AGENDAO Presentation: TermsO In-class writing:O Global Revision Writing Workshop:Essay #2O You must have three copies of your essay to remain inclass today.O Author Lecture: Leslie Feinberg
TermsO Social Identity: Social groupsthat people belong to regardingrace, gender, sex, class, age,sexual orientation, religion,ability, and national origin.O Voyeurism: when those withprivilege find elements ofentertainment in the lives ofpeople that are different or lessprivileged than their own; theact of being an onlooker toanother’s life that is lesspowerful without relating to itO Climax: the moment in a play,novel, short story, or narrativepoem at which the crisis comesto its point of greatest intensityand is resolved. It is also thepeak of emotional responsefrom a reader or spectator, andit usually represents the turningpoint in the action.O Essay: a short literarycomposition on a particulartheme or topic, usually in proseand generally thoughtful andinterpretative. This type ofwriting is devoted to thepresentation of the writer’s ownideas and generally addressesa particular aspect of thesubject.
Peer Review – ARGUMENTATIVEESSAY: PassingYou will respond to each essay onanother sheet of paper or on the back ofthe essay you are reviewing. Make sureto put your name down as the reviewer.
Instructions: Read all three papers aloud BEFOREWRITING (this is too ensure that everyone has time torespond to each paper). As you are reading along, quicklymark any obvious errors or typos in the text. Do not offeradvice about how to fix the issues; just identify them fornow. After you have read all three, read silently, looking forthe parts of the essay we discussed in class. Makequestions or comments on the writing in the margins. Then,please answer the following questions as completely aspossible (on the back of the essay or on another sheet ofpaper). Do not just give the paper and writer the stamp ofapproval, or a “yes” or “no” answer—you will be doing yourpartners a disservice. When you are done, return the essayand your comments to the writer.
Get into Groups of ThreeO Remember, read all three essaysaloud first!O Answer all questions thoughtfully.O Do not edit the papers you are reading (nogrammar or punctuation).O We will work about an hour and a half, soplan your time accordingly.
Leslie FeinbergO Leslie Feinberg came of ageas a young butch lesbian inthe factories and gay bars ofBuffalo, N.Y. in the 1960s.Since that time, Feinberg hasbeen a grass roots activist anda journalist. Ze is known in thelesbian, gay, bisexual andtransgender movements in theU.S. and countries around theworld. The lesbian magazineCurve named Feinberg one ofthe “15 Most Influential” in thebattle for gay and lesbianrights.
Feinberg is an outspoken opponent of traditional Westernconcepts about how a “real man” or “real woman” should lookand act. Feinberg supports the use of gender-neutralpronouns such as “ze” instead of he or she, and “hir” insteadof him or her.Feinberg is well-known for forging a strong bond between thelesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, andother oppressed minorities. “Everyone who is under the gunof reaction and economic violence is a potential ally,”Feinberg says.Stone Butch Blues (1993), Feinberg’s widely acclaimed firstbook, is a semi-autobiographical novel about a lesbianquestioning her gender identity. It received an AmericanLiterary Association Award for Gay and Lesbian Literatureand the Lambda Small Press Literary Award.
HOMEWORKO Reading: Stone Butch Blues (131-195)O Post #14: Revise and post essay #2O Post #15: Choose a few lines from StoneButch Blues and explain how and why theystood out to you. Be sure to post yourquotation above your responseO Bring: One clean, revised copy of your draftO Studying: Terms (Exam Class 13)