Friday, September 18, 2009
Agenda for week of 9.21.09
9.21.09: Your final Conrad Poem Project is due (as you walk into class.) I would also like you to have a copy of a poem (around ten lines--use your judgment on this one) that you would like to translate. In class, I will demonstrate how the process of translating will go & begin discussion on 'college essay' memoir writing stuff.
9.22.09: SLD on Part I "Lolita" (pps 3 -77) in Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran. You should have 5 Reader's Notebook entries. When in doubt on what to say or write, let's make sure we are going back to moments in the text and focusing on the choices a writer makes to affect meaning in her work, rather than straying too far into the realm of theory & sweeping generalizations.
9.23.09, 9.24.09, & 9.29.09: We will be going over your translations as a class. On the day that you are scheduled to present, you should bring 13 copies to class.
Image is: "Ma ba ham esterahat mikonim" "We'll rest next to one another" by Samira Eskandarfar