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  • worchard posted a new page, on the site SUPERHEROES 12 months ago

    Course Syllabus (print version)
    Blogging Assignment Sheet
    Class Leadership/ Presentation Assignment Sheet
    Short Paper Assignment Sheet
    Research Paper Assignment Sheet

     

    Powerpoints […]

  • worchard posted a new page, on the site SUPERHEROES 12 months ago

    SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS
    due in class on the date assigned
    Texts followed by two asterisks (**) are recommended, but not required.
    These texts will form the basis of presentations and blog […]

  • worchard posted a new page, on the site Superhero 12 months ago

    José Alaniz, Death, Disability, and the Superhero

    Tom de Haven, Our Hero: Superman on Earth,

    Ramzi Fawaz, The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics.

    J. B. Gabillet, Of […]

  • worchard posted a new page, on the site Superhero 12 months ago

    Course Syllabus (print version)
    Class Leadership/ Presentation Assignment Sheet
    Blogging Assignment Sheet
    Short Paper Assignment Sheet
    Research Paper Assignment Sheet

     

    Powerpoints […]

  • worchard posted a new page, on the site Superhero 12 months ago

    Week 1/ August 30                                     […]

  • worchard wrote a new post, A Note on Texts, on the site Superhero 12 months ago

    I hope that you are enjoying the summer. I’m writing because you are enrolled in English 781: Superheroes—History, Theory, and Practice. In the class, we will read a wide array of comics, from the beginnings of […]

  • worchard created the site Superhero 12 months ago

  • worchard commented on the page, on the site Deja's Mind Junk 1 year, 4 months ago

    This has a good structure. You start by addressing the prompt and connecting it to two texts. The accounts of the dream in WH and OW could be improved with some basic summary (a line or two) that reminds us what happens and that locates the reader in the text. I like that you use the term “repress” in your discussion of the dream. Another term…[Read more]

  • worchard commented on the page, on the site Deja's Mind Junk 1 year, 4 months ago

    This all sounds reasonable. Remember that the goal isn’t to know everything about that text, but to have one or two interesting things to say about each work. The theory section is a wildcard–there’s no guarantee that anything that we covered will be on the exam. The best tactic here is to take some notes in your texts, and make some connections…[Read more]

  • worchard commented on the page, on the site Bad Romance Blog 1 year, 4 months ago

    This all sounds reasonable. To relax, you’ll want to be orderly about your work this week, and to make sure to get good rest the night before. Remember that you’ll have the texts and your annotations in the exam setting. The key thing is to be able to say something specific about the texts you use. Since these are exam answers (rather than…[Read more]

  • Maria Theresa Bulzone is an English Teacher at Our Savior New American School.  She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Speech Communications. Her literary interests i […]

  • worchard commented on the page, on the site Bad Romance Blog 1 year, 4 months ago

    This starts off strong with a clear definition and application to Albee. The Donne example doesn’t seem quite like it is personification: his seduction depends on the flea remaining a lowly flea. It’s not as though the flea is given human attributes or seen to have feelings. The flea’s creatureliness is what the metaphor counts on. But, because…[Read more]

  • worchard commented on the page, on the site Bad Romance Blog 1 year, 4 months ago

    This starts out well with a clear account of the term and its implications. You might also highlight how the unreliable narrator’s bias forces the reader to try to read the text more scrupulously, filtering our the predispositions of the narrator.

    It seems that you ran out of time, though. In the exam, you could return to this to flesh out…[Read more]

  • worchard posted a new page, on the site BAD ROMANCE 1 year, 5 months ago

    Lanval (England, 12th C)
    The Tempest (England, 1611)
    John Donne Poems (England, early 1600s)
    The Rape of the Lock (England, 1712)
    Fantomina (England, 1724)
    Pride and Prejudice (England, 1813) […]

  • worchard commented on the page, on the site Bad Romance Blog 1 year, 5 months ago

    This opens with a nice account of Bersani and Phillips. The examples that you chose don’t quite map on to the theory though. Bersani and Phillips write about IMPERSONAL intimacy, and these relationships form the text you chose are highly personal. In addition to the impersonality and the absence of sex, you’d also want to mention how the…[Read more]

  • worchard posted a new page, on the site BAD ROMANCE 1 year, 6 months ago

    KEY DATES
    March 2: Thesis Due
    April 13: Honors Exam

    9:30 to 3:00 in Powdermaker 212

    1000 to 1030      Read the exam
    1030 to 11:45     Question I
    1145 to 1215      Lunch
    1215 to 130        Qu […]

  • worchard posted a new page, on the site BAD ROMANCE 1 year, 8 months ago

    Student List
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice  (Miriam)
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale (Jessica)
    Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights  (Erin)
    Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (All […]

  • worchard commented on the page, on the site Bad Romance Blog 1 year, 9 months ago

    We discussed this in person already, so I’ll await your revised proposal/ bibliography.

  • worchard commented on the page, on the site Deja's Mind Junk 1 year, 9 months ago

    I would probably focus on just one film, and recommend Blue is the Warmest Color over Love. Love would get mired in questions about the representation of sex, while Blue is the Warmest Color is a rich work that could also incorporate a transmedia analysis if you compared the graphic novel with the film adaptation. What we need here still, though,…[Read more]

  • worchard posted a new page, on the site BAD ROMANCE 1 year, 11 months ago

    August 29/30: The Trouble with Love

    Laura Kipnis, Against Love: A Polemic (2003)
    Alice Munro, “At the Jack Randa Hotel” (1994)
    Jhumpa Lahiri, “A Temporary Matter” (1999)

     September 5/6: Dialogue […]

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