1. PARTICIPATION: Participation will be judged by quality not just quantity, but attendance and contributions to discussions will form a significant part of your mark. Participation can also include on-line commentary through the course listserv. Those of you who feel more comfortable with "written discussion" might especially wish to take advantage of this alternative mode. [20%]

2. FACILITATION & ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: You will also be expected to help facilitate one class session on a text of your choosing. In conjunction with the facilitation, you will prepare an annotated bibliography of five to seven articles you believe to be superior examples of a range of approaches to the author/text. You will xerox and give each student in the class a copy of the bibliography one week before we discuss the book (I will then add the bibliography to our class web site). [10%]

3. ANNOTATED WEB SITE: Find and annotate two World-Wide Web sites not yet on the class web site. The sites can deal with a course author or another postmodern author not on the class list, or a postmodern theory site, or another site for whose relevance you can make a case. [5%]

4. HYPERTEXT ESSAY: A brief (3-4pp) analytic response paper on a work of hypertext fiction you find on the World-Wide Web (the class Web site has suggestions for beginning points). Analyze the experience of reading the hypertext, evaluating the claims (hype?) that hypertext represents a significantly new kind of writing and mode of reading. [15%]

5. SEMINAR PAPER: A research essay (approx. 15-25pp) isolating and analyzing one dimension of a class text (or another relevant contemporary text or texts). Papers addressing some aspect of "multi/inter-cultural postmodernism" are encouraged, but you may choose another topic if you wish (especially if it is part of an ongoing area of interest to you -- i.e., dissertation work). As an alternative, you can create a substantial web site on one of the course authors or another contemporary author of your own choosing. [50%]