Jerz: Am Lit II (EL 267)

Sign up for Oral Presentations

On the agenda for today... sign up for oral presentations.

If you sign up for the poetry or short story slots, where I don't already have selections posted, you are welcome to suggest a handful of short poems or a short story for the class to read (chosen from the titles in the anthologies on the syllabus).

Exercise 1-2 Deadline Extended

I realize that I'm not going to be able to start marking your Exercise 1-2 until Monday. Therefore, instead of collecting this exercise on Thursday, I'm extending the deadline until Monday at noon.

You are, of course, welcome to turn it in at the regular time. If you weren't planning to come to campus on Monday, you may e-mail your paper to me.

Please put "267 EX 1-2" in the subject line of your e-mail.

Seven Ways of Reading a Poem

Bear in mind, this is satire, but it still might give you some ideas about the power you wield as the person doing an oral interpretation of a poem.

Inside Higher Ed :: Seven Ways of Reading a Poem

How come Dylan Thomas could mesmerize audiences just by opening his mouth, whereas some poets talk into their sleeves and others prate like Polonius? Given the perils of public speaking, many fall back on default modes. There may be as many reading styles as grains of sand, but nowadays only a handful of ways to read poetry in front of an audience. Here they all are: