Everyone, Here’s the question I asked you to think about for next class: What is the relationship between “Thomas King as a Native American author”, “the white Canadians” in his story “How Corporal Colin Sterling Saved Blossom, Alberta…”, and the “Indian” characters in the same story. I also asked you to check out The Lone […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on For next time…
Here’s a much better comedy routine concerning the relationship between The Lone Ranger and Tonto. This one is by the famous Bill Cosby: It’s the first part, where Tonto says he doesn’t want to go to town, that I think is particularly worth considering…Continue Reading... Comments Off on Another Comedy Routine about Tonto
Some students have discussed the upcoming job seminar that will come after exams. If you’re looking for a guide to writing resumes, there are a few online. I recommend most students use a Skills-Based resume, because it lets you highlight your strengths (abilities) and deemphasize your weaknesses (lack of experience). I can’t find the model […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Resumes
Some students have told me about problems opening PDF files. It seems that Adobe has upgraded to Adobe 9.0, and some older PDF files (especially made in non-Adobe software) isn’t displaying correctly anymore. If this happens to you, you can still access my PDF files using one of the following methods: Use an older version […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on PDF Problems?
There’s some confusion about the Speech Contest and what students are expected to do. I explained it at the beginning of semester, but I’ll clear it up once more for you: All students in English Language & Culture Department courses are expected to attend the two main Department events: Mosaic (in late November) and one […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Next Week’s Speech Contest
It’s here. Get it now, because I’ll be deleting this link in a day or two!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Smoke Signals
Here’s the reading list for the next couple of weeks. There will be a fair amount of reading, and you will be leading a discussion somewhere in here, so think about whether you’re interested in discussing poems, autobiography, short stories, or essays — there’s at least one of each available. I’ll be taking volunteers next […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Poetry Reading List, and Class Plans Thereafter
I can’t seem to find my older formatting guides, so instead, I’ve written up a new one and added it to the Some Advice For Your Professor section of this site. You can see the link in the sidebar, on the text Formatting Your Written Work, but you can also just click the link here […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on NEW! Guide to Formatting Your Written Work
It’s that time of year again! Mosaic is a variety show put on by students, involving dances, songs, acting, speeches, and more. This year’s Mosaic evening will be held on this Friday, November 21st, at 5pm. It’s happening in the auditorium in the Student’s Center building. (Check in front of the English Language & Culture […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on MOSAIC!!!
For those interested, I’ve posted a list of courses I’ll be teaching next semester, along with a brief description of each course. It’s available on the front page of this website.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Next Semester’s Courses