Let’s dip into Sterling Brown.
And, don’t forget, your “Curating Modernism” assignment is due on Monday!
Friends, thanks to a stomach bug that swept through my household over the weekend, there will be no class today, Monday (March 13). Note, also, that we won’t have class on Wed. (March 15) as I’m scheduled to travel to a conference. Sadly, that means we won’t see each other again until March 27.
In addition, I’ve posted our modernism assignment, titled “Curating modernism.” It will be due on Wed., March 29, pretty quickly after we return. Take a look at the assignment and start working on it. If you have questions or concerns or etc., let me know.
More T.S. Eliot! Prepare for a rapid-fire, in-class decoding of fragments by re-reading the poem!
Let’s push on with “The Waste Land.” Finish reading the whole poem. Don’t worry about annotations.
Let’s start Eliot’s “The Waste Land” – – the first section, e.g.”The Burial of the Dead.” Annotate at will – – at least three good annotations, visual or textual.
Let’s plunge into Gertrude Stein! Annotate freely – – especially in those areas of the text where you discern something interesting happening.
Let’s read the William Carlos Williams poems! Let’s do some visual annotations. I.e. instead of commenting textually, use images to comment on and respond to the poem. (Here’s a quick guide to the simple process of visual annotation.)
Read Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poems. As you annotate, think about the connections you see between Millay’s poems and the texts we’ve read so far in the semester.
Also, be sure to take a look at our Mystery Text Assignment. (I distributed the actual mystery text in class on Monday.) Bring questions about the assignment to class.