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Thursday, 23 March 2006
Eliot
Now Playing: nada pues nada
Topic: Theory
Compare Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent," with his intro to Huck Finn. 100 word minimum. Works more with his actual theory not his style (i.e. don't say, "He's really boring in both."


Posted by helmstreet at 11:53 AM PST
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Tuesday, 21 March 2006
Overanalyzing Huck Finn
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Banjo Music on NPR
Topic: Theory
Well, here's two assignments. I want one hundred words each by tomorrow's class. Have fun!
(Post each answer under the post of the question, just like before.)

Posted by helmstreet at 5:05 PM PST
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Monday, 20 March 2006
Cultural Objects
Now Playing: Derrida Documentary
Topic: Theory
First off, post the one page description of your Cultural object project. As we continue, we will post more short papers here as replies to our own posts. Feel free to comment not only upon my posts but upon others as well.

Posted by helmstreet at 11:11 AM PST
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Thursday, 16 March 2006
Derrida
Now Playing: Derrida film
Topic: Theory
I'm writing this while watching you watch the Derrida documentary. I have no idea whether you are following, are distracted, or are doing something else entirely. I've sketched a few questions as threads. Respond to each in fifty or so words. Due tomorrow.


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Tuesday, 14 March 2006
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Mood:  lucky
Now Playing: Jet - Look what you've done
Topic: Announcements
Well, it's official. I will not be at NBCA next year. Instead I'll be living in beautiful South Carolina (I know, I'm a bit hesitant too). I got into the PHD program in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design at Clemson University (Go Tigers!). If you're curious about what exactly that means, you'll find more information at the following links:


Program homepage
Syllabus for second semester class
CV for the head of the department

I'll be teaching there as well and I would like to thank you all for the training you've giving me, both as a scholar and as a teacher. I will always cherish my first year students. Good luck on college and God bless.
-Mr. H

Posted by helmstreet at 10:49 AM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 14 March 2006 10:51 AM PST
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Monday, 27 February 2006
Wasted
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: Youth - Collective Soul
Topic: Announcements
Holy cow! I just found a fairly incredible site dedicated to the waste land. I suggest you guys czech it out:
here

Posted by helmstreet at 10:37 AM PST
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Tuesday, 3 January 2006
Welcome Back
Now Playing: The (International) Noise Conspiracy - Black Mask
Topic: Announcements
Hey everybody, hope your break was as unproductive as mine. Didja get everything yoyu wanted? I asked for peace on earth, but all I got was cold, hard cash. K sirah sirah. Well, here's the homework outline for the rest of the term.

1/4 PL 9.1-412
1/5 PL 9.412-833
1/6 PL 9.833-1104

1/9 WT Act 1; Term Paper Ideas
1/10 WT Act 1 questions
1/11 WT Act 2
1/12 WT Act 2 questions
1/13 WT Act 3

1/17 WT Act 3 questions, Sin Boldly ch. 8 quiz
1/18 WT Act 4.1-4.300
1/19 WT Act 4.300-830
1/20 WT Act 5

1/23 WT Article (Riverside)
1/24 Term Paper due (re-write of Term paper 1 or 2; 8-10 pp.)
1/25 WT Article (G. Wilson Knight)

Final Exam:
Turn in final version of term paper.
Answer multiple choice exam covering all three terms.
Answer essay prompt.

All right! Any questions? Call or email me.
-Mr. H

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Tuesday, 8 November 2005
Remedial varity
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: R.E.M. - Sugarcane
Topic: Pynchon
I thought I'd give you guys the remedios varos paintings to which Pynchon refers:




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Thursday, 3 November 2005
HomeWork
Now Playing: Sunday Morning Coming Down -Cash
Topic: Announcements
Sorry I missed this week's homework update. I'll try to keep up with it a little better from now on. Tommorrow we have a quiz on Sin Boldly Chapter 4 so read up. Afterwards we'll discuss writing strategies and have an in class write. Your reading over the weekend is LONG so don't save it all till sunday night.

For Monday: Read ALL of "Benito Cereno" (In your supplemental readings) and answer questions to be posted here (I'll post on Friday).
For Tuesday: Read it again answering study questions.
For Wednesday: Read Pynchon Ch. 1 and intro
For Thursday: Read Pynchon Ch. 2
NO CLASS FRIDAY
For Monday (11-14):Read Pynchon Ch. 3


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Monday, 24 October 2005
HomeWork
Topic: Announcements
Alright, here's the homework for the week:
Monday: Rd. Marquez 86-131
Tuesday: Rd. Marquez 132-174
Wednesday: Rd. Marquez 175-218
Thursday: Rd. Marquez 219-262 and Sin Boldly Ch. 3 (prepare for a test on Friday)
Over Weekend: Rd. Marquez 263-313

Also, here is a list of when everybody's presentation is:

Oct 25: Kelley
Nov 1: Allie
Nov 3: Boyle
Nov 8: Lloyd
Nov 10: Kelsey
Nov 15: Stephanie
Nov 17: Elizabeth
Nov 29: Louisa

You should all have written down what section you are teaching.

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