Considering that this was (is?) my first semester at the U, I'm going to do my very best to separate my general reactions to this semester from those specifically pertaining to our class. I also have a lot going through my head given the two research papers I am working on simultaneously for other classes, but I think that's mostly unavoidable.
My experiences with tracking the topic of 'space' this semester has been good overall. The process of researching for and writing my tracking topic assignments allowed me to look at space from a couple different perspectives, namely media space, bathroom space, and school space. I managed to learn quite a bit and expose myself to sources I can't imagine I would have encountered had I not been working on this project. My first two bibliography focussed primarily on space that has been made for queers (specifically those who identify as sexually or gender transgressive). My main insight here is that queer space/space for queers is limited. My most recent bibliography takes a look at examples of the act queering space. My Mash-Up entry gives some definitions of 'queering' which I utilize in this last assignment. I have been asked to give a definition of space... I think my analysis here gets at a couple different definitions of space and ways to engage with it from a queer point of view: space for queers, queering space, queer space. I have dealt mostly with physical space (as compared to theoretical space), but there are some more abstract understandings of space inherent in my assignments (power, marginalization, etc.).
Now on to reflecting on/reacting to engagement on the blog and Twitter. Overall, I have had fun posting on the blog and interacting with Twitter. I have no doubt that I will keep up with my Twitter account. It has been a great way to share information and little pieces of my life with the class, friends, and family. There are a couple of us in the class that have engaged more actively with the blog and Twitter (I would include myself in this category, especially at the beginning of the semester). I have enjoyed reading and interacting with other student's blog posts and tweets. In traditional classroom dynamics, we don't get an opportunity to see others students' work enough. It feels very productive to be able to see where other people are at with the material and learn from each other. I have enjoyed most of our assignments and I have found them to be quite helpful in furthering my understanding of queer theory/desire. Some were more challenging and time-consuming than others, but all felt worthwhile.
I shared in class on a couple of occasions that I am becoming more comfortable with queering my academic life. I have felt frustrated on numerous occasions with feeling like I don't really understand what we're reading; that I couldn't give you an outline of what I've read or summarize it. I am starting to feel okay with this. I think the questions that we have brought up in class are some very important ones. I would agree with jaropenerkate here that "I'm okay ending with questions." Or, at the very least, I am more okay with it now than I was at the beginning of the semester.