Thursday, October 23

Today is Thursday of WEEK 9 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. For those of you in Myth-Folklore or World Lit, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday. (Indian Epics has no Wednesday assignments, so there is no Thursday morning grace period.)

Storybook Stack. I've still got a few items left in the Storybook stack. If you turned in an assignment on or before 11PM on Monday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Monday or on Tuesday or Wednesday, your assignment is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. The final deadline for turning in a late Week 8 Storybook assignment for partial credit is Friday at noon.

The Ning Comment Wall. (Repeat announcement.) For the next several weeks - through Week 12 of the class - people will be leaving comments about your Storybook at the Ning Comment Wall which is part of your Profile page. If you'd like to organize your Profile page to make more room for the Comment Wall, there is a Technology Tip where you can get extra credit for cleaning up your Ning Profile. So, if you'd like to reduce the amount of space that is taken up on your Profile page by the latest activity and blog activity on your Profile page, you can get extra credit for doing so!

British Library: Rare recordings. There was an article in the BBC news yesterday announcing some rare audio materials just released by the British Library, including the only existing recording of the voice of Virginia Woolf. You can listen to the Woolf recording online, and also to a recording of John Steinbeck, the author of the great dustbowl novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Click on the image of Virginia Woolf below to go to the actual audio player where you can listen to her voice: