Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Finding A Group: Open Thread

Here's how it goes: for the third and final essay, you'll be doing research to find primary documents (i.e. images, reviews, letters, laws) that help shed light on a text from our class.

In the comments, mention a text you're interested in working on and give a couple sentences expalining why. If you find one that's listed that you're interested in, let them know.

Once you have four people, you're a complete group. ONLY ONE GROUP CAN WORK ON EACH TEXT. So, post early to get your topic! You can, however, start a second group for a different text by the same author.

If you want to choose something from our anthology but that we haven't discussed and/or isn't on the syllabus, you'll want to make a case to your classmates about why they should join you.

You'll be working together to put together your essay and a short presentation, so exchange information once your group is complete.


  1. I think I'll go with Thomas Paine and his 'Age Of Reason' text. I did the same for my close reading but I think there is a very good amount of research that can be done on it. Paine was very counter-culture and I'm sure it won't be hard to find external sources about him and his work.


  2. I'd like to work on "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" because I have always loved that book. It's an interesting part of New York history as well.