This site is yours to make of what you want, a space for further interaction, for exploration, for testing out some of the ideas that come up in our discussions or in your papers. You’ll be expected to post your responses to our class reading here on the blog, but I also want to see you trying things out here for yourselves, working actively to make this blog a useful space for discussing the texts we’re reading this semester.
So any number of things might provide a good topic for a blog post. Here are a few suggestions (slightly modified from a similar list my colleague Meg Worley gave a class of hers):
- Isn’t it interesting the way that passage X seems to predict contemporary phenomenon Y?
- I found this cool article online that you should all read!
- Does “jargonterm” mean P or Q — or something else entirely?
- Wow, Reading Z really reminds me of last week’s episode of Lost.
- I could use some feedback on this idea I’ve been wrestling with…
- Did she say A or B in class yesterday? I forgot to write it down.
- Hey, I’m in a play this weekend, and y’all should come!
You’ll no doubt find other things you want to post about, too — things you stumble across on the web that the rest of the class should see, things you find in your research that the rest of the class might be interested in. This kind of sharing is what makes group blogs exciting; I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with.