Anyone may submit notes, but I reserve the right to reject or to require revisions. If I post your work I will credit you at the bottom of the note. Submit to John Hunt and follow the house style:
- Gloss textual passages of no more than a few sentences.
- Include some boldfaced quotation of the passage or passages to help users find what they are looking for in the note and save them from having to go back and forth between note and text.
- Start, in the first paragraph, with what is most essential for a first-time reader.
- Use later paragraphs to go into more detail, explore less obvious implications, draw connections to other passages in the novel, summarize scholarly findings and claims, and so forth.
- Try to present more objective information first and more subjective interpretation later.
- If the note will be accessed from multiple links, frame it so that it will make good sense when approached from any of those locations.
- Make general observations about the book only in order to shed light on particular passages.
- Cite judiciously, acknowledging relevant scholarship but
not clogging the note with too many sources of commonly
- Move from point to point logically, avoiding merely associative connections.
- Avoid finality, remaining open to contrary viewpoints and interpretations.
- Hyperlinks can take users to other notes that contain related material.
- Notes will be paired with images and/or videos. Suggestions are welcome.
I will reply as quickly as possible to all submissions.