Monday, March 24, 2014

Story #2

Please elaborate on your idea for the next story. You might use a version of the three-part "test" proposed by Henry James to structure your response: What are you trying to achieve? How will you achieve it? Why is it worth achieving?

Your response is due by midnight Wednesday, March 26.  (I hope you have drafts of first scenes from some of you by the following Wednesday.)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Species-on-Species Abuse

If this semester you were to write a story about a place a la Vowell, what would it be and why? The only restriction is that the place must actually be accessible to you. Please respond no later than Wednesday, midnight.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Please respond to one of the following questions about EXPERIMENT IN MISERY:

1) Why does Crane refer to the tramp as the "assassin"?


2) Identify an unusual or unexpected use of an adjective in a description of a person, place or thing. Why is it unusual? Why would Crane use such a trope?

Your response is due no later than midnight Tues, Jan. 28.


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