25.3.07

THE COMMONPLACE JOURNAL

One of the tools I was introduced to as an English major was the commonplace journal.

The commonplace journal is a journal used to interact with a text.

Three things can be done with(but not limited to) this type of journal:

1. Record passages from a text
2. Translate or disambiguate what the text means
3. Write down what the text means to you and anything else related to the text.

My goal for this blogs use of the commonplace journal is to be able to focus on a text(s) in order to expand our perceptions of a text as well as expand our perceptions of an individual text through the postings of others commonplace journals.

{NOTE: Now, seeing that no one has visited this blog--why? its either just not that interesting or I have one of the settings set wrong and if its one and/or the other I would appreciate any feedback--for now it will be postings of my commonplace journal on David Lynch's "Catching The Big Fish". Since this is not the Oprah Book Club, any commonplace journal entries or discussion regarding literature [any form, genre, fiction or pulp fiction (or those taboo genres that will scare away people--especially those!)] are welcome to be posted and open for discussion on this blog.}

SPECIAL THANKS TO SHERRY MEYERS FOR INTRODUCING ME TO THIS TYPE OF JOURNAL

2 comments:

Kellee said...

Good words.

Anonymous said...

Hm hm.. that's interessting but to be honest i have a hard time understanding it... wonder how others think about this..