This quarter, we’ve spent some time talking about three (broad) ways of approaching modernist lit: through questions of aesthetics, representation, and history.
For this prompt, let’s try picking one of those lenses and reading&writing accordingly.
In your own blog entry, please:
First, identify your lens (aesthetics, representation, or history) and just write it at the top of your entry.
Second, select at least one portion from the first half of Mrs. Dalloway and analyze it through the lens you selected. (Here, you only need to write a paragraph or two.)
Optional: use your cluster’s keyword (or another keyword from the course) to refine your analysis.
Finally, after your analysis, please write a short bit on how you think your lens influenced your reading&writing and to what effects on your interpretation. (If you are having difficulty getting started, then consider some of these questions: With your lens in mind, what did you include in your analysis? What did you exclude? How did focusing help you articulate an observation or two? How did the exercise inform your perceptions of modernism? How did it help you prepare for your final essay?)
Please post your entry before our meeting on Wednesday, May 12th. And before Thursday’s meeting, please comment on a post by a peer in your cluster.
Don’t forget! Every entry on the blog should be categorized and include an image and three tags. The category for this entry is “#4″.
See me with questions!