JOURNAL TOPIC: (today's tunes: "Let the Day Begin" by The Call; "Where Do I Begin?" by Jill Sobule; "Begin the Begin" by R.E.M.)
Describe a thought or a feeling that you'd forgotten over break and experienced again when you walked back into this room. How will you re/create the thoughts/feelings you WANT in this room this semester?
3. Introduction to spring semester
4. Post to your blog (title: HELLO 2017!) with a 3-5 sentence description of how you've grown as a person since January 2016.
Research Paul Simon's album Graceland (starting with this) and come to class Thursday prepared to discuss whether this qualifies as American Literature. To do this properly, you will have to do some research and/or review your notes in order to define American Literature and make your case.