Wiki Groups and Stages


Group Members Listed Here

Stage 1: Due Friday, Jan. 29
Set up the first version of the page for your topic. What I have in mind—though I am open to other approaches—is a somewhat broad or introductory overview of the topic, surveying different approaches that critics on [Topic X] have taken to Ulysses. In other words, give us the "lay of the land" for how gender critics (or whatever) have treated the novel, defining key terms and concepts that will help orient our understanding of this topic. An alternative option, keeping in mind that we'll only have read a quarter of the novel or so by this point, would be to develop an analysis of how the topic plays out in the first few episodes of the book, using your research materials as background context that informs your readings of textual examples.

Again, there may be other approaches. Keep in mind, you need to produce something that later groups can build on, develop, and expand. So don't pick something overly narrow and obscure. Your page should involve rigorous reading and research, and should use that research to illuminate textual examples.

For the group that has this week "off" to work on podcasts--by the deadline, please email me a short (100-150 word), but relatively specific, proposal of what you're thinking about for your podcast: your topic, and an approach that your podcast might take to the topic. You can change your mind later, but I want to be sure you are using this time productively. Be reminded that you may do the podcasts individually or in groups, as you prefer.

For this and all future stages, the whole group is responsible for the quality of writing and analysis; don't be afraid to push one another to do better work. Grad students have an even higher expectation to consult critical materials and to enhance the overall intellectual quality of the page.
The first version of the page should run at least 800-1000 words (more is ok). Group 6: you will have this week to work on your own podcasts, but I encourage you to browse around and see what other groups are doing.

For all work in this class, cite Ulysses by episode number and line number(s), like this (3.1734-1738).
Please cite the Gabler edition ordered for the course.

Group 1: Modernism
Group 2: Narrative Form
Group 3: Ireland, Dublin, and Urban Culture
Group 4: Gender and Sexuality
Group 5: Media/Textuality
Group 6: Work on podcast -- email me a possible topic/approach by the due date.



Stage 2: Due Friday, Feb. 12
Read what the previous group has done, and strategize about what you'd like to develop further and what new aspects of the topic you'd like to explore. Then, as before, do considerable reading and research (for grad students, extra-considerable), and add at least 800-1000 words to the topic. Try to draw on some research materials that the previous group didn't use, and continue bringing in examples from Ulysses illuminated by your research. In addition to enhancing your assigned page, each group should create at least two hyperlinks to different Wiki topics, so that our Wiki page as a whole starts becoming more interconnected. (Maybe even create/link to an anchor within other pages? Dare I dream?). Please have someone from the group email me a brief (100-200 word) synopsis of the most important changes made. Groups 4 and 5: you will have this week to work on your podcasts, but I encourage you to browse around and see what other groups are doing.

For the groups that have this week "off" to work on podcasts--by the deadline, please email me a short (100-150 word), but relatively specific, proposal of what you're thinking about for your podcast: your topic, and an approach that your podcast might take to the topic. You can change your mind later, but I want to be sure you are using this time productively. Be reminded that you may do the podcasts individually or in groups, as you prefer.

Group 1: Either Ireland/Dublin/Urban Culture OR Narrative Form
Group 2: Gender and Sexuality
Group 3: Media/Textuality
Group 4: Work on podcasts
Group 5: Work on podcasts
Group 6: Modernism

Group Stage 3: Due Friday, Feb. 26
Same instructions as Stage 2, and same expectations for research. Please create hyperlinks to the topic you've worked on previously. While there's no hope of complete closure on any of these topics, your edits at this stage should aim to make the page cohesive—in other words, try to tie together all of the work done on gender (or whatever) and give it a sense of coherence and focus. As before, please have someone from the group email me a brief (100-200 word) synopsis of the most important changes made. Groups 1, 2, and 3: you will have this week to work on your podcasts, but I encourage you to browse around and see what other groups are doing.

For the groups that have this week "off" to work on podcasts--by the deadline, please email me a short (100-150 word), but relatively specific, proposal of what you're thinking about for your podcast: your topic, and an approach that your podcast might take to the topic. You can change your mind later, but I want to be sure you are using this time productively. Be reminded that you may do the podcasts individually or in groups, as you prefer.

Group 1: Work on podcasts
Group 2: Work on podcasts
Group 3: Work on podcasts
Group 4: EITHER Media/Textuality OR Modernism
Group 5: EITHER Gender and Sexuality OR Ireland/Dublin/Urban Culture
Group 6: Narrative Form







Groups (asterisk = grad student)
If, for some dumb reason, I have forgotten your name (or listed you twice), please let me know ASAP!

Group One:
Grace C.
Bev O.
Amy W. *

Group Two
Patrick B.
Rosa W.
Claire B. *

Group Three:
Thomas C.
Moriah N.
Rives C. *

Group Four:
T. Casper
Jamie P.
Kevin H. *

Group Five
Hayley B.
Krystal R.
Andrew M. *

Group Six
Mitchell G.
Karisa H-C.
Benjamin H. *