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Reminder: Meet in Van Pelt on Apr. 9

Just a reminder that on Tuesday April 9, we will be meeting in Van Pelt Library, Room 124.

We will be having lab time in which you will work on your digital video and map for your final project. Participating in the lab counts toward your participation grade, plus it is a chance to work on your project during regularly scheduled class time.


  • Your own laptop if you have one (PC, Mac, whatever you are using)
  • Materials you need to work on your digital video & map (audio files, written sources, video clips, images, web links, memory cards, etc.)

Mac laptops will be provided for those who don’t bring their own, but if you use the provided computers you will need to bring your own drive to download your project files to take home (make sure the drive you bring is big enough to hold multiple video files, which can be very large).

Office Hours next week

Hello everyone.
I want to let you know that my Office Hours next week (Monday April 1 and Tuesday April 2) are canceled.
I am happy to set up alternative times to meet with you next week on GChat or Skype, or in person in my office, if you want to discuss your final projects or anything else regarding the class.
Hope you all have great weekend!


Final Project Proposal Reminder

Just a reminder that your Final Project Proposal is due this Sunday March 17 at 11 pm. You’ll post your proposal to the course blog the same way you’ve posted your other assignments.

Make sure it contains the required elements, and gives me a sense of what you want to do your project on.

By Tuesday March 19, make sure you’ve read and commented on at least one of your classmates’s proposals: let them know what you think, ask them questions or answer any they pose, offer suggestions of texts or ideas for their digital videos, etc.

Final Project Slide

Reminder: Meet in Van Pelt Library TODAY

Hello everyone. Just a reminder that we will be meeting for our class tonight at 10:30 am in Van Pelt Library, room 124.

Laptops will be provided.

We will have a presentation on how to use iMovie for your final projects, and some time to play with the software and figure out how to use it.

See you there!

Extra Credit Opportunity: Philadelphia Queer Media Activism Series

Announcing an opportunity to earn some extra credit points to boost your course grade while participating in a great Philadelphia community arts project: the Philadelphia Queer Media Activism Series.

To earn 2 percentage points added to your course grade:

  • Attend ONE of the four events in the Philadelphia Queer Media Activism series
  • Sign in at the event to let me know you were there
  • Write a 600-word (min.) analysis of the event, connecting it to AT LEAST ONE of our course readings or films.
  • Post your analysis to our course blog by April 23 (11 pm).

To earn additional points:

  • For every additional event you attend, you can earn 1 percentage point
  • Sign in at the event to let me know you were there
  • Incorporate your observations of the additional events into your analysis

Encourage your friends, colleagues, professors, neighbors, classmates, and anyone else to attend the events! They are all free and open to the public. You can find out more information about the series here:

PQMAS 2013

Femme resources

Some of you have asked about resources on queer femininities and femme identifies, embodiments, and practices.

I’ve uploaded a bunch of resources to the Readings page (scroll down to the bottom).

Also, the books that I passed around in class were: