This schedule is a plan for the semester that is subject to change. Like any good plan, situations arise that warrant tweaking or addition/subtraction of readings. Be sure to check this page weekly.

Two class tweets are due every Monday by midnight with the #ENW4360 hashtag.

W 1/8
Introduction to the Course

F 1/10
{read} "The Psychology of Form" by Kenneth Burke (on Blackboard)

M 1/13
{read} Anis Bawarshi "The Genre Function" (on Blackboard)

W 1/15
What is a magazine anyway?
Bring magazines to class
{read} Animals by Chris Jones Esquire

F 1/17
Design Lab: HTML Introduction

M 1/20
No Class MLK Day

W 1/22
{read} "Can You Say Hero?"" by Tom Junod Esquire and
"The Mister Rogers No One Saw" by Jamie Marie Laskas New York Times Magazine

F 1/24
Design Lab: More HTML

M 1/27
Blog Investigation #1 due
Defining feature articles
Finding a topic

W 1/29
{read} The Breakup Museum: Archiving the Way We Were by Leslie Jameson Virginia Quarterly Review

F 1/31
Design Lab: Adobe InDesign

M 2/3
{read} The Electronic Word by Richard Lanham (on Blackboard)
Developing a Research Question

W 2/5
No Class - Conferences

F 2/7
Design Lab: Adobe InDesign

M 2/10
Short Genres and The Increasingly Important Title and First Sentences
{read} Letter of Recommendation: Collecting One Book, Hello, 911?, and At the Catbird Seat's Test Kitchen (short magazine genres)

W 2/12
{read} Remediation by Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin (on Blackboard)
Can magazines and technology coexist?
Principles of Design

F 2/14
Design Lab: Adobe Photoshop

M 2/17
Feature Article Rough Draft Due

W 2/19
Responding to critical feedback

F 2/21
Design Lab

M 2/24
Blog Investigation #2 due

W 2/26
{read} Imageword by Kristie Fleckenstein (on Blackboard)
In class writing exercises

F 2/28
Feature Article Due

M 3/2
What is a Commentary?
{read} What if We Stopped Pretending? by Jonathan Franzen and Thy Neighbor's Solar Panels by Robert H. Frank

W 3/4
{read} My Ex-Boyfriend's New Girlfriend is Lady Gaga by Lindsay Crouse,
How to Confront the Coronavirus at Every Level by Tom Inglesby and Anita Cicero, and
Why the Silent Spread of Coronavirus Might Actually Be a Good Sign by Jeremy Samuel Faust

F 3/6
Design Lab: HTML and CSS

M 3/9
No Class Spring Break

W 3/11
No Class Spring Break

F 3/13
No Class Spring Break

M 3/16
No Class Extended Spring Break

W 3/18
No Class Extended Spring Break

F 3/20
No Class Extended Spring Break

M 3/23
Reset with online class expectations

W 3/25
Blog Investigation #3 due

F 3/27
Design Lab: Commentary Article Design

M 3/30
Commentary Rough Draft Due

W 4/1
Sample Query Letters
{read} TBD

F 4/3
Sample Genre Analysis
Lab time

M 4/6
Commentary In class Writing Exercises

W 4/8
Online Magazine Editing

F 4/10
Design Lab
Commentary Final Draft Due

M 4/13
Online Magazine Editing

W 4/15
Lay out Pages

F 4/17
Rhetorical Analysis and Query Letter Due

M 4/20
Final preparations for Online Magazine

Final Exam: Friday, April 24 @ 9am Online Magazine Articles Due