Projected Learning Outcomes
- Create a static WP page and add it to a menu
- Write a 1,000-1,250 (min.) word headnote broken down into the following subsections in which you provide, as Stanley Wells has done, your theory of the play. You need to make a claim about the play and then substantiate that claim with analysis of at least 2 citations from the text.
After you argue for what the play means in the Introduction, develop your Edition through 2 or more of the following subheadings:
(Tip, might want to break the word count down as follows: 500 words for the intro.; 250 words for each of the subheadings)
- Textual Criticism
- For instance, if you chose to work on a portion of the text only found in Q1 and not F, what difference might that make for your readers? What strategies guide your decisions? Include at least 2 pieces of analyzed evidence.
- Critical Responses
- Say you argue that the play is about Nature, what have other scholars said on the topic of King Lear and nature? Give a brief overview of at least two critical sources and then compare them. Include at least 2 pieces of analyzed evidence.
- Performance History
- Give a short overview of a performance or adaptation of King Lear that supports or challenges your interpretation. May also want to talk about recent trends in performance. Include at least 2 pieces of analyzed evidence.
- King Lear Today
- Connect themes, ideas, images, etc. in King Lear to a contemporary event of your choice. Ex: how does King Lear help up talk about or understand issues like crisis that results from global climate change? Include at least 2 pieces of analyzed evidence.
- Transcribe a Scene or portion of a scene (min.50 lines) of your choice from the The History of King Lear Oxford Shakespeare. Ed. Stanley Wells (Q1)
- Devlop your introduction and reading of the play by linking at least 15 words or phrases in your Scene to VALID ONLINE RESOURCES THAT HELP DEVELOP/SUPPORT YOUR READING OF THE PLAY. Link destinations may also work to challenge readers expectations of the play.
- Use WordPress layout/design tools to make the play text accessible to readers.
- For full credit you must also include at least 8 explanatory footnotes, i.e. gloss.
- Does the Digital Edition meet the assignment criteria? Does the project have its own page on your site? Do all the links take users to the destinations they promise? (10%)
- Does the Introduction announce the topic and then make a clear, explicit claim about that topic (i.e. provide, just like Stanley Wells does, a theory of the play? Do you develop your Introduction through at least 2 analyzed pieces of text? Does the Introduction announce what will come next? (25%)
- Do you include at least 2 subheadings? Do you develop the subtopics according to the requirements listed above? Do each of the subheading discussions contain at least 2 pieces of analyzed evidence? (25%)
- Is the introductory material laid out clearly? Is the play text material formatted in a way accessible to readers? (10%)
- Are there at least 15 linked key words or phrases in the play text to VALID ONLINE RESOURCES? Do the links DEVELOP/SUPORT your argument (i.e. theory of the play)? Are there at least 8 glossed words or phrases? Does your gloss develop your argument? (30%)