Wednesday, 3/25; Thursday, 3/26

We started class by continuing our discussion of “Souvenir” and how it matched up with Burroway’s ideas of story as journey, power struggle, and connection/disconnection. Then I introduced the concept of comic/tragic stories (in the classical sense), and we discussed which side “Souvenir” fell on. Students read “Bigfoot Stole My Wife” and we also discussed this (weird) story and whether it is a comedy or tragedy. We finished up class with some more fiction-related pre-writing.