Welcome to the blog for ENGL 481: Organizing People, Building Community. In this course, we will be engaging a variety of critical concepts addressing the challenges of organizing people and building community; we will draw specific attention to the different techniques, tactics, and strategies that are used to organize people as opposed to build community. Approximately every two to three weeks we will be writing short blog entries in which we will attempt to draw on our readings in Critical Theory to enunciate these challenges. One of our main goals in this seminar is to employ some of the complex, innovative, and at times overwhelming ideas of Critical Theory to communicate the important contributions of this field to the different ways in which people are organized and communities are built. Please check back often and comment frequently. This is a public forum.