Thursday, April 17, 2014

interconnecting last four books: what are their intellectual virtues?


<<<SECTION III: worlds among worldings: timespots

Hanhardt. 2013. Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence. Duke. 9780822354703
Tambe. 2009. Codes of Misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay. Minnesota. 9780816651382
(Another possible: Das. 2007. Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary. California. 9780520247451)
Whittier. 1995. Feminist Generations: The Persistence of the Radical Women's Movement. Temple. 9781566392822
(Hewitt. Reference: 2010. No Permanent Waves: Recasting Histories of U.S. Feminism. Rutgers. 9780813547251)
(Berger. Reference: 2009. The Intersectional Approach: Transforming the Academy through Race, Class, and Gender. UNC. 9780807859810)

Thursday 17 April – Tambe, Das >> Haq & Madden
Thursday 24 April – Hanhardt, Whittier [Tambe & Hanhardt visit starting at 4:15]
Thursday 1 May – Whittier (Berger & Hewitt) >> Cork & Harris

Thursday 8 May – LAST DAY! poster sessions

= create a substantive scholarly research poster, individually, or as a member of a team of up to 4 members.
Posters should synthesize the work you have done in the class, bringing together in some interactive way yours and others’ presentations and research, readings, and papers. They should demonstrate your wide and specific use of course texts. They may play with data analytics in some fashion, they may have creative elements (although they need to do this for a professional context), they will be predominately visual rather than textual. They should include both the RESULTS of your synthetic analyses, and also a way of showing HOW YOU GOT THERE! In the sciences you would show the experimental set up, the results and your methods. How should these elements be transformed for your sort of poster? You should have a fantasy scholarly venue in mind for the poster you, perhaps in a team, come up with. Posters have long been a staple of conferences in the sciences, sometimes in the social sciences, and increasingly today, in the humanities, especially in the digital humanities. Humanities style posters are still in development, and digital humanities posters are often unusually creative, with an eye to data analytics and visualizations. We will discuss these in the class. NO POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. However Powerpoint is actually often used as a kind of graphics manager to create the single slides that become a poster. There are lots of ideas for all this online, and we will also discuss this as well. We will need a director of posters, who will troll the web for resources, work with poster makers generating ideas, and on the last day of class, coordinate two poster sessions. HOW TO MAKE POSTERS IDEAS HERE


SECOND PART OF CLASS: playing around with interconnections

We are going to start off the second part of the class today with some work in groups, interconnecting our last four books in ways that will be useful for all sorts of activities, among them comps and exams, lit reviews, and even using texts for our own research and careabouts, as well as teaching too.

I have developed some info sheets to organize ways of working with the books, to chart some of their features and concerns, how their apparatus produces important agential cuts, and to make some of their materialities easier to compare. Feel free to alter these as they prove inappropriate to texts or projects, and consider how to improve them, how to use them with caring concerns for the work being shared: yours, ours, theirs, whose?

Links to the sheets on google docs here:

Latour-style elements in a network (with citations & search strings):

Situation with social movements (with citations & search strings):

Apparatus of timespots and time claims (with citations & search strings):


Adrienne Rich on "Diving into the Wreck."   


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