Hello All: I am currently speaking to my students in "Introduction to Literature", "Nineteenth Century Literature" and "The Age of Shakespeare". I have great hopes for this on-line journal, both for you all and myself. It promises to provide a relaxed, informal space in which I can get down my ideas about my reading and also space where I might express myself creatively. As you will see, the place where you enter your journal, at the bottom left-hand corner, allows you to click a button that sets your entry to Public, Private or Friends. So you can work, edit, do what you like, privately... and then when you feel you are ready you can share your reflections with the world or with just your friends at Uni and around.
It will take us all a little time to get used to LiveJournal- but it is basically a very simple, but powerful tool. It allows you to write... and have an audience.... globally .... immediately. People call this "Blogging" which comes from "Web Logging"- in other words keeping track of things you see and do on the web. But the concept has grown now to be about "Writing on-line".
For the time being I am going to keep my 3 groups together on the one site. I will simply indicate at the top whether my entry is for "Intro to Lit ENGL103" or "Nineteenth ENGL200" or "Shakespeare ENGL200". As we get into the semester I may filter out entries that are not directly relevant to your unit.
For the time being follow the instructions carefully as set out in the Outline and also explore the LiveJournal site... there are many hidden corners.... and above all, WRITE and ENJOY!
BUT THE VERY FIRST THING YOU MUST DO ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED IS TO SEND MY YOUR LIVEJOURNAL URL. THIS WILL COME TO YOU IN AN EMAIL ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN REGISTERED. JUST COPY THE URL AND SEND IT TO ME, WITH YOUR NAME. POST IT TO MY EMAIL.