Change of schedule

For Wednesday 2/29:

  • Review the Emerson, Nature
  • Read as much of Thoreau’s “Where I Lived, And What I Lived For” as you can, but particularly from the bottom of p. 93 (“The present was my next experiment…”) to p. 109 (“…let us go about our business.”).
  • Read “Pond Scum” by Katherine Schultz, from The New Yorker. 
  • Read “In Defense of Thoreau,” by Jedediah Purdy, from The Atlantic. 

For Monday 3/6 and our visit from Dr. Sarah Mesle:

  • Read “Bartleby The Scrivener” by Herman Melville. This long short story (or novella) should be in some of your editions, but if you don’t have it, it is here in various digital forms at Project Gutenberg.

REMEMBER: I realize there are a number of readings listed here, but do print them out and bring them to class so that we can actually discuss them. You may strategize with your peers and bring 1 copy for two people of each text. But despite our travails with the Norton, I will expect you to have done the reading and be able to participate in discussion for these classes.

Thanks for all your hard work!

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