Daily Archives: March 14, 2010

Group Presentations (AMS179)

We need to establish the shape of the coming group presentations after Spring Break. There’ll be no time for that in class on Tuesday, obviously, as you’ll be taking your midterm. On Thursday, however, I’d like each group to come to class with a list of its members and its topic. We’ll spend some time that day working out who will present at what time.

Scheduling (HUM415)

In the run-up to the midterm we went somewhat askew and now, according to our original schedue, we’re about a week behind. In order to catch up I’ve decided to tweak the syllabus: we’ll drop Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, and the week after Spring Break– for three whole days or 150 minutes– focus on Frank Miller’s 300, a passage from Herodotus, and a general discussion of Iran’s history and its political misuses in US media. I strongly suggest that during your break you also begin (if not complete) William Gibson’s Neuromancer, which is one of the longer reading assignments for the course.

What else? As the syllabus says, the Hamid reading response is due on Monday, March 15.

Finally, look at this: Alexa Meade’s truly disorienting art project, Acrylic on Flesh.