Thanks for stopping by! This blog contains course material for Dr. Chuck Tryon's English 1102 courses at the Georgia Institute of Technology in sprawling Atlanta, Georgia. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions. You can contact me by email at charles[dot]tryon[at]lcc[dot]gatech[dot]edu.

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Monday, May 10, 2004

New Entry Test.
Block Quote

Will there be comments?

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Group Blog Stuff

Just a quick note to ask that you bring in a short analysis of your groups' proecss in the group blog project. Basically, this can be a short informal note to let me know which group memebers did their fair share (or if anyone didn't contribute adequately to the project).

You can turn this in to me typed on wednesday or Friday, or you can email it to me no later than Monday of next week.

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Turn it in Reminder

Make sure you turn your papers in to turnitin.com. As with the previous paper, I will hold onto your papers until you've submitted them to turnitin.

Friday, April 16, 2004

Crime Doesn't Pay

Wow. The "Crime Doesn't Pay" group is already attracting pop-up advertisements for online background checks and other "anti-crime" tools.

Friday, April 09, 2004


A special FREE screening of Unprecedented, a film about the 2000 presidential election, is sceduled for Monday, April 12, at 7 PM. For more information go to the Georgians for Democracy website. Via Atlanta Desk.
48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project is coming to Atlanta May 21-23:
Filmmaking teams make a movie from scratch in only one weekend! Less than two days later, the short films have their premiere at major local theaters in front of packed audiences. In each of the cities on the 48 Hour Film Project tour, teams then compete to be named the "Best Film" for that city. Of those, one special film will win the prestigious "Best 48 Hour Film of the Year."

Monday, April 05, 2004

25th Hour Reschedule

I just realized that the basketball team will be arriving at 6 PM on Tuesday, so let's reschedule the screening for 3 PM. Turnitin.com is now ready. Be sure to submit your papers by April 15.

Friday, April 02, 2004

DeLillo and Lee

Here is a link to the Don De Lillo essay I'd like you to read before Monday. As with all English 1102 reading assignments, you may write one of your required blog entries on DeLillo. You may also write a blog entry on Spike Lee's 25th Hour. To understand what I was thinking when I put these two texts together, take a look at my personal blog entry on the topic from a few months ago. You might also look at my original July 1, entry on 25th Hour. As you read, I'd suggest that you focus on some of the following questions (which may guide your response):
  1. De Lillo frequently invokes the concept of narrative in the essay. What does he mean by "narrative" and how does that inform his analysis?
  2. De Lillo also emphasizes sight as an important metaphor, asking at one point if the terrorists see a "woman pushing a stroller." Discuss the use of this metaphor.
  3. De Lillo writes that "There are 100,000 stories crisscrossing New York, Washington, and the world." He then summarizes or discusses several of these narratives. Discuss how De Lillo uses these "stories."
  4. The essay also describes the "ruins" and the ash created by the collapse of the towers. What role does this description of "ruins" serve in the essay?
  5. One of the essay's major strains is the discussion of the end of the Cold War. Why does De Lillo invoke this aspect of world history so frequently throughout the essay?
You don't have to address these questions. Just find a topic related to the essay and write about it. I'll add some questions about the film later.

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