Apparently, the snow has returned.
As such, class is cancelled tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21.
I’ll obviously have to do some syllabus rearranging. More on that soon. In the meantime, continue working on your Self-reflective Essay and finish reading X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills.
This is totally optional, but if you want to listen to a fun podcast that also provides some extra context for the class, check out this great episode of “Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men” that discusses God Loves, Man Kills .
Do me a favor: leave a comment on this post to a) prove to me that you can do it and b) let me know what fandom you’re writing about for your self-reflective essay. And in a sentence or so let me know how this fandom is important to your sense of identity.
Post by the next class: Monday, March 19.
Sorry about the snow day confusion! For those of you who couldn’t make it, in class we watched and discussed Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Danger of a Single Story.” If you have a chance, check this out and you’ll be fully caught up!
I also updated the syllabus here and on Blackboard. The changes are small, but here’s what they are: we’ve removed the Junot Díaz reading originally assigned for next week. Instead, we will spend the entire week discussing Derrick Austin’s “In the Name of the Femme” and getting started on your first assignment, the Self-Reflective Essay. The due date for this essay has also changed: it’s now due MONDAY, MARCH 26.
Stay warm and see you soon…
Welcome to ENG 102: Writing Through Literature——also known as VISUALIZING IDENTITY!
At the very least, this site houses the course’s supplementary materials (in other words, the stuff you don’t gotta buy) and an up-to-date syllabus.
Beyond that, we will use this site as a platform for sharing your work, research, and ideas.
Let me finish with a question to you: Do you have any ideas or suggestions for using this course site?