Hope you’ve had a good weekend. Our first day with Baker’s Nat Turner on Friday left us with all sorts of questions about text, lines and type on the page, the complexities of narration, and the complexities of authorship, history, and autobiography, to name just a few things. Our reading for Wednesday takes us further into the part of the text that focuses on Turner in particular, and also incorporates more of Turner’s own(?) Confessions. So for this second blog post you might think further about how Baker’s images relate to these textual moments, or how they might relate to the archival images we’re also looking at for Wednesday. But what to write about here is ultimately up to you, as long as you ground your thinking in some close analysis of the text.
Reminder: your response should go in the comments section for this post — click the “Leave a Comment” link at the top of the post. It should be at least 250 words, and is due by midnight on Tuesday, October 18th. After class on Monday, you should return to this thread and post a response to one classmate’s post by class time Friday the 21st. If you have any questions, let me know via email.