Engaging English (F21 ENGL 20200-001 Purdue) Dashboard

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image of surfingThis class will teach you how to surf (the Internet) and about the various ways that English studies have been transformed over the last few decades.  Starting with some basic close-reading and analysis skills (aided by annotation at COVE Studio), we will then explore how those skills have been increasingly applied to new areas of inquiry (tv, film, culture, critical theory, and politics).  Throughout, we will employ new digital tools that change the way we approach our subjects of inquiry, including Web annotation, timeline-building, gallery-building and GIS mapping.  As we proceed, we will consider the nature of English studies:  What is an English department and how does it relate to the rest of the university?  What can you do with an English degree?  Why is it necessary to fight for English in an increasingly STEM-oriented world?  

See below, "Galleries, Timelines, and Maps," in order to add items to our collective map, timeline and gallery exhibit. Click on the links below to begin.

Galleries, Timelines, and Maps

Map
Posted by Adeline Waltz on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 19:11

This map shows important places to Baldwin and Buckley, like the town they were both born in New York City, as well as the place they debated in Cambridge. It also includes New York City because 'The National Review' is centered there. More specifically, Baldwin was born in Harlem, an important detail to note due to Harlem's racial redlining situation.  

Chronology
Posted by Claire Kendrick on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 23:24

On November 24, 1967, the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop was founded. Opening up as a Bookshop for LGBT literature, the bookshop was used for shopping, browsing the literature, and a meeting place for LGBT rights groups. The group that mainly used the bookshop was the Homophile Youth Movement in Neighborhoods group, also shortened to HYMN (Craig). This group was started by the bookshop owner Craig Rodwell who had been involved in many homosexual rights activist groups before opening his bookshop. The HYMN was most known for leading rallies within their neighborhood of New York City, advocating for their rights. Once the Stonewall riots happened, the Homophile Youth Movement in Neighborhoods created leaflets that encouraged the police and mafia to stay out of gay bars.

The opening of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop created a place for organizations to meet and a community to form. Since the 1960s, homosexuality was illegal, and many felt outcasted and had nowhere to find...

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Map
Posted by Claire Kendrick on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 21:13

          In 1967, Craig Rodwell opened the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop in New York City. This bookshop is notable because during its original opening, the activism surrounding same-sex sexuality rights within the United States was growing, and this bookshop is dedicated explicitly to gay and lesbian authors (NYC LGBT). During this time in the 1960s, homosexuality was still considered illegal, and punishment varied from state to state. These punishments ranged from being fined to imprisonment. Illinois was the only state at the time of the opening to have made homosexuality legal. With activism spreading, one of the leaders of this activism was Craig Rodwell.

            Rodwell started his journey being an activist during Homophile Movement by joining The Mattachine Society; he further moved on to joining more societies and groups. Around 1960, Craig Rodwell got the idea for an LGBT dedicated bookstore (NYC LGBT). The opening of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop took...

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Gallery Exhibit
Posted by Dino Franco Felluga on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 13:21

course logoThis timeline is part of ENGL 202's build assignment. Research a topic that teaches us something about race, class, gender, or sexuality and then contribute what you have learned to our shared class resource. As the assignment states, "Add one timeline element, one map element and one gallery image about race, class, gender, or sex to our collective resources in COVE Editions. Provide images, sources and sufficient detail to explain the historical or cultural element that you are presenting. Interlink the three objects." A few timeline elements have already been added (borrowing from BRANCH). 

Map
Posted by Dino Franco Felluga on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 13:18

course logoThis timeline is part of ENGL 202's build assignment. Research a topic that teaches us something about race, class, gender, or sexuality and then contribute what you have learned to our shared class resource. As the assignment states, "Add one timeline element, one map element and one gallery image about race, class, gender, or sex to our collective resources in COVE Editions. Provide images, sources and sufficient detail to explain the historical or cultural element that you are presenting. Interlink the three objects." A few timeline elements have already been added (borrowing from BRANCH). 

Chronology
Posted by Dino Franco Felluga on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 13:16

course logoThis timeline is part of ENGL 202's build assignment. Research a topic that teaches us something about race, class, gender, or sexuality and then contribute what you have learned to our shared class resource. As the assignment states, "Add one timeline element, one map element and one gallery image about race, class, gender, or sex to our collective resources in COVE Editions. Provide images, sources and sufficient detail to explain the historical or cultural element that you are presenting. Interlink the three objects." A few timeline elements have already been added (borrowing from BRANCH). 

Individual Entries

Posted by Martin Repetto on Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 02:01
Place
Posted by Martin Repetto on Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 01:57

As the decade turned from the 1960’s to the 1970’s, the South American country of Argentina found itself in an awkward position, to say the least. After the regime of Juan Carlos Ongania was dissolved, an Argentine dictator who had himself taken office via a coup, the political situation deteriorated rapidly. The country found itself divided, there was a large push from politicians to reinstall a member of the leftist Peron party as president on one side of the matter, which was starkly at odds with the right wing military groups, which wanted to maintain their control over the country. Additionally, during this period of instability, a left-wing guerilla group known as the Montoneros began to emerge, which threatened to challenge the Military’s monopoly on brute force. On top of all of this, the countries economy was in a slump, which further exacerbated tensions, as well as the matter of outside interference.

 

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Chronology Entry
Posted by Martin Repetto on Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 01:50
Posted by Charlie Billings on Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 00:00
Posted by Stephen Jiang on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 23:38
Place
Posted by Charlie Billings on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 22:28

The location of Milestone Media Headquarters. Where comics such as Icon, Static, and Hardwire are developed. Milestone Media was founded in 1993 by Derek T. Dingle, Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan, and Michael Davis (26).

Brown, Jeffrey A. Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans Milestone Comics and Their Fans. University Press of Mississippi, 2000.

Chronology Entry
Posted by Charlie Billings on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 22:17
Chronology Entry
Posted by Charlie Billings on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 22:03
Chronology Entry
Posted by Charlie Billings on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 21:48
Chronology Entry
Posted by Charlie Billings on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 21:39

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