February 14, 2008 Archives
Students sign up to present on two of the four forum dates.
The topic for Slot A should be related closely to the readings we have read so far. You are welcome to draw on the material you submitted for Ex 2, but please don't read your paper word-for-word, and please don't just walk us through the Wikipedia entry. (I have seen students bring a Wikipedia printout to the front of the room and read directly off of it.)
Instead, begin by posting a richly-linked blog entry that points to good online sources (this will be assigned reading for the class, so be sure to post SOMETHING early), and then use the time in class to spark a discussion that illuminates your subject.
Topics may include the history of writing, the function of memory in the classical era, or an analysis of a short passage from Plato (or Homer or the Bible or folklore or any other ancient oral source) that we have not discussed in class.
Presenters: Anchor your presentation in a deeper exploration of an idea examined in one of our assigned readings.