Author Archives: Jason Tougaw

Touching Brains (On Epileptic and Saturday)

I’ve posted a short article about both Epileptic and Saturday on my own blog, californica. Take a look if you’re interested.

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Databases and E-Journals

Hi everybody. As you start looking for sources for your projects,  you’ll want to use at least two of the library’s resources. The first is the library’s Electronic Databases, which are specialized search engines designed to help you find scholarly publications … Continue reading

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Scott McCloud’s book Understanding Comics (New York: William Morrow Paperbacks 1994) is an ingenious work of literary criticism, using the form of the comic to analyze the genre. McCloud offers a history of the genre and its sub-genres, including the … Continue reading

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New Writing Groups

Hi everybody. These are your new writing groups. The vote was very close (and not everybody voted). Also, our numbers have changed a little since I assigned the first writing groups, so some changes made sense to balance out the … Continue reading

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Research Proposal

You will submit a research proposal that guides your seminar essay and your web project . In four paragraphs, 1. Present a text or set of texts to examine and a research question about these texts or about an idea … Continue reading

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Research Projects

Your research projects will involve two related tasks: 1. You’ll write a seminar essay based on course readings and independent research and 2. You’ll adapt this essay into a component of a course web site featuring the work of all … Continue reading

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English Department Writing Prizes

Every year, the English Department gives a number of awards for outstanding writing by students. I want to encourage you all to consider submitting something. The guidelines are below. Let me know if you have any questions–or need any help … Continue reading

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Diagramming Freud’s Irma Dream

Anthony, Debra, Shannon, Charlene Jennifer, Hong, Ariel Tracy, Chris, Adrian, Arefa         Robert, Sadia, Sam      Nishant, Shannon, Shahanna

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Lisa Zunshine is Bush-Holbrook Professor of English at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, where she teaches courses in Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature and culture. She is the author or editor of eleven books, including Why We Read Fiction: Theory of … Continue reading

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Applying Harvey’s Elements

In Gordon Harvey’s Gordon Harvey’s “Elements of the Academic Essay,” he names and defines thirteen elements common to nonfiction writing. For Tuesday’s class, read Harvey’s definitions of these elements. Then, take a look at your assigned element below and think about … Continue reading

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