Fall Exam is HERE

Click HERE to download the exam (2.1 MB PDF file). DUE TUESDAY by 5 pm in your faculty's mailbox (Seminar 2 A-2117).


Submitted by julia zay on Sun, 12/02/2007 - 12:20pm.

"Chicken" Catherine Opie (1991)

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Submitted by julia zay on Sun, 12/02/2007 - 12:11pm.


We'll be attending many of these lectures for this course as part of Fashioning the Body, if you'd like to earn an extra 2 credits by attending all the sessions, you can sign up for the course itself.

See attached flier for details.

For more information, contact David Michael Wolach, dwuaw@yahoo.com


Submitted by Elizabeth Williamson on Fri, 11/30/2007 - 9:20am. Elizabeth Williamson's blog


Exam preparation: Over the next several days, you’ll be preparing possible answers to these 6 questions (see attached) with partners of your choosing. We’ll also give you some time in class Friday afternoon to go over them with us. Some of you will see yourselves directly or indirectly cited here; thanks to all of you for the work you did in crafting your sample questions.

The exam itself: You’ll receive the official list of questions on SUNDAY MORNING and will turn in your answers on TUESDAY BY 5PM to your faculty member’s mailbox in Sem II A2117. Keep in mind that when writing the actual exam, you should give yourself no more than 3 hours, and use only your notes (not each other).
Submitted by Elizabeth Williamson on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 4:23pm. Elizabeth Williamson's blog

Week 9 Conferences This Week - Tuesday and Wednesday

Your Winter Project Proposal Fine Drafts are due at this meeting. You will be meeting with the faculty with whom you'll be working in winter. If you're not continuing in winter, you'll be meeting to go over your proposal and get any advising you might need before the academic fair/registration. 

Julia - D2108


10.00    Mykey
10.20    Ella
10.40    Spencer
11.00     Tim
11.20     Elise
11.40    Emily
12.00    Christine
12.20    Allison
12.40    Cerise and Sarah

2.00    Molly
2.20    Annette    
2.40    Kendall
3.00    Candice
3.20    Katie
3.40    Calvin
4.00    Kathleen
4.20    Katie Wulf
4.40    Olivia

11.00    Emily
11.20    Amanda
11.40    Carly
12.00     Garrett
12.20     Emily Ritchie

Elizabeth - E2112

10.00   Emily
10.20   Vanessa
10.40    Melissa + Blythe + Maria
11:20    Ben
11.40    Sandra
12.00    Jess
12.20    Celia
12.40    Connor + Emily

2.00    Sonja
2.20    Marie    
2.40    Gabriela
3.00    Morgan
3.20    Gianna
3.40   Devin    
4:20   Gabriela
4:40   iea + Jenny

10.00    Courtney
10.20    Alicia
10.40    Melanie
11.00    Liz
11.20 Harrison    
11:40    Theodora


Submitted by julia zay on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 2:50pm.

Questions to take us from fall to winter quarters (as presented in clinic)

1. What are the structures of power/discourse that operate on us via our bodies?


2. What strategies of resistance can we adopt that both acknowledge and work to destabilize these structures or networks of power?


3. What, if anything, distinguishes the strategies that we deploy in our everyday lives from those we label as "academic/intellectual" or "artistic"?

Submitted by Elizabeth Williamson on Wed, 11/14/2007 - 4:13pm. Elizabeth Williamson's blog

Where is (was) the body in the feminist video art pieces?

So, sure, some of the video work you saw Friday may have seemed a bit cryptic to you. But I hope that Collen Dixon and Bridget Irish helped you understand the context for the work. The work you saw is important to know about, as it transformed the face of video art entirely when it appeared.

As you write your responses, ask yourself: where is the body in each of these videos? What is the attitude towards towards the body? Whose body/ies are depicted? Is the body of the person who made the work present in the piece? What do we make of this? Why make work in which you (and perhaps only you) appear but that is not, entirely, autobiographical (in the conventional sense)?

And what kind of body does Wonder Woman (and then this particular Wonder Woman) have?


Submitted by julia zay on Sat, 11/10/2007 - 5:50pm.

Friday's Announcements

Here is a recap for anyone who may have missed these announcements made on Friday:

1. Please write a corpus response to the Feminist Video Art of the 70s program. Reflect! Respond! Process!

2. Also write a corpus entry regarding your small group discussions on "Metropolis."

3. On Tuesday please bring a celebrity toy or doll to class if you have one. Guest appearances will include: Victoria Beckham (the "Spice Girls"), Luke Perry ("90210"), Rachel Blanchard ("Clueless" the TV show), and Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen.


Submitted by christine on Sat, 11/10/2007 - 12:36pm. christine's blog

Did you miss Week 7 Gymnasium?

If you did, you'll want to make up the in-class writing exercises and post them, as required.

The writing prompts are HERE.

Submitted by julia zay on Thu, 11/08/2007 - 11:47pm.

Concept Rhyming Essay No. 3 Now Posted

Get the assignment HERE

Due Week 8, Friday Nov 16 for ALL. 

Submitted by julia zay on Wed, 11/07/2007 - 4:55pm.