January 28, 2009

Look at Assignments page

Category: beckett tips — theprof @ 8:15 pm

I have posted a handy reference sheet on the Assignments page – it is called “Useful Terms for Formal Analysis”, and you can find it right below the link to the Becket assignment PDF. This sheet is meant to provide you with a quick reference of terms mentioned in the article by Robert Kolker in your reader. That article will be quite helpful in providing you with vocabulary for your essays, so if you haven’t read it yet, now is the time to do so.  Have a great week!

January 27, 2009

The Border’s Graham Abbey to visit DRAM 205

Great news! The Borders star Graham Abbey is going to visit DRAM 205 on Monday, March 2. We’ll screen some of his work, and then talk to him in person. Graham starred in lead roles at the Stratford Festival for 10 years before leaving to concentrate on other projects. He is also a Queen’s grad.

I have updated the schedule to reflect Graham’s visit. Please note two things in particular: on the week of March 2, there will only be a Monday class, and not a Wednesday class. Also, several topics have shifted weeks in the schedule reshuffle, so make sure to check in before digging into your weekly readings.

January 21, 2009

Essay 1 now online

Category: beckett tips — theprof @ 2:45 pm

The detailed assignment sheet is now available on the Assignments page. I will talk about it in class today.

January 20, 2009

Outline in advance!

Category: administrative notes,beckett tips,lecture related — theprof @ 3:32 pm

Hi all – the outline for tomorrow’s lecture has been posted on the Outline page – 24hrs in advance!! Yay!  I’ll talk about the assignment in tomorrow’s lecture, and may even post it in advance as well!

January 16, 2009

Course Package now at Stauffer

Category: administrative notes,lecture related — theprof @ 6:43 pm

The package of Course Readings is now on 3-hr reserve at Stauffer library.

January 12, 2009

Daydreams and Kid Brother

Category: administrative notes,screening related — theprof @ 12:20 pm

As I noted, copies of these films are already on reserve at the Drama desk in Theological. For this week, the two films are on separate discs: Daydreams is at the end of the ‘Early Film Programme’ disc that contains last week’s films, and The Kid Brother is on its own disc. See the rest of you tonight!

January 9, 2009

Outlines and Quizzes

Category: administrative notes — theprof @ 5:42 pm

Two new pages have been added to the website (look at the column to the right). On the Outline page, you can download an outline for the week’s lecture. These outlines are rather brief, but they should help you to follow the lecture, and to organize your notes. On the Quiz page, I will post the questions from the week’s quiz, whether or not you actually had to write the quiz. It’s worthwhile to ask yourself if you can answer the questions as a test of how well you are grappling with the material. Happy weekend!

January 7, 2009

Linda Hutcheon – Brockington Visitorship Lectures

Category: events — theprof @ 2:50 pm

The widely published and acclaimed Linda Hutcheon from the University of Toronto is delivering two lectures under the 2009 Brockington Visitorship. Both are relevant to film and drama courses, and the second is particularly relevant to our pursuits this semester:

1. Thursday, 15 January 2009, 5:00 pm
Dunning Auditorium
“The Ethics and Politics of Reviewing in the Twenty-first Century”

2. Friday, 16 January 2009, 1:00 pm
Dunning Hall 14
“Adaptations Across the Media: Page to Stage to Screen(s)”

January 6, 2009

Screening Copies

Category: administrative notes,screening related — theprof @ 3:22 pm

Copies of the films from now until Reading Week are now available at the Drama department in the basement of Theological Hall. Students can sign out the copy for 3hrs, on a first come, first served basis. There is a television in the Green Room, but students who will be screening these copies regularly may want to arrange for small group screenings in Theo 102 or another suitable venue.

January 5, 2009

First Reading

Category: administrative notes,lecture related — theprof @ 9:12 pm

Because it can take time for everyone to get a reader from the P&CC, I have decided to post the first reading on this website, instead of including it in the course reader. For a limited time, you can download it here:

DRAM 205 First Reading