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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Reminder for Final Paper Requirements

Requirements for final paper: DUE December 20 at 4 pm by email. Once again, technical difficulties will not be accepted as an excuse for lateness. Late papers will be marked down 3 points for every day they are late. Page length: 10-12 pages in Times 12 point font with 1-inch margins. Title: Your paper must […]

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

This week

The reading for this week is an article entitled Digital Biography and is downloadable here: Digital Biography You will also have 2 blog assignments this week. 1. Read “Digital Biography.” Choose one point that Arthur makes anywhere in this article that you find interesting. Quote that point, explain it in your own words, and then […]

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Blog for 12/1

For this week, write 2-3 paragraphs comparing the ways Jamaica Kincaid and Natasha Trethewey incorporate location into their own autobiographies in A Small Place and Native Guard. How do you see these women relying on or referring to geographic locations/places when describing their own sense of personal identity?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

This week

Hi, guys. There’s no blog assignment for this week, though if you want “Extra blog credit” (that is, if you’ve been slacking this semester on the blog, and want to do some work rectifying that) feel free to post a response to A Small Place. Otherwise, just make sure that you’ve finished A Small Place […]

Monday, November 8th, 2010

This week’s blog

Click Here for an excerpt from the essay “Autographic Disclosures and Genealogies of Desire in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home” by Julia Watson (citation included) Read this excerpt, and then write, in your own words, what you believe to be WATSON’s main argument in this paragraph. In other words, explain what you believe she is trying […]

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The Kiss Blog

This week’s blog writing prompt is open-ended: write at least 2 paragraphs responding to The Kiss. What were your thoughts while reading the memoir? You can write about anything you choose in relation to this text. If you are stuck for what to talk about, some questions you might want to consider include: How would […]

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010


If you have not yet turned in your prospectus and annotated bibliography, you must email it to me (and post it on your blog) by Friday at noon to get any credit for this project. If I do not receive it by Friday at noon, you will get a zero.

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Glossary & Blogging

I’m looking forward to reading everybody’s prospectuses. I will try to get them back to you by Wednesday with research suggestions for our library session. We will go to the library AFTER we have met, though, so we will still meet in Klapper at 4:30 Glossary: Congratulations! The class glossary has been put together, and […]

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Prospectus and Annotated Bibiolgraphy

As you know, your research prospectus and annotated bibiographies are due by midnight on 10/24 (sunday), which means you must have it both emailed to me as a word attachment, and posted on your blog. This is basically a proposal for your project, and a summary of your research so far. Here are some guidelines […]

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Blogging this week

Hi, guys. So this week I’m going to ask you to write one blog post for your final research paper. As discussed last week, I want you to write up the topic, including exactly which text(s) you will be writing about. Give a tentative these (the main point you will be arguing/exploring) and a “motive.” […]

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