English 363: Experimental Hispanic Literatures

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Class Notes, 12 Dec. 2011

December 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Guidelines for “final essay” or YOUR article are below. Here are some ideas generated by students in class today: Romina: People of Paper: omniscient narration “gossip” Foucault, D.A. Miller —————— panopticon: layout of prison, their own “overseer” “surveillance”   spatial organization of the page: who is looking at whom? Gossip as self-regulation: it’s not the […]

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Class Notes, 7 Dec. 2011

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For your final “portfolio”   –Write a short “cover letter” posted as a page on your blog, with your response to the course. Suggestions, ideas, things you liked or disliked . . . a paragraph.     –Your final “article” posted as a page (these are “minimum” requirements)   Use the scholarly title You need […]

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Class Notes, 5 Dec. 2011

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Free-writing   –What did you learn in this course (this could be the material you include in your “cover letter”)       Bullets list –What do you think I wanted you to learn? –My goals for the class: or what I as instructor wanted you to gain . . .   Circle two of […]

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Class Notes, 30 Nov. 2011

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LAST SET OF BLOG POSTS RESPOND to each of your groupmates: find out what post/response from the person they want comments to 5 posts/comments for your groupmates   5 posts with media and five-sentence “captions”: could be images, video, music    GROUPS Jennifer Aparna Christopher Daniel Vasantie Mandeep ________________________ Anthony Romina Bibi Caitlin Rehana * […]

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Class Notes, 28 Nov. 2011

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End of Atomik Aztex –two realities merging more: confusing which reality was which –pg. 203: “the monkey”: playful animal, troublesome –Max goes missing: does he split or is he murdered? –“options”: belief: interpretation, choices between making meaning –“the author”: has intended meaning but TIME passes, intended meaning is for an intended audience . . . […]

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Class Notes, 21 Nov. 2011

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NO CLASS  11/23/2011:    H  A  P  P  Y    T  H  A  N  K  S  G  I  V  I  N  G NEXT RESPONSE DUE NEXT CLASS: remember to focus on Latin American Literature or something with history or culture. For notes on Foster’s method of composing Atomik Aztex and its “plot secrets” check out his blog: http://atomikaztex.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/plot-secrets-of-the-novel-atomik-aztex/ […]

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Class Notes, 16 Nov. 2011

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Answering class questions, continued . . . Q. How did “the Japanese bloodline” (pg. 88) tie into the larger story? –Foster’s cultural background . . .   Q. Why does Zenzo talk about his kids? How do they come to play in the story? –pg. 8: “Try to tell my kids that. . . . […]

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Class Notes, 14 Nov. 2011

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Atomik Aztex Sesshu Foster’s blog: http://atomikaztex.wordpress.com/ One form of human sacrifice (Mel Gibson’s take or Orientalizing the indigenous “other”) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exAFkVUZ5j8 Another form (Spanish account of the destruction of the Indies, historical “othering” in practice):   Notice the baby bashed against a rock. From http://www.amazon.com/Short-Account-Destruction-Indies/dp/1451515170/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1321282497&sr=1-1   Class questions   Q. How did “the Japanese bloodline” (pg. 88) […]

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Class Notes, 7 Nov. 2011

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Free-write: why did you like/dislike Cobra? Responses from class Jennifer: still taking it in: difficult at times, so much going on; which character to focus on; spirituality things going on: reincarnation, higher spirituality: Hinduism, Buddhism Daria: don’t like it: mathematical terms (pg. 27); lost in all the characters; too graphic at times, for example the […]

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Class Notes, 2 Nov. 2011

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Structuring Academic Essays Intro section: introduction to the topic at hand, and briefly also the terms, and, most importantly, what your aim/argument/interpretation is: Your interpretive lens will be . . . 4 paragraphs   Theory section: you bring in your theoretical model, including the terms you’ll be using to apply to the texts under analysis: […]

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