To-Do List

Nov. 30th, 2010 12:00 am
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To-Do List

20th Century Japanese History
1) "The Rise of Revolutionary Nationalism", in Sources of Japanese Tradition. Vol. 2. 1600-2000, eds. Wm. Theodore de Bary, Carol Gluck, and Arthur E. Tiedemann. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005, 948-979.
 
2) Peter Duus, Modern Japan. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997, 134-149.


3)Sydney Crawcour, "Industrialization and technological change, 1885–1920" in The Cambridge History of Japan, ed. Duus, Peter. Vol. 6. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988, pp.385-450.
 
4) Takafusa Nakamura, "Depression, recovery, and war, 1920–1945" in The Economic Emergence of Modern Japan, ed. Kozo Yamamura. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp.116-158.
5) Carol Gluck, "Japan's Modernities, 1850s - 1990s," in Asia in Western and World History, eds. Embree, Ainslie T. and Carol Gluck (Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 1997), pp.561-593.

6) Miriam Silverberg, Erotic Grotesque Nonsense: The Mass Culture of Japanese Modern Times. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), pp.13-47.

7) Sydney Crawcour, "Industrialization and technological change, 1885–1920" in The Cambridge History of Japan, ed. Duus, Peter. Vol. 6. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988, pp.385-450.

 

 

8) Takafusa Nakamura, "Depression, recovery, and war, 1920–1945" in The Economic Emergence of Modern Japan, ed. Kozo Yamamura. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp.116-158.




Alternative Lives in Contemp. Japan
1) Upham, Frank.  1998.  “Weak Legal Consciousness as Invented Tradition.”  In Mirror of Modernity: invented traditions of modern Japan (S. Vlastos ed).  Berkeley CA: University of California Press.  [E-RESERVES]
 
2) Upham, Frank K.  2004.  “Instrumental Violence and the Struggle for Buraku Liberation.”  In M. Weiner (ed), Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan (v. 2). NY: Routledge. (pp. 146-190)  [E-RESERVES]


3) Watch Go!


Post-col/Post-mod
1) Revise concepts
2) Finish reading Rhys 
3) Read Tayeb Salih

Cold War
1) H.W.: Erenberg: “Things to Come”;
(Suggested viewing) “Swing: The Velocity of Celebration” (CDV 293-6R), “Dedicated to Chaos” (CDV 293-7R)
2) Continue reading Underworld
3) Revise previous week's readings
4) “Long Tall Sally: Spring-Summer 1992” pp. 63-150 +
5) Virilio “The Immaterials of War” from A Landscape of Events;
6) Edwards: Chap. 1 from The Closed World; Broderick “Nuclear Movies”;
7) Powers chapter from Prisoner’s Dilemma;
8) Paul Virilio “The Art of the Motor” from The Art of the Motor; Sterling: “ARPANET to Internet”

9)(additional readings) Edwards: excerpts from “Why Build Computers?”; Boyer: “Dr. Strangelove: Kubrick Presents the Apocalypse”;
10) William Carlos Williams selections; Beckett Endgame (if you wish to watch one of the productions we own in media resources, choose CVC 12767 or the performance on CDV 852-855); Beck Chap. 1 of Dirty Wars “The Purloined Landscape”

Gender
1. Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality Volume 1. Trans. Robert Hurley. New York: Vintage, 1990. 3-73 (excerpt).
2) Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. "How to Bring Up Your Kids Gay: The War on Effeminate Boys." In Tendencies. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993. 154-164.
3) Revise concepts covered in previous lectures
4)
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Rubin, Gayle. "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality." The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. Ed. Henry Abelove, Michele Aina Barale, and David Halperin. New York: Routledge, 1993. 3-44.
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Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. "Axiom 1" and "Axiom 2." In Epistemology of the Closet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. 22-35.
   

American Lit
1) Revise Rober Frost (memorise some stanzas)
2) Read on Gertrude Stein and literary "abstract expressionism"

3) Read up on Wallace Stevens
4) Read Ernest Hemingway 


Freelance
1) Camera Cabaret
2) Art Stage SG
3) MBS
4) Capella
5) Birds & Co.
6) Wanderlust
spiderpig: (bitch please :: tiera)



  1. Finish 18th Century lit paper by Friday
  2. HOOKED article
  3. Edit and upload HOOKED articles
  4. Interview Leonard for TCO article on USC production
  5. Liaise with Choon, Jeremy and Bao Sheng
  6. Renaissance essay (and I need to post a few times, on the forum)
  7. Call the IT-CoOp about Auden
  8. Apply for internships (sigh, no one will want to hire me)
  9. Submit some entries to online journals
  10. Write, write, write, eat, write
  11. Read, read, read, write, write, read
  12. Update inyourbasement
  13. Lend Joshua V for Vendetta on Thursday (am I going to school? hmm)
  14. Write and send some e-mails to friends. Like R, who I haven't spoken to for so long.

To-Do List

Dec. 31st, 2008 01:18 pm
spiderpig: (put me out of my misery! :: konata)
 Things to do (with no particular time frame, but more or less in order) for school!


Finished! )

 

New To-Do List (Starting 26 November)

General To-Do
  1.  Apply for the GWU-USP Twin-City Dialogue Series 2009 (deadline: 4 December)  Decided not to apply because I remembered that I need to get a laptop (for school, and for Japan) and that's going to cost money.
  2. Collect 19thC test paper (Collect at CDTL on Tuesday, certify certificates -JLPT, A Level -  as true copies too)
  3. Collect 20th C essay
  4. FIND MY JLPT RESULT SLIIIIIIIIP. Well okay, it's not very important -- I still need the CoP from Mizusaki-sensei but still~~
  5. Settled HOOKED things. Chase article submissions (2nd week of December); settle marketing details (2-3rd week of December)
  6. CANCEL FIGURE PRE-ORDERS. ;_____; I don't want to, though.
  7. Sort out old CDs and sell them/give them away
  8. Decide which figures to sell
  9. SELL MY OLD TOYS (zomg. I don't play with Pinky Sts anymore sadness) and maybe um pokemon cards?
  10. Backup hard-disk by this weekend

NUS List 
  1. Accept internal SEP offer (27 Nov, 9:30am)
  2. LETTER OF UNDERTAKING!!! (deadline: 1 December, hardcopy)
  3. Scan financial statement thingum for NASA
  4. Original NUS Transcript (NUS will have printed it!)
  5. Copy of 'A' level certificate (certified true copy) - (2 Dec)
  6. Photocopy pasport particulars page (To be done by 6 Dec)
  7. e-mail Mr Nerney details for letter; collect letter (should be done by 13 Dec?)
  8. Certification of Financial Resource (applied at the bank, should be in the mailbox by Monday)
  9. 2 letters of recommendation (e-mail professors/lecturers by Friday);
  10. e-mail Prof Chin details for letter; REMIND PROF CHIN THAT I NEED THE LETTER!; collect letter (COLLECT ON 22nd!)

Waseda List (To be done by 25 December!)

  1. Official Transcript of Uni-Application (Same as NUS Requirement?)
  2. TOEFL?
  3. Application for JASSO (?) (Settle by 13 Dec)
  4. Application for COE (settle by 13 Dec?)
  5. Copy of passport (Same as NUS)
  6. Personal History (a.k.a C.V.) (Write by 13 Dec)
  7. Proof of Japanese Language Proficiency (JLPT + Bunka) (Ask on14 Dec, get it by 21 Dec)
  8. Statement of Financial Resources (probably the same as NUS's required one) (Remind mum 6 Dec)
  9. Bank Balance Cert (??) (remind mum 6 Dec)
  10. Agreement for Defraying Expenses (do by 15 Dec)
  11. Certificate of Enrollment issued by NUS (NUS will settle)
  12. Two letters of recommendation (same as NUS requirement)
  13. 5 Passport photos (color) (Do by 16 Dec)
  14. Complete application form (Finish by 20 Dec?)

 
I need to plan my time properly to make sure I get the application and paperwork done on time!

As of  12 Dec: Little more paperwork to collect. I wish IRO/people in charge would get back to me faster. Sent off a few reminder e-mails.

As of 15 Dec: Technically 5 more items to complete and my application will be ready.

spiderpig: (moyashimon rabu)

Wow.

In a few weeks (12 days to be exact) I will turn 20. I'd have just climbed over the fence and landed safely on the other side of the field. I wonder if the grass will be greener.

I asked my mum if I could have a Blackbird, Fly for my 20th - only because she's been chipper about giving presents this year. Last year I had a pocket of air - and was promptly turned down. A new computer and mouse? No problem. New pairs of shoes? A-OK. But a (beautiful) film camera? No.

So here's the compromise.

My brother will be getting me the Blackbird, Fly (the initials will now be known as Best Brother Forever!) -- praytell it's not an empty promise -- and mum will be giving me money to spend on books. Which is as good, or perhaps better, because I do love my books. I plan to spend around half of it at BooksActually, and then the rest on graphic novels at Kinokuniya.

I kind of want to do a pre-birthday celebration at BooksActually on the 29th, because that's the only time I can actually get out of the house to celebrate my birthday. Any other time would be too late, or having Exams to deal with. The woes of being born at the end of the year.

But what I reallly want for my birthday is my grandma to leave with dignity.

EDIT:

Things I have to do this week
  1. Do a bank transfer into my PP account (visit DBS on Wednesday morning?)
  2. DannyChooxAnimax Blogging Workshop on Wednesday morning
  3. STUDY
  4. Ethics essay
  5. AFA08

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