Introduction to Literature ENGL103 I have just finished re-reading Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark”. What an amazing story about the way our thinking and our aspirations can lead us so far away from the obvious things in life. This is a story about the dangers of ambition, the dangers of believing in your own powers. The one…

Starting out

So this is where I plan to keep a regular running commentary on my responses to the reading I am doing in the three units I am teaching this semester: Introduction to Literature (ENGL103); Nineteenth Century Literature (ENGL200) and The Age of Shakespeare (ENGL210). I intend to structure the journal so that all my First…