The best thing about summer is getting to work on your own projects! The best thing about school is that deadlines, professors, and competitive friends hold you accountable, so thanks for being my accountability group this summer and keeping me from being lazy.
The first section is my running lists. Note that not all theory books have made it onto my syllabus yet, because I read them so slowly! My syllabus is the final section. I'd like accountability through check-ins. I'll be honest about what I have and haven't gotten done each time we meet. Because I process aloud, I'll also probably ask for opinions on organization, etc for talks and articles.
Permanent Reading ListEdit
The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
Sula, Toni Morrison
The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyesky
Feminism Without Borders, Chandra Mohanty
Orientalism, Eduard Said
Cross-Language Relations in Composition, Bruce Horner and Min Zhan Lu
The Slumbering Volcano..., Maggie Montesinos Sale
Local Histories/Global Designs..., Walter D. Mignolo
First Time Up: An Insider's Guide for New Comp Teachers, Brock Dethier
They Say, I Say
Adopted for Life, Russell Moore
Conferences and ProposalsEdit
RSA, May 22-26, San Antonio
Cs, Proposal Due May 19! (Conference--March 18-21, Tampa)
LCLC, February, U of L
Summer Writing Group Syllabus: May 5-August 18
Monday and Friday through May, 4:00 at Quills
- location, time
- accountability practices
- post syllabus on Wiki for next week
Reading: Remains of the Day Conferences: Talk with Bronwyn about RSA presentation Group: Mini-Conference for CCCC
- Organize and Draft RSA talk
Cs proposal drafted/uploaded for feedback
Reading: This Side of Paradise
- Finish drafting RSA talk
- Rehearse and revise
- Cs proposal due today
I’ll be in San Antonio for RSA!
Week 3 (May 26-June 1)
Reading: Midnight’s Children
- 2 articles from Hemispheric American Studies and/or
- 2 Latin American dictator articles
- Start Slumbering Volcano
Week 4 (June 2-June 8)
- Absalom, Absalom!
- Cont. Slumbering Volcano
- Article for RSA Conference Volume (due 7-15)
- Working on draft for Hemispheric Lit
Reading: Absalom, Absalom!
Moving this weekend. Probably won’t do too much else!
Week 5 (June 9-June 15)
Reading: House of the Spirits
Start in Writing Center on Thurs. 6-12
Writing: First revision of Hemispheric Lit article
(maybe uploaded? It depends where this revision takes me)
Group: CV Workshop
Week 6 (June 16-June 22)
- Hemispheric Lit article
- RSA Conference Volume
Writing: Upload draft of Hemispheric Lit article for revision and questions!
Pub: Start thinking about publications for article?
Week 7 (June 23-June 29)
Reading: The Slumbering Volcano (finished)
Group: Discussion on The Everyday Reader
Week 8 (June 30-July 6)
Writing: maybe some fiction? Email Paul Griner to talk about final story for his class.
Pub: Where can that Hemispheric article go?
Group: Workshop on Personal/Teaching Statements
Week 9 (July 7-July 13)
Writing: Upload RSA article for final workshop
Week 10 (July 14-July 20)
Pub: Submit RSA article by today!
Week 11 (July 21-July 27)
MY MAMA AND SISTER WILL BE HERE?
Group: Workshop on Writing Samples
Week 12 (July 28-August 3)
Mon, July 28
Fri, August 1
Pub: Submit Hemispheric article for publication?!
Week 13 (August 4-August 10)
FAMILY VACATION THIS WEEK!
Fri, Aug 8 (Dad’s birthday!)
Group: Workshop whatever is left
Week 14 (August 11-August 17)
Mon, Aug 11
GET READY FOR TEACHING!!
Friday, Aug 15
GET READY FOR TEACHING!!