readings: March 2008 Archives
Foreword, Intro, Apostrophes (to 67). Write 2 separate agenda items.
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).
Skim through to the end.
Choose any two chapters that are most relevant to your career goals. Write separate reflection papers (one half-page each, as usual) on each of your chosen chapters. (You don't need to focus specifically on either of the last two chapters unless you want to. Make these reflections useful for you, personally, as you plan your reflective essay for Ex 1-4.)
Finish the book.
Skim these chapters. For your response, choose two that interest you most.
Read sections one and two.