Wednesday, December 11, 7:30-10:30pm, GIRV 1004
Please bring a blue book.
Close reading (6 points each)
Identify all of the following passages. Give the author and title and place the passage within the context of the work as a whole. Address its significance and comment upon the major ideas and themes raised within it. Analyze the form (and/or design, if applicable) in relation to the content. If the passage is from a non-fiction work, try to restate the major claims of the author. You will not need to organize your close readings as if you were writing a paper.
Due: hard copy in lecture on the last day of the term (Thursday, December 5)
Format: typed questionnaire, no length requirement
// Exception: it cannot be Hard Times because I used it as an example in lecture.
// Choose just 3 of the 4 listed here.
// I specify “favorite” because you are likely to be more interested in the results, but any pre-1920 text will suffice.
// “a copy” = one copy
(2) Answer these questions for each repository (questionnaire format is fine):
Which editions of your chosen book are held there (publisher & year)?
Which formats are available?
Can you download a copy?
What is the source of the digital text?
Can you annotate and report errors? What is the search functionality?
What are the restrictions on use?
Anything else notable?
Short audio: looking ahead to the remaining weeks and the final exam
PDF of external references from the second lecture on Tom McCarthy, Remainder