Presentation on theme: "American Lit Today—reinterpreting the Gothic: – Southern Gothic (Evil = the history of slavery and the civil war) – Suburban Gothic (Evil = the loneliness."— Presentation transcript:
American Lit Today—reinterpreting the Gothic: – Southern Gothic (Evil = the history of slavery and the civil war) – Suburban Gothic (Evil = the loneliness and cruelty within families that happens behind closed doors)
Gothic Passage They were digging a new foundation in Manhattan And they discovered a slave cemetery there May their souls rest easy now that lynching is frowned upon We’ve moved on to the electric chair
Interesting passage! People used to make records as in a record of an event The event of people playing music in a room Now everything is cross marketing, its about sunglasses and shoes Or guns and drugs, you choose (What’s this passage about? What’s interesting or meaningful? What do you notice? What do you picture?)
Flannery O’Connor Read through page 4 Choose a passage from that section and write it in your notebook (daily work) Flip the page—on the back side, write down what you think is interesting/meaningful about the passage
Unpacking passages! Groups of 4 One person read their passage (NOT their interpretation. Group members discuss for a minute or two Original person read their interpretation of the passage. What did they learn from the group?
Final Notes… SSR in library tomorrow!! Please finish reading the O’Connor story for Thursday.