ENGL 386.001/002 Assignments
10/25 - 11/5/04 (Weeks 9-10)

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»»WEEK 9 (10/25 - 10/29/04)

  • for MONDAY October 25

    -- Have read in WA "Native Americans" pp.3-6
    -- Have photocopied & read from course reserve "Collection 4" in the library:
    U.S. Commission on Human Rights (report) "Indian Tribes"
    Paula Gunn Allen (essays) "Where I Come from Is Like This," and "Angry Women Are Building" (both from The Sacred Hoop).

  • for WEDNESDAY October 27

    -- Have read in WA Erdrich's poem "Dear John Wayne" pp. 68-69, Tahnahga poem "Suburban Indian Pride" pp.141-42, Chrystos poems "I Make the Fire" and "Those Tears" pp.55-56.

  • for FRIDAY October 29-- MID-TERM EXAM

    In-class, term definitions/examples, and perhaps a brief essay. Show up on time.

    »»WEEK 10 (11/1 - 11/5/04)

    Happy Hallowe'enfor MONDAY November 1
    -- last week you performed your trick (the mid-term), so here's your treat: even though we don't get to Latina/Chicana writers until next week, go celebrate los Dias de los Muertos, the Méxican Days of the Dead, November 1 & 2, with some good Méxican food, and some dancing, and remember those important women in your life who have passed away (class does not meet)

    la Catrina
    (Here, la Catrina, the symbolic female figure of los Dias de los Muertos as popularized by Méxican folk artist Posada. She exists partway between Aztec birth/death goddesses like Coatlicue, the Catholic Virgen, and everyday women. Méxicana artist Frida Kahlo was inspired by such figures, and included a good deal of Dias de los Muertos imagery in her paintings.)

  • for WEDNESDAY November 3

    -- Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony

  • for FRIDAY November 5

    -- Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony

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