Friday, October 22, 2010

Agenda for week of 10.25.10

Note the slight change in the projected schedule. (We are moving things ahead one day.)
Also, don't forget to keep on top of your reading group blogging.

10.25.10. Day 4: We will finish discussing A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen.
10.26-27.10. I am being professionally developed. You will still meet as a class and are to use the time for book club, catching up on reading, or developing an on-line portfolio of all your work. (Details to Be Announced Monday.)
10.28.10. Day 1: Long Block. Before Lunch is TBD, but will involve some sort of look at writing and how to revise. After lunch you will respond to a Question 3 prompt on
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen.
10.29.10. Day 7:
SRD Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran SRD on Parts 1 & 2

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Agenda for week of 10.18.10

Thanks for the great week of Student Run Discussions on the first two Parts of Reading Lolita in Tehran. I really enjoyed listening and taking notes. I keep returning to this idea of the imagination being so crucial to empathy--many of you have addressed this in various ways throughout the discussion.

Anyway, here's the video we watched in class (as prelude to the SRDs) in case you wanted to return to it for any reason; I've watched it three times and have gotten something from it each time.

The Schedule for the week of 10.18.10:

Monday 10.18.10, Late-entry, the schedule is 7,1,2,3. No class.
Tuesday 10.19.10, Day 1 (Long Block). Before lunch you can have time in your independent reading groups, just to make sure your posting schedule is organized and shared with me. After class, we will begin the first of three classes on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, so please make sure you have read it (at least once) before class and can access moments in the text at will. What we are doing over the next three days is my surprise. . .
Wednesday 10.20.10, Day 7. Class on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.
Thursday 10.21.10, Day 6. Class on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.
Friday 10.22.10, Day 5 , No Class, but your first (of three) book club posts will be due by midnight. Details coming soon.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Amiri Baraka

You have an explication of Amiri Baraka’s "Kenyatta Listening to Mozart" due by class time on Wednesday, October 13th.  It should be typed and adhere to MLA formatting guidelines.

Provided below are a couple helpful links to help you gain some entrance points into the poem—please make use of them.  But when it comes to the explication, I am only interested in how the poem works to create meaning.  For this style of paper, disregard anything that can not be proved with what the text provides.

You will be graded on the APE rubric and it will count in the Major Projects category.  If you would like feedback on your other explications, come and see me today (Friday) or Tuesday and I will give you feedback.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Agenda for Week of 10.11.10

10.11.10: Columbus Day: No School

10.12.10: Day 5: No Class.

10.13.10: "Get Ahead Day": Long Block: Explication on Blog on Amiri Baraka "Kenyatta Listening to Mozart". Details in post above.  SRD  Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran SRD on Parts 1 & 2

10.14.10: Day 3: SRD Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran SRD on Parts 1 & 2

10.15.10: Day 2: SRD Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran SRD on Parts 1 & 2

Next Week:
Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House needs to be read by 10.19.10 for SRD s
You should also be doing your Independent Reading.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Agenda for week of 10.4.10

Image: Mahoning 1956, by Franz Kline Oil and paper collage on canvas, 203.2 x 254 cm —Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art. © 2009 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

10.4.10 Day 3: Guidance Visit.

10.5.10 Day 2: In class: Monthly Agenda, Poetry Explication handout, & Robert Creeley’s “I Know a Man”

10.6.10 Day 1: Long Block: Due: Explication of Charles Olson’s “Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27 [withheld]” MLA formatting required.  You will be graded on the APE rubric and it will count in the Major Assessments category.  In class we will look at Eavan Boland’s “It’s A Woman’s World” & Erica Funkhouser’s “The Accident.”

10.7.10 Day 7: Question 1: In class explication of poem [TBD].  You will be graded on the APE rubric and it will count in the Quizzes and Open Response category.

10.8.10 Day 6: Independent Reading Project due. In class: 2nd cycle book club rotation set up.  Agenda for next week set up.