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Jesse Calendar


A note on the CUNY Calendar: we do not practice the CUNY “Friday is a Monday schedule” nonsense. Between us, we have six other jobs and our own student duties, so we do not have the flexibility to just swap days. We assume that you also have responsibilities outside of our classroom and cannot just pretend that one day is *actually* another day. The calendar reflects this practice, but this may not be the same for other classes you take at CUNY.

Full CUNY Calendar available here.

Calendar

 

     Date     

      In-Class Activities     

     For Next Class     

 

Week #1

August 28, 2018
F2F

Intros; WordPress workshop To read: Dr. Traci Gardner’s “When Your Grades Are Based on Labor” and “Labor Log”, then complete labor log #1 and post to Commons forum by end of Week #1
August 30, 2018

F2F

Syllabus read-through

Course site tour

Read, in writing groups:

“Why I Don’t Grade” by Jesse Stommel

“How to Ungrade” by Jesse Stommel

“(Un)Grading: It Can Be Done in College” by Laura Gibbs

“My Grading System FAQ” by Traci Gardner

“All Teachers Should Be Trained to Overcome Their Hidden Biases” by SORAYA CHEMALY

To read: Dr. Traci Gardner’s “When Your Grades Are Based on Labor” and “Labor Log”, then complete labor log #1 and post to Commons forum by end of Week #1

To read: Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing and Understanding Visual Rhetoric in Digital Writing Environments” 

To do: respond with your understanding of the authors’ main points and your response to those claims, ~300 words, Commons Blog by end of Week #1 (Monday before class by 11:59pm) with tag #Week1 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella

To do: Introductory Survey

Week #2

September 4, 2018

F2F

Quick lectures: MAIDS, the parlor model, safe spaces, trigger warnings, free speech To watch: discourse videos: Should Problematic Critique Be Excused? | Kat Blaque and You’re Not Entitled to a Debate | Riley J. Dennis and Does the Left Hate Free Speech? Pt. 1| Contrapoints & Pt. 2 | Contrapoints
September 6, 2018

ONLINE

Discourse Commons post: what are some of your biases? explain why you think you have these biases, any examples of times your POV has been challenged, how did it go, what changed (if anything), and how does your experience relate to the discourse videos?, ~300 words by end of Week #2 (tag #Week2 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #2 DUE

Week #3

September 11, 2018

NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

To watch: Nanette (Netflix)

To read: Sedgwick Between Men intro and “The Comedy-Destroying, Soul-Affirming Art of Hannah Gadsby” by Melena Ryzik

September 13, 2018

ONLINE

 

To do: Commons response: what does Gadsby *do* with her stories? how does she defy genre expectations? what’s your emotional response? connect Gadsby to Sedgwick, ~300 words, Commons blog (tag #Week3 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #3 DUE

Week #4

September 18, 2018

NO CLASSES SCHEDULED

To read: When the First Voice You Hear Is Not Your Own by Jacqueline Jones Royster

To watch: Queer History | them

September 20, 2018

F2F

CLASS CANCELLED

FIRST-YEAR CONVOCATION; Quick lectures: feminism, Introduction to ~*~*Gender*~*~

To watch: Questions Non Trans People Are Too Afraid To Ask | Buzzfeed and If Gender Didn’t Exist, Would Trans People? | Kat Blaque and TERFs | Contrapoints

Commons post: how do you identify on the spectrum of feminism? what life experiences have you had that helped you figure out your own feminism? connect to Royster & at least one video, ~300 words to Commons blog (tag #Week4 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #4 DUE

Week #5

September 25, 2018

F2F

How academic spaces have reified gender essentialism; what’s a safe space? Watch: Autogynephilia | Contrapoints, and Why I Quit Academia | Contrapoints and How to Talk About Trans People | Riley J. Dennis
September 27, 2018

ONLINE

To read: Trans femme poetry: “On Using the Trans Panic Defense” & “Behold! A Spectacle” – Chrysanthemum Tran

Ekphrasis on Unsolicited Dick Pic” & “Burning Haibun” – Torrin A. Greathouse

The Bath” – Tyler Vile

~300 words to on your reactions to our discussion of gender and sexuality: any questions, confusion, insights, personal examples, as well as one quote from the assigned readings that you like, are welcome on the Commons blog (tag #Week5 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #5 DUE

Week #6

October 2, 2018

F2F

Discussion: trans femme poetics; common themes, metaphors, techniques; trans 101;

Discussion Q: If you do not identify as trans, how would you react to some of the questions from the Buzzfeed video?

To watch: Pose (FX); Transgender Rights: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

To read: “How Pose Changed My Life — And Season 2 Will Change the Future” by DEVIN-NORELLE

October 4, 2018

ONLINE

To watch: positionality videos: Riley J. Dennis, Kat Blaque

To do: what identity hierarchies can you name? explain your understanding of the relationships amongst/within these hierarchies; discuss your own identities and how you understand your own positionality (what kinds of privileges do you have? what identities do you have that are more marginalized?)

~300 words to Commons blog (tag #Week6 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #6 DUE

Week #7

October 9, 2018

F2F

Positionality mapping To read: excerpts from The Argonauts – Maggie Nelson

“Body of a Poem: Transition as Act of Consent//Writing as Act of Consent//Ghosts as Act of Consent” – Zefyr Lisowski

October 11, 2018

ONLINE

Discussion Q: write a brief annotation of the text: citation (MLA), reflection, quotables To do: discussion on form, who gets to write?

~300 words to Commons blog (tag #Week7 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #7 DUE

Week #8

October 16, 2018

F2F

RESEARCH LECTURE starring JRE: study guides, finding sources, logging in offline, citation generators, how to make sure your source is *legit* To read: “The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers” – Katharine Cross and “Rise of the Gender Novel” by Casey Plett
October 18, 2018

ONLINE

  To read: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom

To do: what other media items have recently openly discussed gender and sexuality? make connections between Cross/Plett and your text 

~300 words to Commons blog (tag #Week8 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #8 DUE

Week #9

October 23, 2018

F2F

Guest Speaker:

Zefyr Lisowski

To continue reading: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom
October 25, 2018

ONLINE

Fierce Femmes discussion To continue reading: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom

To do: Pick a passage from Fierce Femmes  that you think relates back to the theme of our course; describe how the writer achieves this, and why you think this passage is valuable, ~300 words to Commons blog (tag #Week9 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #9 DUE

Week #10

October 30, 2018

F2F

CONFERENCES W/ A&J To finish reading: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom
November 1, 2018

ONLINE

To do: Respond to Fierce Femmes forum by end of week To read: excerpts from Zami: A New Spelling for My Name by Audre Lorde

To do: ~300 words by end of Week #10 (tag #Week10 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #10 DUE

Week #11

November 6, 2018

ONLINE

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” // Last day to file for Pass/NC option

CLASS CANCELLED

To watch: JRE on Fierce Femmes

To read: “Uses of Anger” by Audre Lorde and “The Transformation of Silence into Action and Language” by Audre Lorde

November 8, 2018

ONLINE

To read: “Girl” & “Bronx Antipastoral (#1-#6)” – Christina Olivares

“Dear Gone” by Grey Vild

I GOT LOST / I GOT DELETED – Andrea Abi-Karam

To do: choose quotes from Lorde, Vild, Abi-Karam, Olivares ro respond to in ~300 words by end of Week #11 (tag #Week11 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #11 DUE

Week #12

November 13, 2018

F2F

Quick lectures: femme theory, femmephobia; queer feminism To watch: Mykki Blanco feat. Jean Deaux – “Loner”; Make Me Feel – Janelle Monae; choose one music video that you feel represents queer themes!
November 15, 2018

ONLINE

To read: excerpt from That’s Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

~300 words on queer multimedia (music videos, video games, etc.) and capitalism by end of Week #12 (tag #Week12 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Labor log #12 DUE

Week #13

November 20, 2018

THXGIVING – NO CLASSES SCHEDULED CATCH UP WEEK — play assigned Porpentine games: Neon Haze, Frolic RPG, One-Move Boss, All Your Time-Tossed Selves, and Sim Crystal Mud City! and Tyler Vile’s Hasidic Witch Murderer; and finally, Stephon Lawrence’s poems in glittermob
November 22, 2018 THXGIVING – NO CLASSES SCHEDULED CATCH UP WEEK — Labor log #13 DUE
Week #14

November 27, 2018

F2F

Genre! Discussion of Portfolio assignment and Porpentine stuff SPEC. FIC.

To read: “Falafel” by Ryka Aoki

To watch: Black Mirror “San Junipero” (Netflix)

 

November 29, 2018

ONLINE

Labor log #14 DUE

To do: respond to Black Mirror, Aoki, and Porpentine in ~300 words by end of Week #14 (tag #Week14 and #YourFirstandLastName, e.g. #JesseRice-Evans or #AndréaStella)

Week #15

December 4, 2018

F2F

WordPress workshop! To do: Draft final portfolio on the Commons
December 6, 2018

ONLINE

To do: portfolio draft for 12/11

Labor log #15 DUE

Week #16

December 11, 2018

F2F

PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP To do: portfolio due 12/20
December 12, 2018

F2F

LAST DAY OF FALL CLASSES To do: portfolio due 12/20

Labor log #16 DUE

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