Completing a Weekly Blog Assignment:
If your last name starts with a letter on or between A-G you are in group 1; if your last names starts with a letter on or between H-M, you are in group 2; if your last name starts with a letter on or between N-Z, you are in group 3. This means that you will be answering the specific blog question assigned to your group. Please note that this blog is in public domain, although only students registered in the class can make blog entries. After class, the TA will post three questions - one for each group. When you write your blog, write out the specific question you are answering as your first sentence and then submit your best answer or reflections into your blog entry. Each entry that comes in after others must find something new to say so as not to repeat the content of earlier blogs within your group. Early bloggers have the advantage.
Student Blog Assignment:
This assignment is due 48 hours after the end of class. Incorporate at least two ideas from the readings as you explore your own reflections on these questions. Maximum length is one full paragraph. Each blog entry is worth 2 points if you do an adequate job. Assume you have two points unless you hear from us. Each blogger in each group should not replicate the content of previous blogs -- say something new. Add to the conversation. You may decide to do this by agreeing or disagreeing with previous blogs but keep adding something new, uniquely your own ideas.
How many different kinds of masculinity are represented in this film? What is the movie saying about men and masculinity in 1960s America?
How are women and people of color placed in the film? How did these groups shape the counter-culture masculinities of Wyatt and Billy?
What does the road mean in "Easy Rider"? How was this conveyed to you as a viewer?