Friday, May 4, 2012

Have a good summer!

Papers have been sent back to you, so please let me know if you didn't receive yours.

I'll be on campus on May 7 if you'd like to meet with me.

Have a good summer!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Next week's workshop: update

Here's the revised plan for the next two weeks:

4/10: The syllabus asks that you bring a typed draft of your paper to class, but it would be even better if you could (1) send the paper to the rest of us a little ahead of time (even by the 9th). If that's not possible, please bring 4 copies to class so that we can all read and discuss them.

We'll also be talking about journal submissions on this day. Included topics:

--How to write a cover letter for a journal submission
--Finding the right journal and the MLA Directory of Periodicals
--Where to find calls for special issues
--What editors are looking for
--Readers' reports:  types of forms, types of responses
--How to respond to a "revise and resubmit"
--Electronic submissions, bibliographic database software, and other technical matters

4/17: No class so that we can all attend the English Department's Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Article repository password

The Bender article is in the article repository (backup site), which is where all the scanned-in articles will be.  You need to use the username and password that I sent you by email to gain access to those articles.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Only two articles this week

Since we have so many smaller readings this week, and since Erika can't be there on Tuesday, we only need to read two articles this week: the Pizer one that Dave has posted and the Bender one that's already in the wiki. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Backup site

As you all must have noticed, the PBworks site was down all weekend, and you couldn't get to the readings. 

I've set up a backup site here:; the password and username have been emailed to you.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thurschwell piece now available

The Thurschwell essay essay on "In the Cage" is now available in our course wiki.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Another text that involves mesmerism (if you're interested) is Jack London's "Planchette."

Friday, January 27, 2012

More article titles available

The articles for our class up through March are now available on our wiki: . I've changed the table format a bit by removing the third column so that the "article expert" names appear right below the article title.

If you haven't signed up for an article for Tuesday yet, please go to the wiki and sign up for one.

Monday, January 23, 2012

I tried to post this to the wiki but I couldn't figure out how, so I will upload it to the blog. I found a very interesting article about the character of 44 and about Twain's later work. I have attached the article below.


Terrible Dreams

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Article links available on wiki

The articles for Tuesday are available on the wiki at There's also an "open choice" slot for whoever would like to choose an article on Pudd'nhead Wilson  or No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger for next time.

I'll be filling in the other slots soon.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Articles now posted

The articles we talked about the other day in class are now posted to our class wiki, You've all been added as authors there and on this blog, so please feel free to post.