Visualizing Self-Fashioning

We discussed the introduction to Stephen Greenblatt’s Renaissance Self-Fashioning yesterday. Then, each section formed groups of 4-6 students and drew out a variety of ways to visualize the self-fashioning process, as described by Greenblatt. Here are the results of our experiment – note the heavy featuring of aliens and authority (represented in Read more…

Reflections on the Class

Over the last semester we have read a variety of sources, from Sidney’s Defense of Poesy to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. They all respond in some way to the course theme of “Defending Society.” We began our class by asking the question  “defending society from what?” The implicit answer for Philip Sidney’s Defense Read more…

Tips for the Reflective Essay

Put a few keywords in the first paragraph that relate to the skill you are arguing improved. For example, if you are arguing that you got better at making improvements across multiple drafts in response to feedback, use a keyword like “process” in the first paragraph and then repeat it Read more…