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FYI: What to do with a degree in English

May 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The English department will be having a career forum for English majors on Tuesday, May 17th, from 12:15-1:40pm in Kiely 271. It will include  a panel of professionals who can speak to a variety of career paths (each speaking about 5-10 minutes), followed by a Q&A.  I’m going to try to attend and hope to see […]

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Wikipedia Reflection

April 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hi all — After all four groups have presented tomorrow, I am going to ask each of you, individually, to take 15-20 minutes to answer the follow questions in a blank Microsoft Word document, save it as “Wikipedia Group Project reflection” with your name, and then email it to me. 1) What were your impressions of […]

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Detailed agenda for this week

April 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hi all, It’s Sunday afternoon and I am back in New York. At this point, I have received and responded to updates from groups 1, 2, and 4, and have seen in-progress Wikipedia pages from groups 2 and 4. I hope to receive links to similar pages from the other groups soon. Here’s what our week looks like right […]

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Until we meet again on Tuesday, April 12th..

April 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hi folks, This is a reminder about what’s due by the time we meet again on Tuesday, April 12th: 1) Finish reading The Ambassadors. After finishing, use your sixth blog post (the sixth of seven–you’re almost there!) as a follow-up to post five (if that post was an initial response to the relationship between the painting and […]

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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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A reminder for the long weekend

February 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Please see the homework under the “course readings” page, as well as the assignment sheet from today’s class, posted on the shiny, new “assignments” page.  I think you’ll really enjoy the weekend reading and I look forward to reading your second blog posts about it early next week. Happy reading (and dreaming), Professor Zino

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