Relevant Course Outcomes
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze the textual, historical, and cultural contexts of works of literature.
  • Students will be able to identify and articulate the issues concerning the translation, mistranslation, application, and/or appropriation of the Bible.
  • Students will be able to read works of literature closely and thoroughly.
  • Students will be able to develop insights effectively through written communication.



Due: November 11 (midnight, on Blackboard)

Instructions:
Throughout the month, we will spend time in class working on building a review of the use of the term "mad" or "madness" in versions of the Bible spanning from the Old English to the King James. We will use online reference resources as well as FSU library resources to build this review. A final, revised version of our work will be published on the Medieval Disability Glossary.

For the individual part of this assignment, you will complete a reflection of this work. Your reflection will include responses to each of the following questions. The response to each question (with the exception of #6) must be at minimum 200 words. Also, label each response so that they are easy to distinguish.
  1. Write a summary of your work on this project.
  2. What resources did you personally use to complete this work (i.e. Middle English dictionary, Oxford English dictionary, etc.)? Discuss the usefulness of each.
  3. Briefly discuss the different meanings of "madness" in the Bible.
  4. Select one of the quotations found by the class. Analyze the meaning of "madness" in this quotation.
  5. Reflect on the process of completing this project. What did you learn?
  6. Suggest at least one credible, relevant secondary source (in MLA citation style) found in library databases for a bibliography on this topic.

Workshops:
  • October 17
  • November 2
    • Current Version of "Mad/ness" Entry (to be filled out electronically by scribe and emailed to Dr. T at the end of class)
    • Instructions for your group:
      • If NOT highlighted yellow: add missing column (either King James or Douay-Rheims/Vulgate)
      • For both highlighted yellow and not: Synthesize "Notes on Meaning" into one complete note about that reference (may require adding ideas/thoughts/analysis)
        • Are there any differences in the meaning between the two versions?
  • November 7
    • Current Version of "Mad/ness" Entry (to be filled out electronically by scribe and emailed to Dr. T at the end of class)
    • Instructions for your group:
      • Find Middle English Wycliffe translation of each passage
      • Synthesize "Notes on Meaning" into one complete note about that reference (may require adding ideas/thoughts/analysis)
        • Are there any differences in the meaning among the now three versions?
        • Is there more you can add to the notes? More analysis?
        • Note: if there is a bolded section in the notes, a group in last class attempted to synthesize those notes. Look at that first to see if there is more you want to add/revise.

What Final Product Will Include:
Bible Chapter.Verse
Vulgate/Trans. (D-R)
Old English
ME/Wycliffe
King James
Notes on Meaning/Comparisons



























Assignment Rubric:
Monthly Focus #2 will be 10% of the full Monthly Focus grade, which is 30% of the overall course grade.
Criteria
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B
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D
Summary of Work (15 points)
Demonstrates clear understanding of and familiarity with the work completed in this assignment
Demonstrates solid understanding of and familiarity with the work completed in this assignment
Demonstrates basic understanding of and familiarity with the work completed in this assignment
Demonstrates little to no understanding of and familiarity with the work completed in this assignment
Resources (15 points)
Demonstrates clear understanding of and
familiarity with the resources used to complete this assignment
Demonstrates solid understanding of and
familiarity with the resources used to complete this assignment
Demonstrates basic understanding of and familiarity with the resources used to complete this assignment
Demonstrates little to no understanding of and familiarity with the resources used to complete this assignment
Meanings of "Madness" (20 points)
Demonstrates careful and in-depth thought about the various meanings and manifestations of "madness" in the Bible as we have defined them
Demonstrates solid and considered thought about the various meanings and manifestations of "madness" in the Bible as we have defined them
Demonstrates basic thought about the
various meanings and manifestations of "madness" in the Bible as we have defined them
Demonstrates little to no thought about the various meanings and manifestations of "madness" in the Bible as we have defined them
Quotation Analysis (20 points)
Demonstrates careful and in-depth thought about the meaning of "madness" in the selected quotation
Demonstrates solid and considered thought about the meaning of "madness" in the selected quotation
Demonstrates basic thought about the
meaning of "madness" in the selected quotation
Demonstrates little to no thought about the
meaning of "madness" in the selected quotation
Reflection (15 points)
Demonstrates careful consideration and self-reflection about the process of completing the assignment
Demonstrates solid consideration and self-reflection about the process of completing the assignment
Demonstrates basic consideration and self-reflection about the process of completing the assignment
Demonstrates little to no consideration and self-reflection about the process of completing the assignment
Secondary Source (15 points)
Employs correct MLA Works Cited format; source is credible and relevant
Employs mostly correct MLA Works Cited format; source is credible and mostly relevant
Employs recognizable MLA Works Cited format with errors and inconsistencies; source is relatively credible, but lacks relevance
Employs unrecognizable Works Cited format with confusing errors and inconsistencies; source lacks credibility and relevance