TermsO Social Identity: Social groups O . Climax: the moment in a play, that people belong to regarding novel, short story, or narrative poem at which the crisis comes race, gender, sex, class, age, to its point of greatest intensity sexual orientation, religion, and is resolved. It is also the ability, and national origin. peak of 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 entertainment in the lives of O Essay: a short literary people that are different or less composition on a particular 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 powerful without relating to it presentation of the writer’s own ideas and generally addresses a particular aspect of the subject.
Peer Review – ARGUMENTATIVEESSAY: PassingOn another sheet of paper, or on theback of the essay you are reviewing,include the following informationEvaluator:Author:Title of paper being reviewed:
Instructions: Read all three papers aloud BEFOREWRITING. As you are reading along, quickly mark anyobvious errors or typos in the text. Do not offer advice abouthow to fix the issues; just identify them for now. After youhave read all three, read silently, looking for the parts of theessay we discussed in class. Make questions or commentson the writing in the margins. Then, please answer thefollowing questions as completely as possible (on the backof the essay or on another sheet of paper). Do not just givethe paper and writer the stamp of approval, or a “yes” or“no” answer—you will be doing your partners a disservice.When you are done, return the essay and your commentsto the writer; when you turn in your final draft, you will alsoturn in the copies of your peer-reviewed essays. You will beawarded points on thoroughness 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 about an hour and a half, 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 (131-195)O Post #14: Finish and post essay #2O Post #15: Choose a few lines from Stone Butch Blues and explain how and why they stood out to you. Be sure to post your quotation above your responseO Bring: One clean, revised copy of your draftO Studying: Terms