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Entries from March 29th, 2011

A word of encouragement

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hi folks, You all did some really good interpretive work in class today. It was a pleasure to hear you make sense of James’s stories as you–as a group–explained what he seems to mean by “the real thing.” Thank you. For those who didn’t make it to the seminar today, here’s one observation Samantha made about how Henry James seems to […]

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If you did not write about “The Real Thing” or “The Pupil,” try this prompt for blog #5

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Take a look at this image of Holbein’s 1533 painting, “The Ambassadors.”  After reading the first two books of Henry James’s The Ambassadors (1903), in preparation for Thursday’s meeting, write one paragraph about what seeing the painting adds to your reading of the book. Then, write second paragraph about what reading the book adds to what […]

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For this Tuesday, March 8th

March 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

A prompt for your third blog post has been posted on the “course readings” page.

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The Wikipedia Group Project

March 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hi all, The PowerPoint from Thursday’s session has been posted under the class notes page. Here’s what I have on record for you so far: Group 1 Article topic: “Jonathan Crary”  Tim – Facilitator Betty – Source Collector Allison-  Source Colector Tommy – Entry Editor Group 2 Article topic: JMW Turner’s “The Morning After the Deluge (Goethe’s Theory)” […]

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For Thursday, March 1st, 2011

March 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

On Thursday we’ll be in the I-Building, room 203. Please meet us there for a tutorial and introduction to your Wikipedia group projects. For homework, please read  “Writing an Article,” which will provide you with an introduction to Wikipedia and give you some very necessary information about to create your first article.  Please come to class with both of the following […]

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