Bradley Hall, Y-16
Important Announcements and Updates
I have updated the main page with additional extra credit opportunities: Academic Success Workshops and Learning Skills Workshops conducted by the NCC Center for Educational and Retention Counseling. If students attend one or more of these workshops and provide evidence of attendance along with a typed one- to two-page personal response (review, analysis, reflection, critique, et cetera), they can receive one additional point per workshop.
For Monday, February 25, be sure to read at least “The Stolen Child,” “When You Are Old,” and “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats, all in the first packet of poetry distributed in class before break. (Ideally, you should read all of the Yeats packet while you have the time!)
I hope you are enjoying the break.
As agreed upon in class Wednesday, we have amended the schedule yet again. Rather than starting poetry on Wednesday, February 13, we will put off W.B. Yeats until after the break. Instead, Monday we will focus on “The Dead,” and then on Wednesday we will discuss Elizabeth Bowen’s “Her Table Spread” (Trevor 311-318) and
Seán Ó Faoláin’s “The Faithless Wife” and “The Sugawn Chair” (Trevor 318-337, 338-341). You must have The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories by Wednesday’s class, as the latter two stories are not available online.
As agreed upon in class yesterday, the due date for Essay 1 has been changed from Wednesday, 13 February, our last class before break, to Monday, 25 February, the day after break. (You may still submit your essay on the 13th if you wish.)
For tomorrow, the readings are “A Painful Case” (107-118), “Ivy Day in the Committee Room” (119-138), and “The Dead” (183-236). We will also look at the reading schedule and talk about it, possibly mix things up a bit more.
Center Grammar Review Workshop: Building Compound Sentences
Students will learn how to combine short sentences into longer ones using proper conjunctions and correct punctuation.
Facilitated by Professor Matthew Posillico, English Department
Tuesday, February 5, 5:30 (Evening Activity Hour)
of Yeats Day
This annual day of all things Yeats, organized by the Yeats Society of NY in partnership with Glucksman Ireland House NYU, is just a taste of a two-week program in Sligo that includes a tour of "Yeats Country."
Saturday April 6
10:00 am–5:00 pm
1 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003
If students attend one or more of these events, and provide evidence of attendance (ticket stub, program, unretouched digital image, et cetera) along with a typed one- to two-page personal response (review, analysis, reflection, critique, et cetera), they can receive additional points: a single event and written response is usually worth 2 points extra credit (Writing Center Workshops are worth one point); attendance at additional events will earn one additional point each.
Also, do not forget that we meet in G 383 on Wednesdays.
Finally, it might interest you to learn that tomorrow is the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, January 30, 1972.
Our first class is Wednesday, January 23, and the Registrar’s Office has informed me that we will meet in G 383 on Wednesdays.
Textbooks have been ordered through the NCC Campus Store;
however, you are encouraged to purchase them from wherever they are least
We will be using the following:
Synge, J. M. The Playboy of the Western World and Riders to the Sea. New York: Dover, 1993. ISBN 9780486275628.
(Available used starting at $0.01 at Amazon.com*).