Saturday, October 29, 2011

Lecture on Aesthetic Movement

The lecture material (PowerPoint) for the Aesthetic Movement is available in Angel.

Also, here is the link that Taylor talked about in class:
Taylor: "Here is the music I was playing on Tuesday after class. It's from the game Final Fantasy IX, and was composed by Japanese composer Nobuo Eumatsu."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paper 2 Assignment available

The Precis Assignment and Paper 2 Assignment are now available. I'll be giving you a paper version in class tomorrow, and we'll be doing some MLA searching that should give you a head start on the Precis Assignment.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Optional reading: Defense of reading Moby-Dick at

You don't have to read this; I just added it in case you were interested.

Also of possible interest: the NPR informal roundtable on reading Moby-Dick, in which one segment compares Ahab to Bill Paxton in Twister:  . A sample:
I have to say, I really thought that Ahab and the whale were going to realize that they loved each other all along.

Linda: And then they'd kiss at the end.

Marc: They SORT of did that.

Linda: They were bound together.

Marc: "With this rope I thee GRRRRRK!"

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Reports on Tuesday

We'll have our first set of reports on Tuesday.  Our presenters will be David Boucher and Emma Marr.

You can see the report schedule and guidelines by clicking on the Reports link here or on the sidebar.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Papers Received and Study Guide

I've now received papers from everyone in the class--thank you.  When I return them to you next week, you'll notice that the filenames have been changed; please look at this link to see the requirements for naming files and uploading in the future.

The Study Guide for Exam 1 is here:

I'll be in the office from 12:30-2:00 today (Wednesday), but I'm discontinuing the regular Wednesday office hours since more of you seem to stop by on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I'll still be in the office on some of those days for department meetings, but you can make an appointment if you need to talk to me--or, as always, contact me any day of the week so that we can talk by Skype or Google Talk.