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Notes Towards Day 16 (Thurs, Oct. 27): Rooms of Different Shapes and Sizes?




I.
Course-keeping

5 p.m. Friday night
: for writing assignment # 8, find a space on campus that is meaningful to you.
Take one or several photos while you are there, and use them to develop a claim about how space
relates to/informs/structures/illuminates class and education. Think about the image as a quote,
to be explained w/ the help of some of our readings.

When we looked @ Jen's images, we did several different kinds of looking. Let's name
some of them...When were we looking @ an "intellectual conversation"? What data did/
could we use to support that claim?

We will be workshopping these papers (which you will revise next week) in 3-person
writing groups on Tuesday; so: when you send your paper to me, please also send copies
to BOTH of your NEW writing partners. (share list --this is accessible from the course
homepage in case you forget!--and also list of e-mail addresses)


Come to class having read both the papers that will be sent to you, with some notes (to
yourself; don't write on their papers)
about what you see as their key ideas and questions.

Remember: these conversations will NOT be about grammar or style, but about how to
revise the papers, focusing on core ideas, and about making these papers more "readerly."

8 p.m. Sunday night: in our on-line forum, make two postings:
1) post your image along with a brief description of why you chose it and what you see in it.

the EASY WAY to post an image is to
open a posting window--> scroll to "featured image,"
browse (your desktop to grab the one you want), then upload.
bingo!!

IF YOU WANT TO UPLOAD SEVERAL IMAGES,
the process is simple, but involves more steps,
which are detailed @ a help page called
(appropriately) "how to add an image to your post"

2) post a response to a Parkway student
AS A COMMENT @

/exchange/node/11174

and of course you can use the forum to discuss any # of related issues
(see the thread Freckles39 started re: censoring a discussion of "whether dead than coed")

For Tues, read
Walker Percy. “The Loss of the Creature.” The Message in the Bottle: How Queer Man Is,
How Queer Language Is and What One has to Do with the Other. New York: Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, 1975. 46-63 (in our password-protected file: /~adalke/esemf11/ ).

II. Jen's visit, the film, today's readings--complexifying/problematizing
the binary we developed
last week between our experiences of
access and those of the high school students

mightn't ;) their stories be as complicated as ours are?

mightn't these stories about shared space be
new examples of "the packing problem"??

let's see!
pull out a quote from this material,
looking for examples of this sort of complexity
write it out big on a piece of paper
tape it up
read it out

take 10-15 minutes to work w/ these--
write up a response to the quotes and/or each other
(no more quotes--now it's your voices!)

jot into your own notebook something that strikes you;
share that in pairs...
then bring back to full group



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