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Emerging Genres 2008 - Web Paper 2

This is the second set of webpapers to emerge from Emerging Genres, a new course offered at Bryn Mawr College in Spring 2008. Two months into the semester, students are writing here, generally, about the literary categories we call "genres," and specifically about a particular (prototypical?) romance, Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Take a look around, and feel warmly welcome to respond in the comment area available at the end of each paper. What strikes, intrigues, puzzles you...what, among your reactions, might be of interest or use to the writer, or others in the class, or others who--exploring the internet--might be in search of thoughtful conversation about how we are making sense of the way literature, and literary theory, portrays the world?