Week 8--Welcome (back) to the promised land!
Welcome back from spring break. This week, we'll be finishing up Uncle Tom's Cabin, and dipping again into the Duff's collection of Modern Genre Theory. So what are you thinking (on any one of range of related topics)? For instance:
- would you accept Bill T. Jones' invitation to "get naked" in the promised land (should it come to your home town)?
- How do you respond to Harriet Beecher Stowe's invitation to self-sacrifice?
- What sense do you make of Northrop Frye and/or Frederick Jameson's discussion of the utopic impulse of romance?
- Does thinking of Uncle Tom's Cabin as a romantic representation of utopia increase its use-value for you?