Tim Hanner Shines on Et in Arcadia Ego

ENG 230 folks:  I hope everyone’s first week of freedom is going well. I’m still in the process of filling out final grades. More to follow soon.  In the meantime, enjoy the first new episode of Et in Arcadia Ego.  Tim Hanner from our class talks with me about Asian carp and the problem of invasive species. 

Click on the link to listen to and download an episode.  There you can also download in iTunes and any other podcast software or smartphone platform.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated.  The other episodes are soon to follow.  Spread the word! Let’s see how many people can listen to this podcast.

Also, major kudos to Lauren Tincher, who not only came up with a great post on the closing of the school in Detroit, but also wrote “The New Rage – Chicken Hair,” a post that’s gone viral in the last week!  It’s received over 800 page views.


An Art Gallery for Friday’s Class

In addition to reading a couple of Marvell poems for Friday, we will be thinking about some representations of pastoral in Renaissance landscape painting and American landscape painting from the 19th century.  This gallery is for your preparation in advance of the class.  Feel free to take some notes, look up information on the paintings, leave comments, make connections, and otherwise get a jump on Friday’s discussion.

Jacob Van Ruisdael, The Jewish Cemetary (ca. 1655)

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