This blog post is for the course EL 266, American Literature 1: 1800-1915 that I am taking at Seton Hill University. Here is a portfolio in which I will showcase many different aspects of my writing that I will do for the class, hopefully growing as a writer as the course moves along. This is just a practice for the real portfolio, but I think I’ve had some thoughtful posts so far, even if we haven’t had too many yet.
Depth: These are the blogs that I feel as if show a more engaged thought process with the material we were asked to read.
One post that I feel as if more than qualifies for this section is my post on “The Wife” titled The Wife or the Child, and it look at how the title character, the Wife, is portrayed. The gender inequality is something that I look strongly upon in this blog.
The Congregation of the Devil is another blog in which I feel as if I pushed to do more than the bare minimum. This post is about the similarities between the Church and evil ritual found in the story “Young Goodman Brown”.
With the post Irving, “Rip Van Winkle”, I thought that I made interesting points on why Rip Van Winkle is so respected by the townspeople of the future in the story of his namesake.
Interaction: At this point in time, I don’t feel like I have much to add here.
Discussion: This is another area I don’t have much in yet.
Timeliness: These are the blogs in which I’ve completed on time, as per requested by the teacher Dr. Jerz.
The very first post, Practice 2: Blogging, was merely to test the blogging feature of the class. There is not anything of much interest in this post, other than what I am expecting to learn and experience from this class.
In Memory, Symbol, Pattern, I looked back on some thoughts I had on certain chapters of Foster’s book, How to Read Literature Like a Professor. I explained what to me the three things, Memory, Symbol, and Pattern meant.
In both the blogs above, I turned them in by the requested time.
Coverage: These are the blogs which I just don’t think fit anywhere else, either because of the length or the timeliness (or lack thereof).
Monsters in the Mansion wasn’t a bad post, but it definitely wasn’t the most detailed one that I’ve ever written. I scratched the surface in response to Foster’s chapter Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires, in which he explains the prevalence of monsters in the books that we read.
This is all I have so far, but I will be adding more by the final draft of it.