ENGL 1006 (2015-16): Trees of Life and Death: January - April 2016
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Lecture schedule

Jan 21Introduction
Kilmer, “Trees”
Barrett Browning, sonnet XXIX
Jan 28Genesis 1-3, John 19-21, and Revelation 21-22
R.E.M., “Everybody Hurts” (video)
Feb 4Frost, “Birches”
Hopkins, “Spring and Fall”
Feb 11Layton, “The Birth of Tragedy”
Page, “Deaf-Mute in the Pear Tree”
“Lord Randal”
“Thomas Rhymer”
in-class analysis
Feb 25As You Like Itquiz
first essay due
Mar 3As You Like It
mid-term test (11:00-12:20)
Mar 10“Robin Hood and Little John”
Mansfield, “Bliss
Mar 17Emerson, “Nature” (1-11)
Hardy, “A Tragedy of Two Ambitions
in-class analysis
Mar 24Under the Greenwood Treequiz
Mar 31Under the Greenwood Treein-class analysis
Apr 7World of Warcraft
Weisman, “Earth without People
second essay due
Apr 14Review
end-of-term test (11:00-12:20)

Marc R. Plamondon, Ph.D. Department of English Studies Nipissing University