Monthly Archives: November 2012

For Those Still Hoping to Learn/In Need of a GLP Fix

There are a couple ways you can go about doing this: 1. Please complete any readings that you skipped or skimmed during the course. Also, check back under most of the reading tabs and you’ll find works we didn’t cover … Continue reading

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Hello Folks

First of all, thank you all for the flowers and food, videos and balloons, and the wonderful tie (funny coincidence: when I left Singapore, my students signed school shirts, so I now have signed clothing from you, too). Thank you … Continue reading

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For Thursday, November 22

Review both the Thomas and Greenblatt readings for a possible quiz on Thursday. In your journal, answer this question: According to Greenblatt, what makes a work of literature great, timeless? Also read “Consider the Lobster” by David Foster Wallace and … Continue reading

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For Tuesday, November 20

Read Greenblatt’s essay, “Culture,” and outline his arguments in your journal.  Also read the Zombie article I handed out in class. Come up with one of your own examples of one of these cultural/media phenomena.

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For Monday, November 19

Remember that your papers are due on my desk TOMORROW by 5:30. Additionally, read the Thomas essay about Melville’s “Benito Cereno.” You’ll need to understand the short story to make sense of the article, so read a summary here. In … Continue reading

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For Thursday, November 15

Finish the Foucault reading and attached questions for class tomorrow.  Your essays will need to be on my desk (printed out and stapled) by 5:30 on Friday. Use the extra time to proofread and make sure they are good.

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For Tuesday, November 12

Make sure you read the Foucault up to the break on 105 and answer questions 1-4. Watch this ad on youtube (apologies for the quality) and takes notes on it. Then, print up this handout and carefully compare what you … Continue reading

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Class B Self-referential writing

Please post your self-referential piece in a comment to this post.

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Class A self-referential writing

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For Tuesday, November 6

Be sure to write your self-referential paragraphs for tomorrow. Just experiment and give them your best shot.

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