Discussion Assignment (Due by beginning of class next week)
*You will be required to post at least two thoughtful, well-constructed comments or responses in order to earn the full point value each week. Discussion posts must be copy-edited and proofread. Typos happen to everyone but a careful re-reading will allow you to rid your writing of most of them.
Please answer each of these discussion topics in a separate post. In other words, you should have two separate posts total. You do not have to do a third post in which you respond to someone else’s post unless you would like to.
- Post 1. Of the two tweeted stories, “Some Contemporary Characters” and “Black Box,” which do you think has used Twitter’s constraints to greater effect? Why?
- Post 2. In Reality hunger, on page 113, quote number 319, Shields, via his curation of this particular quote of Lance Olsen’s, posits, “Conventional fiction teaches the reader that life is a coherent, fathomable whole that concludes in neatly wrapped-up revelations. Life, though–standing on a street corner, channel surfing, trying to navigate the web or a declining relationship, hearing that a close friend died last night–flies at us in bright splinters.” In what ways do you think Black Box has captured this idea that life flies at us in bright splinters? Please give at least two examples from the text.
Please post your comments to the week 4 discussion page for your class. This page is for Tuesday night students.