Saturday, March 27, 2010

Signup form for final presentations

I will also be bringing a paper version of the form to class in a couple of weeks, so you can sign up then, if you prefer.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Stephen Crane poem; no class on April 15

The actual text of the poem I put on the board the other day is as follows:

A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation." 

You can find this and other poems from War is Kind and Other Lines here

Also, I need to make a change in the syllabus.  There will be no class on April 15; instead, we'll discuss criticism on The House of Mirth on April 20.  We will not have a workshop for Paper 2, although you're welcome to discuss your papers with me ahead of time.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Reports tomorrow

We have four reports tomorrow: Alyssa Tanhueco, Rebekah Roberts, Natalie Bryant, and Matt Mosteller. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Reports on Tuesday

In addition to reading and discussing the first half of Iola Leroy, we have a number of reports being presented on Tuesday, March 9 (  If you are presenting on that day, remember to bring enough "fact sheets" for the people in the class (28 students + 1 instructor); also, if you're using PowerPoint, you need to email me your presentation no later than tomorrow night, 3/8, by 9 p.m. so that I can load it onto my computer.  You can also use your own computer, if you'd rather. If you're not using PowerPoint, please let me know that, too, so that I can group the presentations accordingly.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paper 1 received

By now you should have received an acknowledgment message from me that I've received your e-version of Paper 1.  If you didn't receive a message, I haven't received your paper, and you should contact me.

Thanks especially to all of you who took the time to write a courteous message when you sent your paper; I appreciate it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses

The reading I mentioned today that I'd like you to read for Thursday, Twain's "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," is available from these links.  It's short (6 pages), so I'd like you to print a copy to bring to class.


If you are having trouble with these links, you can also find a good copy online here: