IT’S THE LAST WEEK OF CLASSES!
When we meet, we will:
- Revisit the exam list if necessary;
- Share thesis presentations;
- Draw up calendars for your theses;
- Discuss the (very short!) readings for this week in order to…
- Remind ourselves of the big questions of the semester, while we…
- Look ahead to the spring.
It’s a lot!
So. On the blog for this week, I have posted a second page for the exam list, and you might want to post there to weigh in. (Once again, you have two options for posting this week, so you could get blog post credit x 2 for this week, or you could choose to post in only one of the places.)
I want to use this page reflecting on the last three items in the bullet list, above.
We’ve talked about the “good of literature” in so many ways this semester. Which was are most interesting to you at this point, and which readings come to mind for you as you think about them? Which variations on the good of literature do you want to keep thinking about in the spring, and what do you want to try to figure out as you write your thesis?
And do a little prefatory thinking about the third item on the bullet list, too. For you, personally, what goals do you think you’ll have over the break? You might want to share that below, or you might just want to reflect on it for yourself. One way or another, know that we will spend some time thinking about this next week, so take a look at your calendar so you can plan accordingly, for yourself.
You’ve worked really hard this semester, and I feel proud of you guys. I’m excited to see what you do next semester, and I’m starting to think about the structure and the goals for that now. I think it’s going to be fun.