Here’s the prompt in the syllabus regarding the journal entries:
To understand the concepts of intertextuality, adaptation, and revision within and across genres; and to bring a critical analysis to aesthetic and cultural transformations of texts that re-work and/or recontextualize prior texts.
Students are expected to keep a journal of brief, formal responses to the works. The responses include annotations and commentary based on questions generated by the student.
Below you may find the list of literary works that you’ll write responses on (Around one page each).
Aeschylus – The Oresteia (Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and Eumenides)
Eugene O’Neill – Mourning Becomes Electra
The Book of Job (preferably the Stephen Mitchell edition)
James Joyce – Grace (The Dubliners)
Archibald McLeash – J.B.
William Shakespeare – Othello
Paula Vogel – Desdemona, A Play about a Handkerchief
You can find all of these in the pdf form online but let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!!!!