- Read “Reading & Guilty Pleasure,” an op/ed piece from the New York Times about literary vs. commercial fiction. Reflect on the article (extend BEYOND what we’ve already said on the topic).
- Do you REALLY understand irony? Alanis Morrisette screwed everything up. Read/listen to this article/podcast about the true nature of irony (not sarcasm, not snark, surely not just bad luck). Reflect on it in your blog.
- Everything we’ve read so far has been dark/depressing/violent. Is this the true nature of literary fiction? If so, why? If not, why would our literature anthology be so imbalanced?