you are a first year student at umaine. you have one semester under your belt and are eagerly anticipating the start of the spring semester. bundled in your warmest clothes and accessories, you arrive at english 101 on monday at 10am. your english ta walks in (strikingly gorgeous, snappily dressed, sporting hair of the slightly pompadourian persuasion) and begins to explain the requirements of the course. you learn she has a hard ass policy regarding cell phones, late papers and class attendance; you think "this chick is short, but she's not playing around." then the interesting bit. she begins to talk about the course topic, the topic that will be the basis of all your readings and writings from january through april. the topic, young ones, is elvis presley.