Thursday, March 25

Today is Thursday of WEEK 9 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Storybook assignment yet, you may turn that in BEFORE NOON today 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.

Storybook Stack. I've still got quite a few items left in the Storybook stack. If you turned in an assignment over the weekend, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in on Monday or 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.

Extra Credit. As you strategize about getting the points you need to finish up the class, remember that extra credit points go straight into your total and can help you either to make up for missed work or to finish the class early. There are some extra credit assignments available each week (like the "Famous Last Words" post), and there are some extra credit assignments you can do in advance (like the "Technology Tips," which you can do now for Weeks 9-15), plus there are the Grammar Quiz extra credit points which are available now and which will continue to be available for the rest of the semester.

This Week: Sherman Alexie at OU! (repeat announcement) Thanks to the folks at World Literature Today, the fabulous Native American writer Sherman Alexie is in Norman this week. There is a whole series of public events connected with his visit to campus, starting today, Thursday, including a Native American Film Festival from 1:30-5:00PM. You can see a complete schedule of events here at the World Literature Today website: Sherman Alexie Schedule.

March 25: Annunciation. March 25 marks the Christian festival of the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to Mary. The festival of Jesus's birth, Christmas, is celebrated nine months later, on December 25. You can read more about the festival of the Annunciation in this Wikipedia article. The image below is a painting of the Annunciation scene from the late 14th century (Web Gallery of Art):