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Dear #engl205 Students,

Good luck in completing your activities tonight by 11:59pm. I look forward to seeing your work and creativity.

Just as a note of motivation:

Your posts have been seen by the general public and tweeted out and around. Most lately, Emma’s post “Shakespeare goes gangsta” has been shared on twitter:

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Anyways, I am available via email until around 4pm, if you have any questions.

– Theresa

The Sonnet Project

I’ve recorded Sonnet 72 (my personal favourite) and started something called The Sonnet Project: a spreadsheet that anyone with the link can edit, where we can compile links to online recordings of every one of Shakespeare’s sonnets. If each person reading this adds just one recording to this list, or records just one sonnet reading of your own, we’ll complete the list. Let’s do this!

[UPDATE 2015-04-03] I’ve just learned that the New York Shakespeare Exchange has their own sonnet project called (wait for it) The Sonnet Project, which includes video recordings of Shakespeare’s sonnets performed across the city’s five boroughs. (The Globe Theatre site is a better access point than the project’s own; it describes the project as “a tapestry of cinematic art that infuses the poetry of William Shakespeare into the poetry of New York City.”)

If you record your own (and are in my English 205, where this project started), please post it to SoundCloud and tag it #engl205 to add to our list there. And (to my students), be sure to submit your work using the activity form, if you’re looking for badge credits.

Activity Submission Form

As noted in the course outline:

You need to direct your TA to any work you will do outside of the classroom.

With many students in this course it can cause inboxes to become backlogged. So for us to capture your activities you will have to submit links to this form (

Note that:

  • This form excludes tweets, in-class activities, D2L discussion posts, and any posts or comments you publish here on the course blog.
  • If you do not submit your activites here, we cannot award points/badges.
  • Ensure that you send each activity (and its link) individually.
  • Ensure that you follow the form submission format.
  • If you have completed activities previous to this news, please fill out the form with links to your activities.
  • Questions? Send them here.

What are Exam Dossiers?

Here are some suggestions and guidelines for your Exam Dossiers, the first of which you can (if you choose) submit tomorrow in tutorial. Remember, this is an optional system, not a requirement of the course; you’re only helping yourself if you do it.

This is a document you prepare in advance, and bring  (printed on one side of a standard letter-sized page) to Thursday tutorials.

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