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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Posted by Riana Doretti on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 12:44
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Posted by Reign Browning on Monday, October 5, 2020 - 16:24

The Satsuma Rebellion, so named for the region in which most of the fighting happened, took place from January to September of 1877. The rebellion was led by Saigō Takamori, a former leader in the Meiji government who grew to question the integrity of the new government and eventually reject the social reforms that he had once supported. He led a group of Samurai on a conquest all over the Satsuma Domain against the imperial army. The imperial army was made of conscripts, emblematic of the focus on equality that had arisen in recent years. Unfortunately for the rebels, the imperial army had adopted modern weapons such as land mines, sea balloons, and rockets, while the rebels still largely fought with swords. Eventually, owing to being outmanned and outgunned, the rebellion was crushed and with it the class of the Samurai. Saigō’s rebellion can be seen as the last gasp of the many ex-Samurai who couldn’t or wouldn’t adjust to modern life and the social reforms that came with...

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Posted by Reign Browning on Monday, October 5, 2020 - 16:21
Posted by Edward Mooradian on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 13:25

Two Football clubs located in the same Scottish city are hosts to one to one of the deepest cultural sporting rivalrys we have ever seen.  you might not of heard of them but Celtic and Rangers are the two most successful clubs in the Scottish league sharing a total of  105 league championships and 46 Scottish Cups. These clubs bring in what is close to be 120 million pounds for the scottish economy, but the cultural impact of these teams is what truly is interesting. As both of these clubs were started roughly between 1870-1885, both their fanbases were almost predertimined by religion.  Rangers FC developed a Protastant fanbase that also shared the same cultual views of being British and Loyalists, while Celtic fans were Catholic and embraced their Irish Scot identity.  This rivalery has developed as time has gone on and the cultural impact has carried on for hundreds of years.  When the teams meet today it is known as the "Old Firm Derby"  because just like seeing a old freind, ...