2016 Syllabus

Course Schedule: Reading and Writing assignments are due in class on the date they are listed. (red assignments are writing assignments due by class time)

Assignments for Weeks:  123456789101112131415

Week 1

M 1/25 ~ No class– snow

W 1/27 Class Introduction

F 1/29
~ read: pp vii-17 from The Trouble with Normal by Michael Warner (PDF)
~ complete: Writing Questionnaire

Week 2

M 2/1
~ read pp 23-25 in Writing Analytically (use your copy, or the copy on reserve in the library)
~ finish excerpt from The Trouble with Normal; pp 17-40 (PDF)

W 2/3
~ Written on the Body, pp1-31 (until section break)

F 2/5
~ read pp 26-32 in Writing Analytically (“The Method”)
~ “Queer and Now” by Eve Sedgwick (PDF) (focusing on “Christmas Effects,” pp 5-9)
~Blog Post #1

Week 3

M 2/8
~Written on the Body, pp31-75

W 2/10
~ Written on the Body, pp75- 125

F 2/12
~ Written on the Body, pp125-190
~ Writing Analytically, pp 94-99, “Reformulating Binaries”
~ Blog Post #2

Week 4

M 2/15
~ excerpt from Judith Halberstam’s  In a Queer Time and Place, “Queer Temporality and Post Modern Geographies” (PDF)
~ Comment on at least 2 of your peers’ blog posts. Comments should be about 75-100 words and work to make connections across posts or to other moments in the book.

W 2/17
~ excerpt from Elizabeth Freeman’s Time Binds (PDF)

F 2/19
~ Writing Analytically, pp 5-10
~Blog Post #3

 

Week 5

M 2/22
~ Read 2 poems: “Diving into the Wreck” by Adrienne Rich and “Coal” by Audre Lorde
~ Comment on at least 2 of your peers’ blog posts. Comments should be about 75-100 words and work to make connections across posts or to other moments in the book.

W 2/24
~ Read Adrienne Rich’s essay “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence

F 2/26
~ In-class Peer Review (Paper #1 Prompt)

Week 6

Mon 2/29
~ Read Halberstam: “On Pronouns” and “Terms & Definitions” (PDF)

On Pronouns

Wed 3/2
~ Read this New York Times review of Autobiography of Red and
~ Begin Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red pages 21-43  **start at the beginning of the novel in verse (we’ll read the beginning pages later)

Fri 3/4
~ Paper #1 Due  Paper #1 Prompt & Paper #1 Rubric

Week 7

Mon 3/7
~ Read Autobiography of Red pp 44-75
* my slides on Useful Poetic Terms

Wed 3/9
~ Read Autobiography of Red pp 76-104

Fri 3/11
~ No class but read Autobiography of Red pp 105-146

Week 8

Spring Break!

Week 9

Mon 3/23
~Finish Autobiography of Red

Wed 3/23
~ read volume’s Interview (pp 147-149) as well as the front matter (pp 3-20)

Fri 3/25
~ Blog Post #4
~ bell hooks “Language: Teaching New Worlds/New Words” from Teaching to Transgress (PDF )

Week 10

M 3/28

~ Blog Post #4 (Prompt)

~ excerpt from Dina Georgis’ essay “Discarded Histories and Queer Affects in Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red (PDF is of full article)
~ Comment on at least 2 of your peers’ blog posts. Comments should be about 75-100 words and work to make connections across posts or to other moments in the book.

W 3/30
~ read Cereus Blooms at Night ; pp1-67

F 4/1
~ Blog Post #5  Be ready for an in-class writing (i.e. come with some ideas about the novel that you can write about)
~ read Cereus Blooms at Night ; through p 90

Week 11

M 4/4
~ read Cereus Blooms at Night ; through p 138
~ Comment on at least 2 of your peers’ blog posts. Comments should be about 75-100 words and work to make connections across posts or to other moments in the book.

W 4/6
~ Judith Butler reading (PDF)
~Writing Analytically: “Making a Thesis Evolve” (223-236, 261-263)

In class: clip from Laverne Cox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXqv-1E1axI

F 4/8
~ read Cereus Blooms at Night ; through p 201
~ Blog Post #6 (Prompt)

Week 12

M 4/11
~ read Cereus Blooms at Night ; finish novel
~ Comment on at least 2 of your peers’ blog posts. Comments should be about 75-100 words and work to make connections across posts or to other moments in the book.

W 4/13
~ read excerpt from Kate Bornstein’s Gender Outlaw, and Riki Anne Wichins’ Read my Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender (PDF)
Writing Analytically: “Paraphrase X 3” (36-39)

F 4/15
~ in-class peer review for paper #2 (Prompt )

Week 13

M 4/18
~ read excerpt from Kate Bornstein’s Gender Outlaw (PDF)

W 4/20
~ reading TBA

~ no new reading

F 4/22

NO CLASS
Paper #2 Due (Prompt )

Week 14

M 4/25
Fun Home; chapters 1-3

W 4/27
Fun Home; chapters 4-end

F 4/29
~ continue with Fun Home
~ Blog Post # 7 (Prompt)

in class video:

Week 15

M 5/2
~ reading TBA   (No new reading)
~ Comment on at least 2 of your peers’ blog posts. Comments should be about 75-100 words and work to make connections across posts or to other moments in the book.

W 5/4
~ peer review for final paper (Prompt )

F 5/6
~ class wrap up 

My Slides for the Last Day

Monday 5/9: Final paper Due with Writer’s Memo (Prompt )

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