Today in class we talked about how the articles you brought in highlighted themes and concepts we’ve already read about in class. I’d like you to think about them a bit more and write a short post of no more than 400 words by this Friday at 10pm.
Specifically, I’d like you to come up with a new insight based on the juxtaposition of the two articles you read in your small group today (your article and your partner’s article). In coming up with that new insight, go back over the syllabus and look at what we’ve read up to this point. Try to relate your insight to one of the articles we’ve read for class. In so doing, don’t just focus on similarities but also try to show how your insight is new and different from that author’s argument. In other words, why should we be interested in this idea you’ve come up with? What new thing does it teach us?
Your posts will not show up immediately–I will approve a selection of the best posts shortly after the deadline. At that point, please revisit the blog to take a look at your classmates’ contributions and feel free to comment on them.
I look forward to seeing your responses!