Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome to ENG 206: American Literature After 1945! (Fall 2014 Semester)

Welcome to the course blog for ENG 206: American Literature After 1945! My name is Monica Swindle, your instructor, and I am pleased to meet you! I am glad you have decided to take this course, as we will be studying some truly exciting and provocative pieces of literature this semester.

This is where we will discuss the literature we are reading by blogging about the readings and commenting on one another's blog posts.  Please view the "Instructions" page for all requirements and grading criteria. 

Your first blog post will be an introduction, due by the end of Week 1 (8/24).  Include at least one image, your name, your favorite book or author and why, what you are interested in learning about in the class, and something interesting or unique about you.  Then "meet" your classmates by commenting on some your classmates' introductions.  Don't forget to +1 posts you like.

I have also posted some sample posts for you to explore to give you an idea what blogging for our class will look like. Comment on these to discuss Randall Jarrell's poem "Death of a Ball Turret Gunner."

I am looking forward to a great semester, and I hope you are too!


  1. Hello Professor,
    I am on the blog page, but no "New Post" button is displaying. Just wondering if you could direct me. Thank you!

    1. Hi Cory,
      You have to accept the invitation in your STLCC email before you will see the post button.

  2. Hi Ms. Swindle this all knew to me an online class so I might have more questions for you as time goes on, but I will catch on.