Introduction

Welcome to Performing Texts: Orality, Literacy, and Performance. A lot of the reading, listening, watching, and writing in this course will happen on this website. This front-page blog section is where you will see posts from me (Corey Frost, your humble adjunct professor) providing updates, assignments, comments, and so on. Everyone else in the class is also welcome to post comments or links to interesting related material. To the right you will find the course description, requirements, and schedule. Each date links to a page containing the materials you will read, watch, or listen to for that class. There are also links to other related sites. To the far right are the archives and a cluster of administrative links, one of which allows you to log in, once you are signed up.

Each of you will need to sign up for Qwriting, if you haven’t already. You will need to use your Queens College email address. Please create a username that is recognizable as you (your real name, or some variation of your real name). It’s not necessary for you to have your own blog, so on the page where you sign up, click the button for “just a username, please.” (Unless you want your own blog, in which case, go ahead and click “Gimme a blog!”) Then Qwriting will send you an email to your QC email address to confirm your account, and you must click the link in the email. Then log in and you can use the “Add me!” button at the bottom of the right column to join the blog as an author.

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