Monday, August 29, 2016

My Personal Reference

This link provides a personal reference.
Future Consciousness

Everyone is requested to look through this TECHONOLOGY related reading. The link will take you to a previous BLOG post.

Tough Bite

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Individual Reading Materials

Sourov: The White Mughals, Great Gatsby, Tagore's Gitabitan and Golpoguccho
Mayisha: Bell Jar, Chaos Theory & ARCADIA
Jarin: Grapes of Wrath, Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Tasnim: Great Gatsby, Picture of Dorian Gray
Jidit: Dorian Gray, Mrs Dalloway
Promit: Dorian Gray, Clockwork Orange
Nibras: Clockwork Orange, Dorian Gray
Arif: Absent!

Common Assignment: Britain under Blair and Ireland

The Immorality of Literature

The following report was done with assistance from Tasnim Mostafa. 

On the first-page of Literary History, an online journal collection, the tragic death of Rezaul Karim is reported. He was allegedly killed by none other than his own student, who killed his mentor for teaching “immorality” through English Literature. We were asked to consider the actual reason(s) behind this attack and some answers were put forth which includes: that the ill-fated professor used to express his ideas with full freedom of opinion, that the former student was himself a conservative and breached liberal ideas … and so on. In truth, we all agreed to a point that the word “immorality” invariably pointed a finger at the invisible existence of “women”. It may happen that the fated professor used to talk of women as independent-thinking women who are/were capable of expressing their thoughts and actions in a free-spirited way. This is a bitter truth that is not always accepted by the society, which is largely represented by male-centered opinion.  


Friday, August 26, 2016

Our Works Today

Today's class is indicative of our regular classes that will be conducted during the rest of the month and in September. Here is a review of students' performance.

Promit: Late as usual. Won't be allowed to participate from next class - if LATE. Moby Dick, Can There be Art After Auschwitz, Economics related large number of documents.
Nibras: Not putting EFFORT in his thinking. Never ready to take Excessive classes. Search for Meaning. Moby Dick, Crime & Punishment, GRNTA essays.
Arif: Yet to pick up the spirit of reading and reporting. Great Gatsby, Moby Dick, Essays from Granta
Mayisha: Working ONLY under supervised condition. Self-dependency is completely missing. Sophie's World, Sea of Poppies, GRANTA
Jarin: Yet to lift up works even after a LONG preparatory months. Spivak Reader, Moby Dick,
Bakhtiyar: No Work.
Tasnim: Working at good speed. However, there's hardly any tension. Need to speed up and go for crazy reading spree.
Ahnaf: I have not assigned any work as yet. We are progressing a lower speed.

We have done the following items today:

  1. Read an old report from 2011 and went back to read Heart of Darkness from Wiki. He then shifted to the GRANTA article "How to Write about Africa". This was followed by an essay of 600+ words based on the reading of both the novel and the article. I gave a list of words to be included in the essay - irony, juxtaposition, image, repetition, exaggeration, prejudice, Eurocentric vision, pre-conceived notion. 
  2. We accessed an article on BBC History Extra titled "10 Things You Probaly Didn't Know about Reformation". We shall then gradually move to a reformation play "She Stoops To Conquer". And then about Reformation polemic "Areopagitica". 
  3. Here is Shakespeare's own version of Reformation that lives in his plays. 
    1. Shakespeare's Reformation

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Some Reading Items of the Past






















The link here provides some of the past assignments - everyone is requested to work on some of the items that they will find attractive. Report your attractions and comment on your own readings.

Poems - Novels - Plays

Sunday, August 7, 2016

One-page Art Movements on Modern Times


Good, short page on ART. Read and re-read. Make the words parts of your everyday vocabulary.