5: Folly

PART FIVE: DESIDERIUS ERASMUS,
THE PRAISE OF FOLLY

WEEKS 11-13

Week 11: 19-23 March

Tuesday 20/03:
❊ READING FOR TODAY: Folly (1): pp. 3-16 (end of 1st paragraph, “[…] since I preserve the one and delay the other.”
optional reading: the letter to Martin Dorp, 228-51
❊ EXTRA WORK FOR TODAY: what is “irony”?
❊ lecture: irony (1); introduction to Erasmus and his Praise of Folly

Thursday 22/03:
❊ READING FOR TODAY: Folly (2): pp. 16 (2nd paragraph) – 36 (end of the page)
❊ lecture & discussion: irony (2) in Praise of Folly
❊ BLOG WRITING FOR TODAY: weekly commentary (10): IRONY
❊ discussion

Week 12: 26-30 March

Tuesday 27/03:
❊ READING FOR TODAY: Folly (3): pp. 37-50 (to end of 2nd-last paragraph, near end of page: “[…] will wipe out the species by the thousands.”
❊ lecture

Thursday 29/03:
❊ READING FOR TODAY: Folly (4): pp. 50 (last line of the page) – 73 (end of 2nd-last paragraph, up to “[…] notebooks of my friend Erasmus.”
❊ lecture
❊ BLOG WRITING FOR TODAY: weekly commentary (11)
❊ discussion

Week 13: 2-6 April

Tuesday 03/04:
❊ READING FOR TODAY: Folly (5): 73 (from last paragraph, “To get back to the point […]”) – end (p. 87)
❊ lecture: comparisons and conclusions

Thursday 05/04
❊ BLOG WRITING FOR TODAY: weekly commentary (12), appearing on Thursday 29 March
❊ discussion

FINAL PAPER DUE NEXT WEEK (April 13)
FINAL EXAM NEXT WEEK (April 14)

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