We'll be writing this journal at the end of class on Monday, 7/13. If you happen to miss this class, feel free to complete a journal entry on one of the following prompts, or write on an issue of your choosing, and bring your journal to class on Wednesday.
Journal Prompts (Choose One)
Can we productively consider Mary Rowlandson's Narrative as an investigation of trauma? Why or why not? If we can, what is such a consideration productive of?
Does Anne Bradsteet's poetry launch an implicit critique of Puritan theology? If so, discuss the nature of that critique. If not, what do you see as Bradstreet's relationship to Puritan theology?
Compare and contrast the essays by Sarah Kemble Knight and William Byrd along one or more of the following lines: questions of gender, North versus South, Puritan versus Cavalier, or any other of your choosing.
Discuss the tension in the presentation of God and one's relationship to God as made manifest in the differences between Jonathan Edward's personal narrative and "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."