Genres 2010 - Web Paper 1

These are the first webpapers to emerge from Literary Kinds: Thinking Through Genres, a course about category-making offered at Bryn Mawr College in Spring 2010. One month into the semester, students are exploring here the questions that have arisen for them around the emerging literary "kind" that we know as blogs, or about what difference the internet is making, more generally, in our work as intellectuals.

Take a look around, and feel warmly welcome to respond in the comment area available at the end of each paper. What strikes, intrigues, puzzles you...what, among your reactions, might be of interest or use to the writer, others in the class, or those who--exploring the internet--might be in search of thoughtful conversation about how we are making sense of the world in which we find ourselves?