Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Next time: reports and then discussion of stories

We will have reports next time from Talon Seiler, Carmen Nugent, and Chris Kiick before we discuss the stories.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and blog comments

On Freeman:

Our Mary E. Wilkins Freeman page is here: http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/freeman.htm.

You can find all Freeman's stories at this site: http://wilkinsfreeman.info.

On blog comments: When you comment, please sign your entry with some form of your name (First name and initial or some variation) so I can credit you with making a comment.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Online texts for next week: Was it . . . MURDER?

One of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's stories for next week is online, so February 2 will be another laptop day so that you can access it. This is the relevant portion of the syllabus.

2/2 Was it . . . MURDER?

Freeman, "The Long Arm" (Note: Because this text is online and can't easily be printed, you can bring a laptop for referring to the text.)
Freeman, "Old Woman Magoun." I handed out a copy in class but it is also online here)
Laptop day: bring your laptop if you have one.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Materials posted

The Dickinson and Twain lectures have been posted to Angel.
The assignment page for Paper 1 is available.

Here is the Emily Dickinson page, with links to the portrait we discussed: http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/dickinson.htm

Poem "299" should read "199"

Here are the correct poem numbers for the Dickinson assignment: 67, 124, 185, 199, 258, 409, 479, 591, 764. One of them was misstated on the syllabus, which has now been corrected. I know that you were going to read them all anyway, but I thought you would like to know.

You can find the materials we will be working with during today's class on our Emily Dickinson page, http://www.wsu.edu/~campbelld/amlit/dickinson.htm.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Just for fun: Mark Twain's ideal readers

If you have 2 minutes to spare: This is a 2-minute snippet by Twain on his ideal readers, read by John Lithgow, with quick line drawings http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/06/13/mark-twain-nypl-flash-rosenberg/ .

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WSU closed tomorrow--no class

As I'm sure you know, WSU is closed tomorrow, so there won't be any English 481 class. You can still post your first blog post, however.

We'll discuss the Emily Dickinson poems on Tuesday when we're back in class again.

Blogs and Angel

If you haven't sent me your blog link yet, please do so as soon as possible before tomorrow's blog post deadline.

Also, if you are using Angel to look at our web pages (most of the pages in Angel link out to our main site at http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/engl481/), you will need to refresh your browser or clear the cache from time to time, since Angel holds onto pages for a long time. This means that you will get an old version of the page rather than the new one.
In Firefox: go to Tools -> Clear History
In Chrome: use the Tool icon (the wrench) to go to History and clear it.
In Safari: go to History -> Clear History

Monday, January 16, 2012

Send me your blog links

If you're planning to complete the blog option for the class, remember that you need to send the link to campbelld@wsu.edu

the link to your blog tomorrow (Tuesday) by 9 p.m.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Report topics

The report topics and dates are now available at http://public.wsu.edu/~campbelld/engl481/reports.htm. You'll be signing up for reports today in class if you want to choose this option instead of (or in addition to) keeping a weblog.