Impossible Writing in Postcolonial Literature

Month: March 2019

April 3: Crossing the Mangrove

For today, we’ll be reading Maryse Condé, Crossing the Mangrove, p. 129-161.

Today, we’ll be signing up for conferences for next week. Make sure to write down the time you signed up for. All you have to do next week (April 8-12) is show up to conferences, continue writing your Abstract and Annotated Bibliography (and possibly begin on your Research-Based Argument), and finish reading Crossing the Mangrove.

Don’t forget to bring your rough draft of your Abstract and Annotated Bibliography on Friday, printed!

April 1: Maryse Condé

For today, we’ll be reading Maryse Condé’s Crossing the Mangrove, p. 94-128.

Reminder: Your rough draft of your Abstract and Annotated bibliography is due, printed, on Friday. All you have to have is your 250-300 word abstract and at least two sources prepared for the rough draft. I’ll be returning this to you during conferences, along with my feedback. More information about how to write an annotated bibliography can be found here, at the Purdue OWL. Additonally, this website has more information on MLA format, which is the format required for this assignment.

Featured Image: “Maryse Condé with Notes and Tea” by Judith Levy, March 28, 2019

March 27: Maryse Condé

Today, we’ll be continuing our reading of Maryse Condé’sCrossing the Mangrove, p. 31-59.

Reminder: Your Secondary Source Review is due Friday, posted as a page to your blog by the time class begins.

Featured Image: “Lightened Crossing the Mangrove” by Judith Levy, March 24 2019.

To prepare for your Secondary Source Review, here is the rubric I’ll be using to grade it:

March 22: Reviewing Secondary Sources

For today, we will be doing an in-class activity that will help you write your Secondary Source Review. The only reading you are required to do is make sure you have closely read the secondary source that you are writing about for this assignment. You must bring this source to class in order to properly complete the activity.

March 18 & 20: Édouard Glissant, Continued

For Monday, March 18, we will review and finish our conversation about Glissant’s “The Open Boat”.

For Wednesday, March 20, we will continue with reading excerpts from Édouard Glissant’s Poetics of Relation. The sections we are reading are as follows:=

  • Introductory material (“Creolizations”) to the section “Paths”, p. 86-7
  • “Transparency and Opacity” and “Relinked, (Relayed), Related”, p. 111-121
  • “That Those Beings Be Not Being”, p. 169-188

Reminder: The last of your reading responses is due Wednesday, March 20.

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