Thursday, February 7, 2013



Dear All,

Here the Topic for our Upcoming Conference:

Creating a Better, Healthier, Happier, and More Sustainable and Meaningful Future

Date: Thursday, March 21st
Time: 3:30 to 8:30 pm
Venue: BuTo 599

Presentation time per person: 5 minutes

Presentations will be arranged in groups of approximately 5 presentations per session. At the end of each session there will be some opportunity for audience questions, comments, and discussions of all the presentations of that session.

Please post the TITLES of your presentations - and a brief ABSTRACT in the comment section below by March 7th!

Thank you,


Analyzing Texts

Dear All,

Analyzing texts can help us understand the text better as well as learn from the strategies the writer - or speaker - has used and thus improve our own writing and/or speaking skills.

Please find below a list of texts and analyze them.

Prose Texts:

Deepak Chopra, "Cinema for Peace":

Elisabeth Sahtouris, "Cosmic Beginnings":


1) Meena Alexander, "Muse" 

2) Margaret Atwood, "In the Secular Night" 

3) Bill Bisset, "They Cut Back Sew Much on th Backs uv th Poor" 

4) Roo Borson, "Summer's Drug" 

5) Afua Cooper, "Memories Have Tongue" 

6) A.M. Klein, "Heirloom" 

7) Joy Kogawa, "Offerings"

8) Li-Young Lee, "Persimmons" 

9) Gwendolyn MacEwen, "Let Me Make This Perfectly Clear" 

10) Michael Ondaatje, "Notes for the Legend of Salad Woman"

If you are not sure how to analyze a text, please click on the following link (Tools for Textual Analysis):

Thank you!