Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pudd'nhead Wilson Concluding Discussion

Step One: Please post your best question.
Step Two: Please respond to another's question.
Step Three: Discuss amongst yourselves.

Items that could be interesting to consider:

  • Ideas about motifs and themes. 
  • Your reaction to the ending.
  • Your final insights about Nature vs. Nurture; black and white; twinning; the question of race.
  • Reactions to this fact: Twain set his novel in pre-Civil War Missouri but wrote it post-Civil War.  Why does he choose such a setting since the war against slavery has been won?
  • Do you see any connections between small-town Dawson's Landing and small-town Littleton, CO?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

ALIS Recommendations

What'd you read last semester?  (author and title)
Last summer?  (author and title)
Please write a book recommendation that includes the following, in your opinion:  What you enjoyed; what you wrote about; how you felt about length and difficulty level of text; readability and reader engagement; people who might enjoy it; major issues, topics, ideas author wrestles with: 

**Please be positive, yet honest.  
DUE by Thursday, 1/8 at 7:30 a.m. please

Patty Grey, Artist Book of Cousins