Qapla’!

Grades have been submitted and are wending their way through the verification process. I still have a couple of your papers; I won’t be around campus much until next term but drop me a line and we can arrange a pick-up.

It was a really good class. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all and discussing SF this past term. All the very best for the holidays and the coming year.

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Final exam

The exam for this course is scheduled for Friday December 9th at 7pm in the  G. Forbes Elliot Athletics Centre (row 4). You will have three hours though you likely won’t need the full time. The exam is closed book but you may bring one sheet of letter-sized paper with writing or printing on it. I would suggest the most important things to include would be the titles of the course readings, years of publication, and the authors’ names. Anyone making special arrangements to write, be sure to double-check those arrangements with Student Services.

Lorenzo Reading Series

Every year UNBSJ hosts an excellent reading series organized by the Lorenzo Society. I am offering bonus marks for either of two levels of engagement:

  1. Dipping your toes: for each reading you attend, you will receive 0.5% added to your final grade. There are five readings scheduled this term.
  2. Going for a swim: for each brief review you post on your class weblog, you will receive up to an additional 0.5% added to your final grade, for a total of up to 1% for each.

1340The first reading of the term is scheduled for Wednesday September 14. Debra Komar will be reading from Black River Road,  a 19thc true-crime narrative set in Saint John. The other readings will be on campus but this one will be at the New Brunswick Museum in the Mary Oland Theatre at 7:30PM.

There should be a more detailed brochure coming shortly. I will link to it here.  All readings are free.

Welcome

to the course weblog for English 3722: Topics in speculative fiction: the short story at UNBSJ. Here you will find links and updates and a copy of the schedule and assignments. More importantly, blogging is interactive — you can leave comments to any post — and so this blog can serve as a venue for continuing the conversations we will have in class. Not much to see yet, but check back in the coming days for further information.