1 Main Post (550-600 Words of content)
2 Responses each (250-300) words of content
After watching this week’s presentation and completing the readings, write a 550-600 word reflection on the central question of the review essay assigned, “What Is Reading For?” While answering this question, draw on the readings from the course and consider especially the role of faith and spiritual belief and commitments in the Christian literary critic’s vocation. As you develop your argument, be sure to address what, if any, principles from secular literary theory can support the Christian critic’s goals.
Submit your original thread of 550-600 words in response to this prompt; this thread must demonstrate course-related knowledge and evidence engagement with course readings, so you should have at least two citations.
In addition to this original thread, you are required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads, including at least one citation from course readings in each. Each reply must be 250-300 words and must extend the discussion in some way, rather than merely cover the same ground as the original post. Some possibilities include the following: evaluating the original post, discussing implications of points raised, contrasting an idea with something else relevant to the class, connecting ideas to course material, or providing additional examples.
- Bertens: Conclusion
- Tyson: ch. 10
Readings: From the Bertens book, you’ll read the conclusion. From Tyson, you’ll read chapter 10. You’ll also read a review article (about three books) by Michael Vander Weele, “What Is Reading For?” That final article, and your discussion board posts, should help you think through the faith-related implications of the material of this class. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/subject_specific_writing/writing_in_literature/literary_theory_and_schools_of_criticism/index.html