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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies York University Winter 2012 Course Outline

LAPS/HUMA 1780 6.0 Stories in Diverse Media


Course Director: Dr. Gillian Helfield Email: ghelfie@yorku.ca Office: Centre for Film and Theatre, #219 Office hours: By appointment only Course Director: Dr. Tanja Juric Email: tjuric@yorku.ca Office: Ross North701A Office hours: By appointment only

Lecture: Mondays & Wednesdays 7-10pm, Stedman Lecture Halls (SLH) Lecture Hall A Course Website: Go to the following link: http:// moodle.yorku.ca Sign in with your passport York account and then click on our course code. *** If you are having trouble accessing the website, please email: ithelp@yorku.ca Grade Distribution: Participation Mid-term Term Paper Proposal with Annotated Bibliography Term Paper (10-12 pages) Final Exam

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* Assignments must be submitted before lecture on the date due via the course moodle site. Assignments submitted after lecture begins will be considered one day late. ** Late assignments are subject to a 3% late penalty per day, or -20% per week. ***Students are responsible for ensuring that assignments are uploaded correctly and on time. Course Description: Focuses on recurrent stories and themes that have been realized in a variety of media (film, literature, music, theatre, visual arts). Emphasized are various settings for the arts and their reception by audiences, viewers and readers. Course credit exclusion: None. Required Reading: Books are available for purchase at York University bookstore. Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Oxford World Classics, London: Oxford University Press, 2004. Fielding, Helen. Bridget Jones Diary from The Independent, 1995 (available on Course Website) Homer. The Odyssey of Homer. Translation by Richard Lattimore. New York: Harper Collins, 1976. Horkheimer, M. & Adorno, T. The Concept of Enlightenment from Dialectic of Enlightenment. New York: Herder & Herder, 1972. (Available on Course Website)

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies York University Winter 2012 Course Outline

LAPS/HUMA 1780 6.0 Stories in Diverse Media


Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Prince. 2nd Edition. Translation by Harvey C. Mansfield. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. Perrault, Charles. The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault. Oxford World Classics. Translated by Christopher Betts. London: Oxford University Press, 2009. Shakespeare, William. King Lear. Signet Classics. Slaughter, Joseph R. Human Rights Inc., New York: Fordham University Press, 2007. Stoker, Bram. Dracula. With introduction by Leonard Wolf. Signet Classics.
Lecture Topic and Assigned Readings Important Dates

INTRODUCTION TO COURSE
1 Jan 4

UNIT 1: THE ODYSSEY (Dr. Juric) The Odyssey I: Homers Odyssey The Odyssey II: Homers Odyssey (continued) Read: The Odyssey The Odyssey III: American/Film Adaptation In-Class Film: O Brother Where Art Thou (Cohen Bros, 2000) The Odyssey IV: Losing Self to find oneself Research Paper Read: excerpt from The Concept of Enlightenment, in & Proposal Dialectic of Enlightenment by Horkheimer & Adorno Review ***(text available on course website) UNIT 2: KING LEAR (Dr. Helfield) King Lear I: Context, Background, Politics and Metaphysics Read: King Lear King Lear II: Freud and Fairy Tales Read: Donkey Skin & Patient Griselda in Complete Fairytales of Charles Perrault King Lear III: Sexual Identity Read: The Purity Myth (Hand-out) King Lear IV: Feminist Reading In-class Film: A Thousand Acres (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1997) Research Paper Proposal Due

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Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies York University Winter 2012 Course Outline

LAPS/HUMA 1780 6.0 Stories in Diverse Media


UNIT 3: STORYTELLING & HUMAN RIGHTS (Dr. Juric) Storytelling I: The Human Rights Narrative Read: Preamble: The Legibility of Human Rights in Human Rights Inc., by Joseph Slaughter. Storytelling II: Writing (the story of) Human Rights Law Read: Chapter 1 Novel Subjects and Enabling Fictions in Human Rights Inc., by Joseph Slaughter. Storytelling III: Human Rights as Common Sense Read: Chapter 3: Normalizing Narrative Forms in Human Rights Inc., by Joseph Slaughter. Storytelling IV: Stories Matter. Perspective & Authorship. Read: Codicil: Intimations of a Human Rights International in Human Rights Inc., by Joseph Slaughter. MID-TERM EXAM. HELD IN CLASS.
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UNIT 4: DRACULA (Dr. Helfield) Dracula I: The Gothic, Horror & Fantasy Read Dracula (Bram Stoker) Dracula II: Social, Cultural & Historical Significance of the Vampire Dracula III: The Vampire in Popular Culture (TV, Film, Art) In-Class Viewing: True Blood (selections) UNIT 5: THE PRINCE (Dr. Juric) The Prince I: Introduction Machiavellis The Prince Read: The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince II: Uses and Abuses of Power In-Class Viewing of: The Godfather

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The Prince III: Enduring influence of Machiavellis Prince

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies York University Winter 2012 Course Outline

LAPS/HUMA 1780 6.0 Stories in Diverse Media


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UNIT 6: PRIDE/BRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Dr. Helfield) Jane Austen I: Introduction and Overview Read: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Jane Austen II: BBC Television Series In-Class Viewing: Pride and Prejudice (selections) Jane Austen III: Confessional Literature Read: Bridget Jones Diary (Newspaper Column) Jane Austen IV: Pride and Prejudice reframed Film: Bride and Prejudice (Gurinder Chadha, 2004) EXAM REVIEW

RESEARCH PAPER DUE

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Final Exam per York Exam Schedule TBA

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies York University Winter 2012 Course Outline

LAPS/HUMA 1780 6.0 Stories in Diverse Media


Atkinson Essay Tutoring Centre (Rm. 140 Atkinson College, 416-736-5289) Students are strongly encouraged to contact the Atkinson Essay Tutoring Centre and book an appointment for free instruction and help with writing. Academic Honesty Students should review and be familiar with the Senate Policy on Academic honesty at: http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/legislation/senate/acadhone.htm Please note that Students may not withdraw from any course(s) in which they have been penalized for academic dishonesty. Late Policy All course work must be submitted via the course website before lecture on the date due. Assignments submitted after the beginning of lecture will be considered one day late. Late assignments are subject to a late penalty of -3% per day, or 20% per week. ***Students are responsible for ensuring that assignments are uploaded to the course website correctly and on time. Email submissions will not be accepted***.

Deferred Standing Students who cannot attend an exam due to illness or misfortunate must pursue deferred standing. For further information, please visit: http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/services/ds_faq.htm Students with Special Needs York University is committed to making reasonable accommodations and adaptations in order to make equitable the educational experience of students with special needs and to promote their full integration into the campus community. Please alert the Course Director as soon as possible should you require such accommodations. Do not wait until mid-way through the course.