Homework for 8/22 & 8/24

As I mentioned in class, I’ll be posting your weekly homework by the end of the day Thursday, outlining readings and assignments due the following week. Each Wednesday you will turn in a one-page typed response to these readings–some of them or all of them, or even something else you find online, whatever interests you most. Your first of these will be due 8/24.

For 8/22

Read “You Will be Tokenized” from Brooklyn Magazine

Read and review the numbers from Lee & Low’s 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey


For 8/24

In class, we’ll be preparing questions to ask at this year’s Thirsty Tome conversation with writers May-lee Chai and Garrard Conley. May-lee and Garrard will be on a panel next Friday, August 26 at 11 in the library called “Diversity in America From Experience to Page,” modified by yours truly. I would love it if you all could come, but in any case: our class will be coming up with the questions to ask them. To prep, the following:

Read a little about May-lee here, and then read her essay here.

Read a little about Garrard and his new memoir here, check out an article about part of his NC tour here, and read an excerpt from his memoir (you pick!) either here or here.

Don’t forget to bring your one-page written response to any of the above with you to class on Wednesday. Email questions if you have them!



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