Hello, hello, everyone in 242. For Wednesday’s class meeting, we’ll be learning the blogging platform, WordPress. To prepare, let’s read these two things: Bruce Sterling’s “Eighteen Challenges in Contemporary Literature,” and Cory Doctorow’s “Writing in the Age of Distraction.” They’re both short. And when you are finished, go ahead and set up your WordPress account. [...]
During Tuesday’s class, I’m going to walk us through a quick introduction to literary modernism and its intersections with similar terms, namely “modernization” and “modern.” In so doing, I’ll draw upon four C’s—culture, crowds, crisis, and consciousness—and unpack them by quoting some texts during the time period (1843-1953) that we’re investigating this quarter. For your [...]
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Hello, everyone! Welcome to the course site for English 242B: “Modernism Now: Digital Platforms for Studying Fiction.” Feel free to take a second to peruse the course policies and syllabus, which are distributed across the navigation bar at the top of this site. To students in the course: I’m looking forward to working with you! [...]