Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blog Topic for the Week of August 29

This post is due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 31.

So far, we have discussed the following works of contemporary literature:
  • "The Obsolete Man" by Rod Serling (video in Blackboard)
  • "The Man From Mars" by Margaret Atwood
  • "The Rudy Elmenhurst Story" by Julia Alvarez
  • "Redwing Sonnet" by Julia Alvarez
We also discussed the differences between Modernism and Postmodernism.

Ponder the characters in each of these works. Which one of these characters best helps you understand the differences between Modernism and Postmodernism? You don't necessarily have to like the character, but he/she still could have enlightened you in some way. Be sure to use quotes from the text(s) to illustrate how this character impacted you.

For an extra blog point (or two if you're especially creative), find an image online that you feel represents the character you've chosen. Include the image in your post.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Welcome to English 215!

I look forward to working with you this semester!

I will post your weekly blog assignments on this blog, so it is important for you to check here to get your writing prompt each week.  
Your new prompts will always be posted on Thursday and due on Sunday.

This week's blog is due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 24.

Your topic is to write a short biography introducing yourself to your classmates.  Feel free to include photos or videos.

You also need to leave me a comment on this post giving me the link to your blog.  If you need help with any of this, just let me know.