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CYBORG DIARY

...a collection of all the class emails sent to you during the semester from the crazy mind of your professor
LATEST EMAILS TO THE CLASS



Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:08:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Can you say FREE, ON CAMPUS, EXTRA CREDIT????? This coming
 Friday...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011
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step 1. attend the lecture noted below and attached (morales_sdsu_malas.jpg)......

step 2. take your journal with you...

step 3. tape the attached graphic into the journal just
before where you are going to enter step 4...

step 4. in your journal, during the lecture, write about
something dr. morales says that jives/links/connects/
contradicts/touches upon/ something we read
or discussed or screened in class..... talk about
these connections using three or more pages...

step 5. walk up to me or any of your TAs that happen
to go to the presentation and have them sign
your journal entry on the page with the
taped-in attached sign (see step 3).

5. that's it!


6. super duper extra credit.... ask professor
morales a killer question during the q&a....


here are the details:


From: Rebecca Moore
Subject: Burnett Lecture this Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:33:14 -0700
To: calfolk
Sender: owner-calfolk@lists.sdsu.edu
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Dear Colleagues,

You are all invited to attend the 42nd Annual Gail A. Burnett Lecture in Classics on April 29, at 1:30 p.m. in Hardy Tower 140.
Dr. Helen Morales of U.C. Santa Barbara will discuss “Celebrity, Scandal, and the Artist’s Model: Ancient Answers to Modern Dilemmas.”

The lecture examines the stories and anecdotes told about Phryne, a celebrity prostitute said to have lived in the 4th century BCE and to have been the model for the notorious statue, Aphrodite of Cnidos. Dr. Morales argues that Phryne’s exploits allow for reflection upon questions that were important in the ancient world and are still urgent today: In what ways are images powerful? How should God be represented? What is the model’s role in the creative process?

Dr. Morales has authored Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2007), has edited Petronius Satyricon (Penguin forthcoming), and is the author of Pilgrimage to Dollywood (Chicago, forthcoming).

The event is sponsored by the Department of Classics and Humanities at San Diego State University. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments follow the lecture.

Rebecca Moore
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Interim Chair, Department of Classics
and Humanities
San Diego State University





Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2011 19:52:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: ...and you thought i had forgotten about the journal assignment...:
 ENGL220-CX-Spring2011
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....in your journals, turn to a clean page...

write out what you view to be the most
significant passage from "Dahlia Season"...

... but not just "significant to you"...

think about gurba's peculiar novella as
a body with a heart, a lock with
a key...

the passage you pick is this "heart",
this "key"... this center....

on the page opposite it, illustrate the
selected passage with a collage
made out of cut-up magazine
pictures, or a painting, or a
drawing or all of the above....

on the next page..... do a close
reading that justifies the selection
of this particular passage as the
key to the novel, the heart of
of the novella...

when is this all due? wednesday....
that way, when you come to class
for the gurba reading/performance
you can show it to her when she
signs your book; if, indeed, you
want her autograph.

i would.

she's a unique force in California
literature of the 21st century--an
American original!

over and out,


bill nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu




Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:46:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Extra-Credit: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011
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Using a passage from Mary Roach's BONK that we did NOT go over in class, do a critique of the ideas/issues/conflicts contained in the NEW YORK TIMES story linked to in your ARTKIVE posting. Comment directly onto the OBSCENE MACHINE blog using the 'comments' link at the bottom of the posting....

http://theobscenemachine.blogspot.com/2011/04/bonk-revisited-of-chocolates-semen-and.html

Your comment should be at least 250-350 words--about a page and half double-spaced, times12, in a word document and use your best vocabulary, grammar, etc....

deadline: THURSDAY, April 21, 2011 @ 5pm


Cheers,



Bill Nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu



Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 06:55:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: updates....: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


greetings..... some reminders....

1.

don't forget to go ahead and purchase RIGHT AWAY the
upcoming GURBA and PUPPETEER ORCHESTRA volumes
for the last weeks of the class..... the bookstore is going
to start returning stuff and if you don't get them now, they
may not be there when you need them....

2.

did you notice? no reading for next week.... instead, in class,
our eyes will be treated to the magic of Kieslowski's cinematic
talents...... why? to give you more time to write and write
WELL for your 2nd and TRULY important imagination challenges...
Work hard, use your time well, and kick butt! We can't wait
to read what you have cooked up for us....

3.

sorry some of you folks had to leave class yesterday; no
excuses however: you are in a 1st-rate university and the
presumption is that you enter the seminar ready to do
work. a medical student would not enter the dissection
lab without their scalpel; you, in turn, cannot DO literature
without books. period.

4.

a couple of you wanted to know what is up with me
lecturing at the university of hawaii... here's the skinny:

https://sites.google.com/site/spaceplaceandpok/schedule1


and

http://textmex.blogspot.com/2011/01/space-place-and-production-of-knowledge.html


over and out,



bill nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu
<http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex>http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex





Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 09:36:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: If you are really into ghost world and graphic narrative:
 ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

if you are really into ghost world,
graphic narrative, dan clowes, and
comics/literature, you might not
totally mind taking a stab at reading
this piece i published in 1996, presently
being revised for my new book, EYEGIENE....
attached, or also available off this link:

http://eyegiene.sdsu.edu/nericcio/artifractureMOSAIC/

Cheers,


Bill

--------------------------------
Dr. William Anthony Nericcio
Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Arts
& Sciences (MALAS)
Professor, English & Comp Lit
Arts and Letters 273
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive | MC 6020
San Diego, California 92182-6020

ph: 619.594.1524
fx: 619.594.4998

memo@sdsu.edu or
bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu

office hours spring 2011:
Tuesdays 1-4pm in Arts and Letters 273
and by appointment.

internet-based hijinks:

http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex
http://textmex.blogspot.com
http://on.fb.me/memoSD
http://malas.sdsu.edu
http://bit.ly/hrJksp

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Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:59:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: cool documentary on Daniel Clowes....: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


....screen after you finish GHOST WORLD!

http://theobscenemachine.blogspot.com/2011/03/dan-clowes-through-words-of-andrew.html


cheers,

bill nericcio
http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex


Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:27:14 -0700 (PDT)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Ack! Did something go really wrong on Imagination Challenge Numero

if you had problems with your first paper, don't hesitate
to make use of your GTAs' and Professor's office hours...

my new hours for the rest of the semester are TUESDAYS
from 1ish to 4ish....

Also! get this.... FREE WRITING TUTORING from literature.sdsu.edu:


Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 11:20:06 -0700
From: Mary Garcia
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: **REVISED** Spring 2011 English Tutoring Schedule
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To all English and Comparative Literature faculty:


The drop-in tutoring schedule has been revised. Please see below.
Drop-in tutoring is available for students in your classes who need assistance with their writing.
The tutoring center is located in AL 232.

If a flyer is posted on your office door the department staff will make the neccessary changes.
Please encourage your students in need to take advantage of this service.

Here is the REVISED schedule:

M 10:00 - 1:00 pm
T 10:00 - 12:30pm & 1:30 - 3:00pm
W 10:00 - 1:00 pm
Th 11:00 - 1:00 pm
F  11:00 – 12:30 pm

It would help the tutor to have a copy of your assignment and any specific suggestions for improvement from you.

Many thanks for publicizing this service!

--

Mary Garcia
Graduate Program
Department of English & Comparative Literature
San Diego State University
Phone: (619) 594-5443
Fax: (619) 594-4998
<http://literature.sdsu.edu>http://literature.sdsu.edu




Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 08:38:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Change of Office Hours!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011
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Greetings!

My weekly office hours for English 220, Robotic,
Erotic, Electric will now be on TUESDAYS from
1 to 3:30 in Arts and Letters 273.

Drop by! Say hi! Gripe! Harangue! Debate! Gossip!

Cheers, over and out,

Bill Nericcio
<http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex>http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex







Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:01:00 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: the writing process....: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011
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new york magazine has a good link to
a inside look at editing--while everyone
talks about imagination and creativity
(guilty!), few folks talk about the most
important part of writing: EDITING.

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/03/david_foster_wallace_track_cha.html?mid=372875&rid=422502249

Editing is where you take what you think
you mean and CRAFT it for the consumption
of others.... it is a real ART....


Cheers,

Bill



Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 11:15:39 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: This and that...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011
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RoboticBorderedSujectivityAgents,

There have been a couple of updates to
the ARTKive..... I want to thank the students
who continue to share stuff they run across
on 'the internets' that relate to the class.

On another note, I was reading this note
on writing and professors:

http://chronicle.com/article/Think-of-Yourself-as-a-Writer/126616/

It struck home because I was feeling
guilty about making you read my essay
on TOUCH OF EVIL.....

why guilty?

well, because I know how long, hard, and
difficult it is--why? because I had to write
it! It took the better part of 3 years to write
that study and 7 to finally find a publisher...
then he cut out all the jokes and humor
because it was not 'academic' enough...

it was only when it appeared in the book
version, the director's cut, that the essay
finally found the light of day....

13 years in the making...


whew...

i just want you to know that the writing
in that chapter is serving different masters
simultaneously....


writing about Welles's TOUCH OF EVIL,
i had to please

fans of Welles...
fans of Hollywood...
fans of film noir...
film theorist professor-heads
cultural studies researchers
ethnic studies experts
graduate students

.... and the general reader...


i am not always successful, but i want
you to know as you read it that i am
trying to talk about complexities that
make that 1958 work an american
cinematic classic...


thanks for your work in this class;
your dedication gives my "job" the
value that it has--without students,
professors are not worth very much.


yours,


bill nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu




Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 19:02:52 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: updates....: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

...hope you have an amazing weekend
without any encounters with evil robots!

just a reminder that there are always
updates to the ARTkive as they come in
from your brilliant, dashing colleagues:

<http://theobscenemachine.blogspot.com/>http://theobscenemachine.blogspot.com/

also, a note that your calendar for the
rest of the semester has been updated
as well--it includes notice of when your
imagination challenge numero dos is coming
up.....

<http://bit.ly/robot_doings>http://bit.ly/robot_doings


over and out,



bill nericcio
robot-hunter
memo@sdsu.edu



Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 12:50:58 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Thanks for your work today!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


also, just a quick note to let you
know that there is group of ultra-cool
lit-heads that have meetings on campus....


the group name is SIGMA TAU DELTA which
sounds like a sorority but is actually a LIT
honors society.....

but they are NOT stuffy and are always on
the lookout to meet students in the ARTS
@ SDSU.....

here's there link if you are on facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200263580001991&notif_t=event_wall#wall_posts

cheers,

Bill Nericcio
fan of MARY ROACH



ps: here's the UK Trip facebook page.... join us!

<http://on.fb.me/hYrLsq>http://on.fb.me/hYrLsq

Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:59:57 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: poetry readings for next monday now available!:
 ENGL220-CX-Spring2011
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readings for March 7 are now LIVE!

<http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/calendar.html>

be sure to print out a copy to mark up as you read and to bring with you to class that day.....

<http://bit.ly/poetry_rocks_robots>http://bit.ly/poetry_rocks_robots


over and out,



bill nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu



unsolicited advertisement and favor request
now follow..... only scroll down if you are
enjoying the class, if you are not, the email
below is guaranteed to only annoy you more!




















some of you are really enjoying the class!
i really appreciate that--me and the GTAs
are really digging it as well. if it's not a total
pain and you don't mind, i would like to invite
you be an ambassador for our english department's
study abroad initiative.... if you are a member of
a student organization (sorority, fraternity, club,
facebook group, etc), and you have a minute...
could you copy and forward the ad below to your
student groups? if not, no worries....
cheers, bill



--------------------------------------


london rocks! london rocks! london rocks!
--------------------------------------------------------

My name is Professor William Nericcio,
from SDSU's MALAS program and
this letter has entered your "in"-box to
invite you to join our London Rocks
2011 Summer Study Abroad program.
I am the ringleader for a merry troupe of SDSU
students that will make central London
their home this summer--changing their lives forever
(no hype!) (....ok, maybe a little hype).

Do please think about joining us!

If you would like more info on the program, go here:

<http://bit.ly/londonROCKS>http://bit.ly/londonROCKS

the main program page is here:

<http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~londonsp/>http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~londonsp/

The program is open to ALL Majors with internships
also available in literally hundreds of fields.
Additionally, the program is open to your
friends in area UCs, CSUs, and Community
Colleges, so you don't have to go to the UK alone!

The specific courses I will be teaching in London
next summer are Anth 439, Culture Through Film
and Engl 493 Literature and Film; students
also get units for General Studies 450.

Want to get a feel for the class? Here's the
syllabus (electric and online) along with
our day to day calendar of field trips...

<http://bit.ly/londonROCKS>http://bit.ly/londonROCKSsdsu


yours,

Dr. William Nericcio
Professor, english and complit
Director, malas
Ringleader, londonROCKS

ps: on facebook? join us: <http://on.fb.me/sdsuUK>http://on.fb.me/sdsuUK

pps: I hope you will seriously adding yourself and
your cool friends to the information e-list for this
trip......just hit this link:

mailto:memo@sdsu.edu?subject=LONDONrocks!

or, if it is broken, send an email to ...

memo@sdsu.edu or bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu

... with LONDONrocks in the subject line.

ppps: some candid shots from our 2007 SDSU
London Invasion, "London Calling"

<http://eyegiene.sdsu.edu/2007/summer/london/album.html>http://eyegiene.sdsu.edu/2007/summer/london/album.html


Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:13:04 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Extra-Credit!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

Participate in this study:

1. attend.
2. write a two-page memoir of your experiences
3. turn it in to me, in class monday, march 7, 2011.....


move on this one FAST....



cheers,


Bill Nericcio


REMINDER...


Beloved Cyborgs,

You and yours are invited to a FREE film screening
of EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP--a remarkable
ACADEMY AWARD nominated film by Banksy, England's
rogue street-art genius.

See attached!

In order to receive EXTRA CREDIT (which can
cover for a missed class, a blown-quiz, bad
attitude, etc.), you must:

1. Attend the free event on campus
2. Write a JOURNAL entry on the event as if you were an alien visiting from another planet
3. Type a one page, double-spaced essay that completes this prompt:

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP directly relates to our seminar
entitled Robotic, Erotic, Electric. You can see this connection instantly
when you think about how the class ________________________________________________
and compare that to how Banksy's film _______________________________________....


The screening is in the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER beginning at 6:30pm on
Thursday February 24, 2011. It is FREE and you can bring friends for the cool movie!.....

Your extra-credit essay must be turned into me IN CLASS no later than
Wednesday March 2, 2011.....

Cheers,

Bill Nericcio
<mailto:memo@sdsu.edu>memo@sdsu.edu










Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 13:58:32 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Next Week's Focus...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

Robots,

Next week we will be moving from literature,
art, and film, to a more traditional genre/media,
"the essay" and Mary Roach's BONK.

It's timely we are turning to good essayists as you
yourself are writing and turning in essays this week;
regardless of your politics, a great essayist currently
publishing regularly is Paul Krugman, in the New
York Times. Here's one piece of his from today:

http://nyti.ms/g4g3Ex

Equally good was the late John Leonard;
you can see some of his stuff here:

http://www.thenation.com/authors/john-leonard

Kurt Vonnegut kind of like Leonard's writing:

"“When I read anything by my longtime friend John Leonard,
his voice is that of a total stranger. He is too polite in
ordinary conversations, with me at least, to set off the
fireworks of all he knows and feels after reading and
comparing and responding to, in the course of his
long career as a literary critic, a thousand times more
books than I have even heard of. Only in print does
he light the night sky of my ignorance and intellectual
lassitude with sizzles and bangs, and gorgeous blooms
of fire. He is a TEACHER! When I start to read John
Leonard, it is as though I, while simply looking for
the men’s room, blundered into a lecture by the
smartest man who ever lived.” (source: <http://bit.ly/erbl5n>http://bit.ly/erbl5n)

Available here as well is an essay written by Edward
Said, a writer whose style, grace, vision, and
erudition changed my life as a young writer
learning to be a critic in graduate school!

Cheers,


Bill Nericcio


ps: One of you said the pictures from our previous
jaunts to the UK made a difference in your thinking
about whether or not to take the plunge and come
with us to London; that link, from 2007, is here:

http://eyegiene.sdsu.edu/2007/summer/london/album.html




Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:28:03 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Apologies, Reminder, and Advice...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


Class,

Thanks for being there today--Panter may
not be to everyone's taste, but his exhilarating
willingness to transcend convention is noteworthy
and contributes to our understanding of non-robotic
literature and art.

so.....

1. Apology. I am strict about the cellphone policy
in the class as I am trying, with you, to create a
special asylum for literary/art understanding, a seminar
with a difference. However, my daughter was home
alone today and I was "on call" as a parental unit--my
apologies for what might appear, on the surface, an
act of sublime hypocrisy.


2. Reminder: if you are going to leave seminar early
you will let me know before the class starts AND you
will sit in the back so as not to make a spectacle of
yourself. I would like the two people who walked out
of seminar today before class ended to come speak
to me in office hours.


3. Advice.... on your essays... BE SURE to focus on
elements of the main works (whether writing, film, art,
photography or videos) that we HAVE NOT extensively
gone over in class. Unlike other Professors (whose names
will go unmentioned!), I am not a BIG FAN OF REGURGITATION...
In your essays, with your words and ideas, you
become OUR PROFESSORS, OUR TEACHERS.... your
GTAs and myself look forward to learning from your
explorations.

4. Many of you are asking if you can adjust the prompts...
the answer is OF COURSE! Prompts ARE NOT Theses!
The prompts are meant to START you on a pathway
to discovery, not CHAIN you to a particular focus or
point of view.

5. ENJOY writing your imagination challenges! We really
want you to do well.


Over and out,



Bill Nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu
http://ideas.veer.com/members/89148/portfolios



Date:    Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:24:40 -0800     

From:     William Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>    
Subject:    Checking in before the weekend DELUGE (of rain and writing)
To:     "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;  
stay dry robots! it's going to rain!
and rust never sleeps!

some updates

...i have updated the day to day calendar
to flesh out HOW TO PREPARE for our Gary
Panter discussion on Monday and Wednesday...

http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/calendar.html


one last reminder/invitation:

take your imagination challenge numero
uno seriously; if you are planning to write
it tuesday nite, think again.

write a draft this weekend and then edit
and revise it a little each day working
up to wedsnesday.

more important: believe in what you
are writing; do NOT cut and paste
pseudo-smart bullshit you find on
the web into your essay. better?
cut and paste ideas from the beautiful
mind you have there in your head
onto the paper.

also, REREAD the instructions before you
turn in your essays:

http://bit.ly/fOIk0h

also, printout and check your own
paper with the grading sheet i sent you
previously:

http://bit.ly/eAke9E


oh, and the clocks ticking!
come to the UK with our
visual-arts addicted crew
this summer: http://malas.sdsu.edu/londonROCKS/


over and out,



bill nericcio
http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex




Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:42:41 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011"
Subject: WOW: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


your colleague Jamy Pitts just sent this in!


YES!


robotic erotic electric MEETS eyegiene!


cool:

http://theobscenemachine.blogspot.com/2011/02/robotic-erotic-electric-artkive-gallery_18.html

stay dry this weekend!




bill nericcio


Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 06:33:29 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: and now, for something completely different...:
 ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


... an early xmas gift idea for the
friend of yours utterly overwhelmed by
the Freudian terminology that's been
flying around in class lately.



a quick review.... terms to know:

  • overdetermination/overdetermined
  • the uncanny
  • id | ego | super ego
  • dream


again, have a grand weekend... if you
really dug jeckyll and hyde, dont be
afraid to screen fight club and black
swan, research a little on fincher and
aronofsky and delve into the idea of
multiple selves.....

for a paper?
for a grade?


nope.



for the hell of it....



cheers,



bill nericcio
shiller of UK magic: http://tinyurl.com/46h4w3m



Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:18:36 -0800 (PST)

From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;

..... if you are worried about that brilliant
IMAGINATION CHALLENGE, aka, ESSAY Numero Uno,
you are working on.... (no, REALLY, you are working
on it already...)..... well, we have a treat for you...

Rebecca Howat, Cyborg-leader of PARALYSIS BY
ANALYSIS and Da-ILL-literate$, is opening her office
hours to all students TOMORROW, Friday.... read
below for the scoop. Tara Stillions, roboticCHIEF
of the Luddites and ANTI-BOTies... is making herself
available as well. Here's the scoop....

first Rebecca:

 At 12:48 PM -0800 2/17/11, Hershberger-Howat Rebecca wrote:
 >Bill, Zach, Tara, and Ryan,
 >
 >I am holding extended office hours for my breakout sessions tomorrow FRIDAY, 2.18.11,
 >from 10:am until 2pm to help them with any questions they might have
 >about the upcoming paper. I already have a couple of students who
 >are supposed to show up. If you trust me and if you do not plan to
 >be on campus tomorrow, please feel free to send any students my way
 >who might be demanding guidance. my office is AL244, it says Hershberger on the door.
 >If any of you will be on campus, stop by and see me. I will have cookies
 >of the girl scout variety.
 >
 >Cheers,
 >
 >Rebecca


Next Tara:

From: Tara
Subject: Re: Office hours on Friday
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:29:22 -0800
To: Bill Nericcio

Sounds great. Yes, very generous. I will be holding extra office
hours on Monday after class (in addition to my morning hours).
So same offer goes for y'all. My office hours are in Arts and Letters 237
on Mondays from 9-10am and Wednesdays from 1-2






Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:36:36 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Are you a woman artist....: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


if so, do please read and contribute... if not... read anyway for the fun!

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:46:17 -0800
To: calfolk@lists.sdsu.edu
From: Bill Nericcio
Subject: Fwd: DIA DE LA MUJER 2011! Info, Fliers, Press Release!


All,

Just want to bring your attention to some
very cool doings in San Ysidro, CA, just
south of us.....   La frontera ROCKS!

Bill Nericcio
MALAS | Grand Poobah


***Artists interested in participating, please know that Thursday Feb 17th is the deadline to submit your application and photo of your artpiece. Artwork is due Feb 23rd. Info attached to email****


CELEBRATING WOMANHOOD

4th Annual Dia de la Mujer Celebration @ THE FRONT!




Casa Familiar's THE FRONTAnnounces 4th Annual Dia de la Mujer Celebration

San Ysidro, CA., February 16, 2011- Casa Familiar's THE FRONT is proud to announce its 4th Annual Dia de la Mujer Celebration. For the past three years THE FRONT in San Ysidro has been the site of one of the biggest Dia de la Mujer (International Womans Day) celebrations San Diego has seen. With 45 participating visual and performing artists, the crowd that gathers to experience the now famous Opening Reception and Noche de Cultura has reached an average of 600 guests.

This years celebration is taking place at Casa Familiar's THE FRONT: A Collaborative of Art, Culture, Design & Urbanism- located at 147 W. San Ysidro Blvd, San Ysidro CA 92173 on Thursday March 3rd, 2011 from 6pm to 11pm. It will feature our first ever Juried Art Exhibit. With the participation of jurors, Anya Gallacio, Jamex de la Torre and Kinsee Morlan the exhibit promises to be a collection of some of the most exquisite art we've seen in a long time! The celebration also includes a live music line-up presented by Mucho San Diego, Track 78 & El Zarape featuring Fernanda Ulibarri, Los Hollywood, FARO and superb beats by The Roots Factory's own, DJ Ana Brown, a very special reading by published writer, Olga Garcia Echeverria, hosted by Caliposas Press as well as a marketplace where guests can purchase hand-made jewelery, t-shirts, various crafts, and ofcourse, delicious edibles & drinkables.

The theme to this year's exhibit is Celebrating Womanhood, and with that, we hope to not only celebrate the women in our lives but also to honor the women in our communities, their work, and the collaborations that have made this event possible. Starting with the organizers of this amazing event, the participating artists who come from all over the country, the crafters, the musicians and the poets. Because this day was originally celebrated as International Working Women's Day, we also celebrate the amazing women who are creating change through their careers and community involvement. Women like artist Kim Brandi, CEO and Founder of Elements Spirits and the creator and designer of Kah "Day of the Dead" Tequila who has managed to infuse the male dominated world of spirits with an artistic passion and pave the way for women in her field. Consuelo Manriquez, co-founder of Calaca Press, founder of Caliposas Press, educator, leader, and community activist, and ofcourse, our very own Andrea Skorepa, President and CEO of Casa Familiar for over 30 years, a passionate and exemplary leader in her community and beyond.

Admission is FREE! Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Join us as we celebrate and honor the shining beauty and talent of the women in our communities.

Free Parking will be available on lot located in the corner of Blanche & Cypress, behind THE FRONT. This event and many others are brought to you by Casa Familiar, Inc a non-profit community development agency serving the South Bay community for over 30 years. All proceeds of this event go to creating Arts & Cultural Programming at Casa Familiar's THE FRONT: A Collaborative of Arts, Culture, Design & Urbanism (located at 147 W. San Ysidro Blvd). For more info please contact Leticia Gomez, Director of Arts & Culture for Casa Familiar at (619)428-1115 or leticiag@casafamiliar.org

###


Leticia Gomez Franco
Director of Arts & Culture
THE FRONT- Casa Familiar, Inc
119 W. Hall Ave
San Ysidro, CA 92173
(619)428-1115 phone
(619)428-2802 fax






Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:54:29 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: lots going on in the world of literature....: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

<http://boldtype.com/current/>http://boldtype.com/current/


cheers,

bill robotinericcio





Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:38:03 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: artkive update!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


http://theobscenemachine.blogspot.com/2011/02/robotic-erotic-electric-artkive-gallery_17.html

over and out,


bill




Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 12:19:33 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: ROBOTS Make Nice! EXTRA CREDIT ROBOTIC EROTIC OUTING #1:
 ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


Beloved Cyborgs,

You and yours are invited to a FREE film screening
of EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP--a remarkable
ACADEMY AWARD nominated film by Banksy, England's
rogue street-art genius.

See attached!

In order to receive EXTRA CREDIT (which can
cover for a missed class, a blown-quiz, bad
attitude, etc.), you must:

1. Attend the free event on campus
2. Write a JOURNAL entry on the event as if you were an alien visiting from another planet
3. Type a one page, double-spaced essay that completes this prompt:

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP directly relates to our seminar entitled Robotic, Erotic, Electric. You can see this connection instantly when you think about how the class ________________________________________________ and compare that to how Banksy's film _______________________________________....


The screening is in the INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER beginning at 6:30pm on Thursday February 24, 2011. It is FREE and you can bring friends for the cool movie!.....

Your extra-credit essay must be turned into me IN CLASS no later than Wednesday March 2, 2011.....

Cheers,

Bill Nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu




Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:12:46 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Jeckyll and Hyde and more...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

Hope Stevenson's novel ROCKS your Sunday--just a
quick note that your contact info for your GTAs and
myself have been updated:

http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/androidsCLOSET.html

Do yourself a favor: make the time to see your GTAs in
their office hours! Getting to know your professors during
college is an important part of the university experience; however,
seeing profs can be stressful!

The solution! See your GTAs!

Cheers, over and out,



Bill Nericcio
Scary Professor
<http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex>http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex



Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:50:33 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: info...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


info on GTA and my own office hours
are located on your ANDROID'S CLOSET
webpage...

i just noticed my office number is missing
there, but the server won't allow me to fix
it yet.... so...


=
Bill Nericcio's office hours are on Mondays from 1 to 4pm in Arts and Letters 273; you can reach him at memo@sdsu.edu


here: http://bit.ly/igU5J4



cheers! have a great weekend,



bill nericcio





Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 08:32:24 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: quick update for would-be travelers!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


those of you who have contacted me regarding
the london study abroad summer 2011 extravaganza....

associated students travel scholarship applications
are NOW OPEN!!!!!

go for it! it's YOUR money....

hit the loot image at the top of this page!


cheers,


bill nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu
travel-fetishist/professor





Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 08:17:26 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: just a headsup!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


robots!

...your ARTkive has a new home for all future
postings; the original postings will remain where
they are at for now.... be sure to submit links, videos,
commentaries, etc that directly relate to the class...

your NAME in lights on the 'INTERNETS'....

http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/ARTkive.html


over and out,


bill nericcio



Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:58:07 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu
Subject: amazing resources..... YOU PAY FOR THEM!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


the oxford english dictionary is the best dictionary on the planet; see attached for IRONY!

it's all yours FREE. or, yours because of your fees! use it:


cheers,


bill nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu

IRONY



Date:  Tuesday  Feb 8,  2011
ps: your calendar is UPDATED!From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu
Subject: A Good Reminder of the Magic that Can Happen When You Read a
 Book...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


RoboticEroticElectric denizens,

Books warp minds!

check it out here

are you responsible for this? yes.
will it be on the test? yes.
am i being ironic? guess.

thanks again for class yesterday;
much of what you said during
seminar--the ideas, the questions,
the comments--really taught me a lot
about magritte and issues of
representation.

in your debt,

bill nericcio
in 31 days and 9 hours,
your life may change forever


EMAIL ONE


Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:44:38 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: One Week Countdown to English 220 @ SDSU, Sections 3 through
 10...ions: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

Greetings!

If you are reading this email then you are presently enrolled
in the most amazing edition of English 220 INTRODUCTION
TO LITERATURE that ever existed on the planet.

Ok. Forgive the hype.

But I promise it will be special; your class syllabus is
presently online and under construction here

You can check out your books at the SDSU campus
store, online (note that many editions were specially
purchased by Aztec Shops at huge discounts) here...

or you can see them on a nifty carousel here on my
blogsite...

...if you are an eagerbeaver and want to get
ahead on your reading, go ahead and plunge into
the intro and 'seductive hallucination galleries'
in tex[t]-mex...

some quick suggestions....


1. if you KNOW you are a devout slacker,
please read this page carefully....
... this might NOT be the Engl 220 you've been
fantasizing about....

2. if you know cool arsty students that
have been complaining about braindead
classes at state, do me a favor and tell
them to add this engl 220

3. imagination and experimentation will
be rewarded in this class

4. stop reading and go enjoy the rest
of your vacation!


yours,


Dr. William A. Nericcio
Director, MALAS, The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, English and Comparative Literature


ps: i am taking a group of students to London
for the summer.... think about joining us....


------------------------------
contact data :
------------------------------
William Anthony Nericcio
Director, MALAS
Professor, English &
Comparative Literature
Arts and Letters 273
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive | MC 6020
San Diego, California 92182-6020

ph: 619.594.1524
fx: 619.594.4998

memo@sdsu.edu or
bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu

nota bene, part deux: This e-mail is a natural product.
The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance
its individual character and beauty and in no way are to
be considered flaws or defects. As such, please do not
forward this communication without asking permission.

study with CAL & SDSU in London, Summer
2011! More info? <http://bit.ly/londonROCKS>http://bit.ly/londonROCKS

internet-based stuff:

<http://malas.sdsu.edu>http://malas.sdsu.edu
<http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex>http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex
<http://textmex.blogspot.com>http://textmex.blogspot.com
<http://on.fb.me/memoSD>http://on.fb.me/memoSD


EMAIL TWO

For those of you just joining the class, this is the second email I have sent these
sections of English 220..... the first one is here.... read it carefully si vous plais...

http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/cyborgDIARY.html

Newcomers! Please read the online syllabus CAREFULLY before
you show up for the big class on wednesday! 

here's a shortcut: http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC


The information I just received in this email
from my handlers/bosses has info YOU CAN USE...
read it carefully and post it around your work
stations.....  {more below, after the memo}

------------------

Subject: Welcome to the Spring 2011 Semester
Reply-To: Sandra Cook

To: Faculty and Staff
From: Sandra Cook, Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs
Subject: Welcome to the Spring 2011 Semester

As we begin the semester, please keep in mind the following deadlines that affect students and faculty:
 
Jan. 28: Deadline for faculty to drop students for non-attendance or lack of prerequisites.
Feb. 1: Deadline for students to drop classes at 11:59 p.m. (new time).
Feb. 3: Deadline for students to add classes at 11:59 p.m. (new time). Please make sure you assign add codes in time for students to add the class.
May 12 - 24: Spring 2011 grade submission period. Grades are due by May 24 at 11 p.m. 
The Office of the Registrar staff is available to assist faculty and staff with questions about student registration, dropping students, and grade submission.
Additional information on these topics and a list of frequently asked questions can be found at:

www.sdsu.edu/registrar
 
Have a great semester!


---------------------

do please MAKE use of your ADD and DROP period; I tell
my advisees to visit at least 10 classes during the first
week of classes and to meet 10 professors and pick up
10 syllabi.....  THEN, KEEP the four or five classes that
really ROCK..... all too often students take classes because
they presume they HAVE to have a certain number.... and
in a lot of cases that may be true, but you NEVER have
to stay in a class taught by a malcontent or a lunatic...

and, whether you are at SDSU, Harvard, the Sorbonne,
Oxford, or Yale.... there are always burnouts, angry-heads,
psychopaths, or worse whose classes you are better off dropping!


just a tip!



Cheers,


Bill Nericcio
Professor, English
Director, MALAS http://malas.sdsu.edu






if you like the approach of this class,
don't be shy about joining us this summer
in LONDON!  study with CAL & SDSU in London, Summer
2011!  More info? http://bit.ly/londonROCKS


------------------------------
contact data :
------------------------------
William Anthony Nericcio
Director, MALAS
Professor, English &
   Comparative Literature
Arts and Letters 273
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive | MC 6020
San Diego, California 92182-6020

ph: 619.594.1524
fx:  619.594.4998

memo@sdsu.edu or
bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu

nota bene, part deux: This e-mail is a natural product.
The slight variations in spelling and grammar enhance
its individual character and beauty and in no way are to
be considered flaws or defects. As such, please do not
forward this communication without asking permission.

study with CAL & SDSU in London, Summer
2011!  More info? http://bit.ly/londonROCKS

internet-based stuff:

http://malas.sdsu.edu
http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex
http://textmex.blogspot.com
http://on.fb.me/memoSD

Email Three

Date:    Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:07:46 -0800     
From:     William Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>    
Subject:    Your ARTkive Has Been Updated...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011
To:     "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;  
Greetings Robotic Teeming Masses,

Your ARTkive page has been updated; the ARTkive is as much your space
as mine--if you run across materials that augment our class adventures,
feel free to forward them to me or your TAs for consideration! We won't
be able to post all submissions, but many will make their way to the page.

http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/ARTkive.html

If you don't know what I am talking about, you may have just added this class--
that is to say that SDSU lazy robot servers may have just gotten around to adding
your RED ID to our DNA pool of intellectual travelers; go here to be brought up to speed:

http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/cyborgDIARY.html


over and out!


Bill Nericcio
Professor/Android, SDSU
http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex


EMAIL FOUR

Greetings,

This is Bill Nericcio--the Professor assigned
to teach your English 220: Introduction to Literature
class for Spring 2011. 

Now that all 221 students have been added
to my blackboard emailing list, I am saying
hello again and want you to know I am looking
forward to working with you.

There are all kinds of English 220s being taught
by all kinds of professors, so make sure you are
cool with the content of this class before
signing on for semester.

Check out the class here ...
(read the PASSPORT page carefully):

http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC

I have sent three emails previous
to this one.... they are archived here

http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/cyborgDIARY.html

You can check out your books for the class
here on a visual carousel

http://bit.ly/roboticSD

Lastly! I am taking a group of 20 to 50
SDSU students to live and intern in
London this summer! Sign up for our
UKinfoELIST here:

http://malas.sdsu.edu/londonROCKS/

enough..... see you Wednesday...

HOMEWORK, class one
--------------------------------
Be sure to bring the JOURNAL, one
of your required texts available at the
campus bookstore, to our first class...
"kraft refill list" is what the store calls
it so look under the K's..... (i think!)

Yours,


Bill Nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu
http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex

EMAIL FIVE

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:42:22 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: your cool little journal that you need for the first class.....:
 ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


the cool cheap little journal that
you need to bring to class tomorrow
is listed alphabetically under

BARNES AND NOBLE

... in the campus bookstore....

that is, the author name is listed
as BARNES AND NOBLE...

sorry for the wrong info in an email
previous.....

cheers,

Bill Nericcio
confusing professor, sdsu


EMAIL SIX

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:30:15 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: update for 1st class, wednesday, january 19 @ 11am:
 ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


<http://bit.ly/robotic_electric>http://bit.ly/robotic_electric
<http://bit.ly/robotic_electric>http://bit.ly/robotic_electric
<http://bit.ly/robotic_electric>http://bit.ly/robotic_electric

roboticEROTICelectricINMATES, aka ENGL 220.3-220.10

...many of you are writing in panic-laden emails
regarding your inability to get your $3.95 barnes and noble
"kraft journal" for class tomorrow.

please! no heart attacks.... bring some paper (not your laptops)
and then paste it in your journal when you get it....

what matters most? bring your minds, curiosity, and
focused willingness to work to peterson gym (and to your
breakout sessions, those of you that have them tomorrow).

over and out,

bill nericcio
professor/cause of anxiety
sdsu


<http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex>http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex
<http://bit.ly/robotic_electric>http://bit.ly/robotic_electric


EMAIL SEVEN


Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:42:22 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: your cool little journal that you need for the first class.....:
 ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

the cool cheap little journal that
you need to bring to class tomorrow
is listed alphabetically under

BARNES AND NOBLE

... in the campus bookstore....

that is, the author name is listed
as BARNES AND NOBLE...

sorry for the wrong info in an email
previous.....

cheers,

Bill Nericcio
confusing professor, sdsu

EMAIL EIGHT

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:36:51 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Greetings and an Update...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


Good Evening Denizens of Robotic, Erotic, Electric,

I want to begin by thanking everyone for being so
supportive, engaged, focused, and determined today--
the crashers were so polite in giving up their seats it
was as if we are at some sort of old world cotillion.
So thank you for your grace--a priceless value in a
world addicted to the latest vulgar indulgence!

I have updated your day to day calendar to reflect your
assignment for next MONDAY--you can see it by
clicking here and going to the tab named DAY TO DAY
SYLLABUS: <http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC>http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC

Already from what I saw in the big room and from what
I heard from my TAs, we have the makings of a remarkable
class.

My goal of having the best lit/cultural studies mob this
side of the Mississippi is more reality than fantasy tonight.

Thanks!


See you soon,



William A. Nericcio
ringleader cyborg
memo@sdsu.edu
<http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC>http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC


ps: Tons of cool class related events are going down
all semester and there will be opportunities for EXTRA
CREDIT associated with them. Some will be free, most
will not be a waste of time. Here's an example:

<http://bit.ly/santaMONICA_donkey>http://bit.ly/santaMONICA_donkey



EMAIL NINE

From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Robotic Erotic Electric "FLASH MOB PROJECT EAR" Literature Exercise
 NUMBER ONE: Gossip: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

All,

Let's start to put that journal of yours to use.

Remember yesterday that I suggested that the
most common form of literature today is
gossip--the most ancient form of storytelling
and still one of the most compelling.

During the course of the day keep your ears open
for stories being told--you know how lax people
are about their cell phone conversations. Even more
unrestraint are the exchanges we here in offices
between co-workers or even (yikes) in public
restrooms...

In any event. Listen.... and then write down one
of these stories you hear in your journal--by now
you should have started to decorate your
"paper robot" facsimile of your self.

Print this message out (small font) and
paste it into your journal; next, find a picture
of an ear on the internet or in a magazine
or newspaper and paste that into the journal.
Next to these "illustrations" write in the story
that you run across during the day.

Have fun with this!

This counts the same as a quiz grade so
be sure to have it done along with your reading
by NEXT MONDAY...

Over and out,


Bill Nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu
<http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex>http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex

ps: if you are stuck for ideas, explore (beware!) the
site POST SECRET <http://www.postsecret.com>http://www.postsecret.com
Lots of people have secrets, let's call them "literature"
they are dying to share...

...more about the POST SECRET project:

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostSecret>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostSecret


EMAIL TEN

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 09:15:48 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: literature club/society on campus....: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


there's a cool group of folks on campus
who are totally OUT about their love for
lit--sigma tau delta....

keep track of them (or even, YIKES)
join them here!

tell Lauren, the prez, i sent you!


over and out,


bill nericcio
robotic professor
sdsu

Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2011 19:36:51 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Greetings and an Update...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

Good Evening Denizens of Robotic, Erotic, Electric,

I want to begin by thanking everyone for being so
supportive, engaged, focused, and determined today--
the crashers were so polite in giving up their seats it
was as if we are at some sort of old world cotillion.
So thank you for your grace--a priceless value in a
world addicted to the latest vulgar indulgence!

I have updated your day to day calendar to reflect your
assignment for next MONDAY--you can see it by
clicking here and going to the tab named DAY TO DAY
SYLLABUS: <http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC>http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC

Already from what I saw in the big room and from what
I heard from my TAs, we have the makings of a remarkable
class.

My goal of having the best lit/cultural studies mob this
side of the Mississippi is more reality than fantasy tonight.

Thanks!


See you soon,



William A. Nericcio
ringleader cyborg
memo@sdsu.edu
<http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC>http://bit.ly/roboticEROTIC


ps: Tons of cool class related events are going down
all semester and there will be opportunities for EXTRA
CREDIT associated with them. Some will be free, most
will not be a waste of time. Here's an example:

<http://bit.ly/santaMONICA_donkey>http://bit.ly/santaMONICA_donkey


EMAIL ELEVEN

Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 06:39:39 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Robotic Erotic Electric "FLASH MOB PROJECT EAR" Literature Exercise
 NUMBER ONE: Gossip: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


All,

Let's start to put that journal of yours to use.

Remember yesterday that I suggested that the
most common form of literature today is
gossip--the most ancient form of storytelling
and still one of the most compelling.

During the course of the day keep your ears open
for stories being told--you know how lax people
are about their cell phone conversations. Even more
unrestraint are the exchanges we here in offices
between co-workers or even (yikes) in public
restrooms...

In any event. Listen.... and then write down one
of these stories you hear in your journal--by now
you should have started to decorate your
"paper robot" facsimile of your self.

Print this message out (small font) and
paste it into your journal; next, find a picture
of an ear on the internet or in a magazine
or newspaper and paste that into the journal.
Next to these "illustrations" write in the story
that you run across during the day.

Have fun with this!

This counts the same as a quiz grade so
be sure to have it done along with your reading
by NEXT MONDAY...

Over and out,


Bill Nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu
<http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex>http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex

ps: if you are stuck for ideas, explore (beware!) the
site POST SECRET http://www.postsecret.com
Lots of people have secrets, let's call them "literature"
they are dying to share...

...more about the POST SECRET project


EMAIL TWELVE

Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 19:49:07 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Recent Grads!:
 ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


robotic androids! come on out this thursday and find out
about how a trip to london with your cyborg professor this
summer might just change your life! open to all majors with
internships available in most fields IN LONDON!

more info:

Come Join Us This Summer in London for London Rocks:

more info


Please join us for an informational session for the 2011
London Summer Program this Thursday, January 27,
from 11:30am-12:30pm in AL-462. Learn all about this
wonderful opportunity to spend a summer earning credit
toward your degree in one of the world's most exciting
metropolises! If you've already attended an info session,
stop by to meet Ron Koehn, Vice President of Program
Development for FIE, our program provider, and ask
him any questions you have about this exciting summer
adventure. Drs. Edward Beasley and Bill Nericcio will
also be there to discuss the courses they will be offering.
And spread the word to your friends -- non-students are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best,
Maren
--
Maren Castañeda
Administrative Coordinator
International Programs Office


EMAIL THIRTEEN


Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 07:48:36 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Good Morning! This and That...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


1.

...all, the tale of the quiz is beginning to unfold--
some of you just didn't get the memo!

please read your PASSPORT page carefully! I actually
EXPECT YOU to do the reading--i know, i am mad, but
that's why they pay me the big bucks...


while you are at it--especially those of you who crashed
and missed the first class--poke around and read ALL
of our groovy robot-fetishizing website... you will
be glad you did...... (don't read while on hallucinogens, the
garish colors may lead to a bad trip!)...



2.

...do you have cool friends who would like the
approach of our seminar? there are a few slots left...
especially sections 220.5, 220.7, and 220.8...


...that have seats; tell them to drop by my arts and letters
office today after 10am to interview... arts and letters 273


3.

you drop by too! let me know if the class is working
for you or if there are things we need to tweak...


4.

the ultra-rad cd box set that is a required text
has everything to do with pop culture and nothing
to do with that evil guy with the pitchfork and
pointy tail.... i swear.... more on this artist who
will be hanging with us in class in concert here:

http://www.satanicpuppeteer.com/press.php




over and out,


bill nericcio
robot-fetishist extraordinaire
<http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex>http://malas.sdsu.edu/textmex

EMAIL FOURTEEN

Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:30:34 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: You are invited!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


check it out!

join our crew...

<http://malas.sdsu.edu/londonROCKS/>http://malas.sdsu.edu/londonROCKS/


remember! london ROCKS....

open to all majors...
internships in all fields...
6 week study programs
8 week internship programs

fun!

yes, a tad expensive, but no one with a london
internship on their resume ever gets tossed out
of an interview... and, of course, YOU ARE WORTH IT...

back to Vonnegut reading....


bill nericcio
friend of books





EMAIL FIFTEEN

Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:33:03 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Apply! It just might change your life!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


UK FULBRIGHTS!

Fulbright UK Summer Institutes
Application deadline: April 15, 2011

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the opening of its competition for the 2011 UK Summer Institutes. Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

There are three Summer Programs available for U.S. students in 2011:

Fulbright Commission Newcastle University Summer Institute
Fulbright Commission Roehampton University London Summer Institute
Fulbright Commission Wales Summer Institute

The Summer Institute will cover the majority of the participant costs. This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the University, accommodation and social program and subsistence e.g. food and drink
For more information, including eligibility requirements and application forms, please visit: <http://www.fulbright.co.uk/fulbright-awards/for-us-citizens/summer-institutes> www.fulbright.co.uk
--
 
Dr. Patricia Huckle
SDSU Fulbright Adviser
huckle@mail.sdsu.edu
www.oip.sdsu.edu






EMAIL SIXTEEN


Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:04:05 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: syllabus update!: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


be sure to check the calendar update with
your assignment for next week! happy reading....

http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/calendar.html

yours,

bill nericcio

ps: don't be shy about suggesting sites/links for the artkive!
pps: always bring your journals to class



EMAIL SEVENTEEN

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:22:30 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: updates...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


a minor update to your ARTkive:

http://malas.sdsu.edu/2011/spring/ROBOTIC_ELECTRIC/ARTkive.html

have a smashing weekend,

bill nericcio


ps: if you have trouble doing the textmex reading
(you know, the fancy language makes you want to
throw the book at the wall) take a break from time
to time--visit the seductive hallucination galleries
in the book! remember, the book's role in the class
is to supercharge your HERMENEUTIC superpowers...
even the most mundane elements of popular culture
have a story to tell (roadside tourist stands, for instance,
were never the same for me after reading B or C by
Vonnegut)..... over and out....


pps: if your amazing GTAs are doing a grand job,
let them know it! their work on your behalf is priceless!



EMAIL EIGHTEEN

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:06:40 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Visual "Treats" Speedy Style....: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


.... thanks for a great class today--you rocked!


it strikes me that undergraduates in the past
have (FIGURATIVELY) hurled stones at me for the
difficult writing passages in Tex[t]-Mex....

to ease the pain, here are some cartoons to
screen before or during your reading so you
will know what all the fuss is about...

http://textmex.blogspot.com/2009/11/high-def-speedy-gonzales-gonzalez.html

also:

http://textmex.blogspot.com/2008/04/speedy-gonzales-cartoons.html

not a cartoon but useful:

http://textmex.blogspot.com/2009/04/amazoncom-book-pedagogy-and-text-mex.html


see this LAST, AFTER you have finished reading the chapter....
it is useful as it undermines my argument in the book:

http://textmex.blogspot.com/2007/03/friz-freleng-warner-bros-speedy.html

Dominic VerzosaDominic VerzosaDominic Verzosa
remember.... textmex is on the reading list to supplement
your reading of vonnegut and other texts; the idea is to use
and adapt critical strategies you run across in my book and
apply them to any of the texts we read/screen this semester!


over and out,



bill


EMAIL NINETEEN

Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 19:24:40 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: More Speedy for your Eyes as you Contemplate Burning the Book I Am
 Making You Read...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

did i tell you??? the book took me 16 years to write! ...... ;-0

but that's not why i write you english 220 robots, androids,
cyborgs, etc.

etc.

i write you to share an email from one of your colleagues with more
cartoons for your perusal--specifically, the warner brother's short animated
features hit on by my chapter...

here's his email:

Date:    Tue, 01 Feb 2011 19:14:28 -0800   
From:     Dunc Klem dk10623 AT yahoo DOT com
Subject:    Youtube speedy
To:     William Nericcio

Bill,

I am sure you have seen them but these are the shorts you make reference to you in the books.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb_0n5hz2pI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOlvnD3XL_E&feature=related

-Dunc

EMAIL TWENTY

Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2011 14:53:45 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: a perfect timing posting i ran across...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


...on the subject we were discussing today..... authors and their illustrations/doodles......

http://flavorwire.com/147177/idle-doodles-by-famous-authors

thanx for a great class today--your comments/findings/thoughts
help me reach the heights of intellectual bliss.... REALLY!

cheers,


bill nericcio
memo@sdsu.edu

ps: the hawaii gig i referenced today in class...
http://textmex.blogspot.com/2011/01/space-place-and-production-of-knowledge.html


EMAIL TWENTY-ONE

Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 11:53:45 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: MLA or University of Chicago Style Sheets...: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011


Hi,

A student wrote in and asked which bibliographical/works cited
style I prefer; good question!...

You can use either CHICAGO or MLA...

...clarifications for the writing assignment due Monday will be up
shortly on the calendar/day to day syllabus web page...

cheers,

Bill Nericcio

EMAIL TWENTY-TWO
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 13:16:50 -0800 (PST)
From: William  Nericcio <bnericci@mail.sdsu.edu>
To: "ENGL220-CX-Spring2011":;
Subject: Participate in a Cinematic Research Project: ENGL220-CX-Spring2011

All,

One of my MALAS graduate students is writing a thesis
on HORROR MOVIES; he needs volunteers for his research.

Interested!? Follow this info:



Cheers,


Bill Nericcio