Blogging Schedule

As part of your written  work this semester, each of you will be posting a short (but detailed and thoughtful) written response on the blog to one of our assigned readings.  Your response must be a minimum of 500 words (approximately 2 double-spaced typewritten pages) and should approach your assigned text in one of the following ways:

–text to self (How can you connect some aspect of this text to your own life experience and identity?)

–text to world (What connections can you draw between this text and the world in which we live?)

–text to text (How might you connect this text to another text you have encountered either in this course or elsewhere?)

This assignment is not asking you to summarize the text or to provide an analysis of it.  It is, rather, a place for you to share your own subjective response to the reading.  Your response must be posted to the class blog by midnight on the night before your text is being discussed in class.  Be prepared to talk about your post informally in class.

Akinari, “Bewitched” — Stephen

Pope, “Essay on Man” — Edward

Rousseau, Confessions — Jose

Wollstonecraft,  A Vindication of the Rights of Woman — Eden

Blake, selected poems — Claire

Wordsworth, selected poems — Lisander

Shelley, selected poems — Ishita

Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass — Brian

Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl — Sophia

Ibsen, Hedda Gabler — Emily

Tolstoy, “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” — Tinza

Tagore, “Punishment” — Emmanuel

Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” — Sasha

Lu Xun, “Upstairs in a Wineshop” —

Kafka, “The Metamorphosis” — James

Borowski, “This Way to the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen” — Dayanna

Salih, “The Doum Tree of Wad Hamid” — Mannal

Morrison, “Recitatif” —

Allende, “And of Clay are We Created” —