Long time since the last post. Guess the summer teaching gig fatigued me more than I was aware. We are about to end the first quarter. It's been good, but not great. Haven't found the right place to be in the English course. Reworking the course now so that it includes fewer older writers. I am also moving away from the chronological survey. I am organizing the course into thematic modules: Literature of Initiation, the Immigrant Experience (not trying to suggest that there is one experience), Literature of War, Conversion Narratives. This last one is what excites me most--because it gives me a great excuse to teach Tolstoi!
Change and challenge are good. We'll be fine. Thanks for visiting!