Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dibs on writers

Update: Sorry for the confusion...I forgot to SAVE the new settings when I changed it. I have published all the comments that were backed up in the queue, they are in DESCENDING order. Since the comments are saved in the order sent, it doesn't change anything...if someone beat you to the punch, and you didn't have a back-up, you need to post again. They should post immediately now, though.  You have until 10pm tomorrow.  


Beginning at 5pm on Wednesday 1/21/09, through 10pm on Thursday 1/22/09, you need to choose an author for your 2nd semester research project by COMMENTING ON THIS POST.  In your comment, make sure to include your name, period, and the author you've selected.  This way, you can easily see who has already been taken and who has not by reading the previous comments.  If you are absolutely unable to comment during this window, you may ask a friend to do it for you, just so long as it's clear who is choosing which author.  Please do not comment on each other's comments in this case...it just gets unwieldy.  Anyone who has NOT chosen an author by Monday 1/26/09 will be at a serious disadvantage for the Writing Workshop scheduled on that day.

(If you jump the gun and post before 5pm Wednesday, it won't count.  Everything's time and datestamped.  Fair is fair.)

Refer to the following list, taken from page 54 of the College Board's AP English Course Description.  If you choose one of these authors, or anyone on the syllabus, you don't need my approval. If you want someone not on the list, run it by me first.

AUTHORS
W. H. Auden; Elizabeth Bishop; William Blake; Anne Bradstreet; Edward Kamau Brathwaite; Gwendolyn Brooks; Robert Browning; George Gordon, Lord Byron; Lorna Dee Cervantes; Geoffrey Chaucer; Lucille Clifton; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Billy Collins; H. D. (Hilda Doolittle); Emily Dickinson; John Donne; Rita Dove; Paul Laurence Dunbar; T. S. Eliot; Robert Frost; Joy Harjo; Seamus Heaney; George Herbert; Garrett Hongo; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Langston Hughes; Ben Jonson; John Keats; Philip Larkin; Robert Lowell; Andrew Marvell; John Milton; Marianne Moore; Sylvia Plath; Edgar Allan Poe; Alexander Pope; Adrienne Rich; Anne Sexton; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Leslie Marmon Silko; Cathy Song; Wallace Stevens; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Derek Walcott; Walt Whitman; Richard Wilbur; William Carlos Williams; William Wordsworth; William Butler Yeats; Aeschylus; Edward Albee; Amiri Baraka; Samuel Beckett; Anton Chekhov; Caryl Churchill; William Congreve; Athol Fugard; Lorraine Hansberry; Lillian Hellman; David Henry Hwang; Henrik Ibsen; Ben Jonson; David Mamet; Arthur Miller; Molière; Marsha Norman; Sean O’Casey; Eugene O’Neill; Suzan-Lori Parks; Harold Pinter; Luigi Pirandello; William Shakespeare; George Bernard Shaw; Sam Shepard; Sophocles; Tom Stoppard; Luis Valdez; Oscar Wilde; Tennessee Williams; August Wilson; Chinua Achebe; Sherman Alexie; Isabel Allende; Rudolfo Anaya; Margaret Atwood; Jane Austen; Saul Bellow; Charlotte Brontë; Emily Brontë; Raymond Carver; Willa Cather; Sandra Cisneros; John Cheever; Kate Chopin; Joseph Conrad; Edwidge Danticat; Daniel Defoe; Anita Desai; Charles Dickens; Fyodor Dostoevsky; George Eliot; Ralph Ellison; Louise Erdrich; William Faulkner; Henry Fielding; F. Scott Fitzgerald; E. M. Forster; Thomas Hardy; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Ernest Hemingway; Zora Neale Hurston; Kazuo Ishiguro; Henry James; Ha Jin; Edward P. Jones; James Joyce; Maxine Hong Kingston; Joy Kogawa; Jhumpa Lahiri; Margaret Laurence; D. H. Lawrence; Chang-rae Lee; Bernard Malamud; Gabriel García Márquez; Cormac McCarthy; Ian McEwan; Herman Melville; Toni Morrison; Bharati Mukherjee; Vladimir Nabokov; Flannery O’Connor; Orhan Pamuk; Katherine Anne Porter; Marilynne Robinson; Jonathan Swift; Mark Twain; John Updike; Alice Walker; Evelyn Waugh; Eudora Welty; Edith Wharton; John Edgar Wideman; Virginia Woolf; Richard Wright; Joseph Addison; Gloria Anzaldúa; Matthew Arnold; James Baldwin; James Boswell; Jesús Colón; Joan Didion; Frederick Douglass; W. E. B. Du Bois; Ralph Waldo Emerson; William Hazlitt; bell hooks; Samuel Johnson; Charles Lamb; Thomas Macaulay; Mary McCarthy; John Stuart Mill; George Orwell; Michael Pollan; Richard Rodriguez; Edward Said; Lewis Thomas; Henry David Thoreau; E. B. White

85 comments:

Alexandria Smith said...

Alexandria Smith, period 2, Chuck Palahnuik(spelling?)

Jay Breitzman said...

Author Flannery O'conner Jay Breitzman p3

Elisa Bandy said...

Elisa Bandy
Period 2
Edgar Allan Poe

Rabell Afridi said...

Rabell Afridi
Period 6
Oscar Wilde

Lyn Canilao said...

Lyn Canilao Period 3
1. Henry David Thoreau
2. Ronald Dahl
3. Theodor Seuss Geisel

Ven Meyerzon said...

Name: Ven Meyerzon
Period: 3
Author: Stephen King

Name: Mary Wheeler
Period: 3
Author: Henry David Thoreau

Name: Vivian Zhang
Period: 3
Author: Dr. Seuss

David K. said...

David K.

Period 6

F. Scott Fitzgerald

On second note, First post!

shelby said...

Shelby Steadman, 2nd, John Irving

Elizabeth said...

Elizabeth Tse, Period 3: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Anne Tran, Period 6: Arthur Miller

Anonymous said...

Rahul Parulkar
Period 3
Oscar Wilde

Josh Yim
Period 3
F Scott Fitzgerald

Saranya Nandagopal
Period 3
Mark Twain

Kavya said...

Ernest Hemingway
Period 3
Kavyashree Thota

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Hudiono
Period 2
Theodor Seuss Geisel

Sean said...

Sean Devine , period 6, Kurt Vonnegut

Lane said...

Lane Prescott; Period 3; John Keats

Amy Dunford said...

Amy Dunford
Period 6
Jane Austen

Johnny said...

Johnny Li
Period 3
Ken Kesey

Mika Kennedy said...

Name: Mika Kennedy
Period: 6
Author: Steinbeck, John

(Well, it's 5:00 on my computer. Might as well try.)

James said...

James Itthipornvanich period 4
- Edgar Allan Poe

Christy Bauer said...

Christy Bauer
Period 2
VIRGINIA WOOLF!

Anonymous said...

James Ching
Period 2
Ernest Hemingway

Allison Gower said...

Allison Gower
Period 6

1. E.B. White
2. Oscar Wilde
3. William Faulkner

Alex K said...

Alex Kwon Period 3
W. E. B. Du Bois

Megan said...

Megan Taas
Period 2
Henry David Thoreau

Michelle said...

Michelle Griffith
Period 3
Lorraine Hansberry

Quanisha Smith said...

Quanisha Smith
period 3
langston hughes

Samantha Ho said...

Period 3
Jack London! :F

stephanie said...

Stephanie Tung
Period 3

1. Oscar Wilde
2. Mark Twain
3. Jonathan Swift

I've added my second and third choices just in case my first one gets selected as I'm typing this...

Shikha said...

Shikha Sheth
Period 6
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ryan Yum said...

Ryan Yum, Period 6, C.S. Lewis (Dennis Gan said he ran it by you earlier)

Shreyas Rao said...

Shreyas Rao
P2

Author: Charles Dickens

Laila Khan said...

Laila Khan
6th period

Jane Austen
:)

Lydia said...

Lydia Cuarezma
Period 6
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Clare said...

Clare Cisneros
Period 2
Sylvia Plath

Himanshi Arora said...

I got dibbs on Dr.Suess.

I'm in 2nd period.

Amy Scott said...

Second period :D!

And I wana nab Art Spiegelman please.

And if I can get him,I'd like W. E. B. Du Bois please.

Holly said...

Holly Burgess

Period 2

I choose Hans Christian Anderson *throws Pokeball*

shirlynn said...

1. Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. Kazuo Ishiguro
3. Robert Frost

Vanathi said...

Vanathi Ganesh
Period 6
Jhumpa Lahiri

DANIEL WONG said...

Daniel Wong, Period 2, Richard Wright.

Dibs, suckahs,

Alex said...

Samuel Lai, 6, Kazuo Ishiguro

Alex Ho, 6, Ralph Waldo Emerson

David Hoang said...

David Hoang
Period 3
C.S. Lewis

Sarah said...

Sarah Hashemi, Period 2, Jane Austen

Nick Fudenna said...

Nick Fudenna, Period 2, Jonathan Swift

Anonymous said...

Dennis Gan per. 3

1st choice: C. S. Lewis

2nd choice: F. Scott Fitzgerald

3rd choice: John Steinbeck

Samuel said...

Ray Bradbury
Sam Fendell
6th period

Drew K said...

Drew Kimberlin per.2

Edward Albee

Anonymous said...

Willie Du
Period 6
Raymond Carver

Anonymous said...

Sergio Puno
Period 6
Henry David Thereau

Shikha said...

Shikha Sheth
Period 6
1. Ernest Hemingway
2. F. Scott Fitzgerald

shirlynn said...

oops i mean

Shirlynn Carreon

Period 6

Choices:
1. Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. Kazuo Ishiguro
3. Robert Frost

Tusamni1 said...

Anish Pamula
Period 3
1. Kurt Vonnegut
2. Ray Bradbury
3. George Orwell

Tusamni1 said...

Asad Rathore
Period 6
1.Johnathan Swift
2.Ray Bradbury

Anonymous said...

Kathleen Good
Period 6
Sylvia Plath

Anonymous said...

Dmitry Willis
Paulo Coelho
Period 6

Rachel Geyer said...

Rachel Geyer
Period 6
Mary Shelley

Disha Gandhi said...

Disha Gandhi
Period 3
Sylvia Plath

Anonymous said...

sai devana
period 6
1. emerson
2.W.E.B Du Bois
3. Alice walker

Katie Gaddis said...

Katie Gaddis

Period 3

Kurt Vonnegut

George Bernard Shaw

Geoffrey said...

Geoff Liou
Period 6
Geoffrey Chaucer

Ilham said...

Ilham Awad
Period 3
1.Truman Capote
2.Salman Rushdie

Anonymous said...

Chris Barton Period 3 Jules Verne

Raymond said...

RaymondKyaw
Period 3
1. William Faulkner
2. Kazuo Ishiguro
3. Jonathan Swift

(dunno if my first went through)

Sarah Ewing said...

Guess my first didn't go through..

Sarah Ewing
Period 3
Edgar Allan Poe

Jay Breitzman said...

apparently I jumped the gun.
My computer said 5:00.
o well, Nobody chose the author anyway.

Flannery O'conner

Anonymous said...

Tianxiang Xiong
P.6
Toni Morrison

Saloni Shah said...

Saloni Shah
Period 6
Hermann Hesse

Anonymous said...

Name: Mary Wheeler
Period: 3
Author: Ralph "where's Waldo" Emerson

Casey said...

casey parks, second period
1)kurt vonnegut
2)mark twain
3)hunter thompson

Seriously though, you should let me do Vonnegut. cuz of the uterus and all that :)

LaiLa said...

Laila Khan
6th period
1.) Toni Morrison
2.) Alice Walker
3.) Eli Wiesel

Anonymous said...

And to think I checked this an hour ago and it said "0 comments..."

Chang Liu
Period 6
T.H. White

Britt Higgins said...

britt higgins, 3rd period

Haruki Murakami

Anonymous said...

Anna Liang
Period 6
Leo Tolstoy

Anonymous said...

Alex Ho
6
Charles Dickens

Anonymous said...

Robert Pipes

Period 3

Shel Silverstein

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if my first post counted...I posted at 5:05 on my computer, but I don't see it here.

Shelley Lai
Period 6
David Henry Hwang

Anonymous said...

Kristina Schenck
Period 3
1. John Steinbeck
2. F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. Mary McCarthy
and a fourth since just in case
4. George Orwell

Anonymous said...

Martha Perez
P.3
Pablo Neruda

Aieman said...

Aieman Zehra
Period 2
Robert Frost

Eric said...

Thanks for making this easy on me, Anish.

Since Anish is taking his first choice, Kurt Vonnegut, I'll go ahead and nab...

Ray Bradbury
Eric Yang
Period 3

Lexi said...

Since 2nd period is so picky, i'll do it again.
Alexandria Smith
2nd period
chuck palahnuik

Anonymous said...

Patrick N. Flynn
2nd
Jean Anouilh
(?)

Kevin said...

Kevin BRavo
6th Period
Luis Valdez

Brian said...

Woohoo! Im the last one!

But only because I care so much to put extensive research into different authors.

Brian McMahon
Period 2
Hubert Selby, Jr.

Ilham said...

Truman Capote....FINAL ANSWER.

Brian said...

I realize that I was the last person to choose an author and you already derided me for my commitment issues, but would it be completely lurid of me if I changed my author? (Please notice the myriad amount of vocab words used to the point of garishness.)

Brian McMahon
Period 2
Dave Eggers