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
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.
Additionally, we’ll be reading a different account of slave trade by Martiniquan philosopher, novelist, and poet, Édouard Glissant. The first chapter of his book Poetics of Relation, entitled “The Open Boat”, serves as a sort of poetic introduction to his larger philosophical work. This text can be found online on our Course Reserves.
We will also be reading the first chapter of James Walvin’s book The Zong: A Massacre, the Law, and the End of Slavery, which can be found here on the Library’s Website. This chapter goes into the historical background surrounding both the legal case and the image.
Reminder: Reading Response 4 is due today, by the time class begins.
There is no new reading for today. Instead, we will meet in Woodruff Library, in room 312. Here, Phil the librarian will be introducing you to the library databases in a way that will help with your Secondary Source Review , your Annotated Bibliography, and your Research-Based Argument.
For today’s class, you’ll be finishing Zong! The last section of poems, “Ebora”, is by far the hardest section to read (at least when it comes to visuals), so challenge yourself to 1) take note of why, when, and how it is difficult and 2) use this to see what you can grasp, despite (or beyond) these difficulties.
Importantly, your Rhetorical Analysis is due today, posted as a page to your blog by the time class begins.