March 12, 2008 Archives
Desmond, John. "Flannery O'Connor's Misfit and the Mystery of Evil." Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 56 (2004): 129-37. [Demonstrating that you can look this source up in the library is part of the assignment.
Bring a printout to class.
Before class, choose two or three pages from the article, and
- Highlight all the author's claims (the non-obvious statement the author wants to defend) in one color.
- Highlight all the author's evidence (quotations from O'Connor and from scholars writing about O'Connor) in another color.
- Identify an opposing or alternate view (an idea that challenges the author's claims).
Same as all the other exercises (revise your work and post an essay calling my attention to the most significant changes) except that there is no online peer-review activity.