Held Thursday, September 16, 1999
- Writing issues to ponder
- On the overhwelming terminology of postmodernist essays
- Discussion: How does one read hyperfiction?
- Assigned (due Tuesday):
- Daily handouts:
- The aforementioned articles (hardcopy only)
- I hope everyone has remembered that we were to start at 8:30 rather than
- We will, however, move back to 8:15 on Tuesday.
- Don't forget that the
bibliography assignment is due next Tuesday.
- Anyone who hasn't turned in the citation exercise should do so today.
- You may want to visit the links page at
for a truly interesting experience in postmodernism. Try the colalborative
- Don't forget: tomorrow is the last day to drop or add classes. (Not
that I want you to, but the college takes those deadlines seriously.)
- I hope that some of you will choose to attend today's convocation.
- Meetings today and tomorrow are optional. Let me know whether or not
you plan to meet with me.
- Don't forget the Borges reading
- As you may have noticed, I've dropped the table-of-contents and
cover sheet for the daily handout. I hope you don't mind.
- What, if anything, did you derive from the Williams readings?
- Are there questions you have on those readings?
- Starting next week, we'll use the first part of each class to
discuss writing. On Tuesday, we'll work on issues from chapter 2 of
- I'd asked you to make sure that you understood all the terms in Moulthop.
- Here are some that I thought you might want to have considered
(some of which he's clearly using differently than we might, many
of which he's chosen for quite careful meanings):
operational simluation (1),
syncretic (30), and
- How might you find definitions for these words? This is what
- And yes, I'm probably violating (or is that substantiating) some
postmodernist theory by asking you to carefully consider the meanings
of the words he uses.
- Once again, we'll use our
formalized discussion techniques (with the addition of
- Today's potential questions:
- How do the ways we read nonfiction hypertext differ from the ways
that we read nonfiction ``linear'' text?
- Last class, some claimed that new skills are necessary to read
hypermedia. What are those skills?
- Are particular categories of nonfiction more amenable to
hypertextuality than others?
Monday, 22 March 1999
- Created as a blank outline. (Can you tell
what I was doing during Spring break?)
Wednesday, 15 September 1999