ENGL 386.001/002 Assignments
9/13-9/24/04 (Weeks 3-4)
Assignments can be updated at needs/speed of the class; you will be notified of
updates by e-mail, and are responsible for checking the page after notification.
Course Reserve Materials: For reasons of time, convenience, and
expense -- especially expense -- I have placed all the course readings not found in
our anthology The Woman That I Am on one-hour course reserve in the Blackwell
Library. Accessing this material is easy:
Do not wait until the last minute to check out and photocopy these items. If the
necessary items are all checked out, go to the photocopiers and ask the other
students there whether any of them are photocopying materials for my class.
- know before you go to the library which Collection you're looking for (I
list this in the schedule updates; see the example in the update below), as well
as for what class (ENGL 386) and what professor (Dr.
Melczarek) -- don't embarrass both of us by going in without knowing this
information! TAKE YOUR SU ID card to
check out materials.
- go to the main desk in the library, and look for the binders labeled
"Course Reserve" (or something like that); go to M (for "Melczarek"), and
indicate to the desk staff which collection for this class you need
- you have one hour with this material before you must return it to the
desk, and you cannot leave the library with the material -- TAKE THE MATERIALS TO
THE NEAREST PHOTOCOPIER, COPY THE MATERIAL, AND RETURN THE MATERIAL TO THE DESK
YOU GOT IT FROM. I tell you to photocopy the material because that's the only way
you can have it with you in class, to read and to take notes on. DO NOT WRITE ON
THE ORIGINALS AS OTHER STUDENTS NEED TO PHOTCOPY THEM. Do not try to read and
memorize the material for class; there's simply too much.
»»WEEK 3 (9/13-9/17/04)
for MONDAY September 13
for WEDNESDAY September 15
-- (handout) Sucheta Mazumdar's essay "A Woman-Centered Perspective on Asian
American History." We'll connect this material to the general material we've read
to date (Lugones, Lorde, Sethi)
-- (handout) Kitty Tsui's poem "Chinatown Talking Story"
Have photocopied & read from course reserve "Collection 1" in the library:
for FRIDAY September 17
-- Sonia Shah brief essay "Asian American?" (also available online!)
-- Renee E. Tajima essay "Lotus Blossoms Don't Bleed: Images of Asian Women" (also available online!)
-- Connie Young Yu essay "The World of Our Grandmothers" (also available online!)
We'll wrap up this week's readings, and continue with our discussion of
Asian-American women's history to prepare our discussions of Maxine Hong
Kingston's novel The Woman Warrior next week. If you haven't started reading The
Woman Warrior, do so now.
»»WEEK 4 (9/20-9/24/04)
for MONDAY September 20
The Woman Warrior ("No Name Woman," "White Tigers," "Shaman")
for WEDNESDAY September 22
The Woman Warrior ("Shaman," "At the Western Palace")
for FRIDAY September 24
The Woman Warrior ("At the Western Palace," "Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe")
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