nahmed

  • nahmed commented on the blog post 12/2 Performance Technology 8 years ago

    Hi classmates! I currently work at Rikers Island teaching ELA to Adolescent Males. Being that Thanksgiving is right around the corner, my coworkers and I are trying to put together some sort of celebration for them. It’s nothing fancy, just some good food for them to enjoy on this holiday. Some of these kids have […]

  • Andrei stated: ” I think the atmosphere of this blog and our class in general is interesting/refreshing because there are simultaneous dynamics of ‘intellectual’ and colloquial rhetoric that aren’t present in some other classes we’ve taken.” I would have to completely agree with this statement. When posting on Blackboard for my classes, I often feel […]

  • On the scene from the movie Slam… This reminds me of what a lot of the students over at Rikers Island do, other teachers tend to get annoyed but I commend them on how creative they are dropping lines off the top of their heads like that. It’s not usually as insightful or deep as […]

  • When discussing the definition of slam poetry, or the meaning, I loved how O’Keefe defines it. She states “A Poetry Slam is a word circus, a school, a town meeting, a playground, a sports arena, a temple, a burlesque show, a revelation, a mass guffaw, holy ground, and possibly all of these mixed together. Slam […]

  • When Professor Frosts says that we can see “Reverend Billy’s performances as deliberate attempts to make things happen, how activism can be thought of as a kind of performative speech act” I think he’s absolutely right! Although I’m sure activists are very passionate about their beliefs and when they are out there rallying and such, […]

  • I wanted to comment on Sarah’s comment: “I particularly liked the constant metaphor of the marriage, and his deconstruction of the entire affair. You can tell someone you love them, or want to marry them, or even say the vows to them, but the criteria all has to be there and fit in the correct […]

  • I’m tremendously early for the posting, I know! I haven’t read all the material yet, but didn’t want my thoughts to…expire, I suppose. The Congo – Vachel Lindsay The podcast was so engaging to listen to and I found myself appreciating these tape recordings so much more after listening. Written in 1912, Lindsay wrote this […]

  • 10/7 – 6pm would be great for me if possible! Thanks !

  • I had some trouble understanding McCaffery’s piece on sound poetry. Despite that I’ll still post in hopes of clearing up some of my confusion! The idea that sound poetry is based on, generally speaking is freedom. Freedom both structurally and phonetically. It didn’t seem like such a foreign idea until I came across Hugo Ball’s […]

  • 10/7 @ 6pm would be great for me if it were possible!!!

  • Focusing on Ong’s writing, I would like to jump around to different parts that I found interesting. I first have to say that this piece made me really think about, and notice things that I have never really took the time out to think about before. Ong gives much importance to orality, importance that it […]

  • In Response to Professor Frost’s comment/question: I believe what makes following formulas not fun is the extreme dislike many of us have for RULES. Rules makes us feel confined, stifled even. When giving students rules and formulas to follow it also makes us feel vulnerable. It makes them very self conscious about not following the […]

  • nahmed posted a new activity comment 8 years, 2 months ago

    In regards to your question Professor Frost, I believe what makes following formulas not fun is the extreme dislike many of us have for RULES. Rules makes us feel confined, stifled even. When giving students rules and formulas to follow it also makes us feel vulnerable. It makes them very self conscious about not following the formula “correctly”…[Read more]

  • To agree with Sarah’s (as well as previous posts) points from this weeks reading, I feel the same disdain for revising. As I am writing a paper for class I write as I think, therefore I sometimes feel that forcing me to revise, is stating that my original thought isn’t good enough. I also notice […]

  • nahmed commented on the blog post Reading update. 8 years, 3 months ago

    I found Nagy’s piece and Zumthor’s idea of “mouvance” extremely interesting as well as having links to what we discussed during our last class. I’m not sure who to give the credit to for beginning this idea/discussion, but I remember we discussed the idea that no piece of art (poetry, prose, etc.) is “original”. Nothing […]