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Last approved: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:39:44 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:39:44 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
Yes
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
barnstonea
Aliki
Barnstone
barnstonea@missouri.edu
573/882-3195
English
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
readd
David
Read
ReadD@missouri.edu
573/882-6066
English

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
English (ENGLSH)
English
4168
3
 
30
Major Authors, 1789-1890
See ENGLSH 4160 for course description.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
 
 
 
 

Instructor Information

barnstonea
Aliki
Barnstone
barnstonea@missouri.edu
573/882-3195
English
(numbers only)
Tenured Professor
311 Tate
Yes, in the last five years
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

This Writing Intensive course on Emily Dickinson will combine close readings with the historical context in which the poet’s wrote: Woman’s Suffrage, Abolitionism, Mary Lyon’s founding of Mt. Holyoke College (the first institution of higher learning for women), and transformations and revisions of theology. We will read Emily Dickinson’s poems and letters, Emerson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, and others. We will visit Rare Books and Special Collections in Ellis Library and the State Historical Society of Missouri. We will also map out the Amherst region, exploring the fascinating lives and works of the Dickinson family’s neighbors, correspondents, collaborators, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Noah Webster. Writing assignments include keeping a reading and writing journal, short and fun writing games (such as making a poetry collage, introducing your Dickinson self, and serving as tour guide in the Amherst region), a short explication (3 pages), and a short research paper (7-10 pages).
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
20
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Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Journal/Class notebook
Students will free-write every day for 15 minutes, choosing a few lines from ED work or another work we are reading as prompt. They will also use the journal for classnotes and their own meditations.
Length of assignment:
100
Instructor
 
 
100

Poetry Collage
• Students write a "poem" made up entirely of lines by Emily Dickinson. The purpose is 1) for the students to explore the work of the poet we are studying in depth for lines that are significant to them; 2) to have experiential knowledge of the devices of poetry and Dickinson, in particular; 3) to read and write in a new way.
Length of assignment:
1
Instructor
1
Instructor
2

Poetry Game
Write a poem of their own
Length of assignment:
1
Instructor
1
Instructor
2

Translation of Emily Dickinson's Letter
• “Translate” Emily Dickinson’s letter of introduction to Thomas Wentworth Higginson into an introduction of themselves: This fun writing game allows students to experience Emily Dickinson’s poetic “logic” and epistemology.
Length of assignment:
3
Instructor
3
Instructor
6

Explication of a Poem by ED
The assignment is to write an explication of a poem by Emily Dickinson, using at least two quotations from secondary sources. The purpose of the assignment is 1) to practice reading poetry closely, 2) to understand that even short works of literary criticism can be more insightful with help from other critics, 3) to practice using secondary sources as preparation for their longer research paper
Length of assignment:
3
Instructor
3
Instructor
6

Map the Amherst Area
In this paper, students will guide the reader around Amherst and the surrounding area, explaining the significance. This introduces the students to ED’s culture. For example, she could see the railroad from her window (hence, the poem “I like to see it lap the miles.” Harriet Beecher Stowe went to church two blocks away.
Length of assignment:
3
Instructor
3
Instructor
6

Research Paper
This paper will stress close reading and cultural influence. The goal is to read closely and critically, handling first and secondary sources deftly. (7-10 pages first draft; 7-10 pages revision)
Length of assignment:
7
Instructor
7
Instructor
14

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
118.00
Revisions:
18.00
136.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

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Writing is distributed evenly across the semester
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0
 

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement


Additional Comments

10.24.16: Submitted on behalf of instructor.
Jonathan Cisco (CiscoJo) (Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:06:51 GMT): Approved at request of instructor.
Jonathan Cisco (CiscoJo) (Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:50:40 GMT): Agreed with instructor that this course would be reviewed in-house. Instructor had issues with previous submission system and was unable to submit on time. Approving through queue.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Thu, 03 Nov 2016 21:39:38 GMT): I have added ENGLSH 4188W, 02 to the Spring 2017 schedule of classes and cancelled the regular section of ENGLSH 4188, 02. This class is cross-listed with WGST 4188. I have added WGST 4188W, 02 and cancelled the regular section of WGST 4188., 02. In addition, there was 12 students enrolled on the English side and 1 student on the WGST side. These students have been moved over to the new sections of 4188W for their subject area.
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