Prompt: Historical line blogging

Commonplace from Barnes. Now look back over your own blog entries (click on your own username) and write a paragraph linking four texts in a chronological narrative that reflects on differences or similarities as historical change or continuity. You can think about either intrinsic history (literature’s forms, genres, methods) or extrinsic history (the more-than-literary horizon) as the frame. Not every story is a story of progress.

Author: AG

Associate Professor, Department of English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick