Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Or or around December, 1910...

Choose one article, poem, story, etc. from a literary journal (one of modernism’s “small magazines”) and one article, etc. from a mass-produced commercial magazine or newspaper. Take notes as you read and then publish your comments on the piece by the end of the class period. Comments should include:
1.     A brief summary of each piece.
2.     A substantial quotation from each of your chosen texts, followed by your own interpretative commentary.
3.     Further commentary on the cultural significance of what you have read. This might include connections to other things we’ve read in our course and/or other things you’ve read in your research, insight into cultural norms of the period, and even reflections on the relationship of the content to contemporary life.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Forster, Howards End

[Posted by Brooke and Brenna]

Please consider each of the following questions in preparation for discussion on Wednesday. Choose at least one of these questions to answer in some detail here—and be sure to quote a passage from the text to lend support to your commentary.

1. What is the makeup of Margaret and Henry’s relationship: love, money, security, companionship, or something else? 

2. When thinking about helping Leonard Bast, why do they differ on opinions? 

3. Why do you think Margaret was not angry that Henry did not give her Howards End when Mrs. Wilcox passed?

Monday, September 4, 2017

Imagining Modernity

Cyril E. Power, The Tube Train
Select one text that you found especially compelling—it could be a poem, a manifesto, or an essay. Choose a brief quotation from your text that you think is an especially noteworthy representation of "modern" life and reflect on why you think this quotation is significant to the work as a whole. Keep your comments short—one paragraph will do.