Thanksgiving and Spring 2004 Preview

Tomorrow (Thursday) will be Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. — a time for turkey feasts and family gatherings. I’ll probably blog a bit when I get the chance, but I’m also preparing syllabi for next semester.

I’ll be teaching the second half of “Seminar in Thinking in Writing,” a course in “Media Aesthetics” (the focus will be on new media, naturally), “Introduction to Literary Studies” (a Whitman’s Sampler for the creative writing, literature, and new media journalism majors), and American lit from 1915 to the present. I’ll also continue my supervision of the student paper.

As long as I’m downloading current events, I just heard that my proposal for a conference presentation on students’ emotional investment in their academic weblogs has been accepted at the CCCC computer connection, so I’ll be in San Antonio for a weekend in March. Yippie tye ye yay!