During the first two weeks of class, we spent a lot of time speaking about the roles that cities, urbanization, crowds, and consciousness play in literary modernism. This week (April 12th-15th), we’ll be looking more specifically at the notion of “the new” in modernism, and we’ll be reading some poetry in the process. That said, [...]
Ok, 242. With this prompt we begin thinking about more concretely about your paper for this course, as well as how to collaboratively cluster around a keyword, collectively share your research, and offer each other feedback during the writing process. Before we begin, let’s consider something Raymond Williams writes in the introduction to Keywords: A [...]
Here I just want to quickly review the protocol for what to do when I ask you to comment on a peer’s change log entry. (Of course, this protocol only applies to “assigned comments.” As long as you are constructive, keep commenting as you so choose, when you so choose!) For assigned comments, please: 1. [...]
Hello, 242! On Wednesday, April 7th, we will discuss both Zotero and Twitter in class. For the balance of the quarter, we’ll be using the former. And on Wednesday, we’ll determine how (if at all) Twitter might come into play in the course, especially as you collaborate in your clusters. Before Wednesday, please: 1. Visit, [...]
Here’s a quick recap of today’s WordPress module. For each post in the class, please remember to: Add a custom image, Post three tags, Categorize the post, and “Stick” your post (if you are co-facilitating). Here is a synopsis of how you manage each of the above. To add a custom image: First you must [...]
Next week, we’ll look at—and even start using!—Zotero. For now, I’ll point you to the Modernist Studies at the UW group, where a lot of the work emerging from this course will be aggregated. Here’s a video on Zotero, too. More next week!
Hiya, 242. On Thursday, April 1st, you’ll start your clusters. Each one will consist of five folks, and you will gradually work toward agreeing upon a single keyword that each of you thinks will foster some productive, collective inquiry for the entirety of the quarter. As you form your clusters, I encourage you to consider [...]
For Monday’s class on April 5th, how about publishing the first entry in your change log? Before you do, tho, please read the first seven chapters of Conrad’s The Secret Agent. Then, in your own blog entry, please include the following: A quote from the text that is no more than two sentences in length, [...]