Here’s a collection of tools that may help you to rethink or think around the 3 to 5 page essay:
Don’t forget to read Ginsberg’s Howl.
Some important dates to mark on your calendar:
Tuesday, May 8 – – in-class book club presenations (15 mins. per group)
Tuesday, May 15 – – final projects due.
Due to a family situation, I won’t be in class on Thursday. However, here’s an assignment about modernism to complete before we next get together on Tuesday, April 24.
Many historians point to the Armory Show of 1913 as an authentic starting point for American modernism. From February 17th to March 15th, 1913, organizers presented an exhibition of about 1250 paintings, sculptures, and other works in the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue in New York City. Many critics and viewers were shocked by the show; many, especially younger, artists and critics were energized and inspired by the show.
For our next class, we’ll meet in the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. Virtually, of course. Point your browser to: the Armory galleries. Take a tour of the show – – browse through as many rooms as you can. Afterward, write a four or five paragraph blog post.
Let’s read up to the end of the short story, “Cross Country Snow,” in In Our Time. And, don’t forget to keep current with your book club annotations!
1) We’ll be talking about Eliot’s “The Waste Land” on Thursday – – make sure you read it.
2) Make sure that you’ve added your reading schedule to our book club wiki and that you’ve created pages for your project and presentation.
3) Your final drafts of the “freedom” essay are due Tuesday, April 10.