We are not meeting in the classroom today. During class, please spend your time looking at and reading the gender studies archive. Click here for the archive. Read the front pages and then read at least any two webpages that you want.
Here are your directions after you have browsed the site:
As the final project for our last three classes together, we will build a digital archive project where we will create our own version of a wikipedia. Obviously, we are not creating something of that scale, but we are collectively creating a kind of gender-studies dictionary. We want to go further than wikipedia and not make it as western and dry. Wikipedia also has remained completely UNABLE to attract a diverse community of writers. We won't have that problem.
For this project, pick a term--- an idea, an issue, a concept, a person--- that you think is critical to gender studies. Once you have that term, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a webpage will be created for you. Your job will be to write a 600-word essay explaining that term on your webpage. Everyone in class will have their own webpage for one, large communal website. Every group of students after you will add to it. Please note, if you choose a term that someone else has already requested before you sent your email, you will need to choose another term. Pick a term soon and email email@example.com! You will be notified ASAP if your term is approved.
What kind of terms could you choose? There are the obvious terms like gender binary, non-binary, feminism, feminisms of color, decolonizing feminisms, etc. You can also choose icons or a writer/author who really impacted you. This could be someone as canonical as Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldua, or Judith Butler. It is up to you. Once the semester ends, you can decide if you would like your piece to stay on the website. If you do, please know that your name/work will be google-able.
Before Monday ends, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of topic and a webpage will be made for you. PLEASE NOTE: choices are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our next class is in the lab. Please come to the L2.72.06 during the community hour OR during the actual classtime. We will work on the archive.
Wednesday, December 7 is the LAST DAY to submit any writing from RR#11-20. These will be marked as late but you can still get credit. These need to be in hardcopy form and submitted at the end of class. If you are absent, late, get sick, have a computer malfunction, email them in, etc NO EXCEPTIONS will be made for you. If you need an update on these missing materials, please see Carmen during community hour in L2.72.05.
REMINDER: If you want a re-grade of your midterm ePortfolio, you must bring in the ORIGINAL score sheet/point-spread and have the revisions done on Monday, December 12! If you do not have the point-spread, you will not receive the re-grade. If you do not attend this day of class and do not submit the scoresheet in person, you receive no regrade. NO EXCEPTIONS!