It was beautiful to read your creative posts today.
According to syllabus we are supposed to read 71 pages from Basso’s “Wisdom Sits in Places”. Please note this is 71 pages from the pages marked on your pdf, so I think you would have to print out around 140 pages in case you print out full pages. But since some pages are only one sentence or paragraph long, my suggestion is to print two pages in one, so we cut less trees. Please do not come to class without your print or book.
As you all know, according to CUNY calendar next we don’t have class. So you have more time to work on this paper, please read it in a timely fashion and do not postpone writing it since there is so much material to cover in this book and I would like you to read it slowly and gradually and reflect on each chapter. This paper is due on Tuesday 10pm. You also have to comment on one post (minimum 70 words).
Our creative blog will be posted by Robin. Robin please email it to me by Tuesday midnight. Class responses to creative blog are due 8pm on Wednesday.
Also creative blog spreadsheet is updated.
Writing prompt for the first portion of “Wisdom sits in Places” by Basso:
What kind of information and insights place-names represent in western Apache culture? Describe at least three different aspects of what place-names symbolize. Please refrain from only listing the aspects (One paragraph each).
Following your answer to above question, I would like you to reflect and write on:
How is the concept of history and its particular manner of narration unique in western apache culture? To be more exact: how is storytelling, and voice of the place-maker incorporated in recounting history and how does this affect our understanding of places?