Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Web Shop Horror

The Web Shop Horror

National Performing Arts Centre
Shirley Street
Thurs. Nov. 1 - Sun. Nov. 4
Showtime: 8pm

Call 454-2465 for tickets
Don’t miss this number!
Tickets $20 • Rated T

Saturday, September 15, 2007

James Catalyn and Friends!

TONIGHT IS THE LAST NIGHT for you to catch James Catalyn and Friends' Summer Madness, the first of the comedies that you need to see for your third reading assignment.

I have been informed that the play is booked out. That does not mean that you cannot get tickets, but you cannot reserve them any more.

I recommend that you go to the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts on Mackey Street at 3:00 p.m. today to buy your tickets. That is the time that they will begin to sell reservations that have not been collected and paid for. You will probably get a bargain!

Here is more information:

Summer Madness by James Catalyn

When: Sept. 11-15

Where: Dundas Centre

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Price: $20

Box Office:

The Dundas Centre, Mackey Street

Phone: 393-3728 or 394-7179

More here

Reading Assignment #1

The reading assignment is a summary of the basic issues surrounding the ideas of race, class and ethnicity.

All reading assignments are based on the readings I will provide for you, either in the Copy Centre or online, unless otherwise specified (i.e. The assignment on plays, and the assignment on the novel).

Here is what is up to you to decide:

- How you define race, class, (and ethnicity)
- Which of the readings I have provided for you are most relevant for your discussion
- In what ways you can apply these readings to Bahamian culture and society

Because this is THIRD-YEAR English, you are responsible for making up your own minds. That is what critical thinking is all about.

Here are some additional resources for you:

T. H. Eriksen's article on Race and Ethnicity (definitions)

Andrea Lunsford, The St Martin’s Handbook, Sixth Edition, Chapters 1-3, especially the sections on critical reading (pp. 27-35)

There are no short-cuts here. Without investing in the above book, you will be seriously disadvantaged in this class. I do not intend to go over information that is contained in the text. Buy the SIXTH EDITION (earlier ones will not help you) and use it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which of the readings should I use in my summary?
A: That is entirely up to you, as long as you can provide a credible definition of each of the concepts.

Q: How long should the summary be?
A: 2-4 pages, double-spaced, 12 point font.

Q: How do I summarize all those articles?
A: See St. Martin’s Handbook, Sixth Edition, pp. 27-35 for assistance.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Welcome to Da Back Room!

This blog was created by me and members of my English 120 class in 2005. I'm reviving it for English 300 until we are up and running on Blackboard.

I will post useful links, etc, here, as well as announcements about the class.