TermsO Social Identity: Social groups O .Climax: the moment in a that people belong to regarding play, novel, short story, or narrative poem at which the race, gender, sex, class, age, s crisis comes to its point of exual greatest intensity and is orientation, religion, ability, and resolved. It is also the peak of national origin. emotional response from a reader or spectator, and it usually represents the turningO Voyeurism: when those with point in the action. privilege find elements of O Essay: a short literary entertainment in the lives of composition on a particular people that are different or less theme or topic, usually in prose privileged than their own; the and generally thoughtful and act of being an onlooker to interpretative. This type of another’s life that is less writing is devoted to the presentation of the writer’s own powerful without relating to it ideas and generally addresses a particular aspect of the subject.
Peer Review – ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY: PassingOn another sheet of paper, or on the back of the essay you arereviewing, include the following informationPeer doing the evaluation:Paper is by:Title of paper being reviewed:Instructions: Read all three papers aloud BEFORE WRITING. As youare reading along, quickly mark any obvious errors or typos in the text.Do not offer advice about how to fix the issues; just identify them fornow. After you have read all three, read silently, looking for the parts ofthe essay we discussed in class. Make questions or comments on thewriting in the margins. Then, please answer the following questions ascompletely as possible (on the back of the essay or on another sheet ofpaper). Do not just give the paper and writer the stamp of approval, or a“yes” or “no” answer—you will be doing your partners a disservice. Whenyou are done, return the essay and your comments to the writer; whenyou turn in your final draft, you will also turn in the copies of your peer-reviewed essays. You will be awarded participation points onthoroughness of your responses
Get into Groups of ThreeO Remember, read all three essays aloud first!O Answer all questions thoughtfully.O Do not edit the papers you are reading (no grammar or punctuation).O We will work until about 12:40, so plan your time accordingly.
Leslie FeinbergO Leslie Feinberg came of age as a young butch lesbian in the factories and gay bars of Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1960s. Since that time, Feinberg has been a grass roots activist and a journalist. Ze is known in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movements in the U.S. and countries around the world. The lesbian magazine Curve named Feinberg one of the “15 Most Influential” in the battle for gay and lesbian rights.
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 (150-200)O Writing: Finish and post essay #2O Blog Shot #7: Identify and discuss a passage from Stone Butch Blues that moved, upset, or touched you.O Studying: Terms