Tuesday, October 8, 2013

AP Lit 2B/3B: Mrs. Dalloway, The Hours & the Party

Today we have three major goals/outcomes:

  1. To better identify Woolf's techniques and styl
  2. To identify how Cunningham's techniques and style reflect(s) Woolf's
  3. To establish our setting and archetypes for the Dallowinian Party

And laugh.  It would be helpful today to laugh.  We'll see if that happens though . . . 

We'll start with some photocopies -- shudder -- of passages from Mrs. Dalloway and The Hours, passages I think particularly well suited to finding connections between Woolf & Cunningham.  We'll do some small group close readings w/ a particular focus on:

* stream of consciousness
* symbolism/motif
* diction
* imagery

(Yup. They are all from Wikipedia.  Except for imagery -- which isn't particularly descriptive -- these are pretty solid entries.  More examples for "motif" would be nice.  Hoping to find other resources for us.)

You'll be using your design kits and annotation skills to make these connections. 

From there, we have to get very serious about our Dallowinian party.  We'll work together to choose a setting -- time period, physical location -- and then establish the archetypes we've seen emerge from these two texts.   If possible we'll cast today.  We'll go over the character preparation forms that need to be completed for next Tuesday.    If we don't cast today, we'll cast on Thursday and that will inform what you need to include in your preparations.


Blogs: 3+ Posts for the Week
Creative Blog Entry: Choose a supporting character from Mrs. Dalloway or The Hours, one who may not get much time or attention.  Write a paragraph of story that Woof or Cunningham left out.  It need only be a paragraph.  Do your best to emulate the style of the writer.  Then write a single paragraph of analysis explaining your approach.

Read & Listen: Tracy K. Smith's "Duende"  Annotate & consider how she employs repeated imagery, structure and diction to inform themes similar, or perhaps dissimilar, to Woolf & Cunningham.

Dallowinian Party Gathering & Planning: Make use of Google+ and Drive to plan for the party.  Keep me within your loops.

Revisions: Start the process in earnest. You have until Oct 25th to submit revisions, get feedback, and resubmit again if you so choose.

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