Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Few Reminders...

1. The absolute last day I will accept papers for any credit is tomorrow by 5pm (you will get an F, but can possibly get a 50% maximum, which beats a 0).  I hope to have all the papers graded by Thursday's class, though late papers will not be returned on time (sorry--probably have those by the following Tuesday). 

2. Two new posts are below: one on Beethoven for cultural context, and beneath that, the questions for Polidori's The Vampyre.  If you missed class on Thursday be sure to get the handout from my box. 

3. Be sure you have the Bedford copy of Frankenstein for Thursday's class.  You need this edition for our class, since we will be doing several critical readings from this text.  The bookstore is well stocked with this book and The Gothic Tradition (which is also a requirement). 

Ohterwise, see you on Tuesday!


  1. I dig the new image at the top of the page.

  2. Thanks! I did a complete overall last sick of the old look. I actually have to hold myself back or I would post 3-4 things a day...which no one would read!

  3. Nuh uh! I actually check here *first* thing of the day. (of course, I have it on a quick tab too--so that helps remind me!)
    I am however, looking for the reading assignment for Thursday's class, since I believe I am to post comments here today/tonight.

  4. Actually, I was sick yesterday so I had to cancel class. So let's just repeat the Polidori for tomorrow (so please post on that).

  5. I guess you literally got sick of the image at the top of the page.

  6. So, I don't see what chapter we were supposed to read to. Am I blind? ha

    Hope you are feeling better by the way.


  7. Megan: I posted a new post about today's class (the first post on the blog): no Frankenstein yet (unless you want to start reading it on your own); let's just go back to Polidori and finish off the week. We'll start Frakenstein fresh next week. I just didn't have the energy to draw up any questions or even plan ahead. Besides, we have a lot to cover with Polidori on his own. SOrry for the confusion!