Wednesday, February 6, 2008

We the media

Once again this semester, my students are maintaining blogs for their class writing. This time I've taken my pop culture writing class into the Writing department, where a few upper-division students have joined me for a cozy seminar on criticism.

Why not visit one or two of their blogs, and leave comments? The whole idea of blogging is so they are writing not for their instructor, not for an academic setting at all, but for a vast, unseen audience. Nothing like a stranger stopping by and responding to make that point terrifyingly real.

Here's what they're up to:

Grr is fond of Watchmen, was inspired by They Might Be Giants, and currently watches Frisky Dingo on Adult Swim.

Capt. Marvel is fond of Abraham Verghese, was inspired by Robert Frost, and currently watches Lost.

The Overanalyzer is fond of On The Road, was inspired by Eddie Rabbit, and currently watches Nip/Tuck.

Arizonasky was inspired by the musical Chicago, and also currently watches Lost. (We don't yet know her favorite book.)

Hamibord was inspired by polaroid photographs. (We don't yet know his favorite book or what he's watching.)