Saturday, March 21, 2009

Assignment for Thursday, and Note

Option #1) This one may seem familiar! Find a very confusing passage in House of Leaves - not a slightly difficult one, but one that drives you up a wall. Hopefully that won't be too hard! Then, briefly explain both

a) What that passage seems to mean, or at least one possible explanation of it. If you're highly confident in your explanation, your passage is probably too easy (or you did some substantial research).

b) What that difficulty accomplishes; in other words, you should explain what the difficulty itself (think form, not content) is for.

Option #2) Discuss some element of the _form_ of Jimmy Corrigan in relationship to some element of the _form_ of House of Leaves. You should discover at least a tentative argument, and refer to a specific passage/panel/page from each book.

Note: Several of you didn't post the last blog entry that was due (due last week in some cases, or the week before spring break in others) - approximately four people didn't post it. If you didn't, I will accept them for partial credit, emailed to me by this Thursday. (edit: originally I had mistakenly put the deadline for late papers at Saturday)

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