Collaborative Article. Boom.

Hello Scansion Experts,

There is new/reiterated information about your collaborative project in Canvas and above under the Assignments tab.

“Clamorous” Creativity

The BG entry on psychoanalytic criticism provided a somewhat startling comment of Freud’s.  According to the article, “[Freud] defined the artist as ‘one urged on by instinctive needs that are too clamorous'” (412-13).  Later, it reads that he characterized the “creative mind as ‘clamorous’ if not ill” (413).  Whoa!  How do you feel about that description?  Is the creative mind clamorous?  Is it ill?

Change to Applied Theory Post Assignment

Hey folks–

I am changing the TIME that the applied theory post will be due, starting this week.  Instead of being due before class on the assigned day/theory, the posts will be due no later than midnight on that day (that is, AFTER class if you wish to wait).

What Do You Mean You Haven’t Posted Yet?

muppets read posterThis post initiates discussion on our course blog, which is shared by the two sections of 295 that I am teaching this fall.  This is a rich collaborative space, on which we may continue threads of conversation from class, publish assignments, respond personally to the literature or theory, ask questions, link pertinent outside materials, and more.  Words I might use to characterize my expectations of the blog are active; dialogic; fluid; capacious; self-motivated; collective.  Get going.