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Tuesday, Dec. 13

December 13, 2016
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Spongebob: Today we discussed your Moana responses, which were strong overall. I collected your Taming of the Shrew essays, and would like you, for Thursday, to please read the following two pieces about the play:

http://www.orartswatch.org/summer-of-shrew-part-2-tamed-really/

http://www.orartswatch.org/summer-of-shrew-part-3-a-sly-conceit/

They reinforce what we’ve been discussing about how to view this play, especially with its Christopher Sly frame story. I don’t agree with all of this, but it’s a very intriguing take that I’d like to begin discussing Thursday.

Remember: your final projects are due Thursday. You MUST turn in your own analysis of your characters. Please 1) put the analysis on a separate sheet of paper from the rest of the document, and 2) single-side your document when you print, if at all possible.

Critical Reading: Today the Derrida homework was checked. You came up with talking points from the reading. Here is the assignment sheet: critical-reading-12-13-16-derrida-talking-points-1

The Benjamin reading is for next week.

Siren: Proofed the December edition. We will staple/assemble/distribute Thursday.

Style: Today some of you shared your Lovecraft-style pieces, which were collected. This week’s piece is “Frosty the Snowman,” in the style of Gene Autry:

If you missed class, here are the lyrics and the assignment sheet: style-12-13-16-frosty-the-snowman

Reading for Writers: Today we passed out copies of Elie Wiesel’s Night. You are to read the Introduction and Foreword for Thursday.

Survey: Poetry: Quiz on Chapters 8, 9 and 10. yes, there was a word bank. (Because you turned in your elegy haiku. Good thing I wasn’t a stickler for syllables, though. 🙂

Your “fan letter” poems are due on Thursday, Dec. 15 — the same day as your notecard finals.

I spoke with some of you about these finals today; if you need me, I’ll try to make time during Block 4 tomorrow (your Fiction agenda pending).

Also: please remember to bring in ALL your poems — or as many as you can — on Friday. I’ll be meeting with you individually.

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