This week we’ll be continuing our discussion of The Circle. We’ll also hear our first two student-led presentations on digital literature of their choice.
- Dave Eggers, The Circle, pp. 309-497
- Listen to the collection of audio poems (6) by Ian Hatcher under the working title “Prosthesis“
- Go to the Jose Aburto site and find the link to the poem “Arcoiris Paranoico” in the word cloud you find there.
The Jose Aburto poem is in Spanish, so the group is providing the following translation of the poem to assist you with your analysis.
I tried to cover the Spring with a finger
And I smiled idiotically
Not being able to remember the usual
Because the time had come
To rebuild, to revive, to go back to
That is to say, the time to look around
And not to recognize as one’s own
To realize that one doesn’t know
Whose house this is
Nor the children that run calling and laughing
Nor the woman who suddenly wakes up
With the sun by her side
I tried to close the window
But it was late, or rather
It was still too early
Choose one poem from the reading selection and provide an analysis of it for your blog post this week. Remember to follow the blog post guidelines about developing an argument and use the close reading 2.0 guide for reading electronic literature that was included in your group presentation packet.