Monthly Archives: February 2012

Journal Prompt 3

For your Journal assignment, you can respond to any of the below sets of questions. You only need to choose ONE (1, 2, OR 3). In order to receive credit, you must submit your response by 8pm on Sunday, March 4th.

1. Choose a reading assigned since your last journal entry and answer the following questions:

  • What did you like about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly relevant about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly difficult about this reading?
  • Do you have questions after completing this reading? What are they?

2. Choose an example from popular culture you have seen since your last journal entry and answer the following questions:

  • How did you see this example as relating to concepts of queerness?
  • Do you think this example would be good to show someone else to explain the concept of queerness?
  • How would you use it to explain queerness to someone who hasn’t taken a class about it?

3. Describe a personal encounter you’ve had outside of this class (since your last journal entry) that you saw as relevant to the material from this course. How do you see them as related?

Only I will be able to read what you submit in this form. It will *not* be published on this website.

Blog Prompt 2

Read this interview with Judith/Jack Halberstam. For your blog post, write a thoughtful response. Do you find any of Halberstam’s positions particularly compelling? Are there any points you disagree with? What further questions come up for you after reading this interview?

You may either post your response as a comment here, or better yet, post it as a comment on the original piece! In order to receive credit for this assignment, you must post by 8pm on Sunday, February 26th (if you decide to post on the original piece, just comment here with a link that says so).

Journal Prompt 2

For your Journal assignment, you can respond to any of the below sets of questions. You only need to choose ONE (1, 2, OR 3). In order to receive credit, you must submit your response by 8pm on Sunday, February 19th.

1. Choose a reading assigned since your last journal entry and answer the following questions:

  • What did you like about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly relevant about this reading?
  • What did you find particularly difficult about this reading?
  • Do you have questions after completing this reading? What are they?

2. Choose an example from popular culture you have seen since your last journal entry and answer the following questions:

  • How did you see this example as relating to concepts of queerness?
  • Do you think this example would be good to show someone else to explain the concept of queerness?
  • How would you use it to explain queerness to someone who hasn’t taken a class about it?

3. Describe a personal encounter you’ve had outside of this class (since your last journal entry) that you saw as relevant to the material from this course. How do you see them as related?

Only I will be able to read what you submit in this form. It will *not* be published on this website.

J. Halberstam Interview

I wanted to post this on the blog rather than on Twitter so that everyone would be sure to see it. It’s an interesting interview with Jack/Judith Halberstam, an author we’ll be reading later in the semester. The article covers a lot of things we’ve started to talk about in class, so I thought you’d all appreciate it. If you like, you can add Halberstam’s new book The Queer Art of Failure to the list of potential book review books (I haven’t read it yet but it sounds extremely relevant to our class).

http://www.lambdaliterary.org/interviews/02/01/jack-halberstam-queers-create-better-models-of-success/

(Btw, I am making a list of those of us who are on Twitter so we can find each other. Let me know @lportwoodstacer if you want to be added!)