Below is a list of homework and assignments for our class. THESE ARE LISTED FROM NEWEST (MOST RECENT) TO OLDEST. PLEASE LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE DATES.
- 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 in class
For Wednesday 5/16:
- OFFICIAL last day of class – activity TBA
- LAST SHORT ESSAY DUE IN CLASS
- Write your OWN work of Queer Literature
- This may be a short story, poem, play, etc. – it’s completely up to you!
- Read “Saved” by Christa Faust and Poppy Z. Brite (Billy Martin) (short story) and “Long After Midnight” by Ray Bradbury (short story)
- IN-CLASS SHORT ESSAY ON BURROUGHS AND GINSBERG
For Monday 4/23
- Please make sure you have read:
For Wednesday 4/18
- Please make sure you have read:
On Wednesday 4/11:
- FRIDAY CLASS SCHEDULE – WE DO NOT MEET.
For Monday 4/9:
- Please make sure that, BEFORE CLASS, you have read:
From Friday 3/30 – Sunday 4/8:
- SPRING BREAK – NO BMCC CLASSES MEET DURING THIS TIME!
For Wednesday 3/28:
- We will be discussing the final research paper. This paper will be due during the final exam period (date TBA) and is worth 50% of your final grade.
For Wednesday 3/21:
IN-CLASS ESSAY ON WILDE AND/OR HALL TEXTS
- CLICK HERE for a sample high-scoring in-class essay
For Monday 3/19:
- Continue discussion of excerpt from The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall (novel)
- Please make sure you have read the ENTIRE excerpt before class
For Wednesday 3/15:
- Begin class discussion of excerpt from The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall (novel)
- Please make sure you have at least STARTED reading the excerpt before class
For Monday 3/12:
- In-class discussion of “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” by Oscar Wilde (poem) and “De Profundis” by Oscar Wilde (essay)
- Please make sure you have read both of these texts BEFORE CLASS
For Monday 2/26:
- “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” by Oscar Wilde (poem)
- “De Profundis” by Oscar Wilde (essay)
- Funny Oscar Wilde Biography
- In-class essay on the poetry we have read so far this semester.
- I will give you a bunch of topics (they will be very open-ended) and you can choose to write about one poem or more than one.
- Here are the poems you can choose from:
For Wednesday 2/14:
- Make sure you have read:
- “You Can Tell Just by Looking” and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico (CLICK HERE TO READ)
- Introduction to and selected excerpts from “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (CLICK HERE TO READ)
- Funny (but accurate) biography of Whitman (CLICK HERE TO READ)
- NO CLASSES – BMCC CLOSED FOR LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY!
For Wednesday 2/7:
- In-class work on Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele (CLICK HERE TO READ) and “The Queer 101: Third Edition” by Sam Orchard (CLICK HERE TO READ)
For Monday 2/5:
- Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele (graphic novel) – CLICK HERE
- “The Queer 101: Third Edition” by Sam Orchard (webcomic) – CLICK HERE
- HOMEWORK DUE:
- This is an informal homework assignment, not an essay. It is ungraded and counts for credit only (full credit if you do it and no credit if you don’t).
- It may be hand-written.
- Please answer the following questions:
- What do you think of when you hear the word “Queer?”
- Why did you decide to take this course?
- What do you hope to gain from this course (BESIDES an A/credits towards graduation)?
- Is there anything in particular you would like us to cover this semester?
- What are your preferred pronouns?
- This will be due in class, NOT by email.