For Tuesday (7/3)

We’ll discuss the ending of Nella Larsen’s Quicksand. And, we’ll discuss Ginsberg’s Howl (available on Democratic Vistas and here). Also, be sure to start reading Don Delillo’s White Noise – – which we’ll start discussing on Thursday (7/5). Searchable item – – served up soon.

For Thursday (6/28)

Harlem Renaissance on Prezi   Remember, for Thursday: 1) bring in a one paragraph description of your final project – – this should describe what you want to do and how this project will provide evidence of your learning.  Choose from door one, two, or three: the social network, e.g. multimedia platform (MySpace, Tumblr, Grooveshark…

For Tuesday (6/26)

We’ll finish up discussing Eliot’s “The Waste Land.”  Also, be sure to look at our representative writers from the “Harlem Renaissance” – – Hughes, McKay, Brown, and Locke.  You might also want to get a head start on Nella Larsen’s Quicksand, which we’ll begin discussing on Thursday. And, I need your help in devising a…

For Thursday (6/21) We’ll discuss Eliot’s “The Waste Land” (1922) (also available in annotated form on Democratic Vistas).  Also, we’ll finish up class by looking at the sheaf of radical poetry from the 1930s. Don’t forget to work on our new Searchable Item.

Urgent: No class today!

The West Oakland Bart fire plus several traffic accidents on the Bay Bridge plus the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club (next door to SFSU) have made it impossible for me to travel the 24 miles between my house and the Humanities Building on campus. In other words, no class today (Thursday, June 14, 2012)….

For Thursday (June 14)

For Thursday, we’ll look at Millay’s “Love Is not All.”  Then, we’ll move on to Pound, Williams, and Stein – – as per the syllabus.  If time permits, we’ll finish up with the sheaf of radical poetry.

For Tuesday (June 12)

Don’t forget – – since we ran out of time last Thursday, we’ll discuss W.E.B. Du Bois’s “Of Our Spiritual Strivings.”  Then, we’ll move on to our quartet of proto-modernist poets: Frost, Masters, Millay, Robinson.  (These texts can all be found at Democratic Vistas.)

For Thursday (June 7)

Don’t forget for Thursday: Read: Henry Adams, “The Dynamo and the Virgin,” W.E.B. Du Bois, “Of Our Spiritual Strivings,” and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper.”  Adams and Gilman can be found on Democratic Vistas.  The Du Bois text can be found here.  (Also, linked on the syllabus.) You should also have received an invite…


Here you’ll find links to our syllabus, our kiosk, and a variety of useful and necessary information.  Always check the syllabus for reading assignments, but I will often post reminders here.  Frequently, I’ll also post biographical and contextual information for the texts we read.  In other words, check the motherblog frequently!