DAILY: Please e-mail me with a quick "status report" of how you're doing in class. What are your problems at this point?
discuss Coleman and Friedmann:
Hand out Nora Quealey for students to read: they may write S/R on Friedmann, Quealey, or Lawrence
- With Coleman, I noticed that many people felt that her language was too strong -- that she alienated her audience perhaps (good guys) because she is so clearly sarcastic. What reasons do you think that Colemann might have for using the kind of language that she did?
- What about Coleman's first person accounts -- too many? Not enough?
- How much of Coleman's experience is culturally based, and in a different context would be drastically different?
- With Friedmann, what reasons do you think he has for discussing euphemisms -- pleasant terms for disturbing or unpleasant realities. What are some of the euphemisms he uses? They were effective with the Jews given Nazi intentions, Why?
- What portraits of people in question do Polish jokes paint? Catholic jokes? Blonde jokes, etc. What kinds of disparaging jokes can be made about someone in your culture? How is this hurtful? Is it dangerous? -- Friedmann implies it is.
Appendix 3: Formal Summary Response Essay
HOME WORK: begin deciding which article to write your S/R paper on -- have all articles read by Wednesday.