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End-of-Semester Things

Hello All,

Please don’t forget that Thursday 5/17 is an EXTRA-CREDIT CLASS.  (This Thursday follows a Wednesday schedule to make up for the snow day we had earlier this semester.)  Thursday’s class is OPTIONAL (I will not be taking attendance) but we will be doing an extra-credit assignment.  Anyone who attends and does the assignment will get extra credit towards their course grade.

OUR FINAL RESEARCH PAPER IS DUE IN MY OFFICE (N751M) OR MAILBOX (N751) BY 8 PM ON THURSDAY 5/24.

  • CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS
  • Yes, this is one day later than I originally announced.  I wrote the wrong date on the board a few classes ago and am now “stuck” with it.  😉

I will have office hours during final exams week (next week).  I will be in my office (N751M):

Tuesday 5/22          3:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursday 5/24        3:00 – 8:00 PM

You may also email me and/or make an appointment for another day or time.

Good luck with your final paper and the rest of your exams,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Upcoming Things

Hello All,

Please be aware of the following upcoming things:

For Wednesday 5/9:

For Monday 5/14:

For Wednesday 5/16:

  • OFFICIAL last day of class – activity TBA
  • LAST SHORT ESSAY DUE
    • Write your OWN work of Queer Literature
    • This may be a short story, poem, play, etc. – it’s completely up to you!

Thursday 5/17:

  • OPTIONAL make-up day (from snow day)
  • There will be an EXTRA-CREDIT in-class assignment
  • If you attend this day, your work of Queer literature is due

Thursday 5/24:

Best,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Updates

Hello All,

I must apologize again for not being there Monday.  I absolutely called to request a cancellation notice be put on the door, but apparently one wasn’t and I’m sorry to anyone who waited around for me.  I have been very sick since last week (I actually was in the hospital a few days ago) and am feeling better, but still not okay (I’ve got another doctor’s appointment tomorrow).  I’ve been unusually unwell this semester, I’m afraid.

I WILL BE HOLDING EXTRA OFFICE HOURS TOMORROW, THURSDAY 5/3, FROM 3:30 PM – 9:30 PM FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS EXTRA HELP WITH ANYTHING.  (My office is N751M)

For Monday, please read:

For Wednesday, please read:

Best,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Reminder for Wednesday 4/25

Hello All,

This is a reminder that we have a GRADED SHORT ESSAY IN CLASS ON WEDNESDAY 4/25.  Per usual, I will give you a couple of questions and you will pick one.  You will be writing about our readings by William S. Burroughs and/or Allen Ginsberg.  You should review these readings before Wednesday:

You may also want to look at the following graphic novel bios of Burroughs and Ginsberg:

See you all Wednesday,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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A Very Comprehensive Language Primer

Hello All,

I just found this posted on a feminist and Queer blog I read.  This is a “vocabulary list” created by the curators of The Transgender Language Primer (based in Washington state).  It is the most comprehensive list I have seen.  Click the image below to read the primer (including links to other resources).  Once again, be aware that not everyone may use all these words in the same way.

Best,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Catching Up on a Few Things…

Hello All,

First of all, everyone please review the post where I give the guidelines for quoting from a work of prose (essay, story, novel) and a poem.  You DO need to use correct quotation format even in in-class essays and many of you are still having trouble.  CLICK HERE for the post.

Also, here are the links for a bunch of the videos I have shown in class recently:

William S. Burroughs on Saturday Night Live.  (This is very poor quality.  If you have Hulu, you can watch it in HD there):

 

The trailer for David Cronenberg’s 1991 film Naked Lunch:

William S. Burroughs talking about sexual conditioning:

Best,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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Upcoming Things

Hello All,

Please don’t forget about the following upcoming things in our class schedule:

For Wednesday 4/18

For Monday 4/23

Wednesday 4/25

  • IN-CLASS SHORT ESSAY ON BURROUGHS AND GINSBERG

The next week, we will be moving on to Audre Lorde

Best,

Prof. Jaime Weida

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