European Insurance in Figures 2011

European Insurance in Figures 2011

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European Insurance in Figures December 2011 CEA Statistics N°44
  • constant exchange rates
  • provisional figures
  • life insurance
  • european insurance
  • premiums
  • distribution of life insurance products
  • figures
  • percentage point
  • market share
  • gdp

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The Monsters Masterpieces of British Literature English 200-01 Fall 2007Prof. Cordón Stein Hall 316Office: Fenwick 321 MWF 2:00-2:50 p.m.Office Phone: 793-2382 E-mail: jcordon@holycross.edu Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-11 a.m. & by appointment Course Description and Goals Originally: a mythical creature which is part animal and part human, or combines elements of two or more animal forms, and is frequently of great size and ferocious appearance. Later, more generally: any imaginary creature that is large, ugly, and frightening. A person of repulsively unnatural character, or exhibiting such extreme cruelty or wickedness as to appear inhuman; a monstrous example of evil, a vice, etc.Oxford English DictionaryO the mind, mind has mountains; cliffs of fall Frightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. Hold them cheap May who ne'er hung there. Gerard Manley Hopkins, “No Worst, there is none.” Our monsters are always trying to show us something, if we would only pay attention. The word “monster” itself goes back to the Latin verbmonstrare, “show” or “reveal.” Monsters are inherently demonstrative. So what are they trying to show us now?  TimothyBeal, “Our Monsters, Ourselves” The monster, both the literal and the figurative version, is a central figure in much of British literature, and this class will introduce you to an array of monsters from medieval literature through the present. Looking at monsters across a thousand years of British literature will give us a chance to consider what makes a monster a monster, how monsters change (or stay the same) in different historical periods, and how monsters provide insight into the fears and challenges of humankind. Required Texts and Materials Seamus Heaney, ed.Beowulf(Norton) James Winny, ed.Sir Gawain and the Green Knight(Broadview) John Welbster,The Duchess of Malfi(Revels Student Edition) William Shakespeare,The Tempest(New Folger's) William Wycherley,The Country Wifein Wycherley, Etheredge, Behn and Vanbrugh, Four Great Restoration Comedies. (Dover) Jonathan Swift, “The Ladys Dressing Room,” and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, “The Reasons that Induced Dr. S. to write a Poem calledThe Ladys Dressing Room(ERes) Mary Shelley,Frankenstein(Broadview) Charlotte Bronte,Jane Eyre(Broadview) Robert Louis Stevenson,The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. (Broadview) William Butler Yeats, poems from the war (ERes) Fay Weldon, Life and Loves of a She-Devil (Ballantine)
Course Requirements o freadingL o t sThis class will take your through a number of poems, three plays and four novels. In order to get the most from this class, you will want to give yourself time to read and digest what you have read. Cl as sD i s cu s s io n s: You will need to actively participate in class discussions, voicing your opinions on discussion topics and sharing your questions and comments on the texts and projects of the class. To help you process the reading, you will post your immediate responses to the material on the Discussion Boards on Blackboard, and when you get to class, you will have more opportunities to express your thoughts about the “masterpieces” of the class, including the question of whether there are masterpieces of British literature. Bl ac k bo ard :Before the class discusses a text, you will have the freedom to talk about it in the Discussion Board portion of Blackboard. I expect that you will use this forum to test drive ideas, document your immediate responses to our works, ask the kind of searching questions that the poems, plays and novels that your fertile imaginations suggest; in short, you will write brief, specific, informal responses to the work of the course. All students should check the discussions to keep up with what your classmates are writing about the novels. The Discussion Board on Blackboard previews and extends the class discussion; you will post at least once a week. If you are more talkative in class, you may want to post less frequently; if you tend to be quieter in class discussion, you may want to post more frequently. D i s cu s si o nq ue s ti o n( s ) :You will start the discussion on Blackboard on a specific date (or dates). Your question should be one that addresses a significant issue in the work; your question may be as simple or as complicated as you choose to make it. The best questions will have more than one possible answer, help your peers explore the tensions in the novel, and spark some good discussion on the Discussion Board and/or in class. You may even want to use your question to help you in getting material for one of your essays. Mi dt e rman dF i n alE x am:The midterms and final exam will contain two parts, one with brief factual questions about the works we have studied and one with a selection of essay questions. The essay questions will reflect class discussion. pape rs :Tw oYou will hand in one short and one longer essay during the course of the semester. Paper # 1: Story illustration (5 pages) You will look at the illustration of a key scene inBeowulf,Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,The Tempest, Frankenstein, orDr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde. These stories have been imagined and re-imagined in a variety of sources, from carefully illustrated scholarly editions of these texts and childrens books to graphic novels and movies. You are encouraged to search out the most original or unusual illustrations. In your essay, you will explain how the illustration illuminates the scene from the story. Does the illustration explore a characters motivation, challenge the traditional view of the story, or provide insight into an under-examined aspect of the tale? You will analyze the way in which the illustration enhances your understanding of the text.
Paper # 2: One character reads another(7-10 pages) Choosing two texts from different periods, you will have a character from one work analyze a character from another. In selecting your two texts, you will want to think about your pairing very carefully. Why would your first character be able to give insight into your second character? Do you pair a reformed monster with an unreformed one? Would a hero of one tale provide intriguing criticism on the tools used by another monster-hunter? Would a twentieth century monster be able to point out the unexpected traits of a medieval monster, or would a Renaissance character have the perfect tools to unlock a nineteenth-century text? Policies A t t e n dan c e: Because so much of the learning in this class requires discussion, you are required to attend every class. Much of the richness of the class will come from the variety of perspectives that only the class as a whole can offer.P ape rsL at eI do not accept late papers. Any paper not handed in at the beginning of class on the due date will not be accepted.G radi n g:Class participation20% (classattendance, class discussion, Blackboard) Discussion Q5% Midterm 15 Final exam15 Paper #120 Paper #225 S t u de n tA dvo c ac yDuring the average smooth semester, the requirements of the class are meant to be challenging and engaging for the student. If you find yourself having a problem with a classroom task or a deadline, come and talk to me as soon as possible. As long as you are professionaland, barring extraordinary circumstancesin advance of the deadline, I am happy to help you find a way to do the work of the class in a way that keeps you from having a cerebral meltdown. H o n e st y :A c ade mi cWhen you hand in a paper, its words and ideas must be your own. If you use ideas or phrases from someone else, you need to fully and properly acknowledge your borrowings: All essays will use Modern Language Association (MLA) format of textual citation and Works Cited page. When you use a writers exact words, use quotation marks together with an in-text citation; use a block quotation for textual selections longer than four typed lines. If you summarize or paraphrase a writer, show exactly where the source begins and exactly where it ends by introducing the borrowing with a comment about its source and ending with an in-text citation in the proper MLA format. Always include a Works Cited page with your essay. Much of the plagiarism that pops up in college classes is unacknowledged cutting and pasting from online sources: If you neglect to give full and proper citation for the ideas and/or words from a roommate, friend, tutor, web site, book, article, or other sources, you are guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism is the same thing as stealing, which makes it one of the most despicable intellectual crimes of the college. If you intentionally plagiarize in this class, you will receive an F for the assignment and may be suspended or expelled from the college.
3 September Beowulf 10 September Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
17 September Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 24 September The Tempest 1October Frankenstein
8 October No Class Columbus Day
15 October Duchess of Malfi
22 October The Country Wife
29 October Swift & Montagu face off Paper 1 due
5 November Jane Eyre
12 November Jane Eyre 19 November Yeats 26 November Life and Loves of a She-Devil 3 December Life and Loves of a She-Devil
August 29 Course Intro
5 September Beowulf 12 September Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
19 September The Tempest
26 September Frankenstein 3 October Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
10 October Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde Proposal for Paper 117 October Duchess of Malfi
24 October The Country Wife
31 October Swift & Montagu face off
7 November Jane Eyre
Proposal for Paper 214 November Yeats 21 November Thanksgiving Break No class28 November Life and Loves of a She-Devil Paper 2 due
August 31 Beowulf 7 September Beowulf 14 September Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
21 September The Tempest
28 September Frankenstein 5 OctoberDr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
12 October M i d t er m19 October Duchess of Malfi
F i r std r a ftfo rP a p er126 October The Country Wife
2 November Swift & Montagu face off
9 November Jane Eyre
16 November Yeats First draft for Paper 223 November Thanksgiving Break No class30 November Life and Loves of a She-Devil