Engaging English (F20 ENGL 202-01 Purdue) Dashboard


image of surfingThis class will teach you how to surf (the Internet) and about the various ways that English studies have been transformed over the last few decades.  Starting with some basic close-reading and analysis skills (aided by annotation at COVE Studio), we will then explore how those skills have been increasingly applied to new areas of inquiry (tv, film, culture, critical theory, and politics).  Throughout, we will employ new digital tools that change the way we approach our subjects of inquiry, including Web annotation, timeline-building, gallery-building and GIS mapping.  As we proceed, we will consider the nature of English studies:  What is an English department and how does it relate to the rest of the university?  What can you do with an English degree?  Why is it necessary to fight for English in an increasingly STEM-oriented world?  

Scroll down to "Galleries, Timelines, and Maps" in order to add items to our collective map, timeline and gallery exhibit.

Our texts at COVE Studio:

William Wordsworth, "The world is too much with us" (published 1807) | William Wordsworth, "Surprised by Joy" (published 1815)

Percy Shelley, "To Wordsworth" (published 1816) and "England in 1819" (written 1819, published 1839) | Percy Shelley, "Lift not the painted veil" (published 1824)

John Keats, "If by these dull rhymes" (written 1819, published 1836)

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnet #22 and 32, Sonnets from the Portuguese (published 1850)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "The Sonnet" (published 1881) | Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "The Portrait" (Sonnet 10 of The House of Life; written 1869, published 1881) | Dante Gabriel Rossetti, "Body's Beauty" (Sonnet 78 of The House of Life; published 1881)

Christina Rossetti, "In an Artist's Studio" (written 1856, published 1896)

Gerard Manley Hopkins, "God's Grandeur" (written 1877, published 1918) | Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Spring" (published 1918) | Gerard Manley Hopkins, "As kingfishers catch fire" (published 1918)

Jericho Brown, "The Tradition" (published 2015)

William Butler Yeats, "Leda and the Swan" (published 1924)

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Part One (published 1902) | Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Part Two (published 1902) | Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Part Three (published 1902) | Click here for Cannon Schmitt's COVE Editions version of Heart of Darkness

Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (published 1958)

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Individual Entries

Posted by Samantha Johnson on Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 16:03

Emmeline Pankhurst was the founder of the WSPU foundation. A womens suffragette movement. She was born in Manchester and this was also the place where she would marry her husband, who was an advid supporter of the Suffragette movements. She would have many children with him and one of those children (Christabel Pankhurst) followed her mothers path and played a large role in the WSPU foundation with her mother. On many occasions, Emmeline would be arrested along with other group members, and then stage a hunger strike. She did this multiple times throught her time as the founder. At times when it appeared a movement would be passed, Emmeline would encourage the other women to role back on their protests, however nothing did ever pass and the protests they held continued to get worse. Emmeline contributed to these by throwing rocks at the prime ministers home and at one point, an incidiery device went off in a house being built for the chancelor which Emmeline was arrested for....

Posted by Samantha Johnson on Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 15:47
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Posted by Samantha Johnson on Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 15:31
Posted by Jeremy Horwich on Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 11:53
Posted by Jeremy Horwich on Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 11:24

This house in the historic village of Kirkby Mallory was built as early as 1666 and was torn down in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Most notably, it belonged to Lady Byron's parents in the nineteenth century and was subsequently the childhood home of Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lady Byron and her husband, the famed Romantic poet, Lord Byron. Around the time of Lovelace's birth, Lord and Lady Byron's marriage had almost completely dissolved due in large part to his numerous affairs. Additionally, Lovelace was born in the city, but Lord Byron had been expecting a "glorious son" instead of a daughter and was dissapointed and critical of Lovelace's gender; these two facts combined led Lady Byron to leave Lord Byron and head to Kirkby Hall, where Ada Lovelace spent most of her childhood. Soon after, Lord Byron joined a revolution in Greece and died. Hence, Ada Lovelace never knew her father. 

The house went through various owners for just over another hundred...

Posted by Megan Dettmer on Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 10:47
Posted by Makayla Bach on Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 00:45

    The Wesleyan Chapel was built in 1843.  The First Woman's Rights Convention was held here on July 19 and 20, 1848. The Wesleyan Chapel was not only known for the First Woman's Rights Convention, it was also a place for political rallies, antislavery activity, and free speech events. There were a lot of little issues that happened in order for this convention to happen here.  For example, the front door was locked on the first day of the convention.  The chapel is located in Seneca Falls, New York.  In 1871, the Wesleyan Methodist Church was sold to the congregation and extensively altered. It went through many different owners over the next 100 years, each of whom changed the building significantly. Only one of the five organizers was from Seneca Falls, and that was Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  Even though she was the only one from Seneca Falls, the Wesleyan Chapel was still well known to all of the other founders. 


Posted by Nidhi Shekar on Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 22:57

The Albemarle club in London. has been controversial since its conception in 1874. Even though it was introduced as a 'Gentleman's club', Albemarle was always open to both men and women, something that frowned upon. They were also criticized for their progressive attitude towards women's rights, and were even forced to increase their membership fees because they couldn't find patrons that espoused their values. Ironically, what made them popular was the Oscar Wilde scandal. Wilde and his wife were known to frequent the club, and in an effort to force Wilde to end his affair with his son, the Marquess of Queensberry left for him what has now become an infamous calling card. The note read “For Oscar Wilde, posing sodomite.” The note angered Wilde so much that he took the Marquess to court for defamation, claiming that it had ruined his life. This defamation suit in April was the first in the series of three trials. When asked directly, Wilde denied the entire affair, and his lawyer...

Posted by Allie Foster on Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 18:28
Posted by Allie Foster on Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 17:53

The Wesleyan Church was a Methodist church located in Seneca Falls in Seneca county, New York. The red brick church was constructed in 1843 and is best known as a local safe haven for many historical movements. Movements surrounding ideas of antislavery, women's rights, politics, and other practices of free speech took place here. Although the church is well known for its many historical moments, it served many other purposes as the years progressed. 

The chapel made its way through the hands of an array of owners, who used the building to serve for more than religious or political purposes. A prime example of the church's many services includes the times when it served as a theatre, telephone company, and even a laundromat. As the church passed from owner to owner, the church’s original exterior and interior designs had been greatly altered. In the year of 1985, the National Park Service bought the...