Welcome to the course blog for Theories of Myth, fall 2013, at Laurentian University.

This is a space for students to post their reactions to, and thoughts about, the readings for this course. Perfect prose and deep thoughts are not required or expected; please feel free to write whatever you want (as long as you keep it respectful), about whatever strikes you as interesting, boring, annoying, unclear, amusing, etc. in the readings.

You are also encouraged to comment on other people’s posts; of course, the requirement to be respectful still applies, but again, you’re welcome to say whatever occurs to you, whether you agree, disagree, or have another thought to add to what’s already been said.

To be able to post to this blog, you’ll need to register for an account with WordPress if you don’t already have one. (Go to wordpress.com). Once you’ve done so, email me at amcmaster@laurentian.ca and tell me what email address you signed up with. I will then add you as a contributor, and you will be able to post and comment. By the way, if you want, you can choose a nickname other than your real name, and have that display on your posts and comments, if you wish to remain anonymous (I will know who you are, but the other students and the rest of the internet won’t).

If you have any questions, or problems with posting or commenting, please email me or ask me in class.

NOTE: In order to post to the blog, you need to log in. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on “log in”, and enter your username and password; you can then hover over the “Theories of Myth” title in the very top left corner, and you’ll see a dropdown menu. Go to “New” and click on “Post” in the menu that opens there, and you’ll be able to create a post. You can leave all the settings as they are, just write the post and then click “Publish” in the right-hand column. If you’re having trouble, come by my office and I’ll show you in person.