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This Week's Work: Dec. 5 - Dec. 12

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Sun. 12/07:

(ENGL) By 5 p.m.: Posting (tagged #lasthurrah): your contribution to the 'zine.

(ICPR) Post on Serendip by 10 PM (this is your last Serendip post for this class!)

One post, but three overlapping options. Choose one or combine them. 

1) Read the prompt for the final essay on intersectionality (below) and begin to sketch out a possible approach to this prompt  

2) AND/OR reflect on intersectional identities/systems in Good Kings, Bad Kings in preparation for class on Monday

3) AND/OR reflect on the article "Unspeakable Offenses"

This Week's Work: Nov. 28 - Dec. 5

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Mon. 12/01:

(ICPR) Reading: Susan Nussbaum, Good Kings Bad Kings

Read as much of the novel as you can for today, and continue reading for Wednesday.

(ENGL) By 5 PM: posting #13--your reactions to and questions about Nnaemeka's essay. How does it invite you to think differently about internationalizing feminism (particularly in relation to Mohanty's essay, Americanah and/or Persepolis)?

Tues. 12/02:

(SOWK) Class Visit from Anna Strosser to discuss her memoir

This Week's Work: Nov. 21 - Nov. 28

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Fri. 11/21:

 Visit to the Mütter Museum with Riva, 12 pm – 4 pm 

(ICPR) Essay #2, due Thanksgiving week. 

A 5-7 page essay that explores any aspect of disability using a key concept or theory and drawing on close readings of at least two primary sources OR on original research in the form of interviews, observations, etc. Post your essay on Serendip sometime during the week of Nov. 24, Friday Nov. 28 at 6 PM at the latest. On Monday, Nov. 24, each of you will talk about your project for 5 minutes in class and solicit questions and suggestions.   

This Week's Work: Nov. 7 - Nov. 14

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Sun. 11/9:

(ICPR) Post on Serendip by 5 PM Sunday: a reflection on the film and/or reading for Monday. 

Mon. 11/10:

(ENGL) By 5 p.m. Mon, 11/8 Posting #10: webby post of your initial reactions to Satrapi's  novel:

What interests (grabs/puzzles/troubles) you? What would you like us to talk about?

(ICPR) Viewing: Judy Lieff, director, documentary film Deaf Jam

Reading: Andrew Solomon, “Deaf,” in Far From the Tree (pdf)

This Week's Work Oct. 31 - Nov. 7

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Sun. 11/2:

(ICPR) Serendip posting is optional this week. Either post or bring to class some reflections on a particular idea or passage from the readings that you'd like to discuss in class. Your reflections can relate either to the Johnson, Singer, and Walters readings for Monday OR to the Price and Waldman readings for last week, which some of you will be reading for Monday. We'll spend some time on both sets of readings and we'll try to stay more focused on the readings in class. 

Joining this group

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Ndifrank, Sunshine, and I discussed this earlier, but I'd like to add on that they have graciously allowed me to join their group. I realy agree with how well this has been thought out, especially how it takes into account different levels of comfort & ability, and the need for the humanization in this debate. In addition (I thought of this after our in-person conversation), it might be a good idea to set up an anonymous way to add in comments, to even make confidentiality & accessibility greater. 

Can't wait to get this going!

This Week's Work: Oct. 24 - Oct. 31

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Fri. 10/24:

(ALL CLASSES) 7:30 p.m.: Monsoon Bissell and Benaifer Bhadha, "Two Women Talking.” Goodhart Music Room.

Sat. 10/25:

(ALL CLASSES) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat, 10/25, in Dalton 1 and 2 (basement of building): Workshop with Monsoon and Benaifer on the "narrativ" method

Sun. 10/26:

(ICPR) Post on Serendip by 5 PM: (You may want to post your comment Friday Oct. 24 since you'll be busy over the weekend with "Two Women Talking.") 

This Week's Work: Oct. 17 - Oct. 24

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Sun. 10/19:

Note: No Sunday post for Kristin’s class

Mon. 10/20:

(ENGL) 5 p.m.: make a webby post of your initial reactions to Adichie's novel:
What interests (grabs/puzzles/troubles) you? What would you like us to talk about?

(ICPR) NO CLASS -- but sometime over the course of the week I'd like you to read these pieces that put disability in conversation with other identity categories.

Alison Kafer, "Time for Disability Studies and a Future for Crips," from Feminist, Queer, Crip (pdf) 

"What would it mean to explore disability in time or to articulate "crip time"?

Robert McCruer "Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence" in DSR