultation with me.
Name Topic 9/4 Lois Guinn Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and the birth of Frankenstein Amanda Bridge Ralph Waldo Emerson and Transcendentalism Elyssa Reisman Outlaw heroes (Zorro, Robin Hood) and popular culture Jon Rice Dr. Frankenstein and the sharply featured man (the monster) Amanda Chapman and Brittnay Crabb Open topic Open topic 9/18 Elizabeth Stringer and Danielle Brown Poe's theories of fiction Alexis Burt and Mary Wakeling Luddites Caleb Palmquist The Lowell Offering Lily Garibay Open topic Vanessa Mendoza & Ivan Valdovinos Open topic 10/9 Gage DiGiovanni, Josh Osborne Western films Sam Herriot The rise of the Western Laurel Gray The shootout in fiction and film (O.K. Corral, etc.) Susan Roberts Mark Twain and race Anne Boothman Open topic Paul Lund 19th-century views on nature and ecology 10/25 Tenika Eddings and Jacob Leon Kipling and race Brittany Kealy Kate Chopin Max Sodorff The British Empire: Colonial responses to imperial rule Lauren Jerde Open topic Colleen Stuckey Open topic Savannah Tiedeman Open topic 11/13
Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the divided self
The Aesthetic movement
Stephanie Hicks Oscar Wilde Kara Kjarstad The Decadents (Swinburne, Lionel Johnson, etc.) and The Yellow Book Stephanie Hassel and Corey Whitmore Sherlock Holmes: Then and Now Erik Monahan and Brady Reichert Aesthetic Movement Kyle Sittig Open topic