For Thursday (3/4)

The Armory Show was first presented at New York City’s 69th Regiment Armory, on Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets, from February 17 until March 15, 1913. Organized by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, the show introduced Americans to the latest, avant-garde styles and innovators – –…

For Tuesday (2/2)

Two things for class on Tuesday, March 2: First, your “Mystery Text” assignment is due!  Check here for details. Second, bring at least two questions to class about the writers we’ve read most recently (Masters, Robinson, Frost, Millay).  Write these questions down before we start class.

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For Thursday (2/23)

Let’s read some poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay!  Make three digital annotations.  This time around, however, make at least one of these a multimedia annotation.  I.e. add an image, video, or sound file to one of your annotations. Not sure how to cherry out your annotation?  Try this quick…

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For Tuesday (2/23)

For Tuesday, read some Robert Frost poems and make three digital annotations (in total).  We’ll talk about Masters, Robinson, and Frost on Tuesday.  All three seem focused on social experiences – – small-town life, rustic settings – – that are quickly vanishing even as these poets write about them.  This…

For Tuesday (2/16)

For Tuesday, let’s play a little catch-up.  No new reading assignment.  We’ll chat about Gilman’s short story and about Masters and Robinson.  Make sure you have your writing event submitted and that you’re caught up on digital annotations.

For Thursday (2/11)

Read and make three annotations on Masters and Robinson. (Three annotations in total – – not per poet.). Also, I have created a writing event – – see below.  (The password is “Hanley” – – without quotes and with a capital “H.”). Try to finish the annotations by Thursday a.m.…

For Tuesday (2/9)

For Tuesday, read Charlotte Perkins Gilman‘s shorty story – – “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892).  As you read, make three digital annotations.  Again, use your annotations to try to connect Gilman’s text to the two previous texts we’ve studied.  We’ve already established some possible topics shared among these texts: consciousness, irony…

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For Thursday (2/4)

For Thursday, read “Of Our Spiritual Strivings,” an excerpt from W.E.B. Du Bois’s masterwork – – The Souls of Black Folk (1903).  Make three digital annotations on the text.  I’ve created some guidelines for your annotating at the top of the Du Bois page.  Read this before you annotate. We won’t…

For Tuesday (2/2)

Your annotations on “They Feed They Lion” look great. For Tuesday, read Henry Adams’ “The Dynamo and the Virgin” and make three annotations.  Again, use the annotations to describe moments of confusion, ambiguity, and/or curiosity as you read.  If you start to see patterns as you read the excerpt from…

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For Thursday (1/28)

We won’t be meeting via zoom on Thursday.  Instead, make three digital annotations on Philip Levine’s “They Feed They Lion.”  Not sure how to make digital annotations – – see the “how-to” page.  Remember the goal of digital annotating is not to offer global interpretations.  Instead, use the annotations to…