Tuesday, May 27, 2008

this week

Starter Question for "The Metamorphosis" and "The Garden of Forking Paths"
For the Preface to Borges' Labyrinths.
...something that started as a nightmare. Kafka was a direct precursor of Borges. The Castle might be Borges, but he would have made it into a ten-page story, both out of lofty laziness and out of concern for perfection. -Andre Maurois

The Question: Both Kafka and Borges use the fantastic in their stories. Examine its use in each author's work. Why use the fantastic and unreal? What is the purpose for its use? In what ways are they similar and different in their approach to "unreal" situations?

Write a page to two pages.

Monday, May 26, 2008


Lennertz! You have my calculator and I have a Math Exam Wednesday at 10:30am. You going to be in your office Tuesday or early wednesday at all so I can grab it?


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Readings for May 21

Read Proust selection, Rilke, Woolf and Eliot (except for Little Gidding)

Do the following:

Starter Question for Eliot, Rilke, and Proust

All of these authors focus on the “objects” of the world in one way or other. A cookie, the facts which we use to win at a trivia game, or animals are used by each author to explore deep issues of human existence. In a page or two, explore how each author uses these small objects to get to some big issue.

One to two pages please.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Test on Wednesday night! Bring blue book and your textbook. It is an open book exam.

Possible themes for the test:

1. Isolation/Alienation
2. Representing things "as is"
3. Family
4. Explication of a poem
5. Use of new "unaceptable" topics for art

Monday, May 12, 2008


Could someone please post the themes to study for. I wasnt able to get them all.



Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Todays Assignment

Hey I was unable to make class tonight, can someone update me on what happened please? THANKS! :)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

This Weeks Writing Assgnment

Can someone please post this weeks writing assignment.