Monday, November 13

  • vocab warm-up:
  • **5. xenophobia, n. - aversion to foreigners
    • 6. Francophobe, n. - one who fears or dislikes France or French people

      • -phobe at the end of a word means "one who fears or dislikes."

        • Anglophobe, Russophobe, Germanophobe


    • words related to PHIL: loving or fond of
    • 7. Francophile, n. - one who loves or supports the French people and all things French

      • -phile at the end of a word means "one who loves or supports."

        • Anglophile, Russophile, Germanophile

    • 8. philanthropist, n. - one who loves and/or promotes humanity and human welfare

  • Work on Invention Project
    • Visual - change! Visual aspect is only 10 points!
    • Essay - persuade!

      • look at the assignment sheet

  • Tomorrow: Bring your ID card
    • to check out Sula
    • reading starts on Thursday

Tuesday, November 14

  • Check out Sula

    • return Of Mice and Men!

  • **


    vocab warm-up:

    • 9. philology, n. - the love of language and words

    • 10. philosopher, n. - lover of, or searcher for, wisdom or knowledge; one who strives to live by reason

    • 11. bibliophile, n. lover of books


    • words related to MIS: hate (opposite of PHIL)

    • 12. misanthrope, n. - hater of humanity

  • Work on Invention Project

    • Today and tomorrow in class

    • Turn in at beginning of class on Thursday

Wednesday, November 15

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 13. misandry, n. - hatred of males

  • 14. misogyny, n. - hatred of females


  • 15. misogamy, n. - hatred of marriage

    • Words related to DYS: bad, ill, difficult

  • 16. dysfunction, n. - abnormal functioning, as of an organ of the body


  • Work on ad essay and visual

    • Due Friday

  • Sula reading schedule starts tomorrow

  • By Friday:

    • have essay done
      • since you're selling something:
      • include a description

        • no one knows what your brain sees

      • include the price!
    • have visual done

    • have first night's reading done


Thursday, November 16

  • vocab warm-up:

    • 17. dysentery, n. – a disease involving inflammation of the large intestine
    • 18. dyslexia, n. – impairment of the ability to read
    • 19. dysphagia, n. – difficulty in swallowing
    • 20. dysphasia, n. – speech difficulty resulting from brain injury
  • Change of plan

    • yesterday's Google Docs crash in the afternoon

    • Essay and visual due tomorrow

      • outline due tomorrow, too!

  • Toni Morrison's bio - Due Tuesday, Nov. 21

    • birthplace, education, early work, early interests, writing focus


  • Watch videos:

  • Study questions for p. 3 - 48

    • due Tuesday, Nov. 21

Friday, November 17

  • vocab warm-up:

    • words related to EU: good, well, advantageous

    • 21. eulogize, v. – to write or speak in praise of someone (usually at a funeral!)

    • 22. euphemism, n. – substitution of a “good” expression for a difficult one, e.g. He passed away, rather than, he died.

    • 23. euphoria, n. – sense of well-being

    • 24. euthanasia, n. – the illegal practice of putting someone to death to reduce their suffering from an incurable disease. (literally: advantageous death)

    • 25. eugenics, n. – discredited science of the early 20th century attempting to improve the genetic composition of the human population. (With livestock this has been going on for centuries under the term animal husbandry.)

  • Print out essays.

  • Turn in:

    • essay

    • visual

    • outline

  • Sula

    • p.o.v. changes

    • sometimes omniscient

    • sometimes from a character

  • cultural criticism notes

    • white gaze

    • male gaze

  • characterization notes

    • direct characterization

    • indirect characterization

  • time to read

    • work on Morrison bio

    • work on study questions