Arcade Fire – “It’s Never Over (Oh Orpheus)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7-tEZUvdUw

Hey, Orpheus!
I’m behind you
Don’t turn around
I can find you

Just wait until it’s over
Wait until it’s through
And if I call for you
Oh, Orpheus!
Just sing for me all night
We’ll wait until it’s over
Wait until it’s through

You say it’s not me, it’s you

Hey, Orpheus!
De l’autre côté de l’eau
Comme un écho
Just wait until it’s over
Wait until it’s through

And if I shout for you
Never doubt
Don’t turn around too soon
Just wait until it’s over
Wait until it’s through

It seems so important now
But you will get over
It seems so important now
But you will get over
And when you get over
When you get older
Then you will remember
Why it was so important then

Seems like a big deal now
But you will get over
Seems like a big deal now
But you will get over
When you get over
And when you get older
Then you will discover
That it’s never over

Hey, Eurydice!
Can you see me?
I will sing your name
Till you’re sick of me
Just wait until it’s over
Just wait until it’s through

But if you call for me
This frozen sea
It melts beneath me
Just wait until it’s over
Wait until it’s through

Seems like a big deal now
But you will get over
Seems like a big deal now
But you will get over
And when you get over
And when you get older
Then you will remember

He told you he’d wake you up
When it was over
He told you he’d wake you up
When it was over
Now that it’s over
Now that you’re older
Then you will discover
That it’s never over

It’s never over (it’s never over) [8x]

Sometime (Sometime)
Sometime (Sometime)
Boy, they’re gonna eat you alive (eat you alive)
But it’s never gonna happen now
We’ll figure it out somehow

Sometime (Sometime)
Sometime (Sometime)
Boy, they’re gonna eat you alive (eat you alive)
But it’s never gonna happen now
We’ll figure it out somehow

Cause it’s never over
It’s never over (it’s never over) [6x]

We stood beside
A frozen sea
I saw you out
In front of me
Reflected light
A hollow moon
Oh Orpheus, Eurydice
It’s over too soon

-Arcade Fire, “It’s Never Over”

Reminders: RP, Participation, Course Reflection

Research Paper: must be submitted via Bb – Please DO NOT email your papers to me. – Due on Friday May 24 or sooner

Participation Self Assessment: https://forms.gle/GaFLQ2ZUMV2czEGCA

Course Reflection – I ask six specific questions below, and one open ended. Please think about the syllabus and course trajectory and answer at least four of the questions with as much specificity as you can. The feedback is greatly appreciated and will be put into play for the next iteration of the course. I set it up so that everyone who responds should be able to read the other responses (after submission). If not, please let me know and I will troubleshoot the access.

I had expected to send the link on Friday, but unfortunately was not able to. Try to submit the answers by Friday morning, May 24. Thank you. https://forms.gle/uekrX6mXYCWuENCJ8

Intertextuality / Literary History: Shakespeare and Game of Thrones

Participation Self-Assessment

Course Reflection Link – please respond by Friday May 24

Course Reflection – I ask six specific questions below, and one open ended. Please think about the syllabus and course trajectory and answer at least four of the questions with as much specificity as you can. The feedback is greatly appreciated and will be put into play for the next iteration of the course. I set it up so that everyone who responds should be able to read the other responses (after submission). If not, please let me know and I will troubleshoot the access.

I had expected to send the link on Friday, but unfortunately was not able to. Try to submit the answers by Friday morning, May 24. Thank you.

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Thank you and Update

Thank you all for the beautiful and inspiring creative works you have shared with the class. Fabulous stuff.

Thank you, as well, for being so patient with the extreme circumstances of the last week; my deep, deep apologies. The good news is that after nearly a week of very dire health, my mother’s condition has stabilized. I am working very hard to catch up and will be tackling emails and posting grades over the weekend. I may not to get to upload the feedback until Monday, but will do so as soon as I can access the scanner.

So, still outstanding are:

1. the course reflection writing from the last day which is the final component of the in-class writings for the second half of the course

2. the participation assessment for the second half of the course, and

3. the research paper.

Regarding the course reflection, I would like everyone to be able to access the feedback from the full class, so I will be creating a google form and I will give everyone a link to access the results (if you are interested). Please have that completed no later than Wednesday May 22 at 4pm; There will be another google form with the participation rubric – this will be private for each student. Please also complete that no later than Wednesday May 22 at 4pm.

Regarding the research paper: please submit by Friday May 24 at midnight, or sooner. Submission is via Bb – please do not email your papers: they MUST be submitted via Bb.I have many emails to work through this weekend, but if you do not hear back from me by Monday, please resend your query. I know that some of you wanted to meet to discuss your project or the research, but I am not certain whether I will make it to campus next week for any extended periods of time. If I am able to come in, I will post an announcement so that you know I will be available.

 

No Class Today (May 14)

Dear All, due to an extreme downturn, I will not be on campus today. Please work on your research papers and look for a link to the course summation / reflection (which had been planned for in class today) to be posted on QWriting by Thursday or Friday. More info will follow regarding office hours.

The Beach By Clovis Kabongo (Act Two, Scene Six)

The Beach follows brothers Cupid and Apollo Alvah who, after the strange disappearance of their mother, go and live with their estranged father Videl and his younger wife Katerina in their home in Olympia, Tuscany. After a tense arrival, things go south when both brothers discover a body on the beach that vanishes after their father’s intervention. Suspicious and now driven by the desire to find their mother, both brothers race to find her while unearthing harrowing secrets about their bloodlines.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bD2jkFSA3O6Hv1PgfJUzc1UJ1R-yaxDl

Io and Jove for Children

Chapter 3- Jove’s Told Secret
“I’m sorry Io. You’re just so beautiful. I can’t help to just look at you. I have liked you for so long that I can’t help but keep you to myself.” said Jove.
“Please leave me alone. You are a stranger and a creep to me. Let me go home.” she said with a cruel tone.
Jove was sad that she felt that way. He wondered why she couldn’t like him back. “What’s wrong with her? I am a god. I have powers.” Jove thought to himself.
The forest was dark although he brought some light back, it wasn’t enough for Io to know where she was walking to. She thought of how her father must be worried and decided that she’d walk and listen for the sound of the water flowing from the river stream.
“Woah woah woah. Where are you going? Did you hear me when I told you I like you? I’m a god” Jove said forwardly.
Io rolled her eyes from how much of a coward he sounded. She didn’t care about him being a god. She didn’t care about boys in general. She thought boys had cooties and wanted nothing to do with them.
“Good for you… I’m going home. My father is probably looking for me. I don’t want him to worry any longer.” Io said while walking.
“You will not go anywhere. Not until you love me.” Jove said while standing in front of her.
“Then, go get cupid and tell him to shoot his arrow on me because that’s the only way that’s happening” said Io with a catty tone.
Chapter 4- Io the Adorable
From a distance Juno was heard calling out for Jove. The way she sounded calling Jove didn’t sound pleasant, like a mother yelling for her son because he didn’t clean his room. Juno was stunned and didn’t know what to do so out of pressure he turned Io to an adorable puppy.
“Woof! Woof!” Io barked.
Jove thought, “Wow she is even adorable as a furry creature!”
He grabbed Io as Juno approached him like he was about to hear an earful from her until she noticed the puppy wrapped around the arms of Jove.
“OMG! Who is this precious thing?” Juno expressed with happiness.
“Uh… it’s mine. Yours. Ours. Yeah, this is our new puppy. Surprise!” Jove said nervously.
Jove returned the light to the forest and walked away with Juno and Io. Juno was ecstatic for Io.
“Where is the puppy going to go? We can’t take her up to the sky with us and I don’t want her running around freely here. What if she gets eaten?” said Juno worriedly. Of course, Jove agreed, he couldn’t leave his Io by herself.

Io’s Tale

Chapter 1- Io the beautiful
Once upon a time there was a beautiful young girl named Io, she was the daughter of Inachus. He basically lives in the river because how much he loves being around it. She lived by a beautiful river stream in a forest.
One day she was walking back to her home from playing with her best friend Echo when she felt that she was being followed, it was Jove. A god named Jove, also called Jupiter, hiding from tree to tree as she walked. Io felt like she was being followed and felt scared so she began running as fast as she could to get home.
Jove started running, trying to call her, “Io stop! It’s me Jove!” Io didn’t hear him. Jove used his power to move the sun where they would be near to no light in the forest, so it would stop her from leaving. The darkness took over the day in the forest and Io didn’t know where to go, so she stayed still.
“Help! Father! Someone help! I’m being followed!” Io screamed as loud as she could. Jove came out and said, “Do not fear Io, it’s me Jove.”
“What do you want Jove? Was this darkness necessary?” Io was confused and remained terrified.
Jove brought a little light back to see her face. He had the biggest crush on Io, he had been watching her and admiring her from afar. He was nervously sweating and lost for words that Io was standing in front of him.
“Hello??” said Io impatiently. Her expression turned into anger. She started to walk away from Jove.
Chapter 2- Juno’s Search
While Jove was speaking to Io, above the clouds was his girlfriend named Juno. She was a beautiful goddess with a snobby attitude. Juno noticed it was dark in one area of the forest and found it too obvious who was up to that happening, Jove. She grew suspicious and angry.
“Jove! I will find out what you’re doing!” Juno yelled out. She took off to look for him in the forest to see what he was doing. As she looked for Jupiter, Io walked away from him because the conversation wasn’t going anywhere.
Chapter 3- Jove’s Told Secret
“I’m sorry Io. You’re just so beautiful. I can’t help to just look at you. I have liked you for so long that I can’t help but keep you to myself.” said Jove.
“Please leave me alone. You are a stranger and a creep to me. Let me go home.” she said with a cruel tone.
Jove was sad that she felt that way. He wondered why she couldn’t like him back. “What’s wrong with her? I am a god. I have powers.” Jove thought to himself.
The forest was dark although he brought some light back, it wasn’t enough for Io to know where she was walking to. She thought of how her father must be worried and decided that she’d walk and listen for the sound of the water flowing from the river stream.
“Woah woah woah. Where are you going? Did you hear me when I told you I like you? I’m a god” Jove said forwardly.
Io rolled her eyes from how much of a coward he sounded. She didn’t care about him being a god. She didn’t care about boys in general. She thought boys had cooties and wanted nothing to do with them.
“Good for you… I’m going home. My father is probably looking for me. I don’t want him to worry any longer.” Io said while walking.
“You will not go anywhere. Not until you love me.” Jove said while standing in front of her.
“Then, go get cupid and tell him to shoot his arrow on me because that’s the only way that’s happening” said Io with a catty tone.