I’ve posted our Mystery Text assignment. Check it out and bring any questions to class. As you start digging into the assignment, you can refresh your understanding of the theory and practice of semiotics by looking at our class notes. Most recently, Tiffany has posted some excellent notes from our class on Whitman.
For Thursday, we’ll start talking about characterization. Read over my quick guide to characterization here. And, read Anton Chekhov’s very, very short story – – “The Looking-Glass” – – here. We’ll use the Chekhov story to illustrate points we raise in our discussion.