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What rough binder, its hour come round at last, slouches towards the provost's office to be filed?

Here’s how I’ve been spending my time lately.  It’s after 8pm Sunday, and I’ve been at work since I handed my kids off to my wife this morning right after church.  Tomorrow morning I drop this baby off in the Provost’s office. The question is… should I add this photo to the front cover or not? English Program Review Self-Study   2007-08 Seton Hill University   A chunk of pages…

Oldest Voice Recording, A French Folksong

Information Week: The recording played Thursday predates Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph (previously thought to have recorded the first sound) by 17 years. It captured about 10 seconds of the French folksong “Au Clair De La Lune” on April 9, 1860. Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville recorded the voice by using a “phonautograph” to scratch sound waves onto a sheet of paper covered in black smoke from an oil lamp.…

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Sonnet Exercise

I’ve been making an extra effort this year to create some new worksheets designed to teach basic, stand-alone concepts in my Introduction to Literary Study class. Here’s a new worksheet to help students write a sonnet.  Below is the part they’re actually supposed to submit… after that I’ve included the text that explains the assignment. I’ve already taught the basic form of the sonnet, so this is a review, but…