Variations on Prometheus: Eugene O?Neill'sDynamo and the John Henry Legend in American Drama [Abstract]

Prometheus, who stole the secret of fire and shared it with man, is often represented as a thinker; his name means ?forethought,? and is credited both with founding civilization and inciting Zeus to curse mankind with the necessity of labor. In 1929 Eugene O?Neill examined the power of both religion and technology in his expressionistic play Dynamo, featuring a young atheist (Reuben Light) who worships the generator at the local…

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The Blogosphere: What's in It for Me? (An Introduction)

Small academic organizations looking for publicity but lacking the funds for a web designer, teachers interested in exposing their students to feedback from real-world audiences, and individuals who simply like to write may all find weblogs valuable, even outside the setting of a composition classroom. We already see barefoot and pajama-clad students in the classroom; I think it’s high time to make the classroom more visible to the student 24/7,…