Lesson Plan for Week 9: General Thoughts and Notes

Patrick Mooney, TA
Eng 150, Prof. Duffy
20 November 2013

Major topics:

  1. Thought for the day:

    The old man rose and gazed into my face
    and said that was official recognition
    that I was now a dual citizen.

    He therefore desired me when I got home
    to consider myself a representative
    and to speak on their behalf in my own tongue.

    Their embassies, he said, were everywhere
    but operated independently
    and no ambassador would ever be relieved.

    — Seamus Heaney, From the Republic of Conscience (p. 277 in the course edition of Opened Ground).

  2. Administrative Issues:
    1. Attendance.
    2. Distribution of poetry handout for next two weeks. You should consider this to be required reading, and I will not hesitate to give a quiz if it looks like people have not read it.
    3. Paper-related questions?
    4. I am behind on responding to paper proposals, but will absolutely respond to everyone's first proposal before I go to bed tonight. I am sorry for the delay.
    5. Reminder: section is optional next week unless you have scheduled a recitation. I sent an email last Wednesday night with details about exactly what this means and how it changes the grading expectations for section, if you want details.
  3. Recitations this week: