Class, Tues, 9/06

Spelman, Repair, Chapter 2

  • Fastwrite: In Chapter 2, Spelman describes three different approaches to the repair of objects: (a) Willie’s, (b) Fred’s, and (c) Louise, Elisabeth, and Irene’s. Briefly describe these three approaches. In particular, try to explain what distinguishes each approach from the others. Make use of the vocabulary that Spelman offers in doing so.
  • Groups: Gather in your workshop groups. As a group, come up with one new example, drawn from either your experience or your reading, of the three kinds of object-repair that Spelman defines.

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First response to Spelman (r1)

Writing Geek2e4372bfcf301aa3bb4d802c400af84d

  • The ellipsis, or the mark of omission
  • Type three periods in a row to make an ellipsis. Use it to show when words have been left out of a sentence, or when a sentence trails off . . . See Cameron Hunt McNabb, “The Mysterious History of the Ellipsis, from Medieval Subpuncting to Irrational Numbers”(Slate 2016).

Moment of Zen

Free pass to the New York Times

Practical Matters

  1. Please bring a laptop with you to class on Thursday.
  2. Accept your WordPress invitation and edit your User Profile.

To Do

  1. Thurs, 9/08, class: Read Chapter 3 of Repair. Be ready to pass a simple reading quiz.
  2. Mon, 9/12, 4:00 pm: Post r1 to this website.
  3. Tues, 9/13, class: (a) Read Chapter 4 of Repair. Be ready to pass a simple reading quiz. (b) Read the r1s posted by the other members of your workshop group, and be ready to talk about them.
  4. Thurs, 9/15, class: (a) Read Chapter 4 of Repair. Be ready to pass a simple reading quiz. (b) Read the highlighted r1s and comment on at least two of them.
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