ABSTRACT

 

Gloria McMillan's presentation addresses the potential of MOOs for generating a new and different type of college classroom discussion of literature. Humanities instructors who use literary texts have come under fire for their curricular materials in a time of "pragmatism." As noted in David Caldwell's 1996 TCC presentation, literary texts foster unique cross-cultural bonds that are not available from other types of texts. This study uses categories suggested by Caldwell's paper and current feminist theory to analyze a MOO log file of a Global Literary session hosted by "miyan" in Japan. The discussion following the presentation of the MOO log explores possible ways to incorporate MOO-based Global Literary sessions into the current community college writing format.