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April 08, 2011

ENG 340: TSLS-"Tattoos in Literature" - Spring 2011 Syllabus and Handouts

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This is from a review by Lotusreads on a new publication entitled _Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide_. Edited by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor. Check it out!

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INSTRUCTIONS: Please right-click on the appropriate .pdf file (for syllabi, please notice your section number and class time) and download. Alternatively, these may open, by clicking on them, in Adobe Reader. Once it is open, click "Save a Copy) and save it to your USB flashdrive. Be sure to print a copy, staple, and bring to each class.


ENG 340 - Topics in Selected Literary Studies - CA01 (MWF - 2:30pm to 3:20pm)

Some Advice on Giving a Presentation on a Film for ENG 340

Updated Criteria on Creating and Submitting your Regular Entry-Ticket Discussion Questions

Sanders, Clinton R. "Getting a Tattoo." A journal article from 1989, republished in the sociology textbook primer _Deviance_.

Sample Ancillary Materials for an ENG 340 Scholarly Presentation

The Rubric that will be used by me (and the rest of the class) to score Formal Presentation #1

Sample 'Acceptable' Course Journal Entries from Journals that Received Full-Score

If you need the VLC player (recommended and free) to view any of the digital media assigned for this course, you can download it here:


Each of the following was given to you as a handout during the course of the semester. I have republished them here in the event you have lost them and would like to review my process for evaluating final papers.

List of Topics for Final Analytical Papers (One per student--chosen by signature in class)

Instructor's Expectations for the Final, Analytical Paper for this Course

MLA Check-sheet (with some content expectations) for Papers Submitted to this Course's Instructors

Please consult page 14 of the course syllabus for the guidelines used to evaluate your paper's letter score. In my application/interpretation of the "excellence," "average," or "subpar" designators, I also take in to consideration the information given to you in the other handouts (which provide the specifics).

Posted by lhobbs at April 8, 2011 11:49 AM

Readers' Comments:

It is stated in the story that “The rose is the heart of the world like the heart is the heart of the body.” Do you think that Rosa of Rosario del Rose is the heart of the story? Is she crazy and wild like her father believes or is she just truly the one in love?

Posted by: Eric Dirth at February 7, 2011 11:45 AM

Emmanuel Cruz
Dr. Hobbs
ENG 340
March 09, 2011
Discussion Question
What is it they say? That time is theft? But not for you. Close your eyes and you can start all over again. Conjure up that necessary emotion, fresh as roses.
Nolan’s “Momento Mori” depicts an intellectual idea that evokes some of the emotions that are experienced by folks who face sadness in their lives. Is the author saying that people should move on with their lives no matter how sad they may feel? Can this approach possibly keep folks from experiencing emotional distress?

Posted by: Emmanuel Cruz at March 8, 2011 03:13 PM

Tara McLoughlin
English 340
Dr. Hobbs
March 8, 2011

Discussion Question: Memento Mori
In the story Memento Mori, the narrator states that his upper torso is covered in words, phrases, bits of information, and instructions reminding him of the memory of what happened to his wife. His tattoo clearly states what had happened. But regular memorial tattoos usually consist of symbols or pictures of loved ones. Do you think that memorial tattoos are just as powerful as the narrator’s written words of what happened? Or do you feel that memorial tattoos are not as painful because they can be interpreted differently, they can allude to good memories whereas the narrator’s tattoo can only remind him of something horrible.

Posted by: Tara Mcloughlin at March 9, 2011 02:13 PM

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