Monday, September 22, 2008

Agenda for week of 9.22.08

Focus: Setting

9.22.08: Your papers on characterization are due. Also, the first 1/3 of your memoirs are to be read and "post-it noted".
9.23.08: SLD on Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" & Judith Ortiz Cofer's "Not for Sale". (Please note the change in the syllabus.)
9.24.08: Read "Greasy Lake" by T.C. Boyle (anthology). Complete 2-column notes on "setting" from anthology & packet. Blog entry on "critiquing peer work" due by end of day.
9.25.08: Setting Paper due.
9.26.08: Do to the unfortunate nature of rotation, this class will not meet.

Over the weekend, you will want to immerse yourself in your independent reading books and begin thinking about yourself in terms of the short memoir. You will need to be complete 2/3 of your memoir by the 29th.
Image: Philip Guston, The Line, 1978 oil on canvas. Private Collection. Courtesy of McKee Gallery, New York


Mr. G said...

Looks like a couple of words were cut off from the "Hills Like White Elephants" story. Do your best with it and we will begin class by reading aloud. My bad.

Mr. G said...

you can also find it online, as well as plenty of "interpretations" of the story--so please be prepared to show how the writing "works"--rather than what it means--otherwise, we'll run out of things to say within minutes.