Sailing East

Weeks 7-14 of Class

Week 7

Wednesday, October 7: Kalidasa, prologue and acts 1-2; Shatz’s “‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now.”

Week 8

Monday, October 12: Kalidasa, act 3-5; Tagore, selections.

Wednesday, October 14: Kalidasa, acts 6-7; Hossain’s “Sultana’s Dream” and Lewton’s “Feminist Visions of Science and Utopia in Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s ‘Sultana’s Dream.’”

Week 9

Monday-Wednesday, October 19-21: No synchronous class meetings! Instead, book and attend a one-on-one Teams Conferences and a group Peer Review for our Second Projects.

Second Projects due by the end of the day of Sunday, October 25.

Week 10

Monday, October 26: Nguyen Du, Author’s Opening Words, episodes 1-10; Kevin Nguyen’s “This Fucked Me Up: Ken Burns’s The Vietnam War.”

Wednesday, October 28: Nguyen Du, episodes 11-20; Teresa Mei Chuc, all. [CN: war]

Week 11

Monday, November 2: Nguyen Du, episodes 21-30, Final Conclusion; Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, all. [CN: war]

Wednesday, November 4: Chikamatsu, act 1; Shonagon’s The Pillow Book, selections. [CN: sex work and trafficking, suicide]

Week 12

Monday, November 9: Chikamatsu, act 2-3; Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs, selection, and Motoko Rich’s “A Novelist Breaks the Code of Being a Woman in Japan.” [CN: sex work and trafficking, suicide]

Wednesday, November 11: No class!

Week 13

Monday – Wednesday, November 16-18: No synchronous class meetings! Instead, book and attend a one-on-one Teams Conferences and a group Peer Review for our Third Projects.

Third Projects due by the end of the day of Sunday, November 22.

Websites

Websites are due by the end of the day on Monday, November 30.