• Contact Information


    Dr. Kim Middleton

    Office: 423 Western Ave. #7

    email: kmiddleton_at_strose.edu

    phone: 518 485-3647

    hours: MTW 5-6, and by appt.
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Schedule

WEEK ONE

8/3: Discuss Wallace, class, pages 1-87, Infinite Summer

Homework:
Read p. 87-198
Write: set-up blog, write Blog Post #1

8/4: Discuss IJ

Homework:
Read p.198-299;
Write Blog Post #2
Research: browse Fitzpatrick’s bibliography and choose secondary source

8/5: Discuss IJ, wiki entries, divvy up secondary sources, brainstorm for topics

Homework:
Read p.  299-530;
Write Blog Post #3 (due Monday by 4 p.m.); draft wiki entry on source, create and/or add to stubs

WEEK TWO
8/10: Discuss IJ; secondary sources

Homework:
Read p.530-626;
Write Blog Post #4

8/11: Discuss IJ

Homework:
Read p.626-723;
Write Blog Post #5
Research: browse Fitzpatrick’s bibliography and choose secondary source

8/12: Discuss IJ; wiki entries, divvy up secondary sources, brainstorm for topics

Homework:
Read the rest of the novel!!
Write Blog Post #6 (due Monday by 4 p.m.);

WEEK THREE

8/17: Discuss end of IJ

Homework:
Read secondary source
Write Blog Post #7 (discuss end of novel post-class discussion and/or contribution your secondary source makes to your reading of the novel); draft wiki entry on source; create and/or add to stubs
8/18: wiki workshop and research

Homework: TBA; discuss wiki formatting/style,

Write: Blog Post #8 (reflect on wiki work and research)

8/19: Workshop portfolios, wiki entries, etc.

Friday, 8/21: final portfolios due @ 5 p.m.!!!!

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