Dear Class,

I hope everyone is enjoying their time off from school! My records show that all of you have signed up to take my Overanalysis of Early 20th Century Literature course. Since there is little-to-no chance that any of you will drop this one-credit elective during the drop-add period, I would like to get a head-start on things. Listed below are the requisite materials for English 214, which I expect you to bring to every class.

  • The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway – Hardcover
  • Ulysses, by James Joyce – Extended version*
  • The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner – First edition
  • Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis
  • Number 1 1/2 pencils
  • A good attitude!
Cheers,
Professor Chamberlain

*Hardcover

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Dear Class,

I have tentatively set my office hours for the upcoming semester as follows:

Fridays 6:00-8:00PM, Malott 460

-Professor Chamberlain

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Dear Class,

I came up with a fun little ice-breaker for your first assignment of the semester. Your assignment will be to come up with creative adjectives for each letter of your first name, then present it to the class on a 30" by 24" poster board. Be sure to use color. For example, my name is Linda, so I could use "loquacious," and so on. Be creative and have fun!!

The second part of your assignment will be to read pages 1-134 of Main Street and respond in your composition notebook. Try to keep your responses between 10-12 pages long. You will be handing in your notebooks at the beginning of class.

-Professor Chamberlain

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Dear Class,

I accidentally gave you the wrong reading assignment in the previous email. You should be reading pages 1-134 of Ulysses, not Main Street as I had stated. The rest of the assignment remains unchanged. My regrets if you have already begun the incorrect reading.

Professor Chamberlain

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Dear Class,

I have created the Facebook group "English 214" to better facilitate class discussion. Once everyone has accepted my "friend requests," I will be able to invite them to join the group. Please do so in a timely fashion, as I would like to begin discussing Ulysses as soon as possible.

Professor Chamberlain

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Dear Class,

>Please forward this email to EVERYONE you know. If you do, fifty cents is donated to the American Cancer Society AND you get a free Livestrong bracelet!!! If you don't forward this to at least ten people, horrible misfortune will befall you and your family. You have five minutes.

Professor Chamberlain