Refugee Empathy in Home by Warsan Shire
Personal Voice Changing Public View
Dr. Susan Spearey
The refugee crisis is one that has been happening for most of history. Society tends to
form opinions on refug
January 31st, 2017
o Dealing with the problems of post-conflict society
o post conflict societies not beyond conflict, not completely in a new phase, although there
may have been a truce or cease-fire or a military surrender or th
ENGL 1F97: Wit, Mike Nichols
Adapted from the play of the same title by Margaret Edson. Preserved a number of the
theatrical devices of the play. Use of soliloquy (speaking directly to the audience)
Restriction to a few sets to mimic the limitations of Vi
ENGL1F97: Lecture 2
Thom Gunn, In Time of Plague; Miller Williams, Thinking about Bill, Dead of
AIDS; Terrence McNally, Andres Mother.
If you dont know where to start with a poem, start with the tone (often complex, such as
bittersweet) and your impressio
Epigraph: The condition of a native is a nervous condition
The effects of colonization on women.
In the context of colonization, a native is an indigenous inhabitant of the colonized land, while a
settle is someone of European origin (w
April 4th, 2017
Sometimes in April:
o Augustin Butara: brother of Honore; former solider, now teacher; narrator; Hutu
o Jeanne Butara: Wife of Augustin; Tutsi
o Honore Butara: brother of Augustin; on the hate radio, spreading propag
Ingrid de Kok: A Room Full of Questions
Mandated to investigate past injustices and to grant amnesty in respect of act, omissions,
and offences associated with political objective and committed in the course of the
December 6th, 2016-12-06
2 sections: budget your time accordingly.
Spend 55 -minutes on each section.
You may bring a dictionary
Identification (60 marks): select any 6 of the 12 passages and write a brief, though
Ojibway culture is passed down orally, but Saul cant tell his own story in the circle in the
treatment centre. He is a seer but cannot see. At the end, though, the visions start
coming back to him at Gods Lake.
Sauls parents repres
ENGL1F97: Lecture 4
Movement, Migration, Change, Transmutation:
Walter Benjamins angel of history: invites us to question notions of progress, change,
transmutation is everywhere in the play.
How are these ideas treated? What is Kushner suggesting with th
March 21st, 2017
o Play looks at the build-up to the Rwanda genocide
o Action starts on new-years-day, 1 January, 1994; ends on 6 April, 1994 as the genocide
is beginning, signalled by the interahamwe or militias (armed men wi
L AU Y Y S 7
E F T OV U E S
O EC 2 5 T
1 of 3 first-year English courses
(1F91a historical survey; 1F95
focus on genre; 1F97focus on
2 hours of lecture/ 1 hour of
Working Towards a Close Reading for your Exam
Remember: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.
What themes do you see in the poem?
Do you see a central message/theme? How is it signalled?
What is the central purpose?
How would you summarize
ENGL 1F97 Exam Rubric 2016
Course: English 1F97
Date of Final examination: 20 April, 2016
Time of examination: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Number of students: 170
Number of hours: 3
Instructor: S. Spearey
No examination aids other than those specif
February 28th, 2016
o Haunt (noun):
A spirit supposed to haunt a place; a ghost
Example: I got a tree on my back a haint in my house. (Beloved 18)
Visiting, going on a pilgrimage
o Haunt (verb):
Of imaginary or spiritual beings, gh
Treatment or Care: An Analysis of Physician
Care in Wit directed by Mike Nichols
Based off the play by Margaret Edson, the film Wit is a look into the world of biomedical
science and the doctor/patient
1. Treat comparative things equally
- same amount of time
- treat them the same
2. has to be a reason why you are comparing them
3. Structure should be dictated by thesis
always have a title
- begin generally
- not your point
Heart of Darkness !
hear about new characters before we meet them
marlo and kerts are the only two named characters
as he starts to tell the story, narrator alerts us to other things
everything else we learned about story we leaned through marlo
Sept 24 2014
Developing a thesis
Begin with your observation
hopkins uses repetition in his sonnet gods grandeur
Start from the poem and build out
Hopkins uses a lot of imagery of movement in his sonnet
Gods grandeur criticizes our
My Last Duchess Analysis
Fra Pandolf- unidentified sculptor
lines 23-24 Too easily impressed; she liked whater she looked on, and her looks went
- not faithful
speaking to a third party
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Elegy written in a country courtyard !
- Title is rst clue of what we are gonna encounter !
- title tells us:!
funeral like !
evokes tone of elegy !
it is what it is !
acknowledges itself as constructed !
to him, all writing is autobiographical, when a author writes, the reader learns a
lot about the speaker
he talks about how the mind works/how his mind works, and how we see things
at the end of the poem theres a problem which the re
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
- choses character not as character in the odessy !
- writes him as an old man as a king !
- told through ulysses perspective !
- everything is ltered through ulysses !
- characteristics !
Ode on a grecian urn
adresses the urn
sees an image of young couple
permeance, being remembered does not seem like a good thing
beauty is fragile
- trace of them remains
- wants his life work to mean some
begin with satans expulsion
lucifer being cast out of heaven
adam and eve in eden
angel comes down to explain everything
milton telling story of rebellion
tells us of mans first disobedience
as eve bites the apple, sin is already co
Sept 22 2014
More sonnets !
sonnets started to disappear in 18th century
woman started to write sonnets in the 18th century
no mention of people
sees the city as calm and beautiful *before people*
describing landscape of city
Eng Close reading
Close reading: Poetry
Robert Brownings My Last Duchess
Some questions to ask: who?
- Who is the speaker?
- what details do we know about him/her
Is there an identifiable internal audience?
- what details do we know about him/her/them
The rime of an ancient Mariner !
where are when the story is taking place?
- at a wedding
- we dont see any of it
- being told to us
narrator is at begging and end only
narrator wedding guests Mariner
stories within stories within stories