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An Avatar for the Don Quixote Challen...

Don Quixote has a LOT of characters. Some of them are part of his small circle of family and friends, others are the many people he runs across on his adventures, and still others are the ones who tell his tale–Cervantes himself, plus a translator, an historian and the guy who ripped Cervantes off and […]

Welcome to UMW and FSEM 100K3 Digital...

Welcome to UMW and FSEM 100K3 Digital Don Quixote

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Ryan’s Progress & Reflecti...

Ryan’s Progress & Reflections

 

The End of our FSEM

The End of our FSEM

We’ve read some of Don Quixote, we’ve read criticism about the novel and its author, we’ve learned about and experimented with some of the issues of digital studies and digital humanities, and we’ve visited some places and met some people around campus that might prove helpful later. What are your biggest “takeaways” from the course?

Blog Post 9: The End of Don Quixote

Blog Post 9: The End of Don Quixote

“I would like to meet death in such a way that people know my life was not so bad that I should be remembered as a crazy man” (Don Quixote Vol 2, Chapter 74) How will you remember Don Quixote after this semester? Write a blog post this week summarizing how you will remember him.  You […]

Blog Post 9: Sancho

Blog Post 9: Sancho

For this week I want you to write about Sancho. What is his importance to the novel? What is his relationship to DQ? How has he evolved throughout the novel? Would DQ be the same without him? Your blog post should have a title, you should quote from the novel (and give the reference by […]

Blog Post 8: Don Quixote and his crit...

After reading criticism on Don Quixote, writing your critical review, presenting to the class, and listening to your classmates’ presentations, I want you to reflect on the criticism out there about Don Quixote the novel and about Cervantes the author. What aspects of the novel or the author seem to interest the critics most? What […]

Readers and Don Quixote: Blog Post 7

Readers and Don Quixote: Blog Post 7

This week I want you to write about the chapters in Don Quixote that we read, and about the Borges story “Pierre Menard.” Both deal with readers of Don Quixote. What is the role of the reader in each? Do these perspectives make you change your ideas about reading? Which is more important in your […]

Blog Post 5: Social Media

Your blog post 5, due Friday October 17th, should discuss the following: 1. You reflections on the readings–Part 1, Chapter 52 of DQ, and the article you chose about social media.  Do you see any connections? 2. What you think the role of social media is in society today, and in your life. Do you […]

Blog Post 4 Topic

Blog Post 4 Topic

Reflecting on this week’s topics and readings, let’s make some connections between Don Quixote and topics surrounding original work and attribution. This time, let’s pay attention to our writing too. PLEASE give your post an original title. I am the only one allowed use “Blog Post 4” in the title 🙂 ! Don’t just address your […]