Wednesday, March 30

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 10 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 9 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Week 10 Internet assignment: Extra credit option. (repeat announcement) The Week 10 Internet assignment is available now and in addition to the usual task of reading three Storybooks and commenting on them, there is an additional "extra credit" option where you can read three more Storybooks and comment on them for an additional 6 points. Last year a student suggested that I add this option for the next few weeks so that you have more of a chance to read all the Storybooks in your class, and that seemed like a good idea to me! So, in Week 10, and also in Week 11 and Week 12, you have the extra credit option of doubling up and reading more Storybooks for extra credit if you want.

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in on Sunday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. Remember: if you turned in a revision assignment, you don't need to wait for comments back from me to go on to your next story. Also, see Tuesday's announcements for additional information about finishing up your Storybook.

March 30: Maxfield Parrish. Today marks the anniversary of the death of the American illustrator, Maxfield Parrish, who was born in 1870 and lived a very long life indeed; he died in 1966. You have probably encountered some Parrish illustrations if you are in the Myth-Folklore class or in the World Literature class, since he did famous illustrations for so many classic works of literature, including collections of fairy tales and folktales. You can read about Parrish's life and career in this Wikipedia article, and the Art Passions website has an extensive gallery of his work; the image below is an illustration for Puss in Boots: