Global Literatures in English

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Entries from April 2012

Midnight’s Children (Book Two, Part 2 REVISED SCHEDULE)

April 26th, 2012 · 11 Comments

EDIT: One more note.  I’ve been asked to take over two of Prof. Chu’s classes for the rest of the semester.  This means I will have to change my office hours to 2:00-3:00 on TTh, from 3:30-4:30. * As per my email, I’m changing the reading schedule for the rest of the semester.  Book Two […]

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Midnight’s Children (Book Two)

April 25th, 2012 · 10 Comments

A quick note, first–we’re going to begin prepping for writing the paper next class.  I realize you’ll only be 40% into the book next time we meet, but make a (preliminary) decision as to which option you’d like to do, so I can make some preparations.  In particular, next week you’re going to spend some […]

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Midnight’s Children (End of Book One)

April 20th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Comment here for the conclusion of Book One.  At the end of this book, Padma excoriates Saleem for having, in her view, misled her the whole time about his family.  What do you make of her complaint?  Do you side with her or with Saleem’s justification? Remember, optional midterm revisions are due on May 1st. […]

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Midnight’s Children (Book One)

April 18th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Comment here for the first few chapters of Midnight’s Children.  I’ll ask what, so far, you make of our narrator Saleem.  As with several things we’ve read, this story is being told at one point in time, in one setting, about the past, in another setting, so try to keep track of where you are. […]

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Library Day

April 10th, 2012 · No Comments

As I mentioned in class last time, we’re meeting in Rosenthal 225 on Tuesday for a library session, NOT our usual spot in Kiely.  Bring your midterm papers and Midnight’s Children.

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Oscar Wao (Final Day)

April 3rd, 2012 · 13 Comments

Toward the novel’s close, Lola remarks “Ten million Trujillos is all we are” (324).  Given the circumstances of the novel’s conclusion, one can’t really blame her for being bitter toward some Dominicans.  But what do you make of the way she spreads that comment over all Dominicans (herself included)?  How are all Dominicans like their […]

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