This portfolio contains papers addressing writing instruction, women's studies, queer theory, and literary analysis. “Mr. L 2.0 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love English Composition” details the implementation of more effective techniques to teach writing in the secondary English classroom. “Educating Women in Afghanistan: Power, Revolution, and Rebellion” examines the feminist struggles around education and the efforts of the Afghan Institute of Learning to bring about change. “Out of the Closet and into the Classroom: Introducing Queer Reading Strategies to the Secondary English Classroom” examines the importance of queer theory and queer reading techniques in high school English classes. The final paper, “The Laugh of the Molly-dusa: Cixous as Curator through ‘Penelope’” utilizes Hélène Cixous's concept of écriture féminine to engage with the final chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The attempt to unify the themes from the MA program in English has been a bit like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
Dr. Heather Jordan
Ms. Kimberly Spallinger
Lozier, Jayson, "Nailing Jell-O to a Tree" (2019). Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects. 43.
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