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Course Schedule

Post Covid Schedule:

Class Discussion: join the video chat through this Blackboard Collaborate link.

Group Discussion: links and instructions can be found on the Class Notes page.

March 19, ThursdayClass: Orientation, finish “Alma” close reading, no assignments due.

March 23, Monday – Class: “The Pura Principle” & “Invierno,” comment due, Rebekah & Kailani presenting, Desiree notetaking

March 26, Thursday – Group: discussion question due

RECALIBRATION

April 2, Thursday – Group: – “Miss Lora” &  “The Legacy of Childhood Trauma” from The New Yorker, discussion question due

April 6, Monday – Class: “Miss Lora” &  “The Legacy of Childhood Trauma” from TheNew Yorker, comment due, Samiha & Christina presenting, Samiha notetaking

April 9, Thursday night at midnight — Annotation 2 Due

SPRING BREAK

April 13, Monday – Class: “The Cheater’s Guide to Love” & “Junot Diaz, Feminism, Ethnicity” article, comment due, Maria Elena & Hector presenting, Tyeisha notetaking

April 16, Thursday – – Group: “The Cheater’s Guide to Love” & “Junot Diaz, Feminism, Ethnicity” article, discussion question due

April 20, Monday – Class: Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House I, comment due, Elizabeth E. & Jade presenting

April 23, Thursday – Group: discussion question due

April 27, Monday – Machado, ITDH II, comment due, Ana & Sandra C. presenting

April 30, Thursday – Group: workshop paper proposals

May 1, Friday, midnightPaper Proposals Due

May 4, Monday – Class: Machado, ITDH III, comment due, Daniel & Xavier presenting

May 7, Thursday – Group: discussion question due

May 10, Sunday, midnight First Draft Due

May 11, Monday – Class: Writing Day, bring first draft to class

May 14, Thursday – Group: Peer Review of Paper Draft

May 18, Monday — Final Meeting, discuss papers & goodbyes

May 21, Thursday at midnight: Final Paper Due

OLD SCHEDULE

Week 1

January 27, Monday – Introduction to the Course

January 30, Thursday – Ilan Stavans. “The Search for Wholeness” & Jorge Luis Borges, “The Garden of Forking Paths

Week 2

February 3, Monday – Borges, “The Library of Babel” & Clarice Lispector, “Family Ties

February 6, Thursday – Ofelia Schutte. “Cultural Alterity: Cross-Cultural Communication and Feminist Theory in North-South Contexts

Week 3 

February 10, Monday – Gloria Anzaldúa, Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza, chapters 1-2

February 13, Thursday – Anzaldúa, Borderlands, chapters 3-4

Week 4

February 17, Monday – COLLEGE CLOSED

February 20, Thursday – Anzaldúa, Borderlands, chapters 5-6: focus your weekly response on a passage from the reading

Week 5

February 24, Monday – Anzaldúa, Borderlands, chapter 7

February 25, Tuesday, midnight: Annotation 1 Due Online

February 27, Thursday – José Esteban Muñoz. “Introduction: Performing Disidentifications”, pages 1-19, no weekly response due this week

Week 6

March 2, Monday – Muñoz. “Introduction: Performing Disidentifications”, pages 19-39.

March 5, Thursday –  Junot Díaz, This is How You Lose Her, “The Sun, the Moon, the Stars,” and “Nilda”

Week 7

March 9, Monday – Díaz, This is How You Lose Her, “Alma,” “Otravida, Otravez,” and “Flaca”

March 12, Thursday – Díaz, This is How You Lose Her, “Alma” (again),  “The Pura Principle”

Week 8

March 16, Monday – Díaz, This is How You Lose Her,  “Invierno”

March 19, Thursday – CLASS CANCELLED

Week 9 

March 23, Monday – Díaz, This is How You Lose Her, “Miss Lora” &  “The Legacy of Childhood Trauma” from The New Yorker

March 26, Thursday – Díaz, This is How You Lose Her, “The Cheater’s Guide to Love”& “Junot Diaz, Feminism, Ethnicity” from Inside Higher Ed.

Friday, March 27 — Annotation 2 Due

Week 10

March 30, Monday – Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House

April 2, Thursday – Machado, In the Dream House

Week 11

April 6, Monday – Machado, In the Dream House

April 9, Thursday – SPRING BREAK

Week 12

SPRING BREAK

Week 13

April 20, Monday – Machado, In the Dream HouseAnnotation 3 Due

April 23, Thursday – Paul Allaston, “From ‘Latinid@d’ to ‘Latinid@des’: Imagining the Twenty-First Century

Week 14

April 27, Monday – Writing Day – Proposal and Outline Due

April 30, Thursday – Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

Week 15

May 4, Monday – Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

May 7, Thursday – Writing Day, First Draft Due

Week 16

May 11, Monday – Writing Day, bring reverse outlines

May 14, Thursday – Writing Day, Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

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