Sunday, March 31, 2013
As promised, Dr. Smith has provided valuable online resources including her powerpoint presentation [here] and a comprehensive website attempting to demystify the numerous Dominican references in Diaz's novel [here]. Enjoy your reading!
Monday, March 25, 2013
|Photo: The Gardian|
Saturday, March 23, 2013
|Image: cover of Edwidge|
Danticat's 2013 novel
Claire of the Sea Light
In our discussion of the character Catherine's exploitation of Princesse, I mentioned a long essay by Jamaica Kincaid called "A Small Place." Google Books offers an 11-page preview [here]. I defy you to finish this preview and not buy the entire book on Amazon. If you'd like to read the reflective exercise (including an excerpt of Kincaid's essay) that I gave to my GCP Trinidad and Tobago group last year, click [here].
Finally, for those of you interested in the blog I created for that trip, click [here]. Any questions about Trinidad, Tobago, or the GCP program? I'm happy to answer questions or gush about how great the trip and program are.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Attention undergraduate student writers!
The Shenandoah University English Department invites submissions of original poetry and short stories for the annual S. Gordden Link Poetry and Bruce C. Souders Fiction Writing Contests. Each contest prize is $250. Submission deadlines for both writing contests: extended to March 18.
Poetry entries may consist of no more than five poems. Short stories may be no longer than 5,000 words. Students who submit manuscripts must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) at Shenandoah during both semesters of the 2012-13 school year. Submitted manuscripts must be unpublished in any other form. Each entry should identify the writer on only the cover sheet to ensure anonymity until judging is complete. The English faculty will judge all submissions and its decisions are final. Submit one typed copy of each entry to Jo Strader in the Office of Arts & Sciences located in Henkel Hall, Room 206, or via email at email@example.com. Contact Associate Professor of English Joanne Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.