World Literature 1, Spring 2020/Schedule

From Gerald R. Lucas
CRN 25677 ENGL 2111.11 MW 11–12:15 COAS-210 Spring 2020

This schedule represents the ideal outline for our study this semester. Yet, like all best-laid plans, we may not be able to keep up with our agenda. Please be flexible and try to look and read ahead whenever possible.

We will do our best to stick by this schedule, but I will inform you verbally, via an email, and/or a literal change to the schedule below whenever there is a deviation. Getting these updates is solely your responsibility. Therefore, this schedule is tentative and subject to change contingent upon the needs of the students and the professor, and dictated by time and other constraints which may affect the course. For face-to-face classes, this schedule reflects only an overview of the assigned reading and other major course assignments. It may not indicate specific class session assignments or activities. Specific in-class assignments may not be reflected on the schedule.

Guérin Énée racontant à Didon les malheurs de la ville de Troie Louvre 5184.jpg

Beginning on 3/30: All dates with a purple background are Zoom meetings while those with a green background are online days. All online assignments will be due before the next class date, unless otherwise noted.

1 01/06 -
01/08 Class Begins • Introduction[1]
2 01/13 Epic Poetry
01/15 Gilgamesh, chapters 1–3
3 01/20 -
01/22 Gilgamesh, chapters 4–7
4 01/27 Homer’s Iliad, book 1
01/29 The Iliad, book 22
5 02/03 Homer’s Odyssey, books 1 and 2
02/05 The Odyssey, book 9
6 02/10 The Odyssey, book 10
02/12 The Odyssey, books 11 and 12
7 02/17 The Odyssey; review for midterm
02/19 No class: See Poet Laureate Joy Harjo
8 02/24 In-class Midterm[2]
02/26 Midterm Week: no class today. Lit-Crit Paper due. XC1 due.
9 03/02[3] Assign midterm rewrites • email to me before Monday 03/09
03/04 No class: work on rewrites • see me in my office for assistance
10 03/09[4] The Odyssey, book 22
03/11 The Odyssey, book 23
11 03/16 Spring Break (No class)
12 03/24 No Class.[5] Set up Zoom on your computer and import the meeting schedule to your calendar.[6] Create account on the Forum. You will need these first-thing next week. Virtual office hours: 3/26 10a-12p.
Read More »
13 03/30 Introduction to Tragedy (Class meeting on Zoom)
View: “What Is Theater?,” “Thespis, Athens, and The Origins of Greek Drama,” and “Tragedy Lessons from Aristotle
04/01 Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex
Take reading quiz • View: “Fate, Family, and Oedipus Rex” • Forum Post: What have you learned this week based on your reading and viewing? Create a topic or respond to one.
14 04/06 OR discussion on Zoom
Read: “Character v. Fate
04/08 OR continued (on Zoom, if needed)
Forum Post: Create a topic about OR and/or respond to a thread. Answer a question from the study guide, or choose your own topic.
15 04/13 Euripides’ Medea (Class meeting on Zoom)
Take reading quiz • View: Course Hero’s series of short videos on Medea by Euripides.
04/15 Medea continued
Forum Post: Create a topic about Medea. Answer a question from the study guide, choose your own topic, or find a resource and add it to the thread I started (be sure you write a couple of sentences about why you find it helpful).
16 04/20 Medea continued (Class meeting on Zoom)
Read: “Euripides' Medea” • Forum: Continue the conversation by responding to a thread about Medea.
04/22 Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Prologue; “Io and Jove“; “Europa and Jove”
View: “Introduction to Ovid’s Metamorphoses
17 04/27 Metamorphoses continued: “Apollo and Daphne”; “Iphis and Ianthe”; “Pygmalion” (Class meeting on Zoom)
Take reading quiz[7] • Read: “Ovid's Metamorphoses
04/29 Metamorphoses continued
Forum Post: Create a topic about Metamorphoses and/or respond to a thread. Read a source from the study guide or find your own secondary source (or video) to help you.
18 05/01 Final Exam due at 12:30 (good luck)
Last day to submit XC2.


  1. Be sure to order your book today (See Required Materials).
  2. Some of these study guides and writings could help in your preparation.
  3. Midterm grades due.
  4. Drop date: last day to withdraw with a “W.”
  5. From MGA President Christopher Blake: “Based on the latest information, system leaders have made the decision that effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all University System of Georgia institutions will temporarily suspend instruction for two weeks to allow time for USG institutions to test their business continuity plans and online instruction modules and for state officials to continue to assess the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia.”
  6. This is a .ics that you can import to your calendar program. It contains the meeting dates, times, and link.
  7. Be sure to read carefully and note all names and associations.
🕒 07-29-2020 📆 Make an Appointment 💬 Ask a Question 📣 Leave Feedback