December 02, 2005
My Project is a Fish
K, figured out the IE bug (if anyone cared) and my final proposal is up and ready to go... if you're bored and perusing, please let me know if you find any typos or anything stupid-looking.
Posted by mhess3 at December 2, 2005 01:59 PM
I can't believe no one has commented on this. Meghan, your site looks great! While I was only an English major for a year, I agree with you in seeing the appeal of combining the study of literature and the study of history.
Also like you, I'm looking forward to adding some new tricks to my bag when I work on my site in Clio II. Flash might be a bridge too far for me, I think, but I'd like to pick up a little Java.
Anyway, I like your clean design and your topic. In fact, I'm shamelessly stealing the format of your proposal for my own. Hope you don't mind!
Posted by: Matt at December 3, 2005 11:56 AM
Haha, I don't care if you steal mine because I basically stole it from Amanda Shuman: http://chnm.gmu.edu/staff/amanda/hist696/finalproject.html
Posted by: Meagan at December 4, 2005 09:04 AM
Oh yeah, now that I'm up in PA and checking the site on my family's PC, I realize there are some little bugs to change and work out, but I'll do that once I get back down to VA (a daunting task, considering my stupid car got towed to Towson, MD yesterday [the closest mini dealership] and I don't know when it will be fixed...)
Posted by: Meagan at December 4, 2005 09:09 AM
Your project looks to be quite a fruitful one in the way it merges two fields into the digital realm...the American Studies person in me applauds that kind of effort.
Vardaman would have to tell us if the site is a fish or not(did I get that reference right?), but to me it looks like good project!--Amy
Posted by: amy at December 4, 2005 08:45 PM
Meagan: I thought your project looked amazing, and the interactivity will provide interest in rural Mississippi and Faulkner. You know for more "history" stuff on your site, you could always have a page with demographics/stats from Faulkner's childhood or time of publishing to the present day...perhaps a commentary on the vanishing, rural town. Was this an attraction for Faulkner writing about this area, and for readers being attracted to it?
Posted by: Tai at December 6, 2005 12:51 PM
This makes me want to be an English major. (It was a tough decision:law, history or English) I am such a Faulkner nut and really miss having the time to read the good stuff. Perhaps I'll have to incorporate literature in my dissertation now that you have insipred me with this site blending history and literature so well. Nice job,yahoo.
Posted by: amanda at December 6, 2005 06:59 PM
sorry Meagan, I just realised your name hasn't got an H in it....with spelling like that, good thing I stuck to history and not English, huh?
Posted by: amanda at December 6, 2005 07:02 PM