TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Please expect minor adjustments to be made in the schedule from time to time; all changes will be announced both in class and on the class email listserv; this webpage will also be updated)
Email all work to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Juan Luis Borges' "Pierre Menard, Author of Don Quixote"
Foucault citing Borges in essay on Steiner, Monstrosities in Criticism
Due January 10 by 5 p.m.: Two discussion questions numbered one and two. Put your name at the top of the document. Email all work to me at email@example.com I will no longer post this notice on the schedule below since you should understand the assignment, unless otherwise specified by me, and the due dates (Mondays and Wednesdays by 5 p.m.) by now.
William Goldsmith, Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age
Kathy Acker, Don Quixote: A Novel
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
Don Quixote (dir. Orson Welles, 19??)
First Paper Due Saturday January 27 by 11:59 p.m.
F for Fake (dir. Orson Welles, ) Clifford Irving's book
Othello (dir. Orson Welles,1955) and Othello (dir. Orson Welles,1952 )
Filming Othello (dir. Orson Welles, 1978)
February 15 Fauxrensics
The Thin Blue Line (dir. Errol Morris )
Eric Hebborn, The Art Forger's Handbook
Tim's Vermeer (dir. Mark Penn, 2013)
Errol Morris on Vermeer
Morelli on art
X-Ray, DNA evidence in painting forgeries. Connoisseurs, fingerprints
March 1 to March 3 SPRING BREAK
I Can Do What They Did Better:
Marcel Proust, The Lemoine Affair
Neil Hertz on plagiarism and punishment
Literary History Break (two classes)
Laurence Sterne and Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy--16th ct plagiarism begins but it really gets goin gin 18th ct.
The confessions of William Henry Ireland, containing the particulars of his fabrication of the Shakespeare Manuscripts;
Second Paper (500 words) DUE Saturday March 29 by 11:59 p.m. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Your assignment is to do a close reading of an assigned text. Focus on a passage or a scene and discuss it in detail. That passage or scene is your paper topic. Cite the text or film to make your points. Develop your thesis. The text or is your evidence. If you don't know what a close reading is and have never done one before, be sure to go to http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/how-do-close-reading. You may also ask me for clarification. You must also know how to write a research paper, or analytical essay. You will need a title for your paper and a thesis, an argument that you can state in one sentence. Your thesis should go at the end of your first paragraph. To make sure we share the same understanding of the assigned paper, please read http://users.clas.ufl.edu/burt/paper.html before you begin writing. You may figure out your title before you write your paper, but usually, you only figure out your title after you figure out your thesis. And you figure out your thesis by writing your paper. What you think is your conclusion often needs to be moved up from the end of the essay to the front. Then you are ready to make your final revisions and add a new concluding paragraph. You may also have come up with a new title in the course of writing the paper. And then you are ready to proofread your paper. And then you will have finished writing your paper. Congratulations! :) Also, please insert image captures as needed.
Email your paper (as an attachment) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put your name in the subject title or header of your title. Put your name in your paper.
Grading: I will meet with you in person to discuss your paper with you. PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you didn't do the asignment, a close reading, your grade is an automatic E. If didn't put your name on your paper, it's an automatic E. If you didn't have a proper title, it's an automatic E. If you didn't have a thesis, it's an automatic E. One third of your grade will be based on your title; one third on your thesis; and one third on the rest of your paper.
Charles Baudelaire, "Counterfeit Money"
Jacques Derrida, Given Time: 1. Counterfeit Money
Tolstoy, "The Forged Coupon"
L'Argent (dir. Bresson, 19)
The Counterfeiters (film)
T-Men (dir. Anthony Mann, 1947)
Freud The Uncanny
Sherlock Holmes story
Carlo Ginzburg, "Clues " Ginzburg, Carlo (1984), "Morelli, Freud, and Sherlock Holmes: Clues and Scientific Method",
Sigmund Freud on Dostoevsky’s The Gambler
Final Paper (500 words) due December 5 by 5:00 p.m. (please email it to me at email@example.com).
I'll have to teach the class twice if I can what I did here exactly. I'll make a movie of what I do each class this semester. And then next semesterthe transcription and descriptions of what I've done will have to transcribed and that will be my screenplay. But since you are new, I;ll have to say whatever I'm saying now again only to different students who will therefore not know how to respond to me since there will be silences when one of was speaking. Or I could play the recording for you each class. Would it be hte same clas?