Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcome!


Welcome to the Blog for America in the World, ENG 1 and 3. Soon, you will be setting up your own blogs, where you'll work informal writing assignments, drafts, ask questions, post links, and more!

Here you'll find writing prompts, announcements, links and more.

Once you've set up your blog, leave the address in the comments to this post. Then, you're ready to start posting!

Post #1 (In-class) on 9/16: Choose ONE of these topics and respond on your blog in a post of at least 300 words. Use any format you want. Be as specific as you can including referring to the text. You need not answer each part of the question in order; let it go where it takes you.

1) In Lucy Jamaica Kincaid describes Lucy's impressions on first arriving in the United States. What kind of things does she notice? How would you describe her first impressions of the U.S.? How does this compare to other immigration stories that you've heard or read?

2) In his essay "I Choose Exile," Richard Wright writes, "It was only in America where so much freedom is lacking that one hears long and impassioned arguments about freedon . .. It is like listening to a starving man tell of his need for food." Do you agree? In your expereince, what freedoms do Americans lack? What do they/we mean when they/we talk about freedom? Do you think people from different parts of the world have different ideas about what freedom means? What might account for the difference?
3) Or, choose something else specific from the writings that you'd like to respond to. Again, be specific: make direct refernece to the text.

Feel free to revise and edit your posts; post them by the end of the class. Once posts have started to appear on our blog list, you can begin to comment on their posts.
Homework for Monday: From the course pack, read the excerpt from A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid (pages 3-37 and 77-81) and the article "Slumdog Tourism." Think about the argument each is making about the relationship between tourism and power.

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